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Floods and Flooding

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  • 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...
  • Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

    Montana farmer Rocky Norby has worked the land along the Missouri River for more than 20 years, coaxing sugar beets and malted barley out of the arid ground. "Every year it gets worse," he said. "There's not enough water to get through our pumps."...
  • Monsoon floods hit north India, 200 villages under water

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Floods triggered by heavy rains have inundated nearly 200 villages in northern India, killing at least 21 people and leaving thousands homeless, officials said on Sunday, as forecasts for more rain prompted fresh flood warnings....
  • Even with flood insurance, basements are sunk

    Sometimes I think that Fate has it in for my hometown. Detroit has suffered through the oil embargo of the 1970s, the recessions of every decade since, and now, the epic biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy of all time. Plus, during all that time: the...
  • Floods submerge cane fields in North India

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Heavy monsoon rains in India have caused flooding in the country's main sugar producing state Uttar Pradesh, but the full extent of any damage to the crop will not be known until floodwaters recede. There were apprehensions that a...
  • Thunderstorms spark more fires in U.S. Northwest, causing a death

    PORTLAND (Reuters) - Severe thunderstorms that rolled through the Pacific Northwest overnight sparked dozens of new wildfires in parched forests in Washington and Oregon, while heavy rain led to flooding and the drowning death of one person, officials...
  • Detroit cleaning up from muddy flood mess

    DETROIT After a second day of choked commutes, several major highways connecting metro Detroit were once again accommodating traffic Wednesday. Crews were making progress draining roads and clearing debris after flooding that destroyed hundreds of cars,...
  • Satellite image shows massive rain system

    Satellite image shows massive rain system
    Satellite images of the storm that caused historic flooding in Baltimore and other parts of the Northeast show a system massive enough to rival some tropical storms that have hit the region. The image above was taken Tuesday from several orbits of the...
  • Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in flooding events

    Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in flooding events
    Tuesday's flooding may have been extreme, but it wasn't unfamiliar for much of the region. The low spots are well known: Compromise and Dock streets in Annapolis, Caroline and Thames streets in Fells Point. After a good rain and a high tide, they're...
  • New York suburbs hit by flash floods after record rainfall

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than two months worth of rain fell in two hours in New York's Long Island suburbs on Wednesday, causing flash flooding and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour. A total of 13....
  • Heavy rains lead to water rescues, road detours

    Heavy rains lead to water rescues, road detours
    Tuesday's torrential rain — the most to fall in one day in more than 80 years — shut down portions of major roadways, stranded dozens of motorists, including some who had to be rescued, and caused dangerous flash floods throughout the region....