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  • Sewage-Tainted Floodwaters Threaten Public Health

    September 9, 2011 9:32 AM

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Floodwaters from the remnants of storms Lee and Irene are nasty with sewage and other toxins and officials warn that public health in parts of the Northeast could be at risk from direct exposure or contaminated private water wells. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday a... more »
  • Mississippi River's Floodwaters Claim First Life

    May 20, 2011 8:55 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The rising Mississippi River's floodwaters have claimed a life for the first time: a 69-year-old Vicksburg man who friends described as nice, but said he appeared troubled. Walter Cook was pulled from the water Wednesday by two firefighters on boat patrol in Vicksburg's downtown area. Cook... more »
  • Cajun Country Braces for Floodwaters From River

    May 13, 2011 9:35 AM

    BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) - Cajun country residents threatened by Mississippi River flooding were packing their things Friday as they anxiously awaited word on when federal engineers could open a massive spillway that would inundate hundreds of thousands of rural acres and swamp thousands of homes. The Army Corps of... more »
  • Bodies of 2 missing in Texas floodwaters found

    September 10, 2010 10:24 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Search teams have recovered the bodies of two men missing in Texas floodwaters, bringing the death toll caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine to six. Authorities on Friday found the bodies of a 28-year-old Louisiana man swept away in the Guadalupe River in New... more »

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