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Floods and Flooding

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  • Hurricane Arthur heads north, out to sea after hitting North Carolina

    Hurricane Arthur heads north, out to sea after hitting North Carolina
    North Carolina's Outer Banks absorbed a direct hit from Hurricane Arthur on Friday but emerged with only minimal damage as the storm blew out to sea and threatened riptides and flooding from New Jersey to Massachusetts. "I think we dodged one," Mike...
  • Flash floods kill 80 in northern Afghanistan

    Flash floods kill 80 in northern Afghanistan
    At least 80 people have been killed and more than 100 are missing in two days of severe flooding in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. Families were searching desperately for loved ones amid the wreckage of water-logged villages after flash...
  • Poquoson residents get 10 percent discount on flood insurance

    Poquoson homeowners qualify for a 10 percent reduction on flood insurance since the Federal Emergency Management Agency upgraded the city’s community rating. This amounts to an average savings of $93 on annual premiums, and a total savings of...
  • Storms roll through Chicago area, tornado watch expires

    Storms roll through Chicago area, tornado watch expires
    A tornado watch for northern Illinois, including Chicago and surrounding areas, expired at 1 a.m. after strong thunderstorms rolled through the area. Flood warnings remain in effect for the east branch of the DuPage River at Bolingbrook, from Sunday...
  • Spillway improvements spring forth on Schantz Road

    Q: Why has there never been a guide rail erected at the hard curve on Schantz Road at the Schantz Spring reservoir to protect the spillway from wayward vehicles? PennDOT rumble-stripped the center line last year, but no guide rail. Also, repeated runoff...
  • Lake Zurich postpones vote on Cedar Creek flood fix

     Lake Zurich postpones vote on Cedar Creek flood fix
    Residents looking for a solution to their Cedar Creek flooding problems are going to have to wait at least until July 7, as officials hit the pause button on a vote that would have jump-started design of the plan. Both proposals on the table at meeting...
  • Report: Millions more needed for flood control in Downers Grove

    Report: Millions more needed for flood control in Downers Grove
    A recent study on flooding in Downers Grove estimates that millions of dollars of infrastructure upgrades are needed to improve the flow of stormwater and prevent flooding to area homes and businesses. A civil engineering consulting firm in Aurora was...
  • Flood-prone areas to get stormwater upgrades

    Flood-prone areas to get stormwater upgrades
    Two areas hard hit by flooding last spring are targeted for hundreds of thousands of dollars in infrastructure upgrades this summer. Downers Grove officials are considering separate projects at Hill Street and Grand Avenue and at Washington and 40th...
  • Flash flooding causes accidents throughout Lehigh Valley

    Flash flooding causes accidents throughout Lehigh Valley
    Flash floods throughout the Lehigh Valley caused several traffic accidents, but few injuries Monday evening. In Allentown, a car became stuck in deep water under a railroad bridge on South Eighth Street, south of Tioga Street, at 6:25 p.m. Reinaldo...
  • Residents call flooding situation 'unacceptable'

    Residents call flooding situation 'unacceptable'
    About 20 Elmhurst residents squeezed into a small conference room Monday to complain to members of the Public Works Committee that chronic stormwater flooding problems appear to be worsening over years of what they see as a lack of effective action by...
  • Little movement on plan to use park, school lands for flood control

    Little movement on plan to use park, school lands for flood control
    More than a year after Elmhurst city officials proposed using open lands belonging to Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District as components in the city's flood control efforts, neither agency has signed on to the plan....