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Floods and Flooding

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  • Weather: Up to 9 inches of rain across Central FL; cool temps expected later

    Weather: Up to 9 inches of rain across Central FL; cool temps expected later
    As the rain continues to fall across Central Florida, temperatures will steadily drop into the 50s by this afternoon due to a passing cold front, meteorologists say. Some areas in Brevard and Volusia counties saw 7 to 9 inches of rain since Tuesday...
  • Death toll in southern Morocco floods rises to 32

    RABAT (Reuters) - Floods triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 32 people, swept away buildings, vehicles and roads and forced the evacuation of more than 200 people in southern Morocco, authorities said on Monday. Flooding, which is quite common...
  • Flood-prone homes in Glenview may be demolished

    Flood-prone homes in Glenview may be demolished
    The village of Glenview is moving forward with plans to purchase and demolish up to 18 homes located in the Chicago River flood plain. Officials hope homeowners will participate in the voluntary buyout program in order to avoid further flood damage...
  • Special Report: Why metro Houston fears the next big storm

    By Duff Wilson, Ryan McNeill and Deborah J. Nelson GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - When Hurricane Ike hit this city on the Gulf of Mexico, William Merrell found himself trapped in a second-floor apartment as storm waters coursed eight feet deep through...
  • Flooding could follow heavy snow in western New York

    By Mark Blinch BUFFALO (Reuters) - Emergency workers filled thousands of sandbags on Sunday as the area around Buffalo, New York braced for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow. Creeks appeared...
  • New York's Cuomo warns snow-hit Buffalo of risk to roofs

    By Mark Blinch BUFFALO, N.Y. (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned residents of Buffalo, New York, which is still digging out from as much as seven feet of snow, to beware of roof collapses as the weather warms. With temperatures expected to...
  • New York braces for flooding as warming trend follows epic snowstorm

    New York braces for flooding as warming trend follows epic snowstorm
    Even though her street was buried under 3 feet of snow, Jean Ulrich considered herself lucky so far. The octogenarian and lifelong resident of Bowmansville, just outside Buffalo, has seen lots of snow before — but never, she said, like last week....
  • Western New York braces for flooding as record snow melts

    Western New York braces for flooding as record snow melts
    The area around Buffalo, New York, braced Sunday for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to 7 feet of snow that fell in a record storm last week in which 13 people died. More than 650 members of the New York National Guard were in...
  • Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

    Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise
    As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding....
  • South Florida must lead on climate change

    South Florida must lead on climate change
    "Climate Change" should have been an election issue. It wasn't. Nationally the two words are so politically poisonous that candidates merely babbled, "I'm no scientist…" when questioned, and Congress remains paralyzed. In South Florida, you don't...
  • Massive snowfall leads to major flood threat in western New York

    A massive storm that dumped about a year’s worth of snow this week over western New York finally ended Friday but left in its wake the threat of major flooding as mountains of snow began to melt under warming temperatures. National Guard troops...