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Floods and Flooding

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  • Tips for navigating flooded roadways

    Tips for navigating flooded roadways
    Don’t do it. We’ve all been warned yet most drivers have tested the unknown depths of standing water. “Water level is deceiving and people think they can get through two feet of water,” said Monique Bond, spokesperson for the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Record rainfall causing widespread flooding, rescues

    Record rainfall causing widespread flooding, rescues
    Heavy rain led to flash flooding that closed roads and required widespread swift-water rescues from trapped vehicles Tuesday. A flash flood warning was in effect across parts of the Baltimore region through 6:45 p.m. At Baltimore-Washington...
  • Heavy rains lead to water rescues, road detours

    Heavy rains lead to water rescues, road detours
    Tuesday's torrential rain — the most to fall in one day in more than 80 years — shut down portions of major roadways, stranded dozens of motorists, including some who had to be rescued, and caused dangerous flash floods throughout the region....
  • Park Ridge tackles costs of stormwater projects

    Park Ridge tackles costs of stormwater projects
    Residents in Park Ridge's Mayfield Estates neighborhood might be asked to help cover part of the cost for a proposed $3.3 million flood control project. "I think the only way that it's going to happen is some cost sharing," Mayor David Schmidt said...
  • Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in flooding events

    Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in flooding events
    Tuesday's flooding may have been extreme, but it wasn't unfamiliar for much of the region. The low spots are well known: Compromise and Dock streets in Annapolis, Caroline and Thames streets in Fells Point. After a good rain and a high tide, they're...
  • Flood Warnings Exipred As Rain Tapers Off

     Flood Warnings Exipred As Rain Tapers Off
    Heavy rains that caused serious and widespread flooding on Long Island overnight moved across Connecticut Wednesday, but carried less of a punch. At Islip Airport on Long Island, the National Weather Service said 12.21 inches of rain fell between...
  • Satellite image shows massive rain system

    Satellite image shows massive rain system
    Satellite images of the storm that caused historic flooding in Baltimore and other parts of the Northeast show a system massive enough to rival some tropical storms that have hit the region. The image above was taken Tuesday from several orbits of the...
  • Long Island hit by flash floods during rush hour

    Long Island hit by flash floods during rush hour
    NEW YORK — More than a foot of rain hit parts of New York's Long Island on Wednesday, enough to set a preliminary state record, triggering flash floods and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour....