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FEMA will spend $8.6M to build flood control basin in Nogales area

The federal government will allocate more than $8.6 million to mitigate flash flooding in the Nogales area, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva announced. ... Read more»

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New report warns of 1-foot sea-level rise within 3 decades and more frequent flooding

A new report led by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that sea levels are rising, and that will bring profound flood risks to large parts of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts over the next three decades.... Read more»

States use Hurricane Ida damage to push infrastructure bill

Pointing to stark pictures of inundated buildings and washed-out cars from Hurricane Ida, state and city officials are pressing Congress to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill.... Read more»

This year’s monsoon has been one of Arizona’s wettest

Arizona’s monsoon season officially ends Sept. 30, and this year’s rains already have made 2021 among the highest on record - though The Salt River Project, one of the state’s largest utilities, advises residents to continue to practice water conservation despite the summer rains.... Read more»

U.S. House Dems pass $28.6B in disaster aid for recovery from hurricanes, wildfires, floods

Congressional Democrats passed a short-term spending measure on Tuesday that would keep the federal government operating through Dec. 3 and provide $28.6 billion for costs related to recent natural disasters.... Read more»

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Climate change is sabotaging education for America’s students – and it’s only going to get worse

As humans continue to unleash greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, fires, hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves are intensifying - in some cases forcing kids to flee their classrooms, and school buildings and budgets aren’t up to the task of weathering climate disasters.... Read more»

The water cycle is intensifying as the climate warms – that means more intense storms and flooding

A recent report documents an increase in both wet and dry extremes over most regions around the globe, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the water cycle has been intensifying and will continue to intensify as the planet warms. ... Read more»

Monsoon storms help slow Museum Fire, but raise flood concerns

Although rain has done much to damper the fire, there is a danger of flooding because the loss of vegetation leaves burned areas ripe for flash floods and heavy flows of ash, mud and debris. ... Read more»

Five days after Harvey, here's where things stand in Texas

Nearly five days after the hurricane-turned-tropical storm first touched Texas soil, Harvey has broken state rainfall records and sparked unprecedented flooding across Southeast Texas and the city of Houston, where residents are desperate for relief. ... Read more»

Students stuck at Banks Elementary due to flooding

Students at Banks Elementary School, 3200 S. Lead Flower Ave., are unable to leave the school due to severe flooding in the area, a spokeswoman said.... Read more»

Rural residents criticize cuts to state water grant program

Lack of funding for staffing is threatening the Arizona Water Protection Fund, which provides grants to landowners to protect against flooding damage from the Gila River.... Read more»

Saguaro Nat'l Park plans to re-route Carrillo Trail

Saguaro National Park will hold an open house meeting this Thursday to discuss changes being made to the Carrillo Trail.... Read more»