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Floods and Flooding

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  • River water woes come with Lake Okeechobee draining

    River water woes come with Lake Okeechobee draining
    "Toxic" and "scum" are not words that the Chamber of Commerce likes to see associated with Florida's waterfront lifestyle. Yet draining Lake Okeechobee to protect South Florida from flooding has been blamed by coastal communities for portions of rivers,...
  • Record rainfall, flooding takes toll on Oklahoma roads

    Record-smashing rainfall and torrential flooding that hammered Oklahoma this month has likely caused millions of dollars' worth of damage to roads and bridges across the state, although official estimates won't be available for weeks. While the visual...
  • 52 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus

    The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said. At least six other people are...
  • New Great Escape store OK'd in Tinley Park

    New Great Escape store OK'd in Tinley Park
    The Tinley Park Plan Commission has approved construction of a retail store, The Great Escape, after determining that security and flooding issues raised by nearby Caledonia Townhome residents had been addressed. Commissioners on Thursday night...
  • Death toll rises to 3 in Texas flooding; at least 12 missing

    Death toll rises to 3 in Texas flooding; at least 12 missing
    The death toll after recent heavy rains in Texas reached three on Monday, and at least 12 others were missing after floodwaters tore through central Texas, an area that has been devastated by a series of storms, authorities said. The 12 missing had been...
  • Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

    A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant away from its mother. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said. In Texas, 12 people were reported missing...
  • The Latest: Flash flood emergency declared in Houston area

    11:15 p.m. CDT The National Weather Service has declared a flash flood emergency for southwest Harris County in Texas as a severe storm brings heavy rain to the Houston area. The weather service reported 5 to 7 inches had fallen there Monday night and...
  • 12 missing after flood sweeps away vacation home in Texas

    Crews searched Monday for 12 people reported missing after a vacation home was swept away by flash flooding along a rain-swollen river that destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes in Central Texas. Emergency crews rescued several people who were...
  • Inventive students earn spot in national contest

    Inventive students earn spot in national contest
    Three boys who attend Naperville District 203 schools have invented a device to prevent basement flooding in the event of a power outage and will pitch their product at a national contest in June. Team HydroPhysics won state and North Central Region...
  • Lake dredging takes step forward in Wheaton

    Lake dredging takes step forward in Wheaton
    Preliminary engineering is set to begin on the summer dredging of the eastern lake in Wheaton's Streams subdivision, a project seen as flood prevention. The Wheaton City Council recently agreed to proceed with the first step in the estimated $650,000...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Malaysia says jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used...