storms http://kbia.org en Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources http://kbia.org/post/rainstorms-pummel-upper-midwest-drowning-resources Heavy rains over the past couple of weeks have rivers rising all across the Upper Midwest, flooding homes, swamping fields and washing out roads.<p>Fans hum 24/7 as Laura Westra tries to dry out her sopping-wet basement in the small town of Rock Valley, Iowa.<p>The nearby Rock River, in the northwest corner of the state, swelled last week wider and deeper than anyone can remember.<p>"We've lived here 45 years, and this is the first time we had water in the basement," Westra says.<p>Rain and river water inundated her neighborhood, flooding her home and many of her neighbors' homes.<p>"Our son's Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:04:57 +0000 David Schaper 55168 at http://kbia.org Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources Prolonged winter weather could delay spring storms http://kbia.org/post/prolonged-winter-weather-could-delay-spring-storms <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Weather forecasters say prolonged cold temperatures over the winter could cause this year's spring storm season to get off to a late start as it takes longer for water in the Gulf of Mexico to warm up.</span></p><p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:17:45 +0000 Associated Press 49770 at http://kbia.org Prolonged winter weather could delay spring storms Nixon seeks federal major disaster declaration http://kbia.org/post/nixon-seeks-federal-major-disaster-declaration <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is requesting a federal major disaster declaration for severe storms that struck Missouri from May 29 to June 10. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:36:34 +0000 Associated Press 36481 at http://kbia.org Nixon seeks federal major disaster declaration Storms cause outages, damage in St. Louis area http://kbia.org/post/storms-cause-outages-damage-st-louis-area <p>Strong storms are blamed for power outages, hail and lightning damage in Missouri.</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:02:13 +0000 Associated Press 21847 at http://kbia.org Storms cause outages, damage in St. Louis area Alert systems help avoid severe weather damage http://kbia.org/post/alert-systems-help-avoid-severe-weather-damage <p>Storms caused multiple outbreaks of severe weather most of Sunday from Kansas to Minnesota. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:46:55 +0000 Associated Press 12464 at http://kbia.org Joplin orders creation of new storm shelters http://kbia.org/post/joplin-orders-creation-new-storm-shelters <p>Joplin residents are getting an extra layer of security in storms thanks to their approval last week of a $62 million school bond issue. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:45:08 +0000 Associated Press 12074 at http://kbia.org Joplin orders creation of new storm shelters In rural Stoddard County, sorting through the wreckage from the storms http://kbia.org/post/rural-stoddard-county-sorting-through-wreckage-storms <p sab="763">The same storm that&nbsp;produced tornadoes in Harrisburg, Illinois and Branson, Missouri also struck&nbsp; rural Stoddard County, Missouri.&nbsp;The National Weather Service confirmed the level EF - 03 tornado left a 21 mile stretch of destruction from Puxico to Bell City.&nbsp;As KRCU&rsquo;s Jacob McCleland reports, residents are now sorting through the wreckage &hellip; and beginning to put their lives back together. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:48:51 +0000 Jacob McCleland 9849 at http://kbia.org In rural Stoddard County, sorting through the wreckage from the storms