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Floods and Flooding

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  • Niles adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan

    The Village of Niles Board of Trustees unanimously adopted the Cook County Multi-Juristicational Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan was put together by Chicago-based Tetra Tech consulting company on behalf of the Cook County Department of Security and...
  • DuPage County to compete for federal grant to fix flooding problems

    DuPage County is vying for federal dollars that would help address persistent flooding problems throughout the area. The county is throwing its hat into the National Disaster Resilience Competition, an effort aimed at helping local communities rebuild...
  • No flooding from king tides in Newport, H.B., Seal Beach

    The king tides that rolled into Orange County beach communities Tuesday morning did not result in the flooding that the National Weather Service had warned about, officials said. The service issued a warning Monday that above-average high tides could...
  • Year in Review: The stories of 2014 in the Buffalo Grove area

    Year in Review: The stories of 2014 in the Buffalo Grove area
    When we look back on 2014 years from now, what residents might remember most could be something that actually never happened: a built-from-scratch downtown Buffalo Grove development. Tempers flared and political alliances forged around the proposal...
  • Tens of thousands without power, flights disrupted as storm hits northern California

    Tens of thousands without power, flights disrupted as storm hits northern California
    A major storm pummeled California and the Pacific Northwest on Thursday with heavy rain and high winds, killing one man, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights and prompting schools to close. Some 240 departing and incoming...
  • 1938 storm changes Los Angeles River

     
    On Feb. 27 and 28, 1938, a storm soaked Southern California with 4.4 inches of rain. Late on March 1, 1938, a new storm arrived dropping 10 inches in Los Angeles and more in mountain areas. Rivers overflowed and dozens were killed....
  • Hampton gets its turn to see new FEMA flood maps

    Water's impact can be felt throughout Hampton Roads: tides are lapping higher on shorelines, flood waters are reaching farther inland and property owners' pocketbooks are noticeably lighter from higher insurance rates. FEMA — the Federal Emergency...
  • 2014 in review: Wheaton and Glen Ellyn

    2014 in review: Wheaton and Glen Ellyn
    New rules for selling alcohol, deals for downtown development, a fight over land at Butterfield and Route 53, and changes in longtime institutions marked 2014 in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn. Here's a look at some of the major events in the last year in these...
  • South Florida flood-control costs rising amid budget cuts

    South Florida flood-control costs rising amid budget cuts
    There's a growing tab for living in what used to be the Everglades, and that increased flood-control bill could soon come due for South Florida taxpayers. The 60-year-old system of canals, pumps and levees that guards against flooding in swampy South...
  • FEMA updating flood maps - meeting at HRCC on Tuesday

    Hampton will hold a public meeting with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13 to discuss the updated federal flood maps. The preliminary flood maps show an updated flood risk for...
  • Downers Grove adds rules to prevent flooding

    Downers Grove adds rules to prevent flooding
    More new housing developments in Downers Grove now will be required to include construction to reduce flooding, thanks to recently revised regulations. Council members recently endorsed the more stringent rules in an attempt to reduce the impact of...