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Too-High Illinois Levee Flooding Missouri Homes

Missouri landowners and environmentalists are urging a federal agency to sanction a levee district on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, arguing that the earthen barrier has been built above its authorized height, worsening flooding for its neighbors. Great …

Plan to Save Road Could Flood South Carolina Town’s Homes

Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes’ house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence, he doesn’t feel so lucky. He worries the Waccamaw …

Why 4 Inches of Rain Caused so Much Flooding in Wisconsin

A lot of rain – but maybe not as much as you think – fell Aug. 20 on the shallow, 281-square-mile basin of land that drains into Madison’s lakes Mendota and Monona. Most of the 12- to 15-inch deluge that …

Southwest Florida Residents Clear Flooded Homes in Scorching Heat

Dealing with wrecked belongings and reports of toxic muck, residents of a tiny town where Florida’s Everglades meet the Gulf of Mexico cleared their homes Monday in scorching 92 F (33 C) heat with no air conditioning and no electricity …

Victims of Repeated Flood Sue Houston, Allege Negligence

A citizen’s group and homeowners who have recently suffered repeat flood damage sued Houston in federal court Wednesday, alleging the city backed improvements at a commercial development they say were made without putting in adequate drainage. Residents Against Flooding and …

UK Prime Minister Visits Flooded Towns in Northern England, Scotland

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited a swath of northwest England inundated by floods, as rescuers pulled people from waterlogged homes after record rainfall led to at least one death and swamped some 3,500 properties. The visit comes amid criticism …

October Downpours Damaged Hundreds of Texas Homes

Authorities say heavy October rains damaged hundreds of homes extending from the Austin area down into South Texas. Travis County emergency officials said in a statement that more than 330 properties were damaged in flooding last week. About 160 homes …

Damage From New Hampshire Water Main Break Estimated at $50K-$100K

Police say the city of Manchester, New Hampshire, hopes to reopen a road damaged by a water main break within the next two days. Police said 21 people were evacuated from their homes due to flooding from the water main …

Water Main Break in Utah Floods Several Buildings

A water main break has caused flood damage to some three dozen structures, including a school, in Salt Lake City. Fire department spokesman Jasen Asay says occupants of four homes were displaced after the Friday night break. The Montessori Community …

Minnesota County Discusses Flood Mitigation Buyouts

Three months after storms caused significant damage to roads and flooded homes, some residents of Scott County, Minn., tell emergency management officials they want out. At least 10 homeowners in Blakeley Township say they’re interested in flood mitigation buyouts. Blakeley …