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Floods and Flooding

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  • Tropical storms bear down on Mexico from both coasts

    (Reuters) - Two separate tropical storms closed in on Mexico from both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on Tuesday, risking a double hit on the country a year after a pair of storms converged to cause major flooding that killed over 100 people.
  • County posts proposed flood zones

    County posts proposed flood zones
    Property owners in Palm Beach County can finally see whether they'll still need flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued proposed flood maps for the county — the first updates in more than 30 years — and county...

    Susan Tompor: Hard lessons about flood insurance policies

    Patricia Smith's frustration alone could flood a few more thousand homes in metro Detroit. After her basement was hit with several inches of water, Smith, 66, was angry when her insurance agent said he wasn't sure what coverage she had. Later, he said...

    Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns

     Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns
    A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply...

    Flooding prompts changes in St. Charles

    Flooding prompts changes in St. Charles
    Major flooding events along the 7th Avenue and North Tributary creeks in St. Charles have prompted the city to redraw its flood insurance maps and make improvements along the creek banks. At a Government Services Committee meeting on Monday, aldermen...