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Floods and Flooding

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  • Record rainfall causing widespread flooding, rescues

    Record rainfall causing widespread flooding, rescues
    Heavy rain led to flash flooding that closed roads and required widespread swift-water rescues from trapped vehicles Tuesday. A flash flood warning was in effect across parts of the Baltimore region through 6:45 p.m. At Baltimore-Washington...
  • New flood maps could cost Isle of Wight, Smithfield residents

    ISLE OF WIGHT — New federal flood maps will include 324 properties in Isle of Wight inside high-risk flood zones and may cost homeowners who fall within the boundaries, according to county officials. The maps outline the "100-year flood plain," an...
  • After record rainfall, travelers return to BWI to find waterlogged vehicles

    After record rainfall, travelers return to BWI to find waterlogged vehicles
    After dragging his golf clubs and luggage off a shuttle bus in long-term parking near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Wednesday afternoon, Leroy Donahue took several quick strides over to his shiny black Tesla Model S and peered through the window. The...
  • UCLA offers emergency assistance to owners of cars damaged in flood

    UCLA offers emergency assistance to owners of cars damaged in flood
    UCLA has offered emergency assistance to hundreds of students and employees whose cars were left sodden and covered in mud after a water main ruptured and flooded two campus parking structures. Interest-free loans will be available to about 100 school...
  • Ask Tom: Was 1954 flooding related to a remnant hurricane?

    Dear Tom, Growing up in Chicago I remember some very heavy rain and flooding in October 1954. Was that related to a remnant hurricane? — Shirley V., Hazel Crest   Dear Shirley, October 1954, with 12.06 inches of rain, stands as the city's...
  • Long Island hit by flash floods during rush hour

    Long Island hit by flash floods during rush hour
    NEW YORK — More than a foot of rain hit parts of New York's Long Island on Wednesday, enough to set a preliminary state record, triggering flash floods and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour....
  • Flood Warnings Exipred As Rain Tapers Off

     Flood Warnings Exipred As Rain Tapers Off
    Heavy rains that caused serious and widespread flooding on Long Island overnight moved across Connecticut Wednesday, but carried less of a punch. At Islip Airport on Long Island, the National Weather Service said 12.21 inches of rain fell between...
  • Ugly sight awaits flooded cars' owners at UCLA stadium lot

    Ugly sight awaits flooded cars' owners at UCLA stadium lot
    They came in all makes and models — old and new, red, black and phantom gray. They had names: "Zippy," "the Philly Mobile." And they carried memories — of trips to Disneyland, the beach and big moves to Los Angeles. But on Tuesday, in an...
  • Millions of gallons of water flood UCLA campus after water-main break

    Millions of gallons of water flood UCLA campus after water-main break
    A major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, unleashing a 20-foot-tall geyser and millions of gallons of water that flooded part of campus and stranded motorists on nearby streets. The...
  • UCLA flood: Roughly 900 cars marooned in underground garage

    UCLA flood: Roughly 900 cars marooned in underground garage
    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Wednesday doubled the estimated amount of water lost in a massive main break that flooded UCLA to 20 million gallons. The pipeline, which ruptured on Sunset Boulevard shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday,...
  • Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site
    UNESCO's World Heritage list hit a milestone of sorts last week when it proclaimed the Okavango Delta in northwest Botswana as its 1,000th site. The African delta was among 26 new places on the globe singled out for recognition, including a first one in...