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Floods and Flooding

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  • The Latest on flooding: High winds damage Houston complex

    10:15 a.m. High winds have damaged rooftops, blown out windows and blown over trees at a Houston apartment complex, and two people were injured. Houston fire officials initially said a possible tornado had struck the complex at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday,...
  • Firefighter killed during rescue amid record flooding in Oklahoma

    Firefighter killed during rescue amid record flooding in Oklahoma
    Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma has led to numerous evacuations and rescues and the death of a firefighter. The heavy rains were pushing into eastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma on Sunday morning. Rogers County Emergency Management spokesman Thomas...
  • When tornadoes are near, states flash warnings on digital billboards

    When a tornado was barreling toward Oklahoma City this month, some motorists may not have known of the possible danger. But if they were driving on the highways, they could have been alerted two dozen large, multicolored digital billboards flashing...
  • Thousands flee after landslide dams Nepal river, raising flood fears

    Thousands flee after landslide dams Nepal river, raising flood fears
    Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in northwest Nepal on Sunday after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, officials said. The landslide created a dam and a lake 1.2 miles long on the...
  • 52 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus

    The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said. At least six other people are...
  • Removal of dams on Des Plaines River aims to return waterway to the wild

    Removal of dams on Des Plaines River aims to return waterway to the wild
    A series of dams has divided the Des Plaines River for more than a century, blocking its natural flow as it meanders its way from Wisconsin through northeastern Illinois. The dams soon will be gone, targeted by engineers, scientists and conservation...
  • Past, present: Des Plaines River an essential part of Chicago area

    Past, present: Des Plaines River an essential part of Chicago area
    Thousands of people criss-cross the Des Plaines River every day as part of their daily commute, likely giving it little thought. The river has been an essential part of the Chicago area for centuries, serving as the lifeblood for Native Americans and an...
  • Speak Out: 'How can Hillary Clinton have the gall to run for president of the United States?'

    Speak Out: 'How can Hillary Clinton have the gall to run for president of the United States?'
    Thank you to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and Burbank for finally expanding the Melvina Reservoir project on 87th Street. I've lived in Burbank all my life, and the flooding is horrible. This project will double the reservoir's capacity....
  • For some St. Charles homeowners, flood insurance high price to pay

     For some St. Charles homeowners, flood insurance high price to pay
    St. Charles resident Kelly Abate clicked through a September 2008 photo album on her desktop computer — each photo a window into her family's re-occurring nightmare. One showed their backyard transformed into a muddy wading pool. Another showed...
  • Forecaster warns of flooding during Memorial Day weekend

    There is a chance for severe weather including heavy rainfall during the Memorial Day weekend that seems likely to cause flash flooding in parts of Texas, Arkansas and the southern Plains, the National Weather Service said Friday. Meteorologist John Hart...
  • Lake Zurich looks to formalize stormwater improvement plans

    Lake Zurich looks to formalize stormwater improvement plans
    Village officials are considering empaneling a group of residents to brainstorm solutions to the village's ongoing stormwater woes. "The residents keep coming at us and asking us what we're going to do with regard to this commission, and I think we need...