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Floods and Flooding

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  • New York braces for flooding as warming trend follows epic snowstorm

    Even though her street was buried under 3 feet of snow, Jean Ulrich considered herself lucky so far. The octogenarian and lifelong resident of Bowmansville, just outside Buffalo, has seen lots of snow before — but never, she said, like last week....
  • Western New York braces for flooding as record snow melts

    Western New York braces for flooding as record snow melts
    The area around Buffalo, New York, braced Sunday for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to 7 feet of snow that fell in a record storm last week in which 13 people died. More than 650 members of the New York National Guard were in...
  • Storm brings lightning, flooding to Northern California

    Storm brings lightning, flooding to Northern California
    Lightning, flooding and snow was reported throughout Northern California as the season's biggest storm dumped rain across the state. Numerous lightning strikes were recorded off the Bay Area, and forecasters warned that some strikes were possible...
  • Major storm soaks Southern California

    Major storm soaks Southern California
    A major storm drenched Southern California on Tuesday, causing traffic tie-ups across the region but few reports of mudslides or major flooding. According to the National Weather Service, 1.5 inches of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles, breaking a Dec....
  • 2014 set to be hottest year on record, U.N. climate agency reports

    2014 set to be hottest year on record, U.N. climate agency reports
    This year is on track to be the hottest on record, with rising sea surface temperatures linked to the spread of extreme weather events around the globe, the United Nations climate agency reported Wednesday. The global average air and sea temperatures...
  • California rain: 80-foot-wide mudslide; 14 rescued after flash flood

    California rain: 80-foot-wide mudslide; 14 rescued after flash flood
    The season’s biggest storm washed out a road in Riverside County early Thursday, spurring the rescue of 14 people from five marooned cars in Gilman Springs, officials said. Meanwhile, in San Diego County, mudslides and flooding were reported in...
  • Downers Grove considers rebates for flood control projects

     Downers Grove considers rebates for flood control projects
    A Downers Grove councilman wants to sweeten the deal for residents who complete stormwater projects on their property. Commissioner Greg Hosé is proposing that the village boost the financial breaks it offers to entice more homeowners to reduce water...
  • Flood-prone homes in Glenview may be demolished

    Flood-prone homes in Glenview may be demolished
    The village of Glenview is moving forward with plans to purchase and demolish up to 18 homes located in the Chicago River flood plain. Officials hope homeowners will participate in the voluntary buyout program in order to avoid further flood damage...
  • Weather: Up to 9 inches of rain across Central FL; cool temps expected later

    Weather: Up to 9 inches of rain across Central FL; cool temps expected later
    As the rain continues to fall across Central Florida, temperatures will steadily drop into the 50s by this afternoon due to a passing cold front, meteorologists say. Some areas in Brevard and Volusia counties saw 7 to 9 inches of rain since Tuesday...
  • More Lake Okeechobee water pumped south this year, instead of out to sea

    More Lake Okeechobee water pumped south this year, instead of out to sea
    Three times as much Lake Okeechobee water flowed south through drainage canals this year than a year ago, sparing the east and west coasts from another damaging deluge of lake dumping. South Florida benefited from well-timed rain and a renewed focus...
  • City to provide sandbags for possible flooding

    City to provide sandbags for possible flooding
    With significant rainfall expected throughout much of Southern California Tuesday and Wednesday, the city of Burbank will make sandbags available to help city residents and business owners prepare for the possibility of flash floods. A Pacific storm...