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Floods and Flooding

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  • Traffic: Rain causing flooding issues on major roads

    Traffic: Rain causing flooding issues on major roads
    Expect stop-and-go traffic on all the major roads this evening as heavy rains are causing flooding and visiblity problems. State Route 408 and Interstate 4 have had a constant flow of lane closures due to accidents and flooding. Most recently, traffic...
  • Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding

    Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding
    Can street flooding be crowdsourced? Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets. When the app launches in a...
  • Weather: Flooding in Volusia; more downpours expected across Central FL

    Weather: Flooding in Volusia; more downpours expected across Central FL
    The heavy showers and thunderstorms aren't over just yet, meteorologists say. A flood warning is in effect for Volusia County — where it's been raining since midnight. According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, Daytona Beach had a...
  • India's plan to raise dam heightens fear in flood-prone villages

    India's plan to raise dam heightens fear in flood-prone villages
    Kartik Prajapati, a villager in western India, has a problem: He is certain that his house will be flooded, leaving him homeless. Like many villagers on the banks of the Narmada River, which flows through Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra states,...
  • Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us

    Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us
    It was a mushy tropical wave near Central Florida — yet it unleashed a torrent of rain that flooded streets from Miami to Jupiter on Tuesday. Whether a weak wave or a powerful hurricane, tropical systems can pound coastal areas even if they're 1,...
  • Weather: Funnel clouds, 50-mph wind gusts possible for Orlando area

    Weather: Funnel clouds, 50-mph wind gusts possible for Orlando area
    Funnel clouds and 50-mph wind gusts are possible tonight for the Orlando area as storms roll through Central Florida. A flood advisory also has been issued for the Orlando area as scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue throughout...
  • Beware of coastal flooding in fall

    Beware of coastal flooding in fall
    With the moon bringing tides to seasonal highs, government officials are urging residents to be on guard for coastal flooding now through November. "These high tides may cause ocean and canal waters to rise above streets and seawalls in low-lying...
  • I-95 ramps flooded in Volusia County

    I-95 ramps flooded in Volusia County
    Flooding in Volusia County shut down a few roads and highway ramps Wednesday afternoon, a county spokeswoman said. Authorities have closed the onramp and exit ramps connecting Interstate 95 north to U.S. Route 92, Pat Kuehn said in a statement. Route 92...
  • UCLA's Pauley Pavilion flooded after water main break

    UCLA's Pauley Pavilion flooded after water main break
    Pauley Pavilion and the Spaulding Field football practice facility at UCLA were flooded Tuesday after a broken water main on Sunset Boulevard sent millions of gallons of water streaming on to the Westside campus. Even as city officials struggled to stop...
  • Residents urged to review digital flood insurance rate maps

    Residents of Palm Beach County and its municipalities are invited to look at newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for the county. The new maps were produced through a partnership between Palm Beach County, the South Florida Water...
  • County posts proposed flood zones

    County posts proposed flood zones
    Property owners in Palm Beach County can finally see whether they'll still need flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued proposed flood maps for the county — the first updates in more than 30 years — and county...