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Floods and Flooding

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  • Residents ask Wilmette officials to address west side flooding

    Residents ask Wilmette officials to address west side flooding
    With officials in Wilmette expected to unveil the findings of a consultant's stormwater action plan this fall, some living on the west side of the village are asking that immediate improvements be made before a long-range flood prevention program is...
  • State presents plan to repair 146-year-old Glasgo Dam

    The state's plans for a $3 million repair project on the 150-year-old Glasgo Dam drew a packed house of local residents Aug. 26, voicing worries about the project's impact on their wells, the fish population and possible historic artifacts. The state's...
  • Jerry Zezima: Fixing a flood of laundry issues

    Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry, in which case there are three cycles: wash, rinse and spin. But you can't do the laundry, as my wife, Sue, and I...
  • Flooding prompts changes in St. Charles

    Flooding prompts changes in St. Charles
    Major flooding events along the 7th Avenue and North Tributary creeks in St. Charles have prompted the city to redraw its flood insurance maps and make improvements along the creek banks. At a Government Services Committee meeting on Monday, aldermen...
  • Surfers race to catch massive waves across Southland

    Surfers race to catch massive waves across Southland
    Mike Lucas charged into the surf at Newport Beach's legendary Wedge, paddling out to brave waves so big they seemed to fill the sky. "You quickly realize you could be dead in a second if you don't know what you're doing," said Lucas, 26, of Huntington...
  • For many Californians, cost of earthquake insurance outweighs the risks

    NAPA Calif (Reuters) - During Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake, some $75,000 worth of bottles of wine, rum and whiskey flew off the shelves of Aiyaz Masani's liquor store in Napa, California. He estimates about half his inventory was damaged, winding...
  • Your Place: Get home prepared well before hurricane strikes

    Three years ago, my family and I drove overnight from Maine to New Jersey, trying to get home ahead of Hurricane Irene. That memory from late August 2011 prompts hurricane-preparation thoughts today. Here are some tips from Ready.gov some things to do...
  • Big surf floods Seal Beach homes

    Big surf floods Seal Beach homes
    Water from a large swell generated by Hurricane Marie hundreds of miles off the coast pounded Seal Beach late Tuesday, flooding homes near the sand. Orange County Fire Authority officials responded to reports of flooding south of the Seal Beach Pier...
  • Heavy rains kill 73 in Pakistan as floods spread

    ISLAMABAD/MUZAFFARABAD Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 73 people have been killed across Pakistan after heavy rains brought flash floods and caused homes to collapse in the Punjab and Kashmir regions, government officials said Friday. Most deaths...
  • Huge waves challenge Southern California surfers, lifeguards

    Huge waves challenge Southern California surfers, lifeguards
    Pounding surf off Newport Beach had already prompted several rescues Wednesday morning as onlookers gathered to watch surfers and bodyboarders take advantage of the huge waves, some estimated at more than 20 feet high. By 8 a.m., lifeguards had...
  • Pakistan flooding kills 125 people as soldiers aid in rescue effort

    More than 125 people have been killed and 280 injured in four days of torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan, officials said Saturday, as soldiers deployed to devastated areas to aid in the rescue operation. The rains hit the Pakistani section of the...