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SPORTS
May 14, 1989 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
For the first time since 1983, the first day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 was rained out Saturday. Intermittent rains that tantalized an estimated 200,000 spectators kept starting and stopping until United States Auto Club officials decided at 2:45 p.m. that there was insufficient time remaining to give the drivers practice time and still open the track up for qualifications. The only things moving on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were trucks, vans and jet blowers.
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NEWS
September 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Rescue workers paddled rowboats past inundated buses and homes Tuesday in central Japan to pick up residents stranded by floods and mudslides that killed seven people and forced the nation's biggest car maker to stop production. Rainfall totaling 23 inches was recorded during the preceding 24-hour period, the local observatory said. The record rainfall was expected to exceed 32 inches in some areas, the Meteorological Agency said.
NEWS
December 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Part of U.S. 101 in Mendocino County will remain closed until Saturday evening as crews try to build a detour around a 75-foot section of roadway that sank half a foot after heavy rains. The highway two miles north of the Mendocino-Sonoma County line was closed at noon Thursday after state Department of Transportation engineers decided the road was unsafe, a Caltrans spokesman in Eureka said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1998 | YUNG KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A winter-like storm dropped 1.12 inches of rain on Anaheim and 0.48 of an inch on Newport Beach late Tuesday and early Wednesday, but the unseasonable weather caused little damage, officials said. John Sherwin, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times, said the cold rain came from the outer fringe of a storm centered 100 miles north of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2002 | Daniel Hernandez and Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writers
Forty residents of an Athens-area apartment building were rousted from their beds in the middle of the night and left temporarily homeless early Friday, when heavy rains poured through unfinished roof repairs and caused extensive flooding and damage. The tenants had complained about the conditions for weeks, and the latest storm finally caught officials' attention. It was too late, however, for the residents to celebrate Christmas at home and keep their holiday gifts from getting soaked.
NATIONAL
June 4, 2011 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
An unusually heavy Rocky Mountain snowmelt coupled with spring rains have swelled the Missouri River and its dams to dangerously high levels, prompting thousands of North and South Dakota residents to evacuate and prepare for flooding. The rising river flowing through the Dakotas has strained infrastructure designed to protect communities in the Missouri River basin, said Michael Fowle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen, S.D. "It's the perfect storm, but in the worst sense," Fowle said.
WORLD
February 6, 2010 | By Ken Ellingwood
Freak winter rains across Mexico collapsed hillsides, sent rivers over their banks and left at least 15 people dead, officials said Friday. The rain, which began early in the week and peaked Thursday, had relented by Friday morning, providing officials with their first good look at the damage. More than half of the country was affected. Hardest hit was the western state of Michoacan, where at least 13 people were killed by landslides and flooding. An unknown number of people were missing Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2001 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rain pounded the Southland on Sunday, closing streets, snarling freeway traffic and forcing crews to work on roads throughout Orange County. The National Weather Service predicted the rain will continue until Wednesday. Today there will be sporadic rain in the morning and heavy showers in the afternoon. The lingering rain stems from a stalled Pacific storm that is also bringing snow to the mountains. Numerous accidents occurred on area freeways, said California Highway Patrol Officer J. Rodgers.
NEWS
February 7, 1998 | STEPHANIE SIMON and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A much-dreaded series of winter storms continued to slam the Southland on Friday as fast but furious blasts of rain swamped freeways, ripped open a giant sinkhole in Pacific Palisades, washed millions of gallons of raw sewage onto beaches and tossed waves against hundreds of homes in Ventura County. In Los Angeles, mud crashed into the first floor of an apartment building in the Westlake area after the storm toppled a 15-foot retaining wall.
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