Judge: Corps Responsible for Flooding, Damage in 4 States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should act immediately to make flood control the top priority on the Missouri River, an attorney for hundreds of farmers, landowners and business operators said Wednesday after a federal judge ruled the agency was responsible for recurring flooding.

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Californians Blast State Over Repairs to Tallest US Dam

Living in the shadow of the nation’s tallest dam, the residents of this Northern California town had a complicated relationship with state water managers long before they were ordered to evacuate last February amid fears that a broken spillway would prompt catastrophic flooding.

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Giant Traffic Jam for Two Judges in Houston Flood Litigation

Around 50 attorneys representing people whose homes or businesses were damaged by flooding from two Houston dams in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey crowded into a federal courtroom Wednesday to recommend how to organize the litigants into subgroups, while some asked to be named lead counsel for the sprawling litigation.

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Houston Residents Blame City for Dam-Related Flooding

A week after Hurricane Harvey saturated Houston with historic rainfall and as neighborhoods in the western part of the city are still underwater, residents claim in a class action that governmental mismanagement of two dams is to blame for the flooding that’s forced them to evacuate their homes.

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Harvey Expected to Bring Floods to Kentucky

After leaving at least 30 people dead in Texas, Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to bring floods to Tennessee and Kentucky this week and push up gasoline prices nationwide — but city bus service was expected to return to Houston on Thursday, after buses and drivers were conscripted to drive evacuees to shelters.

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Leaving 20 Dead in Texas, Harvey Blows Into Louisiana

Tropical Storm Harvey is flooding southern Louisiana after dumping a record-breaking 51 inches of rain on Houston — 26 inches of it on Tuesday — leaving more than 20 people dead, 10,000 sheltering in a downtown convention center and hundreds of thousands of evacuees wondering what has become of their homes.

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