As the Mississippi River slowly swelled downstream Friday, residents were making preparations for the expected flooding to come, even as federal authorities pondered whether to use a key mechanism to redirect much of the water.
Joplin, Missouri (CNN) -- The toll in the tornado that ripped through Joplin soared to 116 on Monday, a city official said, tying it for the single deadliest twister to ever hit American soil since the National Weather Service began keeping records 61 years ago.
Back to back earthquakes rock the San Francisco area this morning. A rough way to start your work week, to be waken up by the earth shaking underneath you.No damage or personal injury was reported as of yet. The earthquakes measured 4.0 and 3.5 respectively on the Richter scale.