Tag: Flooding

All Eyes on the Levees: Amid Flooding, New Orleans Braces for a Potential Hurricane

Photo: Matthew Hinton (AP Photo) The streets of New Orleans were flooded Wednesday night as a slow-moving storm system approached the city. But with even more rain expected to deluge the Crescent City over the next three days, concerns are growing that the worst is yet to come. The Associated Press, citing data from the […]

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West Virginia Woman Who Called Michelle Obama ‘Ape in Heels’ Headed to Prison for Embezzling $18,000 in FEMA Aid

FEMA Disaster Recovery signs direct residents to help in Rainelle, W. Va., in August 2016. A former West Virginia nonprofit director is headed to prison for defrauding FEMA of $18,000 in disaster funds.Photo: Steve Helber (Associated Press) Ah, karma. The ousted director of a West Virginia nonprofit who got the boot after referring to then (and always) […]

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River of No Return

Willard Ruzicka saw it all in a dream. The Niobrara River, which runs a few hundred feet from his family’s farmhouse in the unincorporated village of Pishelville, Nebraska, had topped its banks. But instead of water edging toward his house from the north, the dream river—somewhere upstream, in the direction of Spencer Dam—had jumped the […]

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