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Floods and Flooding

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  • Is Chetwin Terrace flooding a thing of past?

    Is Chetwin Terrace flooding a thing of past?
    When a fast, soaking rain dumps on Chetwin Terrace, an anxiety gets into Roy Roth's bones because he knows the next few hours will bring water. And not gentle rainwater, but a fast and rushing kind of water that's been funneled through storm drains...
  • Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

    Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change
    It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security. On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in...
  • Making Chicago greener: Tribune endorsements for 3 MWRD seats

    Making Chicago greener: Tribune endorsements for 3 MWRD seats
    Build a metropolis atop a once-swampy lowland and you wind up not only with questions of water quality, but also of commerce and drainage. Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District deal with these issues and a host of environmental...
  • Allentown plans solution for flood-prone West End

    Long-suffering victims of flooding in Allentown's West End theater district may get some relief under a plan presented by city consultants. Engineers have recommended several changes, including lowering Albright Street and a possible secondary storm...
  • Hampton Roads military bases brace for climate change, sea-level rise

    HAMPTON — When Hurricane Isabel raged through Hampton Roads in 2003, tidal levels rose 7.9 feet, putting most of Langley Air Force Base underwater. As the waters receded, the damage was immense. Two hundred facilities on the base were affected....
  • Flood insurance fees drop in Tamarac

    Flood insurance fees have decreased in Tamarac, as more than 60 percent of the properties in the city are no longer in a flood zone. The city's Building Department officials worked closely with representatives from FEMA, Broward County and the Florida...
  • Firefighters: Guests burned, evacuated after flooding at Universal Orlando resort

    Firefighters: Guests burned, evacuated after flooding at Universal Orlando resort
    A ruptured hot water line at a Universal Orlando resort sent two guests to the hospital and caused the evacuation of several others Tuesday morning, officials said. "All guests who have been directly impacted by this have been relocated to other rooms,"...
  • Lake Okeechobee waters rise, but dry season's arrival may mean no water release

    Lake Okeechobee waters rise, but dry season's arrival may mean no water release
    South Florida's dry season may have arrived just in time to avoid dumping more Lake Okeechobee water out to sea. Last year, flooding fears from rising lake waters triggered the dumping of hundreds of billions of gallons of lake water out to sea —...
  • How California is turning drainage canals back to rivers

    How California is turning drainage canals back to rivers
    The Santa Ana River, born of snowmelt and natural springs near Big Bear Lake, flows through Southern California as one of the region's most scenic rivers — until it hits Orange County. After cutting through a deep, lush canyon and flowing...
  • Mega development Minto West's flood-control abilities questioned

    Mega development Minto West's flood-control abilities questioned
    Two years ago, Tropical Storm Isaac's soaking rains flooded western roads, closed Loxahatchee-area schools for days and turned dozens of rural homes into islands. Now Minto West developers are promising flood-control improvements to help correct decades...
  • North Shore experts talk ways to handle stormwater

    North Shore experts talk ways to handle stormwater
    With more frequent and heavier storms slamming the North Shore in recent years, government officials said that environmentally friendly alternatives, coupled with a new stormwater tunnel and other, traditional techniques, are all necessary to help prevent...