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Wildfires, power outages, now flooding? California has a dam problem – and desert communities might be in danger

Wildfires, power outages, now flooding? California has a dam problem – and desert communities might be in dangerA new report by the Army Corps of Engineers says Californians may have to add risk of flooding in desert communities to their list of hardships.



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Tropical Storm Priscilla to unleash flooding rainfall across southwest Mexico early this week

Tropical Storm Priscilla to unleash flooding rainfall across southwest Mexico early this weekA newly strengthened tropical storm will bring a heightened risk of flash flooding and mudslides to southwestern Mexico through Monday.The new tropical threat formed about 105 miles (169 km) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, early Sunday morning, and was upgraded to a tropical storm just a few hours later.As of 8 a.m. EDT Sunday, the storm was moving north at 7 mph (11 km/h) with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (64 km/h). This satellite image shows newly formed Tropical Depression 19 off the southwestern coast of Mexico early Sunday morning. (NOAA/GOES-EAST) The storm is expected to hold its intensity as it moves inland over southwestern Mexico.Wind gusts of 40-60 mph (64-97 km/h) can occur where the system makes landfall."Once inland, the system will quickly weaken and dissipate Sunday night," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller said.No matter the status of Priscilla, heavy rainfall is expected to be the main impact from the system. AccuWeather meteorologists expect widespread rainfall totals of 3-6 inches (76-152 mm), with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 10 inches (254 mm).Portions of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacan are expected to bear the brunt of this rainfall."This rain will lead to the risk for dangerous flooding and mudslides across the region," Miller said.The area's steep terrain will heighten the risk of fast-moving, potentially life-threatening debris flows.This system is designated a less than 1 on the AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes. The AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes ranges from values of less than 1 to 5.Elsewhere in the East Pacific basin, there are no other immediate tropical threats this week. Download the free AccuWeather app to see the latest forecast and advisories for your region. Keep checking back for updates on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios.



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Imelda’s toll in Texas: Flooding and fears about a bridge

Imelda’s toll in Texas: Flooding and fears about a bridgeAs the remnants of the former Tropical Storm Imelda moved north on Friday, residents in southeast Texas awoke to shut down roads, scattered thunderstorms and the possibility of more flooding from a storm that became one the top 10 wettest in U.S. history.The storm that had barely earned a name — it briefly ranked as a tropical storm before being downgraded to a tropical depression — took many residents by surprise with its relentlessness, rekindling memories from when Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rainfall in some areas and caused dozens of deaths in 2017.



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Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after Imelda

Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after ImeldaAs floodwaters began slowing receding in Houston, police worked to clear freeways of hundreds of stranded vehicles after four days of relentless rain



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Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after Imelda

Stranded cars, rescues and deadly flooding: Waters slowly begin receding in Houston after ImeldaAs floodwaters began slowing receding in Houston, police worked to clear freeways of hundreds of stranded vehicles after four days of relentless rain



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Dorian triggers massive flooding across Bahamas; at least 5 dead

Dorian triggers massive flooding across Bahamas; at least 5 deadForecasters warned that Dorian could generate a storm surge as high as 23 feet.



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Dorian triggers massive flooding in Bahamas; at least 5 dead

Dorian triggers massive flooding in Bahamas; at least 5 deadHurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary. “We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said in announcing the fatalities. The fearsome Category 4 storm slowed almost to a standstill as it shredded roofs, hurled cars and forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passed.



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'Snakes and other critters' join flooding, tornadoes as Barry's latest threat

'Snakes and other critters' join flooding, tornadoes as Barry's latest threatHurricane Barry, quieted to a tropical depression Monday, remained a dangerous storm that threatened flooding, tornadoes and snakes.



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Pregnant woman, 8-year-old son found dead after flash flooding in Pennsylvania

Pregnant woman, 8-year-old son found dead after flash flooding in PennsylvaniaAuthorities said the woman in her 30s and her young son were swept away for approximately a half mile while they were inside their car when heavy rains flooded the area.



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What to know about Tropical Storm Barry's path, landfall, winds, flooding and more

What to know about Tropical Storm Barry's path, landfall, winds, flooding and moreSome 14 trillion gallons of rainwater are forecast to fall on Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas during Barry. Three million people may be impacted.



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