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Floods and Flooding

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  • Northern Chile works to recover after floods kill 9

    Communities in Chile's northern desert region dug houses and cars out of the mud and worked to reopen roads Friday after floods pummeled several cities and left nine people dead. Nineteen people were also missing after the torrential rains in the Atacama...
  • Heavy rains cause flooding in usually bone-dry Chile desert

    Communities in a desert region of northern Chile struggled Thursday to cope with rain-provoked flooding that has claimed the lives of at least seven people, knocked out power and cut off roadways. Thunderstorms with torrential rains moved into the...
  • $1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor

    A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation. The California Assembly voted unanimously, 74-0, on AB91 a day...
  • Senate approves water legislation to address drought, flooding

    Senate approves water legislation to address drought, flooding
    The state Senate approved on Wednesday a $1-billion spending plan that is billed as an emergency response to the state's drought, which has entered its fourth year with no sign of stopping.  The legislation now goes to the Assembly, which is scheduled...
  • Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

    Chile's government declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert region Wednesday after flooding from heavy rains blocked roads, caused power outages and affected some 600 people in the normally bone-dry region. Unusually heavy thunderstorms and...
  • Village of Glenwood receives $1M federal flood-relief grant

    A Chicago suburb has received $1 million in federal funds to deal with flooding problems. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1bqsiha ) the Federal Emergency Management Agency's $1.05 million grant to Glenwood is from the Hazard Mitigation Grant...
  • Lake Forest College dorm-mates reunite 70 years later

    Lake Forest College dorm-mates reunite 70 years later
    The third time is the charm for the friendship of Shirley Flood Crandall, 89, and Pat Galitz Kramer, 88, both of Lake Forest. The two lived in the same dormitory (Lois Hall) at Lake Forest College during World War II, became neighbors in the 1960s and...
  • Nuclear plant now being upgraded after Fukushima disaster

    At the fortified entrance of FirstEnergy's Beaver Valley nuclear power plant — before submitting to the background check, the metal detectors, the puffer machines and the scan of all personal belongings — employees and visitors pass by an...
  • Alderman candidates square off in Des Plaines

    Candidates in Des Plaines' three contested ward races agree on how to tackle many of the big issues facing the city, whether its stopping gaming expansion that could diminish tax revenue generated by Rivers Casino or offering incentives to businesses as a...
  • What to know about buying waterfront property

    What to know about buying waterfront property
    With the promise of sweet bay breezes and lazy afternoon boat rides, the lure of owning a piece of Maryland waterfront can be strong. But making waterfront dreams a reality can be a complicated process. Smart decisions about waterfront purchases require...
  • How to protect a waterfront home from storm damage

    Most waterfront homes in Maryland come with breathtaking views. But they also come with risk during severe weather. Strong wind, rain and flooding can destroy waterfront homes inside and out if they are not protected. Matt Long, co-owner of Gate One...