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Floods and Flooding

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  • Kansas state parks race to recover from high water

    Workers have been rushing to ready flood-damaged Kansas parks for a surge of Fourth of July visitors. With above-average precipitation in April, May and June, water in some state lakes rose to levels not seen since a record-setting 1993 flooding, said...
  • Academy superintendent: Flooding threat will demand significant effort

    Academy superintendent: Flooding threat will demand significant effort
    In September 2003, Hurricane Isabel flooded classrooms at the Naval Academy, causing $105 million in damage. More than a decade later, storms and rising sea levels have made the threat of flooding an increasing concern at the 338-acre academy. "I...
  • Body identified as man who fell into manhole during flooding

    A body found in Syracuse's underground sewer system has been identified as that of a man who disappeared after falling into an open manhole while trying to help a motorist stranded on a flooded street. City officials say the Onondaga County Medical...
  • On the Level: Advice concerning areaway drain and basement flooding

    On the Level: Advice concerning areaway drain and basement flooding
    Editor's note: In light of recent rains, we are reprinting a timely column originally published June 6, 2009. We have a 1973 two-story house with a basement that we've owned for about two years. The problem is that whenever we get substantial rainfall,...
  • Illinois River hits record flood stage at Beardstown

    Flooding continues in parts of Illinois after the state saw its rainiest June on record. The National Weather Service on Thursday reported major flooding on the Illinois River at Beardstown, Hardin, Havana, LaGrange Lock and Dam, Meredosia and Valley...
  • Thursday afternoon rain could cause minor flooding

    Thursday afternoon rain could cause minor flooding
    Prepare for the potential for heavy rain that could cause minor flooding Thursday afternoon and Friday. The National Weather Service predicts a slight chance for showers between 8 a.m. and noon, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. The day...
  • 'Super cells' bring rain, hail, strong winds; thousands without power

    'Super cells' bring rain, hail, strong winds; thousands without power
    More than 3,800 homes and businesses were without power late Wednesday morning in the wake of Tuesday's fast-moving thunderstorms. As of 10:30 a.m., 2,500 Med-Ed customers in Northampton, centered largely in Forks Township were without power. The...
  • Alton relocates holiday fireworks launch site after flooding

    Flooding on the Mississippi River has forced Alton city officials to find another launch site for their July Fourth holiday weekend fireworks show. The Alton Telegraph (bit.ly/1Hx8Hun ) reports that city leaders are still planning a Friday night...
  • Search on for man who fell into manhole during street flood

    Authorities say they're searching for a man presumed to have drowned after falling into a manhole while assisting a motorist stranded on a rain-flooded street in Syracuse. Officials say 28-year-old Brandon Closure disappeared into an open manhole late...
  • Tri-Cities recover from June's record rainfall

     Tri-Cities recover from June's record rainfall
    East St. Charles couple Marty and Carolelynn Hauschild were vacationing in Nova Scotia mid-June when a heavy rain storm dropped 3.7 inches of rain on their 7th Avenue Creek neighborhood, causing the biggest flood since 2008. The Hauschild's two sons...
  • Heavy rains in central China kill 15, leave 19 missing

    Four days of heavy rain have caused severe flooding in central China, killing at least 15 people and leaving 19 others missing, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs said Tuesday. The deaths in four provinces and one municipality were from drownings,...