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Flooding continues to be a threat for much of NWI, despite warnings

Flooding continues to be a threat for much of NWI, despite warnings

Cindy Retzlaff recalls her husband, Mike, waiting several years after they built their home in 1999 in Porter County's Duck Creek to make sure their downstairs didn't have any water intrusion before finishing the space.

October 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

September 25, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

County officials at odds over flood funding

SOUTH HAVEN | The flooding in South Haven Friday that temporarily closed U.S. 6 and resulted in 16 residents having to be rescued from their homes came as county leaders debate how to best prevent such occurrences.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

A drain pipe in the backyard of 1500 block of Gleneagles Drive in the Briar Ridge subdivision failed Saturday afternoon with the heavy rains. A 40 by 50 pool of water resulted.

August 23, 2014 6:55 pm
Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

Two vehicles became trapped in the floodwater at the viaduct on U.S. 30 near U.S. 41 in Schererville Saturday afternoon. Heavy rains dropped more than 3 inches of water.

August 23, 2014 6:55 pm
South Haven residents rescued, as officials address Friday's flooding

South Haven residents rescued, as officials address Friday's flooding

SOUTH HAVEN | After nearly 6 inches of rain early Friday caused flooding, evacuations and road closures around Porter County, residents and elected officials are looking for solutions before future weather threatens with more of the same.

August 22, 2014 6:10 pm Photos

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Hot water heater malfunction temporarily closes St. John library

ST. JOHN | A burst valve on a hot water heater Sunday flooded a back room at the St. John branch of the Lake County Public Library, forcing its closure on Monday.

June 30, 2014 11:10 am
Residents brace for flooding as powerful storms move through area

Residents brace for flooding as powerful storms move through area

MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana was expected to remain under a flash flood warning until early Sunday with as much as 1.5 inches of rain falling in an hour, officials said.

June 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Storms flood region roads, knock out power

Thunderstorms brought lightning and rain to the region Thursday night, flooding roads and knocking out power.

June 19, 2014 9:42 pm
Hegewisch school unveils plan for 'green' playground

Hegewisch school unveils plan for 'green' playground

Rochelle Davis, left, president and CEO of the Healthy Schools Campaign, holds up a blueprint of the new schoolyard at Grissom Elementary School with Alderman John Pope, D-10th Ward, and Mariyana Spyropoulos, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago chairman of finance.

June 18, 2014 3:05 pm

Region largely spared by storm damage

A thunderstorm that blew through the region Tuesday night left little evidence of its presence Wednesday morning.

May 21, 2014 8:57 am

Little Cal, Kankakee rivers hold their own

The recent spate of rain is filling streets and rushing through ditches, but those overseeing the Little Calumet and Kankakee rivers said levels are fine for now.

April 03, 2014 7:45 pm
Agencies issue forecasts for spring thaw

Agencies issue forecasts for spring thaw

The third coldest and snowiest winter in Chicago history has clearly overstayed its welcome, but there is some good news coming from the miserable season.

March 09, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Lower temps cause slick roads, easing flooding concerns

Lower temps cause slick roads, easing flooding concerns

Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.

February 21, 2014 1:40 pm Related
Potholes flattening tires as rain, warmer temps move through region

Potholes flattening tires as rain, warmer temps move through region

Though Northwest Indiana motorists got a break Thursday from snow, many spent the day driving around potholes, in dense fog and high standing water. 

February 20, 2014 1:52 pm Photos

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Forecast: Thunderstorm, strong winds, flooding

Forecast: Thunderstorm, strong winds, flooding

Officials warned residents to brace for the possibility of flooding Thursday. 

February 19, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Big chill will give way to big melt

Big chill will give way to big melt

Relief is finally in sight from the bitter cold that gripped its hold on the region for weeks, but with it comes concern about flooding from melting mounds of snow.

February 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Flood warning in effect for Kankakee River at Shelby

SHELBY | The Kankakee River at Shelby is under a flood warning until further notice due to weekend rains and melting snow.

January 13, 2014 8:05 am

Weather: Freezing fog, warmer temps, possible flooding

Freezing fog created some slippery roads Friday morning , but temperatures were expected to rise above freezing by noon, lifting the fog and glaze.

January 10, 2014 6:52 am
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