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Floods and Flooding

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  • Storms roll through Chicago area, tornado watch expires

    Storms roll through Chicago area, tornado watch expires
    A tornado watch for northern Illinois, including Chicago and surrounding areas, expired at 1 a.m. after strong thunderstorms rolled through the area. Flood warnings remain in effect for the east branch of the DuPage River at Bolingbrook, from Sunday...
  • UCLA flood: Roughly 900 cars marooned in underground garage

    UCLA flood: Roughly 900 cars marooned in underground garage
    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. The pipeline, which ruptured on Sunset Boulevard shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday,...
  • 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...
  • Poquoson residents get 10 percent discount on flood insurance

    Poquoson homeowners qualify for a 10 percent reduction on flood insurance since the Federal Emergency Management Agency upgraded the city’s community rating. This amounts to an average savings of $93 on annual premiums, and a total savings of...
  • Motorist splashes into Allentown Eighth St. flooding and car stops

    A man driving his daughter's car on South Eighth Street in Allentown during Monday evening's heavy rains got caught under a railroad bridge in 3 or 4 feet of flood water. Reinaldo Varona, 62, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was on Eighth Street just south of Tioga...
  • Pauley Pavilion: Workers use squeegees on flood waters at UCLA

    Pauley Pavilion: Workers use squeegees on flood waters at UCLA
    Pauley Pavilion at UCLA was flooded Tuesday after a broken water main on Sunset Boulevard sent millions of gallons of water streaming on to the Westwood campus. Even as city officials struggled to stop the flow of water from a broken pipe that handles...
  • 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...
  • Millions of gallons of water flood UCLA campus after water-main break

    Millions of gallons of water flood UCLA campus after water-main break
    A major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, unleashing a 20-foot-tall geyser and millions of gallons of water that flooded part of campus and stranded motorists on nearby streets. The...
  • Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in 'nuisance flooding' events

    Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in 'nuisance flooding' events
    The average number of days Annapolis and Baltimore see flooding that causes road closures or overwhelmed storm drains has grown ten-fold over the past 50 years, the largest increase in the nation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Northbrook to take on more stormwater projects

    Northbrook to take on more stormwater projects
    Northbrook officials are adding three new stormwater projects to the village's seven-year-old plan to help control flooding problems. The proposed improvements would help relieve street flooding for residents who live in the Willow Creek subdivision,...
  • Sunset Boulevard flood raises serious questions about city leadership

    It may be too much to hope for, but now that Sunset Boulevard in Westwood is a giant sinkhole and UCLA is underwater, could the fragile, aging infrastructure of Los Angeles finally get the upgrade it needs? Sunset Boulevard, after all, is no ordinary...