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Floods and Flooding

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  • Flood warnings in Cook, Lake counties, schools closed

    Flood warnings in Cook, Lake counties, schools closed
    Cook and Lake counties are under a flood warning this morning following storms that swamped some northern suburbs with up to 4 inches of rain and forced the closing of schools in Lake Bluff. The flood warning was issued after reports of "significant...
  • Evening storms could bring more heavy rain

    Evening storms could bring more heavy rain
    More heavy rain is possible Friday evening, on top of the quick deluge from storms that flooded roadways and spawned a tornado warning in the afternoon. A flash flood watch is in effect through 10 p.m. Flood warnings around Baltimore had expired by...
  • Rain and possible flooding Friday before sunny weekend

    Rain and possible flooding Friday before sunny weekend
    Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to continue throughout the day Friday, with heavy rains that could produce flash floods and coastal flooding possible. The National Weather Service called for a flash flood advisory for Howard, Harford, Anne...
  • Flash flood watch in effect Thursday

    Flash flood watch in effect Thursday
    Scattered showers and likely thunderstorms are forecast Thursday, with more intense humidity and highs in the mid-80s. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for much of the state from noon Thursday through the evening. The areas...
  • Flash flood watch in effect after heavy rains inundate College Park

    Flash flood watch in effect after heavy rains inundate College Park
    A flash flood watch is in effect across Central Maryland through late Tuesday, with storms and heavy rain possible. A burst of heavy rain inundated College Park and surrounding areas Tuesday morning. The watch is in place across greater Baltimore. The...
  • Flash floods kill at least 80 in northern Afghanistan

    Flash floods kill at least 80 in northern Afghanistan
    At least 80 people have been killed and more than 100 are missing in two days of severe flooding in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. Families were searching desperately for loved ones amid the wreckage of waterlogged villages after flash...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: The Keys still hold the key to address sea-level rise

    Five years ago this December, I took a "climate-change" tour of the Florida Keys. It wasn't the most idyllic of excursions, even if it was time well spent away from the office. Seeing the impact rain and high tide can have on the Keys was eye-opening....
  • Louisiana governor signs law to block suits against oil industry

    Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill Friday to quash a landmark lawsuit brought by a local flood protection agency that sought damages from the oil and gas industry to restore the state’s vanishing coastline. Jindal signed the legislation --...
  • Spillway improvements spring forth on Schantz Road

    Q: Why has there never been a guide rail erected at the hard curve on Schantz Road at the Schantz Spring reservoir to protect the spillway from wayward vehicles? PennDOT rumble-stripped the center line last year, but no guide rail. Also, repeated runoff...
  • Flood warnings in effect as rain departs

    Flood warnings in effect as rain departs
    Flood warnings are in effect across the region through Friday afternoon, though rain tapered off by midday. A coastal flood advisory is in effect along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, with high tides expected to be 2 feet above normal Friday...
  • Storms with large hail and tornadoes roll through central U.S.

    Storms with large hail and tornadoes roll through central U.S.
    Severe storms pounded parts of the central United States on Tuesday producing baseball-sized hail, unconfirmed reports of several tornado touchdowns and a line of intense, dangerous winds known as a derecho, weather forecasters said. Strong winds and...