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Floods and Flooding

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  • Frequent coastal flooding spells disaster for some towns

    Frequent coastal flooding spells disaster for some towns
    WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels. The...
  • Flash-flood watch issued for Inland Empire

    A flash-flood watch was issued for the Inland Empire on Sunday, with forecasters predicting storms that could inundate low-lying areas. Hurricane Norbert, currently dwindling along Mexico’s Baja peninsula, will bring increased moisture to drought-...
  • Flash flooding disrupts traffic on 60 Freeway in Riverside

    Flash flooding disrupts traffic on 60 Freeway in Riverside
    Rain from Hurricane Norbert, currently dwindling along Mexico's Baja peninsula, caused flash flooding along the 60 Freeway in Riverside on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The showers resulted in at least two inches of rain in the slow lane of the...
  • Flooding reported on Peninsula roads

    Flooding reported on Peninsula roads
    The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for southern Hampton, southeastern Newport News, western Norfolk, and Portsmouth until 4 p.m. In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon the weather service said recorded rainfall in Smithfield...
  • More flash floods possible as storms move across Southern California

    More flash floods possible as storms move across Southern California
    A flash flood watch remained in effect Monday for Riverside County after a slow-moving downpour drenched several Inland Empire communities and stranded cars in several feet of water over the weekend. Riverside Canyon saw more than 1 1/2 inches of rain...
  • Rescue effort expands in India, Pakistan as flood death toll tops 350

    Rescue effort expands in India, Pakistan as flood death toll tops 350
    The death toll from nearly one week of heavy monsoon rains in India and Pakistan has surpassed 350, officials said Monday, as elite Indian troops joined an urgent rescue effort to reach residents marooned on rooftops and stranded in submerged homes. The...
  • Woman dies in submerged car in record Arizona rain, widespread floods

    Record-breaking rainfall deluged parts of Arizona on Monday, prompting Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to declare a state of emergency as floodwaters led to one death, turned portions of a Phoenix interstate into a deep canal and forced the closure of dozens of...
  • FEMA sends preliminary flood maps to Palm Beach County

    FEMA sends preliminary flood maps to Palm Beach County
     UPDATE: The Federal  Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that the  the digital maps of the preliminary Palm Beach County flood zone were mailed the day after the paper maps were mailed. "The county and communities are free to post them on their...
  • Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones in Palm Beach County

    Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones in Palm Beach County
    Thousands of Palm Beach County homes will be taken out of flood zone maps in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday evening posted the proposed maps for the county on the agency's new Flood...
  • 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,...
  • 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...