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Floods and Flooding

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  • Watershed group hopes to stop erosion, ease flooding

    Watershed group hopes to stop erosion, ease flooding
    Slogging through the mud, whacking away at weeds, Jeff Weiss and his group of volunteers are in pursuit of worms, shellfish and insects. But they are not happy with what they are finding. "They're not the kind of critters that you'd hope to see,"...
  • Man charged in death of toddler found in backpack in creek

    Man charged in death of toddler found in backpack in creek
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek was charged with murder Monday after the toddler's mother agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Prosecutors and an...
  • Rise in government insurance rates to mirror rising waters, flood debt

    Rise in government insurance rates to mirror rising waters, flood debt
    At her small beach house that sits in a flood zone, Nancy Loft-Powers worries. The prospect of rising water, she said, isn't what bothers her. It's the expected rise in the cost of her $7,500 yearly flood insurance. "My insurance is more than my...
  • York may spend $1.27 million to prevent train derailment near Route 17

    York may spend $1.27 million to prevent train derailment near Route 17
    The mile-long train carrying North Dakota crude oil to Yorktown that derailed, burst into flames and shut down two water treatment plants in West Virginia has York County officials trying to prevent a local worst-case scenario — a train derailment...
  • Northern Chile works to recover after floods kill 9

    Communities in Chile's northern desert region dug houses and cars out of the mud and worked to reopen roads Friday after floods pummeled several cities and left nine people dead. Nineteen people were also missing after the torrential rains in the Atacama...
  • Heavy rains cause flooding in usually bone-dry Chile desert

    Communities in a desert region of northern Chile struggled Thursday to cope with rain-provoked flooding that has claimed the lives of at least seven people, knocked out power and cut off roadways. Thunderstorms with torrential rains moved into the...
  • Angels ‘sunk’ at Dodger Stadium

     
    Los Angeles Angels batboy Roger Hailey swims through team dugout retrieving equipment after heavy rain flooded Dodger Stadium....
  • $1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor

    A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation. The California Assembly voted unanimously, 74-0, on AB91 a day...
  • Senate approves water legislation to address drought, flooding

    Senate approves water legislation to address drought, flooding
    The state Senate approved on Wednesday a $1-billion spending plan that is billed as an emergency response to the state's drought, which has entered its fourth year with no sign of stopping.  The legislation now goes to the Assembly, which is scheduled...
  • Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

    Chile's government declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert region Wednesday after flooding from heavy rains blocked roads, caused power outages and affected some 600 people in the normally bone-dry region. Unusually heavy thunderstorms and...
  • Village of Glenwood receives $1M federal flood-relief grant

    A Chicago suburb has received $1 million in federal funds to deal with flooding problems. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1bqsiha ) the Federal Emergency Management Agency's $1.05 million grant to Glenwood is from the Hazard Mitigation Grant...