floods http://kcur.org en In The Shoes Of Red Cross Volunteers http://kcur.org/post/shoes-red-cross-volunteers <p>We’ve all seen it on TV— a hurricane strikes, leaving thousands without power, food, or clean water for days or even weeks. When disasters happen, the <a href="http://www.redcross.org/" target="_blank">Red Cross</a> is the organization that always seems to be there.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Randy Mason 40631 at http://kcur.org In The Shoes Of Red Cross Volunteers 20 Years Later: A Look Back At The Floods Of 1993 http://kcur.org/post/20-years-later-look-back-floods-1993 <p>Twenty years ago this summer, monsoon-like rains, unseasonably heavy snowfall and unusual air pressure patterns combined to cause massive flooding across nine Midwestern states.</p><p>47 people died. Tens of thousands were forced from their homes, water inundated 75 towns and destroyed millions of acres of farmland.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Damages were estimated at $20 billion dollars. </span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:04:15 +0000 Laura Ziegler 40625 at http://kcur.org 20 Years Later: A Look Back At The Floods Of 1993 The '93 Flood: Twenty Years Later http://kcur.org/post/93-flood-twenty-years-later <p>The Great Flood of 1993 absolutely battered the Midwest between April and October, with the peak occurring in July here in Kansas City. &nbsp;Over 50 people lost their lives in incidence connected to the flooding over the summer of 1993.</p><p>Host Monrone Dodd talks with KCUR reporter <strong>Laura Ziegler</strong>, <strong>John Grothaus</strong>, Chief of Planning and Formulation for the Army Corps of Engineers; and <strong>Kenneth Kieser</strong>, author of&nbsp;<em>Missouri's Great Flood of '93</em>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:14:54 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 39628 at http://kcur.org The '93 Flood: Twenty Years Later Farmers Face 'Weather Whiplash' With Floods, Drought http://kcur.org/post/farmers-face-weather-whiplash-floods-drought <p>The motorized growl from an idling John Deere tractor drowned out the sounds of nature on a recent morning on Chris Webber’s central Missouri family farm.</p><p>As he checked the 40 acres of muddy field he wanted to plant that day, Webber worried about getting more rain, even as he worried about the lack of it.</p><p>“The drought is over at the moment,” he said, “but in Missouri, we tend to say that in 10 days or two weeks, we can be in a drought again. That’s how fast it can get back to dry.”</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:09:57 +0000 Peggy Lowe 38428 at http://kcur.org Heavy Rains Cause Flooding In Multiple Areas Across Metro http://kcur.org/post/heavy-rains-cause-flooding-multiple-areas-across-metro <p><strong>UPDATE 11:51 a.m. Storm Water Withdrawing:</strong></p><p>The heavy rain and thunderstorms across the Kansas City area Friday are receding.</p><p>According to Chris Bowman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, the main event appears to be over.</p><p>"It's just really kind of cleaning up from the morning's heavy rain," Bowman said.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:25:37 +0000 Briana O'Higgins & Payne Roberts 37699 at http://kcur.org Heavy Rains Cause Flooding In Multiple Areas Across Metro Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-april-24-2012 <p>Floods leave mark on farmlands.&nbsp; Kobach pushes for state lawmakers to finish redistricting.&nbsp; KU Hospital restarts heart transplant program.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:12:12 +0000 Maria Carter 16475 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, April 24, 2012