Flooding continues in Midwest as more towns evacuated

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 12 levees have been breached on the Missouri River in the last week as record flooding continues in the Plains and the Midwest.Thousands of people have had to evacuate, including the entire towns of Craig, Nebraska, and Elwood, Kansas. The Missouri River continues to rise north of Kansas City, where several towns are bracing for a near-record crest late Friday into Saturday morning. In addition, ice jams in Minnesota and Wisconsin are causing local rivers to suffer major flooding.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) came out with an updated spring flood outlook on Thursday, and said moderate to major flooding will continue into May for the central U.S. This potentially unprecedented level of flooding could impact more than 200 million people through spring.There is some rain in the forecast for the central U.S., but the models keep the heaviest precipitation south of the flooded zone. Locally, half an inch to 1 inch of rain is possible for the Missouri and Mississippi rivers in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.Nor’easter departsThe coastal storm brought more than 2 inches of rain to Washington’s Dulles Airport, enough to make it the wettest March day ever.In western Virginia, some areas got up to 8 inches of heavy, wet snow, shutting down roads and stranding motorists.The heaviest rain has lifted into coastal New England on Friday morning with heavy snow falling in northern Pennsylvania, upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.The storm lifts into Maine and southern Canada Friday night with strong winds behind it. Gusts could exceed 40 mph in some parts of the Northeast.Additional snowfall forecast in the New England mountains could reach 6 to 12 inches.Behind the storm system, wind chills could reach the teens and 20s in the Northeast from Friday night into Saturday morning.Saturday will not feel like spring in the Northeast.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Full-Time Instructor, Butler University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

first_imgThe Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for aone-year, full-time Instructor (non-tenure track) beginning inAugust 2021 for subject to final budgetary approval. We aresearching for an individual who will be able to contribute tointroductory majors’ courses in the area of genetics,cellular/molecular biology, and non-majors’ courses in the corecurriculum. Typical teaching load is 12 credit hours for persemester.Applicants should have a MS in biology or related field (Ph.D./ABDpreferred), a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and aninterest in contributing to building an inclusive learningenvironment for an increasingly diverse student population.Candidates will be asked to provide evidence to their commitmentfor diversity and inclusion.Applicants should submit a single complete PDF document consistingof a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teachinginterests and philosophy, a list of three potential references(including one from the candidate’s current position), andunofficial transcripts to Dr. Chris Stobart ( [email protected] ) Letters of recommendation will berequested in the event of an interview. Evaluation of applicationswill begin immediately upon receipt.Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebratediversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitableenvironment for all employees. We welcome applications from allindividuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race,religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexualorientation, national origin, or any other legally protectedcategory.last_img read more