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Floods and Flooding

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  • Reader feedback October 25: Military bases plan for climate change, homecoming hopes for Poquoson student, Newsome Park apartment complex sold

    Military bases plan for flooding, climate change Last week, the Department of Defense released a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, which recognized Hampton Roads as the largest concentration of U.S. military sites in the world and an area that is...
  • State helps combat flooding in Fort Lauderdale's isle communities

    State helps combat flooding in Fort Lauderdale's isle communities
    Fort Lauderdale's effort to control tidal flooding on the isle communities off Las Olas Boulevard is receiving a $700,000 boost from the state. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a grant Wednesday that will be used for...
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science researches restoring forested wetlands in New Kent

    Virginia Institute of Marine Science researches restoring forested wetlands in New Kent
    A trio of citizen scientists armed with measuring tools moved from one tree to the next to the next — from black willow to sycamore to white oak. First, they made sure the specimen was still living. Then they noted its species, spread measuring...
  • DuPage Co. board chairman candidates diverge on flood fixes

    DuPage Co. board chairman candidates diverge on flood fixes
    The candidates to lead the DuPage County Board offer different views on whether the county should impose a stormwater fee on property owners. Incumbent County Board Chairman Dan Cronin believes there is merit to a payment system based on how much...
  • The secret of everlasting creation

    This week's portion describes the famous story in Genesis of the great deluge that destroyed the earth. Why must the narrative tell us about the flood in such great detail? The Torah, very simply, could have told us that the world had turned to evil and...
  • Chapter Five: After Roaring 20's, A Great Depression

    Chapter Five: After Roaring 20's, A Great Depression
    During the final years of Charles Hopkins Clark's reign as editor of The Courant, the newspaper enjoyed a surge in circulation that has been attributed to Emile H. Gauvreau, a short-term managing editor with an enthusiasm for melodramatic news that...
  • Fix the Conowingo before another Hurricane Agnes hits [Letter]

    Fix the Conowingo before another Hurricane Agnes hits [Letter]
    I read with interest commentator Anirban Basu's article touting what a great asset the Conowingo dam is and how it enhances the lives of all Marylanders ("Support the dam to support Md.," Oct. 13). My having lived within seven miles of this facility for...
  • Grant will help buy, demolish flood-prone homes

    Grant will help buy, demolish flood-prone homes
    Downers Grove received a federal grant this week to assist the village in addressing flooding problems in the area. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that it awarded the village more than $820,000 as part of its Hazard Mitigation...
  • Mathews passes 'bare minimum' flood ordinance

    MATHEWS — An update to Mathews County's Floodplain Management Ordinance was finally passed Tuesday night with what officials referred to as bare minimum requirements. The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a second public hearing Tuesday for...
  • Tornado warning over Howard, Prince George's expires; heavy rain forecast

    Tornado warning over Howard, Prince George's expires; heavy rain forecast
    A tornado warning was issued for parts of Anne Arundel, Prince George's and Howard counties, including Laurel, Beltsville and Elkridge, as a severe storm moved through the region. The warning was in effect until 1:30 p.m. As much as 1-3 inches of rain...
  • Weather: Flood watches span Central Florida

    Weather: Flood watches span Central Florida
    Central Florida remains under flood watches today as scattered storms roll across the water-logged region. Flood advisories are in effect for Orange, Seminole, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties. "A flood watch means there is a potential for...