Photo of people sheltering under umbrellas in Australia

Heavy Rain, Floods Lash Eastern Australia, Help With Fires

CANBERRA, Australia — Heavy rains lashed parts of the wildfire and drought-stricken Australian east coast on Friday, bringing some flooding in Sydney and relief to firefighters still dealing with dozens of blazes in New South Wales. "The rain is good for bu...

US Officials Granting $29 Million for Coastal Protection

NEW ORLEANS — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaskan village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded Monday by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threa...
Photo of snow on Highway 168 below Shaver Lake

More Rain, Snow, and Flooding Headed Our Way

First, the San Joaquin Valley floor will get wet Friday night, Saturday and possibly on Sunday. Then, it will get drenched Tuesday and Wednesday. And, up in the mountains, more snow is on the way. That...

Storm Creates Chaos in California With Flooding, Mudslides

SAUSALITO — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. At least t...

Atmospheric River Heads to the Valley. What Is It?

A big weather system is heading to Fresno, Clovis and other parts of California. The heaviest rain will hit us Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service forecast office in Hanford. "Atmospheric rivers are relatively long, narrow r...