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Floods and Flooding

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  • 'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears

    'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears
    The historic rainfall that inundated Texas in May has left the soil saturated and rivers engorged, and a scientist involved in a NASA-funded research project says it also could strengthen a tropical storm moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico. A broad...
  • La Grange escapes flood damage from heavy rains

    La Grange escapes flood damage from heavy rains
    South La Grange appears to have weathered thunderstorms Monday that dumped nearly 2 inches throughout the area. The National Weather Service reported 1.91 inches of rain in nearby La Grange Park and 3.17 inches in Oak Park to the northeast for the...
  • Tropical Storm Bill hits Texas, threatens severe flooding

    Tropical Storm Bill hits Texas, threatens severe flooding
    Tropical Storm Bill, 2 p.m. Tuesday advisory OUTLOOK: Less than 24 hours after emerging in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Bill hit the coast of Texas Tuesday afternoon with 60 mph winds and heavy rains. The system threatens to cause severe...
  • All lions, tigers accounted for in Tbilisi zoo flooding

    All of the lions and tigers that were missing after severe flooding swamped Tbilisi's zoo have been found dead. One jaguar remained unaccounted for, but zoo staff said they have little hope that it survived. The discovery of the last of the missing lions...
  • Drenching storm pounds Bethlehem Twp.; officials fear power tower could fall

    Drenching storm pounds Bethlehem Twp.; officials fear power tower could fall
    Power was knocked out in areas of Lehigh and Northampton counties overnight as heavy rains roared across the Lehigh Valley. At least 3,250 Met-Ed customers in upper Northampton county were without power about 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, but by 7:30 a.m....
  • Lake County spared worst of storms, rivers remain below flood stage

    Lake County spared worst of storms, rivers remain below flood stage
    Tornado sirens blared in Chicago and torrential rains swamped DuPage County communities like Elmhurst on Monday, but Lake County was largely spared the worst of a storm system that crawled through northeastern Illinois. The Des Plaines River remained...
  • Swollen streams flood some northern Indiana areas

    Rain-swollen rivers and streams overflowed their banks in many places across northern Indiana, covering some low-lying roads and causing emergency crews to help some people who were stranded in their homes. Several Wabash River tributaries were above...
  • Residents complain of flooding in Porter County

    Residents complain of flooding in Porter County
    Residents from South County and the Wheeler area deluged the Porter County Board of Commissioners with tales of their flooding woes Tuesday, wanting to know what the county could do to help them. As a member of the drainage board, Commissioner Jeff...
  • Major flooding in St. Charles has residents worried, frustrated

     Major flooding in St. Charles has residents worried, frustrated
    The patience of some St. Charles residents was more than tried when Monday's thunderstorms flooded several homes in the 7th Avenue Creek area, and turned at least three street blocks into muddy, makeshift tidal pools. Residents of the neighborhood say...
  • Officials worry residents not ready for hurricane season

    Officials worry residents not ready for hurricane season
    Going a decade without a hurricane leaves emergency management officials worried that local residents have storm-prep amnesia. Hurricane Wilma, which damaged roofs and knocked out power for millions when it swept across Florida in 2005, was the last...
  • Flooding closes streets, causes some houses to take on water

    Flooding closes streets, causes some houses to take on water
    As heavy rain storms rushed through the Chicago area, 4 inches of rain fell June 15 on Elmhurst, and some areas in DuPage County saw as much as 5.5 inches, according to officials. City crews responded throughout Elmhurst for calls of service for...