While that disaster differs in many ways from the current flooding that devastated areas of eastern Kentucky, Graves County Emergency Management Director Tracey Warner said that the destruction and feeling of loss are likely much the same.
It has been more than a month since the last tropical storm, Colin.
While much of the United States is kicking off this weekend with heavy rain, extreme heat and even tornadoes, one area will experience the country's first winter storm warning of the season. Early Friday morning, the National Weather Service in Fairbanks, Alaska, issued a winter storm warning in the Brooks Range and a portion of the Alaskan North Slope. This is the first winter storm warning to be issued anywhere in the United States this snow season, which officially began on July 1. The signif
Several wildfires are burning across eastern Washington, scorching about 45,000 acres. Fire officials said they have made some progress in getting the Vantage Highway Fire under control, but said there are still a lot of unburned areas that could further fuel the fire. The Vantage Highway Fire flared up Monday and has burned at least 30,000 acres.
- WMUR - Manchester
The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.3 magnitude earthquake around 8:05 p.m. in Deering.
- Associated Press
Record rainfall Friday trigged flash floods at Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads and stranded hundreds of visitors and workers. There were no immediate reports of injuries but roughly 60 vehicles were buried in mud and debris and about 500 visitors and 500 park workers were stuck inside the park, officials said. The park near the California-Nevada state line received 1.46 inches (3.71 centimeters) of rain at the Furnace Creek area.
- Delmarva Now | The Daily Times
A tornado was to blame for the destruction on Smith Island, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday. Several homes and buildings were damaged.
- The Guardian
Fourth set of skeletal remains, as yet unidentified, discovered at Swim Beach in Nevada as lake hits lowest level in 80 years
- Idaho Statesman
Southwest District Health is telling recreationists they should use extra precaution if they choose to eat fish from this body of water.
- Statesman Journal
Multiple wildfires are burning around Oregon that have brought recreation closures to popular areas including Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake.
There were nearly 600 delays at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Saturday, marking the most delays in the country, according to the website Flight Aware.
- Associated Press
More than 800 competitors will be trudging through the Florida Everglades for the next eight days, in search of invasive Burmese pythons that will bring in thousands of dollars in prize money. The python hunt officially began Friday morning and runs through 5 p.m. on Aug. 15, according to officials who gathered in Miami to kick off the annual event. “This is significant because every python removed is one less invasive species preying on our native birds, mammals and reptiles," said Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Wildlife biologists confirmed that the jaguar captured by a Sonoran trail camera is El Jefe, the same cat that once roamed Arizona's mountains.
- Robb Report
The research team will work with a modified Boeing 737 aircraft to test new ammonia-fueled jet engines.
A flood watch is up for DeKalb and McHenry counties, where up to 2 inches of rain has already fallen.
- The Oklahoman
Deer hunters will have the option of another weapon this fall as air powered arrow rifles have been legalized for hunting in Oklahoma.
- USA TODAY
With an estimated 115,000 pounds of debris accumulating on the reefs of Papahānaumokuākea, crews struggle against a pileup that keeps building.
- USA TODAY
'I can't do it again': Can Appalachia blunt the devastating impacts of more flooding, climate change?
Appalachia is facing a harsh reality after historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky, killing at least 37 people and raising urgent climate questions.
- LA Times
Forecasts for wind gusts of up to 30 mph pose risk of spreading deadly McKinney fire in Klamath National Forest.
- FTW Outdoors
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday shared a striking image showing silver carp leaping en masse during a scientific electrofishing operation.
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