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Federal flood buyouts top $2 billion since 1993

Since 1993, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent more than $2 billion on properties in river towns nationwide. Now, another round of buyouts seems likely.

Boone County under severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m Tuesday. The watch is in effect for mid-Missouri counties, including Boone County.

PHOTO GALLERY: 90-degree temperatures expected in Columbia all week

A heat index between 105 and 110 degrees is expected on Tuesday.

Insurance agents complain FEMA creating confusion following Missouri River flood

Insurance agents in states along the Missouri River say federal officials are causing confusion among property owners by pushing the sale of flood insurance policies that might not cover damage from the flooding that began this month.

UPDATE: National Weather Service issues heat advisory in Columbia

A heat advisory issued Sunday for Boone County predicts temperatures could reach 110 Monday.

Levees offer different degrees of flood protection along Missouri River

Engineers and professors from Missouri, Nebraska and Illinois discuss the effectiveness of different types of levees. Flooding forecasts can be followed at the National Weather Service's website.

PHOTO GALLERY: Summer rain brings hush to Columbia

Summer rain shower Thursday empties popular outdoor destinations.

Phoenix hit by sandstorm, ready to clean up

Tuesday's storm was part of Arizona's monsoon season, which typically starts in mid-June and lasts through September.

Scientist questions flood benefits of public lands along Missouri River

Conservation areas along the Missouri River, long considered important in countering the impact of flooding, might not play that important of a role after all.

Flooding concerns rise after heavier-than-expected weekend rainfall in Missouri

The State Emergency Management Agency says a heavier-than-expected rainfall of 1 1/2 to 2 inches fell overnight in the Missouri River Basin.

Corps of engineers thinks Birds Point berm will hold against flooding

The Mississippi is rising once again and the Army Corps of Engineers is hoping that a temporary berm will hold back floodwaters.

Missouri River levee fails in southwest Iowa

Residents had already been told last week to evacuate the area.

Kansas City suburb Parkville ready for Missouri River flooding

Businesses, residents and railroads in the Kansas City area are getting ready for the waters of the rising Missouri River.

Heat advisory issued from Thursday through Saturday in Columbia

Columbia will see highs of up to 97 degrees for the next few days. The National Weather Service in St. Louis issued a heat advisory from noon Thursday until 7 p.m. Saturday.

Missouri River flooding prompts Gov. Nixon to seek federal emergency declaration

The request was made Tuesday in a letter to the president. Nixon specifically requested assistance in operations to save lives and property.

Missouri River flooding closes one road to Cooper's Landing

Easley River Road and Smith Hatchery Road flooding might cause Cooper's Landing to close temporarily. Easley River Road has been closed since Monday. River levels are expected to rise by Friday.

Joplin tornado survivors keep area hotels at capacity

Demand for hotel rooms is four times greater than what is available.

Heavy rain driving Missouri River higher

Flooding forecasts for Boonville and Jefferson City are now at their highest levels since the record releases from reservoirs upriver.

Early morning storm causes power outages

The traffic signals at Interstate 70 and Range Line Street are not working and motorists should avoid that area.

Thousands in Missouri and Kansas without power after storms

A Kansas City Power & Light spokeswoman said there were 31,000 customers without electricity as of 6:15 a.m. Monday.

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