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Floods and Flooding

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  • Wind, rain cause flooding, Chicago flight cancellations

    Storms sweeping across northern Illinois prompted a tornado warning, forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights at Chicago's airports and caused flooding. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for north central and northeast...
  • Bristol Modernizes Plan For Coping With Disasters

    Bristol Modernizes Plan For Coping With Disasters
    BRISTOL — Municipal leaders are inviting business owners and residents to help create a broad-scale plan for the city to better minimize damage from hurricanes, earthquakes ormajor snowstorms in the future. So far, a draft of the plan recommends...
  • The Latest: Houston-Galveston area schools cancel classes

    10 p.m. CDT Tropical Storm Bill already is having an effect on classrooms in Texas. School districts in Galveston and in southern Houston suburbs canceled classes for Tuesday. Houston school district officials said late Monday they had not made a...
  • 'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears

    The historic rainfall that inundated Texas in May has left the soil saturated and rivers engorged, and a scientist involved in a NASA-funded research project says it also could strengthen a tropical storm moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico. A broad...
  • Weather service warns of potential 'rapid flooding' in northern Illinois

    Weather service warns of potential 'rapid flooding' in northern Illinois
    Though spared the worst of weekend rains that continue to linger over the Chicago area, Lake County joined northern Illinois under a flash-flood watch on Monday as another round of storms threatened to push area rivers closer to their banks. The...
  • 'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears

    'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears
    The historic rainfall that inundated Texas in May has left the soil saturated and rivers engorged, and a scientist involved in a NASA-funded research project says it also could strengthen a tropical storm moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico. A broad...
  • La Grange escapes flood damage from heavy rains

    La Grange escapes flood damage from heavy rains
    South La Grange appears to have weathered thunderstorms Monday that dumped nearly 2 inches throughout the area. The National Weather Service reported 1.91 inches of rain in nearby La Grange Park and 3.17 inches in Oak Park to the northeast for the...
  • Tropical Storm Bill hits Texas, threatens severe flooding

    Tropical Storm Bill hits Texas, threatens severe flooding
    Tropical Storm Bill, 2 p.m. Tuesday advisory OUTLOOK: Less than 24 hours after emerging in the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Bill hit the coast of Texas Tuesday afternoon with 60 mph winds and heavy rains. The system threatens to cause severe...
  • All lions, tigers accounted for in Tbilisi zoo flooding

    All of the lions and tigers that were missing after severe flooding swamped Tbilisi's zoo have been found dead. One jaguar remained unaccounted for, but zoo staff said they have little hope that it survived. The discovery of the last of the missing lions...
  • Drenching storm pounds Bethlehem Twp.; officials fear power tower could fall

    Drenching storm pounds Bethlehem Twp.; officials fear power tower could fall
    Power was knocked out in areas of Lehigh and Northampton counties overnight as heavy rains roared across the Lehigh Valley. At least 3,250 Met-Ed customers in upper Northampton county were without power about 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, but by 7:30 a.m....
  • Lake County spared worst of storms, rivers remain below flood stage

    Lake County spared worst of storms, rivers remain below flood stage
    Tornado sirens blared in Chicago and torrential rains swamped DuPage County communities like Elmhurst on Monday, but Lake County was largely spared the worst of a storm system that crawled through northeastern Illinois. The Des Plaines River remained...