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Floods and Flooding

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  • Heavy rains kill 73 in Pakistan as floods spread

    ISLAMABAD/MUZAFFARABAD Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 73 people have been killed across Pakistan after heavy rains brought flash floods and caused homes to collapse in the Punjab and Kashmir regions, government officials said Friday. Most deaths...
  • Gloucester approves new flood ordinance

    GLOUCESTER – The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has approved an updated floodplain management ordinance that includes the previous two-foot freeboard requirement and a new flood zone. The plan is expected to save residents money on flood...
  • County posts proposed flood zones

    County posts proposed flood zones
    Property owners in Palm Beach County can finally see whether they'll still need flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued proposed flood maps for the county — the first updates in more than 30 years — and county...
  • Where retreating from rising seas is the only option

    SAXIS, Virginia (Reuters) - This town on Chesapeake Bay is losing three to five feet (1 to 1.5 meters) of shoreline a year and suffered damage during hurricane Sandy. But like hundreds of rural communities along the coast, it is competing with much...
  • Special Report: As seas rise, a slow-motion disaster gnaws at U.S. shores

    SAXIS, Virginia (Reuters) - Chincoteague is the gateway to a national wildlife refuge blessed with a stunning mile-long beach – a major tourist draw and source of big business for the community. But the beach has been disappearing at an average...
  • Tropical storm Dolly hits Mexico's northeast coast

    (Reuters) - Tropical storm Dolly lashed Mexico's northeast coast on Tuesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, bringing torrential rain and life threatening flash floods. Dolly was blowing maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour...
  • Susan Tompor: Hard lessons about flood insurance policies

    Patricia Smith's frustration alone could flood a few more thousand homes in metro Detroit. After her basement was hit with several inches of water, Smith, 66, was angry when her insurance agent said he wasn't sure what coverage she had. Later, he said...
  • Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns

     Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns
    A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply...
  • Jerry Zezima: Fixing a flood of laundry issues

    Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry, in which case there are three cycles: wash, rinse and spin. But you can't do the laundry, as my wife, Sue, and I...
  • Flooding prompts changes in St. Charles

    Flooding prompts changes in St. Charles
    Major flooding events along the 7th Avenue and North Tributary creeks in St. Charles have prompted the city to redraw its flood insurance maps and make improvements along the creek banks. At a Government Services Committee meeting on Monday, aldermen...
  • Surfers race to catch massive waves across Southland

    Surfers race to catch massive waves across Southland
    Mike Lucas charged into the surf at Newport Beach's legendary Wedge, paddling out to brave waves so big they seemed to fill the sky. "You quickly realize you could be dead in a second if you don't know what you're doing," said Lucas, 26, of Huntington...