6 more people found alive, well after Colo. floods

DENVER (AP) — Four people who were listed as unaccounted for in the Colorado floods have contacted authorities to say they are alive and well, leaving two people who haven’t been heard from and a third who is…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, September 23, 2013. A cold front moved over the Rockies on Monday, bringing showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Great Basin and northern Plains, while a system of high pressure brought…

In Colo., Biden vows flood relief won’t shut down

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials are aiming to meet a Dec. 1 target to complete temporary fixes to at least some roads heavily damaged by catastrophic flooding this month. On Sunday, state highway crews and National Guard…

Authorities: Man’s body found in NM flood debris

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Deputies in western New Mexico say the body of a man has been found amid debris from flooding that brought widespread damage to much of the state. Catron Country Sheriff’s Office said a hiker…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, September 22, 2013. A cold front moved over the Great Basin and northern Rockies on Sunday, while a separate, extensive cold front provided wet weather for the Eastern Seaboard. Flash flood warnings…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, September 21, 2013. A cold front that extended from Texas to New York brought plenty of rain to the East Coast on Saturday, while most of the central U.S. stayed dry. Wet…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, September 20, 2013. A cold front extended from southwest Texas to the northern Plains on Friday, bringing widespread thunderstorms to Texas and parts of the central Plains. Heavy rain and thunderstorms associated…

Colorado races to fix mountain roads before winter

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — With snow already dusting Colorado’s highest peaks, the state is racing to replace key mountain highways washed away by flooding, in some cases laying down crude, one-lane gravel roads just to throw a lifeline…

Lightning blamed for 2 Indiana deaths, fires

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms raked much of the northern half of Indiana on Thursday, packing lightning blamed for two deaths in Gary and fires across the state. The storms also brought heavy rains that broke a…

CO makes massive rescue pet friendly

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, September 20, 2013. A strong cold front will continue to produce severe thunderstorms across the Midwest on Friday, while a separate cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms to the Pacific Northwest. As…

2 Maine hikers explain surviving Colo. peak ordeal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two women from Maine say they were “one bad event away from complete disaster” during their terrifying ordeal in an ice storm thousands of feet atop a Colorado peak. Thirty-two-year-old Connie Yang and 33-year-old…

New trial ordered in post-Katrina bridge killings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of civil rights violations stemming from deadly shootings on a bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.…

Acapulco tourists stranded; Mexico death toll 38

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Humberto is on the move in the Atlantic. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 40 mph (65 kph) with slow strengthening expected over the next two days. Humberto is centered…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, September 17, 2013. A cold front will make its way through the northern Rockies and parts of the northern Plains on Tuesday, while a separate cold front will trek through the Southeast. The…

Flooded Colo. towns clean up as rescues continue

ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado mountain towns cut off for days by massive flooding slowly reopened to reveal cabins toppled, homes ripped from their foundations and everything covered in a thick layer of muck. Anxious home and…

Flood weary New Mexico keeps eyes on rivers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents are keeping wary eyes on rivers and dams as parts of the state cope with weekend rains and the renewed threat of heavy runoff from already saturated soils and flooding in…

Police: 1 dead from NM flooding

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say flooding has claimed a life in New Mexico. State police say the body of a man was found yesterday in a partially submerged vehicle in Ash Canyon, about 150 miles from Albuquerque.…

2 hikers from Maine walk down Colorado peak

A pair of hikers made it down one of Colorado’s highest peaks on their own Friday after being stranded by an ice storm for two days, the National Park Service said. The Park Service had been trying to…

21 dead as tropical storm, hurricane batter Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — A new tropical depression threatens to bring flooding to parts of eastern Mexico and is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm. The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 35 mph (55 kph).…