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Floods and Flooding

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  • How to protect a waterfront home from storm damage

    Most waterfront homes in Maryland come with breathtaking views. But they also come with risk during severe weather. Strong wind, rain and flooding can destroy waterfront homes inside and out if they are not protected. Matt Long, co-owner of Gate One...
  • Alderman candidates square off in Des Plaines

    Candidates in Des Plaines' three contested ward races agree on how to tackle many of the big issues facing the city, whether its stopping gaming expansion that could diminish tax revenue generated by Rivers Casino or offering incentives to businesses as a...
  • Nuclear plant now being upgraded after Fukushima disaster

    At the fortified entrance of FirstEnergy's Beaver Valley nuclear power plant — before submitting to the background check, the metal detectors, the puffer machines and the scan of all personal belongings — employees and visitors pass by an...
  • Quarry tour shows piece of flood control system

     Quarry tour shows piece of flood control system
    Despite the bright sunny early spring day, dozens of Elmhurst residents had flooding on their minds as they queued up Saturday for bus and walking tours of portions of the Elmhurst Quarry. "The Elmhurst Quarry holds 2.7 billion gallons of stormwater and...
  • 2 people die in torrential rains in eastern Spain

    Spanish rescue workers have retrieved the bodies of two people who apparently drowned during torrential rains that flooded many areas in the eastern province of Castellon. Castellon's regional firefighting department said firefighters on Tuesday found...
  • Angels ‘sunk’ at Dodger Stadium

     
    Los Angeles Angels batboy Roger Hailey swims through team dugout retrieving equipment after heavy rain flooded Dodger Stadium....
  • SXSW: ‘Flame in the Flood,’ ‘Jotun’ draw inspiration from history

     
    THE PLAYER Quotes from T.S Eliot and Theodore Roosevelt aren’t the texts one expects to see in the middle of […]...
  • Fire crews use 'creative tactic' to divert rising water in main break

    Fire crews use 'creative tactic' to divert rising water in main break
    A Weston neighborhood became flooded after a water main broke early Sunday, affecting about a dozen residences, according to a Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman. The water main break occurred about 1 a.m. in the 2200 block of Columbia, pushing...
  • California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios

    California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios
    Emergency officials will soon be able to make improved tsunami evacuation orders as California writes detailed scenario plans, state authorities said Friday. State officials realized a flaw in existing tsunami evacuation plans during the 2011 Japanese...
  • Hurricane center upgrading way it warns public

    Hurricane center upgrading way it warns public
    Not everyone faces the same hazards when a hurricane threatens. Those close to the shoreline may be vulnerable to storm surge flooding while inland areas may have to deal with torrential rains. The National Hurricane Center this year plans to...
  • California governor proposes $1 billion in drought spending

    As California copes with a fourth straight year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion in water spending and urged residents to do their part to conserve. Winter is...