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Floods and Flooding

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  • Tropical wave could cause localized flooding

    Tropical wave could cause localized flooding
    South Florida likely will see thunderstorms, heavy rains and potential street flooding starting today and continuing through Tuesday, the result of a tropical wave near the coast, the National Weather Service said. Meteorologist Alex Gibbs said the...
  • UCLA staffer after retrieving car from flood: 'Yes! My car! Yes!'

    UCLA staffer after retrieving car from flood: 'Yes! My car! Yes!'
    Anh Nguyen was in the middle of a student counseling session when her co-workers came running into the room with a message: “Move your car! It’s going to be flooded!” The 22-year-old recent graduate had just purchased a 2014 Toyota...
  • Proposed Mission Hills development debated for 8 hours

    Proposed Mission Hills development debated for 8 hours
    The potential impact on flooding, property values and open space were among the issues that brought hundreds of people to a meeting that stretched on for eight hours about a proposed Northbrook-area housing development. The proposal, headed by...
  • Special Report: As seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at U.S. shores

    SAXIS, Virginia (Reuters) - Chincoteague is the gateway to a national wildlife refuge blessed with a stunning mile-long beach – a major tourist draw and source of big business for the community. But the beach has been disappearing at an average...
  • Where retreating from rising seas is the only option

    SAXIS, Virginia (Reuters) - This town on Chesapeake Bay is losing three to five feet (1 to 1.5 meters) of shoreline a year and suffered damage during hurricane Sandy. But like hundreds of rural communities along the coast, it is competing with much...
  • Gloucester approves new flood ordinance

    GLOUCESTER – The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has approved an updated floodplain management ordinance that includes the previous two-foot freeboard requirement and a new flood zone. The plan is expected to save residents money on flood...
  • Heavy rains kill 73 in Pakistan as floods spread

    ISLAMABAD/MUZAFFARABAD Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 73 people have been killed across Pakistan after heavy rains brought flash floods and caused homes to collapse in the Punjab and Kashmir regions, government officials said Friday. Most deaths...
  • Hurricane Norbert sending high surf, possible rain to California

    The latest hurricane spinning off Baja California could could bring rain and thunderstorms to the Southland over the coming days, as well as high surf and tides that could produce minor flooding, forecasters warned. As Hurricane Norbert slowly moves...
  • Southern California may see some rain from Hurricane Norbert

    Southern California may see some rain from Hurricane Norbert
    The latest hurricane churning off the coast of Baja California could bring some rain and thunderstorms to parts of drought-stricken Southern California, forecasters said Friday. As Hurricane Norbert slowly moves northwest along Mexico's Baja peninsula,...
  • Tropical storm Dolly hits Mexico's northeast coast

    (Reuters) - Tropical storm Dolly lashed Mexico's northeast coast on Tuesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, bringing torrential rain and life threatening flash floods. Dolly was blowing maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour...
  • Susan Tompor: Hard lessons about flood insurance policies

    Patricia Smith's frustration alone could flood a few more thousand homes in metro Detroit. After her basement was hit with several inches of water, Smith, 66, was angry when her insurance agent said he wasn't sure what coverage she had. Later, he said...