People around Rice Lake in northwestern North Dakota are experiencing flooding for a third straight year.
After a tornado unleashed its power on Wadena (Minn.) High School on June 17, 2010, the school was so heavily damaged it had to be torn down and rebuilt.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A dam that threatened to give way and flood a North Dakota town was holding back the water on Wednesday, though the 1,300 residents of Cavalier were still being told to stay away from their homes.
The mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb battered by a monstrous tornado says he is pushing to require safe-room shelters in all new homes.
Pilot Liz Lillard was in Williston on Monday as she watched a live feed of a massive tornado pass over her children’s day care in Moore, Okla. “It’s the worst feeling in the world to watch a tornado go over your two kids and there’s nothing you can do about it,” Lillard said. Lillard, a contract pilot for Hiland Partners of Enid, Okla., flies workers to and from North Dakota, which is where she was when disaster struck Monday.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children.
A deadly tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City on Monday. A quick look at some basic facts:
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama requesting a federal disaster declaration to help 16 counties and the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation recover from spring flooding.
Heavy rains that have been falling since late last week have led to flooding in North Dakota that has forced some residents from their homes and threatened a dam.
The state medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from a tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb to 24 people, including seven children.
Record rainfall is forcing some northeastern North Dakota residents from their homes.
The National Weather Service will issue a new flood outlook this week for the Devils Lake Basin, which received at least three inches of rain over the weekend.
Rains that began over the weekend are expected to continue in the Red River Valley through at least tonight, leading to a National Weather Service flood warning for creeks and rivers in the region. There’s also a chance for spotty, overland flooding.
The massive tornado that ripped through a handful of Oklahoma City suburbs grabbed the attention of the sports world on Monday, especially for the players and coaches with ties to the area.
The rain lessened in severity but did not stop falling Monday throughout North Dakota, setting a new one-day record total for May 19 in Jamestown. Todd Hamilton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck, said Monday that on Sunday 0.99 of an inch of rain had fallen at the Jamestown regional weather station, beating the previous May 19 total 0.34 of an inch recorded in 1983.RELATED CONTENT