Extreme Weather

Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Army Corps of Engineers Takes Heat in Wake of Missouri River Flooding

Meeting Maj. Gen. Scott Spellmon, center left, and John Remus of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators earlier this month during a hearing held to examine the massive flooding that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Spring Snowstorm Buries Midwest, Tornadoes Possible in South

snow Snow plows clear Interstate 29 on April 11, in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Briana Sanchez/Associated Press)

Strong winds and more snow hit the Midwest on April 12 after a spring storm buried several states in snow and created dangerous travel conditions, while forecasters warned of potential weekend tornadoes in the South.

Associated Press
April 12, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Spring Blizzard Set to Strike Great Plains, Midwest

Chicago Downtown Chicago after a snowfall this winter. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

A potentially record-breaking storm is squeezing the warmth from spring as it brings snow and howling winds across the Great Plains and threatens to flood rivers from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
April 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Midwest Floods Deliver Another Economic Blow to Farmers

flooding Floodwaters surround corn sitting under a collapsed grain bins in this aerial photograph over Pacific Junction, Iowa (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Chad Korth’s Nebraska farm mostly was unscathed from the catastrophic floods that inundated nearby fields thanks to being positioned atop a hill. But as the waters recede, he’s not expecting to be spared the financial blow that’s hitting the region.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Spring Floods Threaten Most of Continental US

flooding Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The deluge that devastated so much of the Midwest over the last week could be a preview for one of the worst years for flooding in the United States, according to federal weather officials.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Rail Lines Cut in Flooded Midwest, Which Faces More Rain

flooding Scott Olson/Bloomberg News

The Great Plains and Midwest, struggling with flooding that inundated roads and farms and pushed rivers to record heights, is set to get more rain ahead, with light showers forecast over the next few days and a heavier downpour next week.

Brian K Sullivan and Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

North Dakota Interstates Closed; Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Midwest

flooding A semi truck and trailer are swept off the road by floodwaters March 13 in Arlington, Neb. (Ryan Soderlin/Associated Press)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Heavy rain falling atop deeply frozen ground has prompted evacuations along swollen rivers in Wisconsin, Nebraska and other Midwestern states, while powerful wind and snow has closed hundreds of miles of interstates in North Dakota.

Blake Nicholson | Associated Press
March 15, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Wreaks Havoc on Roads, Barrels Toward Midwest

I-70 in Aurora, Colo. halted by low visibility Traffic on I-70 in Aurora, Colo., is halted by low visibility March 13. (David Zalubowski/AP)

LONGMONT, Colo. — National Guard troops used specialized vehicles with tank-like treads to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado in the wake of a massive late-winter storm that unleashed heavy rain and snow on parts of the Midwest early March 14.

March 14, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Editorial

Editorial: Trucking Has It Down Cold

A polar vortex can slow a lot of folks down. But you can count on the trucking industry.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Fleets Prepare Drivers for Extreme Cold

Bank sign showing -16 degrees An electronic sign in Moorhead, Minn., shows the temperature. (Bruce Crummy/AP)

Trucking groups prepared their drivers with tips on operations and safety as a polar vortex gripped the Midwest, delivering extremely cold temperatures and harsh wind chills.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2019