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Floods and Flooding

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  • Tornado warning over Howard, Prince George's expires; heavy rain forecast

    Tornado warning over Howard, Prince George's expires; heavy rain forecast
    A tornado warning was issued for parts of Anne Arundel, Prince George's and Howard counties, including Laurel, Beltsville and Elkridge, as a severe storm moved through the region. The warning was in effect until 1:30 p.m. As much as 1-3 inches of rain...
  • Thousands of properties added to flood zones

    Thousands of properties added to flood zones
    Thousands of properties would be added to flood zones in Palm Beach County under proposed new federal flood maps. Although 35,891 parcels would be removed, 62,041 would be added because they at least border a Special Flood Hazard Area, according to a...
  • 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...
  • Park Ridge flood plan to get 2nd look

    Park Ridge flood plan to get 2nd look
    Since 2009, Park Ridge has worked with Christopher B. Burke Engineering to chart its terrain, map its flood-prone neighborhoods, develop a stormwater plan to alleviate some of the worst-hit areas and oversee construction of the required sewers. But in...
  • TD with 9 seconds to go lifts Spruce Creek

    TD with 9 seconds to go lifts Spruce Creek
    RB Nash Flood scored the winning touchdown on a 7-yard run with nine seconds left, giving host Port Orange Spruce Creek (4-2, 2-1 in 8A-2) a 30-25 victory against Lake Brantley (2-5, 1-3) at New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex. The Hawks won their second game...
  • Deluge turns Broward in 'one vast lake'

    Deluge turns Broward in 'one vast lake'
    The year 1947 was a rainy one, so rainy that Broward County, then mostly agricultural, was virtually drowned. The cause was a September hurricane which brought 155 mph winds and eight inches of rain. Another storm in October deposited 11 more inches...
  • South Florida lauded for sea-rise response

    South Florida lauded for sea-rise response
    President Obama's top environmental advisers lauded South Florida for racing ahead of other regions of the United States in preparing for high sea levels. They spoke Wednesday to more than 500 South Florida public officials, scientists, business...
  • Report: High-tide floods threaten Hampton Roads, U.S. coasts

    Report: High-tide floods threaten Hampton Roads, U.S. coasts
    It's not quite a sign to start building an ark, but climate scientists are sounding the alarm for Hampton Roads and other coastal communities caught on the front lines of worsening high-tide flooding. In a new report, the Union of Concerned Scientists...
  • South Florida cities spared from high tide flooding

    South Florida cities spared from high tide flooding
    Coastal areas that are frequently swamped during seasonal high tides braced for the worst Wednesday. But most low-lying trouble spots either were dry or had only minor flooding. The reason: The pumps and special valves to stem the flooding did their job,...
  • Flood warning: Baltimore, Annapolis, Ocean City seen getting wetter much more often

    Flood warning: Baltimore, Annapolis, Ocean City seen getting wetter much more often
    With minor flooding forecast Wednesday morning for Baltimore and elsewhere along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, there's a new warning that rising seas are likely to encroach more often and reach farther inland in coming decades. The National...
  • King tides to peak today

    King tides to peak today
    The King tides have arrived. The tides are the result of the full moon, seasonal high tides and rising sea levels conspiring to pull sea water onto streets and into low-lying areas near the coast. Several trouble spots can expect flooding today. Among...