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Dad Whose Kids Died in Flood Charged With Manslaughter
Couple Whose Kids Died
in Flood Hear Their Fate
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Couple Whose Kids Died in Flood Hear Their Fate

Daniel Rawlings, who drove around barricade near swollen Arizona creek, and wife get probation

(Newser) - Update: The parents of two children killed after the father drove their military-style vehicle around a barricade and straight into a flooded creek in Arizona won't be serving jail time. People reports that Judge Timothy Wright sentenced Daniel Rawlings to 60 months of supervised probation and 1,000 hours...

Rare 'River in the Sky' Could Slam Parched California
'Bomb Cyclone,' Meet
'Atmospheric River'
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'Bomb Cyclone,' Meet 'Atmospheric River'

2 big weather events set to converge Saturday into Sunday on West Coast, and it likely won't be pretty

(Newser) - Update: As if California didn't have enough to not look forward to this weekend, warnings of a potentially rare "atmospheric river" are now being joined by ones for a hurricane-strength "bomb cyclone," which takes place when a low-pressure system's central pressure plummets 24 millibars or...

Father Dies in Flooded Car Leaving Daughter's Volleyball Game
Floods Killed at Least 11
in 'Death Trap' Apartments
the rundown

Floods Killed at Least 11 in 'Death Trap' Apartments

And more from the tragic mid-Atlantic and northeast flooding

(Newser) - One of the dozens of people who died in flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida was killed on his way home from watching his daughter compete in a college volleyball match. Donald Allen Bauer, 65, had left DeSales University, which was hosting Moravian University, the school his daughter...

Before She Was Swept Away, She Went Live on Facebook

Linda Almond's body was recovered Sunday after home caved in

(Newser) - One of at least 22 victims killed in Tennessee flooding described her terror in a Facebook Live video moments before she was swept away. "We're being flooded right now," Linda Almond announced in a 70-second video filmed from her son's home in Waverly just before 10:...

Tennessee Towns Left Gutted by Catastrophic Flash Flood

At least 10 dead and dozens missing

(Newser) - Catastrophic flooding in Middle Tennessee left at least ten people dead and dozens missing Saturday as record-shattering rainfall washed away homes and rural roads, authorities said. Business owner Kansas Klein watched in horror from a bridge Saturday morning as cars and entire houses were swept down a road in...

Flooding of NYC Subways Doesn't Stop Commuters


Flooded Subways?
NYC Commuters
Trudge On
VIDEOS

Flooded Subways? NYC Commuters Trudge On

Videos show people wading in waist-deep water to get to trains after heavy rains bring flash floods

(Newser) - New Yorkers are known to be a tough bunch who roll with whatever comes their way, and videos that have emerged as thunderstorms pummeled the city this week did nothing to dispel that impression. Per the New York Times , the city was slammed by heavy rains on Thursday, leading to...

Firefighter Who Saw a Light Amid Flood: 'It Was God'

Family of 5 rescued in Kentucky, with help from a tractor

(Newser) - Plenty of people had to be rescued from flood waters in southeastern Kentucky over the weekend, including a woman who suffered a seizure, who was moved to safety in the bucket of a tractor. Eddie Stacy of the Hazel Green Volunteer Fire Department was moving his firetruck out of the...

4 Children Dead as Buggy Overturns in Flood Waters

Another Amish child missing after Wednesday accident in Kentucky

(Newser) - Four Amish children have been found dead and another remains missing after a horse and buggy overturned in flood waters in Kentucky on Wednesday. The carriage overturned shortly before 5pm as the children and their mother were attempting to cross a low-water bridge over a flooded stream in Bath County,...

The Car Ignored the Warning. Now, 3 Children Missing

Family of 9 caught up in flash flood while trying to cross Arizona's Tonto Creek

(Newser) - A Facebook post by the Gila County Sheriff's Office on Friday morning noted that three crossings over Arizona's Tonto Creek in Tonto Basin had been shut down, warning everyone not to attempt to use them. But that afternoon, what ABC15 describes as a "military-type vehicle" carrying nine...

6 Dead After Flash Flood Sweeps Away Tour Group

1 missing in Hell's Gate National Park in Kenya

(Newser) - A flash flood swept away a tour group in Hell's Gate National Park in Kenya on Sunday, killing at least six people, authorities say. The Kenyan Wildlife Service says one person from the group is still missing, reports Reuters . Authorities say the flood swept away six Kenyan tourists—including...

The Rain Fell Hard. Then a Wall of Water, Scrambling Tourists

At least 12 are dead in Jordan after flash floods

(Newser) - The death toll from flash floods in Jordan rose to 12 on Saturday, and the kingdom's main tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra, was closed for cleanup after what local officials said was the biggest deluge in the area in decades. Friday's floods struck several areas of...

18 Dead After School Bus Swept Away Near Dead Sea

Most were middle school children

(Newser) - A terrifying flash flood in Jordan killed at least 18 people Thursday, most of them middle school children who were on a school bus that was swept away. Authorities say the death toll, which is expected to rise, also includes members of families who were picnicking near the Zara Maeen...

Honeymooner Swept Away to Death as New Wife Watched

Body of Josh Byrne found in Costa Rica

(Newser) - Josh and Bianca Byrne were married on a New Hampshire farm the first weekend in October. Their new life together was cut tragically short during their honeymoon in Costa Rica, when Josh was swept away in a flash flood on Oct. 12. His body was found the following day, WESH...

If Dam Fails, City Could Be Flooded in 7 Minutes

College Lake Dam overflowing near Lynchburg, Va.

(Newser) - Some 124 homes in Lynchburg, Va., are under evacuation orders with intense flooding in the region. The College Lake Dam, whose complete failure could put the downstream city of 80,000 under 17 feet of water in seven minutes, exceeded its capacity Thursday after four to six inches of rain...

Hundreds Missing, Feared Dead After Laos Dam Gives Out

More than 6K people have been left homeless after reported collapse of Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam

(Newser) - Hundreds of people are missing, more than 6,000 have been left homeless, and an unknown number are thought dead after a portion of a still-under-construction hydroelectric dam in Laos' Attapeu province reportedly collapsed Monday night, per the AP . The country's KPL news agency, via the BBC , reports that...

Flash Flooding Forces Mass Evacuation at Famous Waterfalls

About 200 tourists evacuated near Grand Canyon

(Newser) - About 200 tourists were being evacuated Thursday from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon, the AP reports. The evacuations came after the Havasupai Tribe reservation was hit with two rounds of flooding Wednesday and early Thursday, officials said. An evacuated...

'She Died Doing What She Loved With the One She Loved'

Urban explorer mourned following Philadelphia drowning

(Newser) - An urban explorer and photographer known for her images of abandoned spaces is being mourned as a "queen" of her Philadelphia community days after she died doing what she loved. Rebecca Bunting, 30, was taking photos inside a storm drain with her boyfriend Saturday when she was swept away...

'Are We Gonna Die, Ma'am?' 911 Calls During Flood Released

Residents, business owners in Maryland's Ellicott City wonder if they can rebuild

(Newser) - "It looks like a Stephen King movie." That was one Ellicott City local's take Tuesday after a "once in 1,000 years" flash flood devastated the Maryland city again Sunday. The Baltimore Sun reports residents, business owners, and officials have started assessing the wreckage as utility...

'Once in 1K Years' Flood Hits Maryland City Again

Governor declares state of emergency

(Newser) - After floods devastated Ellicott City in 2016, killing two people, it was called a "once in 1,000 years flood." But the Maryland city around 13 miles west of Baltimore was hit Sunday by flooding that was even worse than 2016. Flooding that the National Weather Service called...

Couple Swept Away in Hawaii River
Couple Swept Away
in Hawaii River

Couple Swept Away in Hawaii River

Gladys Novinger dead, husband still missing

(Newser) - Tragedy struck on a trip to Hawaii that was meant to be an early Christmas present from former US diplomat George Novinger to his wife, Gladys. The prominent San Diego couple were swept away Saturday as they tried to cross the Wailuku River above Rainbow Falls in a state park...

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