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Floods and Flooding

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  • Everglades group wants state to buy more Big Sugar land

    Everglades group wants state to buy more Big Sugar land
    Buying more Big Sugar land is at the top of Everglades advocates' 2015 to-do list, with taxpayers potentially facing a price tag that could hit $350 million. The Everglades Coalition is calling for the state to buy another 46,800 acres of U.S. Sugar...
  • Feds Rate Condition Of Hartford's Levees And Flood Control System As 'Unacceptable'

    Feds Rate Condition Of Hartford's Levees And Flood Control System As 'Unacceptable'
    Federal inspectors have flunked the city of Hartford on its maintenance – or lack of it – on a massive system of levees, conduits and other installations that guard an estimated $1 billion worth of buildings and urban infrastructure from...
  • Malawi's vice president says at least 176 killed and 200,000 displaced in flooding

    Flooding in Malawi has killed more than 176 people, displaced at least 200,000 others, left homes and schools submerged in water and roads washed away by the deluge in the southern African country, the vice president said Friday. Downriver in neighboring...
  • More Lake Okeechobee draining begins Friday

    More Lake Okeechobee draining begins Friday
    High water levels in Lake Okeechobee are triggering a new round of lake water draining to the east coast to lower South Florida flood risks. Draining away water eases the strain on the lake's troubled dike, considered one of the country's most at risk of...
  • High tides could bring minor flooding today and Wednesday, forecasters say

    The National Weather Service cautioned about possible tidal flooding in some Orange County beach communities until Wednesday. Newport Beach likely will see "king tides," or above average high tides, starting Tuesday that could reach 6 to 7 feet, said...
  • Hampton gets its turn to see new FEMA flood maps

    Water's impact can be felt throughout Hampton Roads: tides are lapping higher on shorelines, flood waters are reaching farther inland and property owners' pocketbooks are noticeably lighter from higher insurance rates. FEMA — the Federal Emergency...
  • Park Ridge rejects flood control project

    Park Ridge rejects flood control project
    A $48.7 million flood control plan proposed for the neighborhood near the Park Ridge Country Club is all but dead after aldermen overwhelmingly rejected its kickoff contract. Meeting as its informal committee-of-the-whole, the Park Ridge City Council...
  • FEMA updating flood maps - meeting at HRCC on Tuesday

    Hampton will hold a public meeting with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13 to discuss the updated federal flood maps. The preliminary flood maps show an updated flood risk for...
  • Home of Bosnian family that survived the Balkan war has been flooded 25 times

    They survived the Balkan war and the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and started a new life in a house in a calm Sarajevo neighborhood. Then another disaster struck. Since 2000, the Bosnian family's home in the suburb of Ilidza has been flooded 25 times....
  • Car smashes hydrant; person is extricated as geyser floods road [Video]

    Car smashes hydrant; person is extricated as geyser floods road [Video]
    At least three people were injured when a traffic collision in Hawthorne sent a car crashing into a fire hydrant, unleashing a geyser of water that flooded an intersection. Police and fire officials said the two-car crash occurred around 11:30 p.m....
  • Tide gauges to monitor Hampton, Severn rivers

    Tide gauges to monitor Hampton, Severn rivers
    Tide gauges being installed on rivers in Gloucester and Hampton will allow scientists and residents alike to have a better understanding of local tides and forecasting. "This is one piece of our whole monitoring network, not just in the Chesapeake Bay...