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Floods and Flooding

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  • Plan could keep most of Ohio city dry during next big flood

    A federal agency says a plan to reduce repeated flooding in the northwestern Ohio city of Findlay could lower the water in the downtown area by 2 feet during the most severe floods. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to build a 10-mile channel to...
  • City's Albany Park residents eagerly await stormwater tunnel

    City's Albany Park residents eagerly await stormwater tunnel
    As April showers fall, Albany Park residents are holding their breath. Two years ago, the neighborhood was recovering from heavy rains and rising river levels that left basements underwater and possessions destroyed. Maria Quinlan, who has lived on...
  • Wetlands play a vital role in flood protection

    Wetlands play a vital role in flood protection
    Not long ago, wetlands were considered mere roadblocks to development — nuisances that had to be drained to be useful. But appreciation for these soggy, boggy areas has grown in recent years as their role in protecting against floods and in...
  • Pittsburgh parking wharf remains closed after flooding

    A riverfront parking lot in Pittsburgh remains closed for a second weekday after flooding over the weekend. The city's parking authority says Tuesday it's continuing to clean up mud and debris from the Monongahela River Parking Wharf. The Pittsburgh...
  • Avoid driving through high water

    Avoid driving through high water
    During a hurricane, cars and trucks are safest in a covered garage, or away from trees that might topple over. If you must drive: Travel under the speed limit to decrease chances of hydroplaning. Never drive through standing water of an unknown...
  • City says fewer leaks, more flow cutting basement flood risk

    City says fewer leaks, more flow cutting basement flood risk
    The foul water that flowed into several hundred Naperville basements two years ago hasn't returned. While some residents say it likely will happen again, city staff are cautiously optimistic steps taken since the extraordinary floods of April 17-18, 2013,...
  • Hundreds face higher premiums for flood insurance

    Hundreds face higher premiums for flood insurance
    A $24 billion sea of red ink has millions of Americans in vulnerable flood zones, including homeowners still struggling to recover from Storm Sandy, facing steep increases in flood insurance premiums. Legislation that took effect this month —...
  • Flood advisory issued for parts of Seminole County

    Flood advisory issued for parts of Seminole County
    Residents of eastern Seminole County should watch out for heavy rain and possible minor floods this evening, according to the National Weather Service office in Melbourne. A flood advisory for Oviedo, Winter Springs, Lake Jesup, Geneva, and Chuluota...
  • Millions Face Higher Premium Rates For Flood Insurance

    MINEOLA, N.Y. — A $24 billion sea of red ink has millions of Americans in vulnerable flood zones, including homeowners still struggling to recover from Storm Sandy, facing steep increases in flood insurance premiums. Legislation that took effect...
  • Pittsburgh parking wharf partially reopening after flooding

    A riverfront parking lot in Pittsburgh is partially reopening after it was closed since Friday due to flooding. The city's parking authority says 275 of the 458 spaces at the Monongahela River Parking Wharf will be available Wednesday. They say...
  • Fighting flooding: Program educates about options in age of severe weather

    Fighting flooding: Program educates about options in age of severe weather
    Not many projections in life rank as certain as death and taxes, but future flooding in and around Skokie is awfully close. There is only so much capacity in any stormwater management system, and with an increase in the number of heavy rainstorms, as...