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Floods and Flooding

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  • Big cleanup in NC gov't building after weekend flooding

    Workers at the North Carolina Department of Insurance and other state agencies are cleaning up after water flooded a state building in downtown Raleigh damaging offices and state records. Officials said Tuesday it's not known what caused an 8-inch...
  • Afghan official: Floods in north kill 5, damage 400 houses

    An Afghan official says at least five people have died in heavy flooding in the northern province of Baghlan. Jawed Basharat, spokesman for the provincial police chief, says the flooding hit three different districts on Monday, including Puli Khamri, the...
  • Loss of grant stalls flood-control project in Glen Ellyn

    Loss of grant stalls flood-control project in Glen Ellyn
    For the second time in a month, the Glen Ellyn Park District is coping with major loss of state grant money and putting a much-anticipated project on indefinite hold. A $439,290 grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Green...
  • Suburban stormwater fees raise cash and ire of residents

    Suburban stormwater fees raise cash and ire of residents
    When Winnetka officials voted unanimously to pay for the village's $41 million flood control program by creating a stormwater utility fee, they bet the new concept would be more palatable to residents than hiking property taxes. While the stormwater fee...
  • Delray residents may save on annual flood insurance premiums

    Delray residents may save on annual flood insurance premiums
    Delray residents may see savings on their annual flood insurance premiums. The city improved its rating from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The better rating means Delray Beach policyholders will receive a 10 percent discount on annual flood...
  • March 31 Letters: Route 460 plan

    Re: "Road rage," March 29. VDOT claims the Route 460 Preferred Alternative is the most effective because it will increase evacuation capacity to 13,400 vehicles per hour with seven contraflow (reversible) lanes. This will be achieved using three...
  • Park Ridge Park District candidates talk taxes, fees and flood-relief

    Park Ridge Park District candidates talk taxes, fees and flood-relief
    The Park Ridge Park Board race this spring finds three incumbents hoping to retain their commissioner titles and a challenger looking to unseat one of them. Commissioners Jim O'Brien, Mary Wynn Ryan and Mel Thillens and newcomer Cindy Grau are running...
  • Glencoe voters face $10 million in bond requests April 7

    Last May, a classic spring deluge dumped 3 inches of rain on Glencoe and flooded many homes. It also led to the placement of a bond referendum on the April 7 ballot. Residents will be asked to vote on a two-question referendum, as the village seeks...
  • 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...