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Flood-weary SE Michigan braces for another big storm

Sep. 21, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — Residents in southeastern Michigan, still recovering from a summer series of storm-related floods, were warned Tuesday to prepare for as much as 6 inches of rain by Thursday. The National Weather Service posted a flood watch for much of...

'Things are dire': $16B bay flood plan for worst NJ storms

Sep. 21, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials on Tuesday warned of a “dire” situation that is likely to get worse as they explained details of a $16 billion plan to lessen back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore. At an online...

Questions on $16B plan to ease back bay flooding at NJ shore

Sep. 21, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — A proposed $16 billion billion plan to address back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore, is raising concerns about where water would go during storms, whether barriers proposed as part of it would hinder navigation and the...

Questions on $16B plan to ease back bay flooding at NJ shore

Sep. 20, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — A proposed $16 billion billion plan to address back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore, is raising concerns about where water would go during storms, whether barriers proposed as part of it would hinder navigation and the...

Sununu asks for 2nd disaster declaration after more storms

Sep. 20, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu on Monday requested a federal disaster declaration for New Hampshire as a result of storms and flooding that happened July 29-Aug. 2, a week after he asked for one covering storms from mid-July. Sununu's letter to Paul Ford, the...

Second Alabama man dies in floodwaters after heavy rain

Sep. 20, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (AP) — A man who was kayaking with his children following heavy rains saved the kids when the current became too strong but couldn't get himself out of the water and drowned, officials said Monday. Johnny Henderson III, 35, of Hazel Green was...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 16, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, please recognize International Underground Railroad Month September is International Underground Railroad Month. Gov. Greg Abbott should recognize it with an official proclamation. ...

Project will link lakes to restore marsh, reduce flooding

Sep. 20, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Work is getting underway to connect two lakes along the Illinois and Indiana border — a project that will one day restore wetlands, reduce flooding and allow fish to travel between Lake Michigan and marshland on Chicago's Southeast Side. Powderhorn...

6 decades removed from last big flood, La Crosse not resting

Sep. 20, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The city of La Crosse hasn’t experienced a flood that triggered a flood insurance claim in nearly six decades, but Sarah Rafajko doesn’t want city residents to become complacent. “Just because we haven’t had a substantial flood since 1965,...

Heavy rain, flash flooding in Alabama kills motorist

Sep. 19, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday found the body of a man whose vehicle was overtaken by water during flash flooding in Tuscaloosa the day before. A spokeswoman for the Tuscaloosa police, Stephanie Taylor, told Al.com that the man's body was found shortly...