Record Missouri River Flooding in Nebraska and Iowa

REUTERS—The Missouri River was still rising on Saturday following rapid snow-melt after a “bomb cyclone” hit much of the central United States earlier this week. Eastern Nebraska and south and west central Iowa have experienced particular difficulties as a result of the record-breaking floods. There have been two reported flood-related fatalities in Nebraska this week.…

Death toll rises to 8 in Wash. mudslide (USA Today)

ARLINGTON, Wash. — Eight people are now confirmed dead after a massive landslide slammed into homes Saturday near Oso, Wash., authorities said Sunday. Snohomish County sheriff’s Lt. Rob Palmer said four more bodies were discovered late Sunday. Earlier in the day, authorities said one body had been found on the debris field. Three people were confirmed dead Saturday.…

Tornado Summit in Oklahoma

NEWSON6—Weather experts from around the country are in Oklahoma for the annual National Tornado Summit. About 1,100 participants from 24 states are here, hoping to learn from past tragedies. They’re talking about ways to better protect lives and better prepare for a tornado outbreak. They’ll also looking at ways to better recover when a disaster does…

Farming in the New Age of Drought

“Record rainfall in September brought most us nearly up to ‘normal’ annual precipitation levels, greened up the rangeland, but the rain came so hard and fast that much of it ran off,” reads part of the introduction to the upcoming New Mexico Organic Farming Conference.  Read more here.