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Storing Emergency Supplies -- How Can You Prepare for Flash Floods?

by John Stevens July 23, 2010 10:01 PM
Summer thunderstorm season has hit -- with a vengeance. Severe storms, possible tornadoes, and more flash floods are predicted to hit the Milwaukee and Flagstaff areas again this evening, as well as Ann Arbor, Michigan and Des Moines, Iowa. St. Louis and Hannibal, Missouri are still recovering from flash flooding earlier this week. The Mississippi River is said to be at a “minor flood stage” in the St. Louis region. How can residents prepare for more storms and flooding? [More]

Movers, Stay Off Oklahoma and North Texas Roads: State of Emergency Declared

by Winnie Hsiu June 15, 2010 2:55 PM
Middle of the month movers in Oklahoma and parts of North Texas had to postpone their plans today, like everyone else, as flash floods deluged the area. In less than 12 hours on Monday, 10 inches of rain fell, and between two and four more inches were expected during the night. According to the National Weather Service, Oklahoma City usually gets only four inches of rain during the entire month of June. Early this morning, Lt. Governor Jari Askins of Oklahoma declared a state of emergency. [More]