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Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows category four Hurricane Odile taken at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday Sept. 14, 2014. The rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile intensified Saturday night and appeared headed for a possible close brush with the southern end of Mexico's Baja California penins…

September 15, 2014 12:14 pm
Flooding washes away parts of major Nevada freeway

Flooding washes away parts of major Nevada freeway

Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nev., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads. (AP Photo/John Locher)

September 09, 2014 2:53 pm
PUC team unveils high-tech disaster management system

PUC team unveils high-tech disaster management system

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.

December 04, 2013 7:14 pm Photos


Lake surveyor probes why Plum Creek retaining wall failed

DYER | The Lake County surveyor's office is investigating the failure of a reinforcement wall recently built along a stretch of Plum Creek.

April 26, 2013 8:00 pm
Water released from Isaac-stressed dam

Water released from Isaac-stressed dam

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.

August 30, 2012 3:13 pm
Officials may breach levee as Isaac storms inland

Officials may breach levee as Isaac storms inland

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.

August 29, 2012 3:03 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: Will he or won't he? Either way, we're winners

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.

May 21, 2011 12:00 am

Nigeria: Flood ruins crops as food remains scarce

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.

September 27, 2010 1:00 pm

The promise of permeable paving

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…

September 18, 2010 12:00 am

FEMA grants for flooding total $23M

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.

August 26, 2010 12:55 pm

American Red Cross offers help, online flood cleanup guide

CHICAGO | Illinois residents affected by weekend flooding can find resources from the American Red Cross, which has posted an online flood cleanup guide at

July 28, 2010 12:00 am

Heavy rains wreak havoc

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.

July 25, 2010 12:00 am

Of Water and Waders

September 25, 2008 7:10 pm
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