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Floods and Flooding

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  • Forest Falls: After severe flash flood, mountain town digs out

    Forest Falls: After severe flash flood, mountain town digs out
    Amid the smell of wet dirt and piles of heavy gray runoff, the town of Forest Falls dug out Monday after what residents called one of the worst flash floods in the last 20 years. Throughout the day, residents shoveled and dug all along the several...
  • Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council

    Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council
    One of the two water lines that burst under Sunset Boulevard last week was so badly worn that "with a little effort, we could almost scrape the corrosion away and kind of rub a hole through the pipe," a top Los Angeles Department of Water and Power...
  • Lake County Public Works cautioning residents about the dangers of flooding

    Lake County’s Public Works Department is trying to get out the message to residents that during the rainy season, flooding can occur – and citizens should absolutely not make the mistake of underestimating the often devastating impact of...
  • Elmhurst residents object to stormwater detention projects

    Elmhurst residents object to stormwater detention projects
    Poised to ask the park district and school district 205 to help with flood mitigation projects, Elmhurst aldermen heard from residents concerned that the problem was not being solved, but shifted. Ald. Jim Kennedy, chairman of the Public Works Committee...
  • Heavy floods in Bulgaria kill one person, trigger evacuations

    SOFIA (Reuters) - Rescue teams evacuated over 500 people overnight from the small Bulgarian town of Mizia after torrential rains caused flooding that claimed at least one casualty, an interior ministry official said on Sunday. Rescue teams with boats and...
  • UCLA flood: Estimate of gallons lost in main break doubles to 20 million

    UCLA flood: Estimate of gallons lost in main break doubles to 20 million
    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Wednesday doubled the estimated amount of water lost in a massive main break that flooded UCLA to 20 million gallons. A section of Sunset Boulevard pummeled by the geyser that erupted from the rupture...
  • UCLA-area water main break spews millions of gallons

    UCLA-area water main break spews millions of gallons
    A 90-year-old water main burst under Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, producing a raging geyser that sent 8 million to 10 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus, flooding several buildings, including the famed Pauley Pavilion. It took the Los Angeles...
  • Elmhurst wants schools, parks involved in flood control

    Elmhurst wants schools, parks involved in flood control
    Elmhurst's effort to partner with the city's school and park districts on flood control is expected to intensify after Public Works Committee members this week agreed to send the city council a report recommending priorities for at least two projects...
  • Ugly sight awaits flooded cars' owners at UCLA stadium lot

    Ugly sight awaits flooded cars' owners at UCLA stadium lot
    They came in all makes and models — old and new, red, black and phantom gray. They had names: "Zippy," "the Philly Mobile." And they carried memories — of trips to Disneyland, the beach and big moves to Los Angeles. But on Tuesday, in an...
  • Southern California hit by cooling trend, fog in heart of summer

    Feel that chill? Temperatures in parts of Southern California will remain 5-10 degree below normal in the heart of the summer, according to the National Weather Service. While the California drought continues unabated, the region is seeing a bit of...
  • On Columbia River, 'just add water' seems to be working

    BREWSTER, Wash. Good luck in ocean conditions for the past several years is stoking a bonanza fishing season for Pacific salmon. But even in this spectacular year, with record-breaking returns of sockeye and chinook predicted to the Fraser and Columbia...