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Floods and Flooding

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  • Storm causes hundreds of lightning strikes, flooding in Inland Empire

    Storm causes hundreds of lightning strikes, flooding in Inland Empire
    A summer storm rumbled across the Inland Empire, causing hundreds of lightning strikes, dropping marble-sized hail and flooding the 10 Freeway during rush hour, officials said Wednesday evening. Flooding on the eastbound 10 Freeway near Cherry Avenue in...
  • Ask Tom: Do you remember flash floods in 2001?

    Dear Tom, Back in August 2001 I remember getting caught in two major floods. Details? — Thanks, Harry G. Grayslake Dear Harry, August 2001 was a very wet month in the Chicago area. The O'Hare region caught the brunt of the rain with 12.25...
  • Conowingo is not Chesapeake's only problem [Letter]

    Conowingo is not Chesapeake's only problem [Letter]
    Gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan is using the Conowingo dam to attack his opponent ("Rain inspires new Hogan attack on Brown," Aug 12) in a perfect example of politicians distorting facts to suit their campaigns. The 200 million tons of sediment stored...
  • Flooding forces evacuations and dramatic rescues in Arizona

    Heavy rainfall is a yearly occurrence during monsoon season in Arizona but this year it seems to be particularly torrential and destructive. Flooding from downpours in the Phoenix area forced evacuations, closed major roads and left at least a...
  • Floods disrupt traffic, close roads in Phoenix

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Heavy rains flooded the Phoenix area on Tuesday, closing part of an interstate highway for nearly an hour, shutting local roadways, and prompting authorities to pluck people from their cars in inundated areas. A trailer park with...
  • Climate change to cut South Asia's growth 9 percent by 2100: ADB

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Climate change will cut South Asia's growth almost 9 percent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday. The region is home to a fifth of...
  • Iraqis, U.S. recapture Mosul Dam from Islamic State, Obama says

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi and Kurdish troops, backed by heavy U.S. air support, recaptured Iraq's largest dam Monday, the most significant victory over the Islamic State since the militants overran almost half of Iraq in mid-June. It remained to be seen...
  • Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

    Montana farmer Rocky Norby has worked the land along the Missouri River for more than 20 years, coaxing sugar beets and malted barley out of the arid ground. "Every year it gets worse," he said. "There's not enough water to get through our pumps."...
  • Monsoon floods hit north India, 200 villages under water

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Floods triggered by heavy rains have inundated nearly 200 villages in northern India, killing at least 21 people and leaving thousands homeless, officials said on Sunday, as forecasts for more rain prompted fresh flood warnings....
  • Even with flood insurance, basements are sunk

    Sometimes I think that Fate has it in for my hometown. Detroit has suffered through the oil embargo of the 1970s, the recessions of every decade since, and now, the epic biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy of all time. Plus, during all that time: the...
  • Floods submerge cane fields in North India

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Heavy monsoon rains in India have caused flooding in the country's main sugar producing state Uttar Pradesh, but the full extent of any damage to the crop will not be known until floodwaters recede. There were apprehensions that a...