Floods

Boulders and debris surround homes damaged when rivers surrounding Mocoa overflowed and sent a wall of water and debris surging through the city over the weekend, in Mocoa, Colombia, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Colombian authorities said at least 273 people were killed. The death toll was expected to rise since many more were missing and bodies are still being found. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
April 05, 2017 - 3:25 am
MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. Government agencies, land use experts, and environmental organizations had said for years that Mocoa could face dangerous flooding...
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Boulders and debris surround homes damaged when rivers surrounding Mocoa overflowed and sent a wall of water and debris surging through the city over the weekend, in Mocoa, Colombia, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Colombian authorities said at least 273 people were killed. The death toll was expected to rise since many more were missing and bodies are still being found. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
April 05, 2017 - 12:02 am
MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. Government agencies, land use experts, and environmental organizations had said for years that Mocoa could face dangerous flooding...
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Men carry the coffin of a relative during a mass funeral in Mocoa, Colombia, Monday, April 3, 2017. The grim search continues for the missing in southern Colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through the small city, killing more than 260 people and leaving many more injured and homeless. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
April 04, 2017 - 8:28 am
MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — Lines of people quietly walked the streets of Mocoa, followed by hearses carrying coffins to a cemetery where open graves waited. The survivors of the deadly flood that washed through this city in southern Colombia were burying their loved ones Monday after authorities began...
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Men carry the coffin of a relative during a mass funeral in Mocoa, Colombia, Monday, April 3, 2017. The grim search continues for the missing in southern Colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through the small city, killing more than 260 people and leaving many more injured and homeless. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
April 04, 2017 - 12:13 am
MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — Lines of people quietly walked the streets of Mocoa, followed by hearses carrying coffins to a cemetery where open graves waited for the next somber burials. The survivors of the deadly flood that washed through this city in southern Colombia were getting ready on Monday to...
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The remains of a trailer lie where a woman and her 3-year-old daughter were killed during a severe storm, in Breaux Bridge, La., Sunday, April 2, 2017. (Lucius Fontenot/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 7:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the southern United States (all times local): 7 p.m. A South Carolina coroner says a 65-year-old man is dead after a storm toppled his mobile home. The Union County Coroner's Office said Monday that J.C. Matthews Jr. was dead by the time...
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This photo provided by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office shows a building damaged by a tornado that went through Breaux Bridge, La., Sunday, April 2, 2017. The tornado flipped a mobile home Sunday in Louisiana, killing a mother and her daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes and businesses. (Maj. Ginny Higgins/St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 6:26 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who desperately tried to direct rescuers to her sinking vehicle after it skidded into a rain-swollen creek was among five people killed in storms across the South. Jacqueline Williams, 52, was in the process of running a newspaper delivery route when her...
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The remains of a trailer lie where a woman and her 3-year-old daughter were killed during a severe storm, in Breaux Bridge, La., Sunday, April 2, 2017. (Lucius Fontenot/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 5:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the southern United States (all times local): ___ 5:15 p.m. South Carolina officials say a mobile home flipped during severe storms that swept through the South, killing a person. The administrative assistant to Union County Sheriff David...
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The remains of a trailer lie where a woman and her 3-year-old daughter were killed during a severe storm, in Breaux Bridge, La., Sunday, April 2, 2017. (Lucius Fontenot/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 4:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the southern United States (all times local): 5 p.m. The possibility of severe weather has postponed a welcome home party for South Carolina's national championship women's basketball team. The university had planned a celebration Monday...
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This photo provided by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office shows a building damaged by a tornado that went through Breaux Bridge, La., Sunday, April 2, 2017. The tornado flipped a mobile home Sunday in Louisiana, killing a mother and her daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes and businesses. (Maj. Ginny Higgins/St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 1:28 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who desperately tried to direct rescuers to her sinking vehicle after it skidded into a rain-swollen creek was among four people killed in storms across the South. Jacqueline Williams, 52, ran off a road into a creek in Florence before dawn Monday and...
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People line up outside a cemetery to looking for their missing relatives in Mocoa, Colombia, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, who has declared Mocoa a disaster area, said that at least 207 were killed but that the death toll was changing "every moment." Authorities said another 200 people, many of them children, were injured and just as many were unaccounted for amid the destruction. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
April 03, 2017 - 1:25 pm
MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — Jose Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night fierce rain unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern Colombia. From what Vargas has been able to gather, the torrents of mud, water and debris unleashed on the city of Mocoa by the...
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