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Platforms on the remaining functioning subway lines quickly became crowded as evening rush hour commuters tried to find another way home.

New York’s subway system flooded yet again after torrential rain, leaving commuters soaking wet and furious

Angry straphangers posted photos and videos of their soggy commutes to Twitter, where many had improvised creative ways to cross puddles.
People are leaving San Francisco because the rent, as they say, is too damn high.

San Francisco residents are fleeing to what may be the most earthquake-proof city in California

Sacramento isn't just saving former San Francisco residents from expensive rents. It might also be saving them from earthquakes.
Sunny-day flooding on a residential street in Miami, Florida.

‘Sunny-day flooding’ is projected to put parts of the US underwater for at least 100 days per year. Here’s what the Gulf and East c...

Tidal flooding is becoming more frequent as sea levels rise. It's expected to get much worse, especially along the US' Gulf and East coasts.

Hurricane Barry is causing water to spill over river levees southeast of North Orleans — and much more rain is still coming

River levees in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, have been overtopped by floodwater due to Hurricane Barry. Videos show a rush of flowing water.
A view from the top of the levee that protects the Ninth Ward from the Industrial Canal is pictured as Tropical Storm Barry approaches land in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hurricane Barry could breach New Orleans’ river levees. Here’s how the levee system works and how much it can withstand.

Hurricane Barry could raise the Mississippi River 19 feet in New Orleans. The levee system might not be able to hold it. Here's how it works.
The Mississippi River is seen in New Orleans on Thursday.

The Mississippi River is expected to crest at 19 feet during Tropical Storm Barry — a height not seen in New Orleans since 1950

The Army Corps of Engineers believes New Orleans' levees will keep the floodwaters at bay during the storm.
Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana on Friday morning.

Unusually high water levels could cause life-threatening flooding in New Orleans from a tropical storm likely to become a hurricane

Tropical Storm Barry will likely test New Orleans' defenses and the Mississippi River's levees as the water already in the river is unusually high.
Flooding is seen in the basement of the White House briefing room in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2019.

Thunderstorms in Washington DC have caused flooding in the White House, road washouts, and indoor waterfalls

A flash flood warning was issued across the Washington, DC, area on Monday morning because of the slow-moving thunderstorm.
Moffett, Oklahoma, before and after flooding.

Before-and-after images show the destruction caused by flooding in Arkansas and tornadoes in Ohio and Missouri from the sky

The Midwest has been hit hard by severe weather this year. Photos show the destruction from tornadoes in Missouri and Ohio, and flooding in Arkansas.
Rising waters from Hurricane Sandy flooded the streets of New York in 2012.

Disturbing before-and-after photos show how US cities — and their famous landmarks — could be underwater in 80 years

As the planet and its oceans warm, sea-levels around the world are rising. By 2100, US cities like San Francisco and New York could be underwater.