HAMMOND | A Purdue University professor and her students have partnered with local emergency responders to develop a state-of-the-art system for managing disasters using the 2008 Munster flood as a model.
DYER | The Lake County surveyor's office is investigating the failure of a reinforcement wall recently built along a stretch of Plum Creek.
A sherriff's vehicle sits Thursday in flood waters caused by Isaac, north of LaPlace, La, off Lake Pontchartrain. The National Hurricane Center said Isaac was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night.
Isaac's winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall Wednesday and floods Terrace Avenue in Waveland, Miss. on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast.
Politics aside, Gov. Mitch Daniels' flirtation with a presidential run already has been good for Indiana. The discussion he's helped to lead about the federal government's mounting debt also could be good for the nation.
GUDINCHIN, Nigeria | After water nearly overtook his village in northern Nigeria, Ali Gudinchin jumped into the rushing flood with a knife, cutting away ears of corn from stalks barely rising above the muddy surface.
The impervious paving with which we are so familiar — the asphalt and concrete that covers most of America's parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, highways and interstates — plays an outsized role in many of our water quality problems — including flooding, beach closures, contamination and gro…
CHICAGO | Federal authorities say so far they've approved more than $23 million in individual aid for people in seven Illinois counties after flooding in July.
CHICAGO | Illinois residents affected by weekend flooding can find resources from the American Red Cross, which has posted an online flood cleanup guide at www.chicagoredcross.org/flooding.
CHICAGO | Standing water on Chicago-area expressways turned what should have been an easy Saturday morning drive into a soggy, snarled mess after heavy rains across the Midwest closed roads, stranded residents and punched a hole through an Iowa dam.
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