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Floods and Flooding

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  • Flood, drought risks must be managed, with or without climate change

    In one case a major metropolis was flooded within hours, leaving thousands homeless, millions without power, transportation and businesses shut down, and a mass human crisis. In the other case, three years of sunshine and blue skies have left water...
  • Newington Officials Ask DEEP To Communicate About Flood Control Project

    NEWINGTON -- Local officials are concerned that the state has no plans to send homeowners letters informing them of an upcoming flood control maintenance project in the northwest section of town. The Department of Energy and Environmental Project will do...
  • 2014 in review: From Shermer Road to commercial surge

    2014 in review: From Shermer Road to commercial surge
    SHERMER ROAD RE-OPENING Shermer Road reopened July 3 to traffic after a train accident killed a Glenview couple and rattled the North Shore suburbs on a hot summer holiday. On July 4, 2012, a Union Pacific freight train derailed on the viaduct on...
  • 2015 preview: Glenview and Northbrook

    2015 preview: Glenview and Northbrook
    Glenview and Northbrook officials say residents can expect more homes, commercial developments and stormwater management projects – as well as a new village hall for Glenview – in 2015. Stormwater projects Flooding from the north branch of...
  • Nor'easter punishes New England with rain, flooding and snow

    A nor'easter slammed into New England with freezing rain, 60-mph winds and flooding, and up to 6 inches of snow was expected in western Massachusetts by Tuesday night. Numerous state routes on Cape Cod and in the greater Boston area were temporarily...
  • Storm Sandy Insurers Battle Flood Claim Lawsuits

    Storm Sandy Insurers Battle Flood Claim Lawsuits
    The havoc storm Sandy wrought up and down the East Coast has for most people receded into the past. But not for everyone. A barrage of federal lawsuits accuse a number of insurance companies — including The Hartford Financial Services Group...
  • County questions flood maps that could trigger flood insurance spike

    County questions flood maps that could trigger flood insurance spike
    A steep rise in flood-insurance costs could soak Palm Beach County residents who can least afford to pay more. Safety concerns about Lake Okeechobee's 143-mile long dike could translate to increased flood insurance costs for homeowners and businesses in...
  • 2015 preview: Near Northwest Suburbs

    2015 preview: Near Northwest Suburbs
    Investment, construction and planning for capital projects are expected across the Near Northwest Suburbs in the New Year. Construction of a new water pipeline in Des Plaines is expected to save the city, and eventually its residents, a substantial...
  • Blizzard on its way to California, forecasters say

    Blizzard on its way to California, forecasters say
    California is already facing heavy rain, strong winds and flooding with a major storm expected to hit late Wednesday. Now there's a blizzard warning. The National Weather Service has issued the warning for northern communities above 6,000 feet including...
  • Major storm soaks Southern California

    Major storm soaks Southern California
    A major storm drenched Southern California on Tuesday, causing traffic tie-ups across the region but few reports of mudslides or major flooding. According to the National Weather Service, 1.5 inches of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles, breaking a Dec....
  • 2014 set to be hottest year on record, U.N. climate agency reports

    2014 set to be hottest year on record, U.N. climate agency reports
    This year is on track to be the hottest on record, with rising sea surface temperatures linked to the spread of extreme weather events around the globe, the United Nations climate agency reported Wednesday. The global average air and sea temperatures...