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  • Moselle home withstands Monday night storms

    Moselle home withstands Monday night storms

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:45:08 GMT
    A Moselle man is at risk of losing his home after last week's flooding. Bruce Frazier's home on Turtle Bluff Road was 15 feet from the Leaf River until what he described as an eddy hole washed away a
    A Moselle man is at risk of losing his home after last week's flooding.
  • Flood warning issued for much of Mid-Michigan

    Flood warning issued for much of Mid-Michigan

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:07:30 GMT
    Many Mid-Michigan waterways and streets are flooded after the weekend's strong storms. Several counties are now under flood watches. In Midland and Saginaw counties, the National Weather Service has issued
    Many Mid-Michigan waterways and streets are flooded after the weekend's strong storms.
  • Flooded roadways force residents to get around by boat

    Flooded roadways force residents to get around by boat

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:54:09 GMT
    Rain continues to cause the Pascagoula River to rise, pushing water onto roadways and underneath houses in the Cumbest Bluff Community.
    Rain continues to cause the Pascagoula River to rise, pushing water onto roadways and underneath houses in the Cumbest Bluff Community. The National Weather Service is predicting the river could rise another half of a foot by Wednesday.
  • Floodwaters start to recede across the River Region

    Floodwaters start to recede across the River Region

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:51:28 GMT
    Heavy rains overnight Sunday and into Monday have caused flooding in some areas of the state, but even as the rain has moved out of the area, the Doppler 12 StormVision team says river flooding will be
    The swollen rivers in the River Region are starting to recede. Many rivers in the WSFA 12 News viewing area flooded this week after heavy rains Sunday night and Monday morning.
  • Highways 49 and 13 still closed, no word on when they will reopen

    Highways 49 and 13 still closed, no word on when they will reopen

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:25:48 GMT
    All lanes Highway 49 are closed down right now due to flooding. Water is covering the road around Dabbs Creek in Simpson County. We'll update this story and alert when ever we get new information. Copyright
    If you travel Highway 49 in the Mendenhall area, you need to find another route.  The highway is once again closed in both directions due to flooding. Additionally, Highway 13 three miles north of Mendenhall is closed due to flooding.
  • Missing Yazoo City girl's body found

    Missing Yazoo City girl's body found

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:50:10 GMT
    The 9-year-old Yazoo City Girl, missing since Sunday night. has been found. Her body was discovered at an apartment complex on seventh street around seven Monday evening, just a few blocks from where she
    The 9-year-old Yazoo City Girl, missing since Sunday night. has been found. Her body was discovered at an apartment complex on seventh street around seven Monday evening, just a few blocks from where she lived and disappeared from.
  • Flooding concerns prompt voluntary evacuation near Autaugaville

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-04-08 05:33:55 GMT
    Some residents in Autauga County are being asked to evacuate their homes because of the rising water from heavy rains. Already eight river segments in our area are forecasted to go above flood stage- something
    Some residents in Autauga County are being asked to evacuate their homes because of the rising water from heavy rains. Already eight river segments in our area are forecasted to go above flood stage- something that hasn't happened in years.
  • Flooding forces Phenix City family out of home

    Flooding forces Phenix City family out of home

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:08 AM EDT2014-04-08 05:08:19 GMT
    Several inches of rain wreaked havoc in some areas causing flash flooding and landslides. Places in Columbus that are normally prone to flooding saw water levels rise to destructive levels at the height
    Several inches of rain wreaked havoc in some areas causing flash flooding and landslides. Places in Columbus that are normally prone to flooding saw water levels rise to destructive levels at the height
  • Flooding plagues Rankin and Simpson counties

    Flooding plagues Rankin and Simpson counties

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-08 03:50:09 GMT
    While many keep watch over the rising Pearl River, officials in Rankin and Simpson counties know not to underestimate area creeks either. Monday's floodwaters in Pearl mean long hours for the city's fire
    While many keep watch over the rising Pearl River, officials in Rankin and Simpson counties know not to underestimate area creeks either.
  • Richland Businesses threatened by rising flood waters

    Richland Businesses threatened by rising flood waters

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-08 03:00:36 GMT
    Some Richland business owners are using sand bags to try and keep water out of their stores. Old Highway 49 is already underwater, and if things get much worse, the water will be in businesses along the
    Some Richland business owners are using sand bags to try and keep water out of their stores.
  • Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people

    Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people

    Authorities say severe thunderstorms punching across the Southeast have forced the evacuation of an Alabama mobile home park as heavy rains cause scattered flooding and power outages and snarl rush hour commutes.
    Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
  • Community plans prayer vigil for Yazoo City girl

    Community plans prayer vigil for Yazoo City girl

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:51:16 GMT
    Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff confirmed late Sunday night that deputies and an emergency management team are currently looking for a missing child. The only information we could obtain at the moment
    She was playing in the water and the current pulled her under. The young girl apparently can not swim.
  • East Texas drying out after heavy rain

    East Texas drying out after heavy rain

    Sunday, April 6 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-04-07 03:06:36 GMT
    A car got stuck under a rail bridge in Longview. (Viewer Photo)A car got stuck under a rail bridge in Longview. (Viewer Photo)
    It came, it rained, it flooded. In Gregg County, roads flooded, cars were swamped, and bridges closed because of the flooding.
    It came, it rained, it flooded. In Gregg County, roads flooded, cars were swamped, and bridges closed because of the flooding.
  • Driver blames city for not blocking flood-area

    Driver blames city for not blocking flood-area

    Sunday, April 6 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-07 02:44:01 GMT
    Low-lying areas in the city of Jackson saw large amounts of rainfall Sunday especially the underpass on West Monument Street. A Rankin County woman was rescued from her vehicle after it stalled in floodwaters
    A Rankin County woman was rescued from her vehicle after it stalled in floodwaters more than a foot deep.
  • Torrential downpour drenches East Texas

    Torrential downpour drenches East Texas

    Sunday, April 6 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-04-07 01:20:37 GMT
    It seems everyone has their own storm story after a flood. Sunday, people across East Texas dealt with damages to homes, businesses, and cars. 
    It seems everyone has their own storm story after a flood. Sunday, people across East Texas dealt with damages to homes, businesses, and cars. 
  • Flooding throughout the metro area

    Flooding throughout the metro area

    Sunday, April 6 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-07 00:53:45 GMT
    The heavy rain was taking a toll on several areas and neighborhoods in the Jackson metro area on Sunday. Our news crews drove around and shot photos of what they were seeing. We've also received calls
    The heavy rain took a toll on several areas and neighborhoods in the Jackson metro and surrounding area on Sunday.
  • Flooding: Tips on how to be prepared

    Flooding: Tips on how to be prepared

    Thursday, February 20 2014 2:07 PM EST2014-02-20 19:07:12 GMT
    Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, and now is the time to be prepared.
    Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, and now is the time to be prepared.
  • Winter weatherMore>>

  • Schools tweak strategies for weather days

    Schools tweak strategies for weather days

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:36:01 GMT
    Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost days, similar to what happened this school year.
    Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost school days, similar to what happened this year.
  • Spring snow coats Detroit

    Spring snow coats Detroit

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-04-15 13:13:07 GMT
    A snowstorm hits Detroit, and it's expected to break the record for total snow in the Winter.
    A snowstorm hits Detroit, and it's expected to break the record for total snow in the Winter.
  • Hail, rain pummel several Midwest, Southern states

    Hail, rain pummel several Midwest, Southern states

    Thunderstorms were crawling across a large swath of the Midwest and South on Thursday, spawning suspected tornadoes in Missouri and Texas, and slamming several states with large hail and heavy rain that prompted a...
    Thunderstorms were crawling across a large swath of the Midwest and South on Thursday, spawning suspected tornadoes in Missouri and Texas, and slamming several states with large hail and heavy rain that prompted a handful...
  • WildfiresMore>>

  • UPDATE

    Still no containment of Coronado National Forest wildfire

    Still no containment of Coronado National Forest wildfire

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:14:00 GMT
    Brown Fire in ArizonaBrown Fire in Arizona
    Arizona has another new wildfire that erupted Sunday afternoon south of Sierra Vista. The Brown Fire is burning in a remote part of Garden Canyon, said Heidi Schewel of the Coronado National Forest Fire
    The human-caused Brown Fire was burning northwest of Sierra Vista, said Heidi Schewel of the Coronado National Forest Fire Department.
  • Residents near Brown Fire on edge, prepared to move

    Residents near Brown Fire on edge, prepared to move

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:50:37 GMT
    Winds are expected to kick up on Wednesday following a tough day on the fire lines as the Brown Fire continues to grow. Tonight people are on edge. It was standing room only at Tuesday night's briefing
    It was standing room only at Tuesday night's briefing as people living near the Brown Fire are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.
  • Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

    Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

    With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth fight against wildfires licking around the...
    President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot...
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