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Floods and Flooding

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  • Construction to curb street flooding to begin soon

    Construction to curb street flooding to begin soon
    Construction will start next week on two new detention basins designed to keep streets from flooding in the Catalina and Golfview subdivisions, Orland Park officials said. The basins, which will collect and store storm water runoff, are part of...
  • Colorado River researchers find signs of ancient, devastating floods

    Colorado River researchers find signs of ancient, devastating floods
    Scientists say it would have been a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. If the Glen Canyon Dam had failed, it would have changed the lives of millions of people and reshaped the history of the American West. Only a lucky break in the weather...
  • Severe storm chances diminish as clouds help cool temperatures

    Severe storm chances diminish as clouds help cool temperatures
    Forecasters expect diminished chances of severe weather in the Baltimore area Thursday, with cloud cover keeping temperatures down, but some storms and showers are still expected. Meteorologists shifted an area of concern for severe storms southward, in...
  • How the insurance industry sees climate change

    Twenty years ago, I interviewed Frank Nutter, then and now president of the Reinsurance Assn. of America, on the threat climate change posed to the $2-trillion-plus global property and casualty insurance industry. "It is clear," he said back then, "that...
  • Evening storms could bring more heavy rain

    Evening storms could bring more heavy rain
    More heavy rain is possible Friday evening, on top of the quick deluge from storms that flooded roadways and spawned a tornado warning in the afternoon. A flash flood watch is in effect through 10 p.m. Flood warnings around Baltimore had expired by...
  • Des Plaines accepts flood-buyout grant money

     Des Plaines accepts flood-buyout grant money
    Jo Benjamin has spent most of her adult life in a two-story home on Big Bend Drive along the banks of the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines. "It's just beautiful here. It really is," said the 67-year-old mother of three and grandmother of eight. "It's...
  • Des Plaines office plaza awarded nearly $1.2 million in flooding case

    Des Plaines office plaza awarded nearly $1.2 million in flooding case
    A Cook County jury awarded the owners of a Des Plaines office complex nearly $1.2 million in a lawsuit against the city over damages sustained in a 2011 flood, attorneys for the owner recently announced. The suit, filed in August of 2011 on behalf of O'...
  • Graue Mill receives federal grant for flood mitigation

     Graue Mill receives federal grant for flood mitigation
    The sun shone and the murky, tree-shaded waters of Salt Creek were thankfully placid last Thursday morning as residents of a town home and condo association in Hinsdale celebrated news of a $2.57 million federal grant to protect it from flooding. The...
  • Cedar Creek fix to cost almost $3 million, officials learn

    Cedar Creek fix to cost almost $3 million, officials learn
      The nearly $3 million required to fix stormwater drainage issues in Cedar Creek would likely have to come out of residents' pockets, Lake Zurich officials learned at a recent board meeting. The board heard the results of a study commissioned last...
  • Libertyville looking into drainage issues

    Libertyville looking into drainage issues
    Heavy rains earlier this week brought residents out to Libertyville's board meeting to ask the village for a fix to drainage issues that officials said have been going on for decades. The area where the racetrack was located many years ago in the...
  • Rain floods streets; lightning ignites two fires in Naperville

    Rain floods streets; lightning ignites two fires in Naperville
    Severe weather Tuesday night caused at least two fires and some flooded roads in Naperville. The city’s department heads rushed out of a City Council meeting about 9 p.m. as they activated their Emergency Operations Center to respond to reports of...