Virginia Beach Councilwoman Barbara Henley is leading an effort to examine how forests could help prevent flooding and where those trees would provide the most benefits.
The newly elected county executive of Howard County has “great concerns” about his predecessor’s five-year flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City, and says demolishing 10 historic buildings on Main Street could be “counterproductive.”
The newly-elected county executive of Howard County will look for options “to avoid the need for the demolition of lower Main Street,” in flood-prone Ellicott City.
Drenching rains flooded out D.C.-area roadways, including parts of the Beltway Monday morning. Overall, more than 1 inch of rain fell by late Monday morning, pushing the region one step closer to the wettest year on record.
Heavy rains and high winds buffeting much of Italy have killed 11 people over two days, officials said Tuesday. See photos.
The devastation left by Hurricane Michael in several states is still coming into focus, with coastal Florida cities destroyed beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to Virginia.
Row after row of beachfront homes were so obliterated by Michael’s surging seas and howling winds that only slabs of concrete in the sand remain, a testament that this was ground zero when the epic Category 4 hurricane slammed ashore at midweek.
Virginia authorities say four people drowned and a firefighter was killed, raising Michael-related death toll to 11. Power companies are working to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands.
Parts of southwest and southern Virginia have been hit by heavy rain and flash floods. Street flooding was reported in Roanoke, Blacksburg and Danville Thursday afternoon.
The property damage done by Hurricane Florence’s epic flooding and pounding wind is becoming clear — and fixing what broke won’t be cheap.
“Anything that can be done to open up the channel, and remove obstructions from the waterway, would provide the most expedient and cost-effective means of addressing the issue” of flooding, said Councilman Greg Fox, in voting for the plan.
The Howard County Council is scheduled to vote on a bill Monday night — part of a $50 million, five-year-plan that includes purchasing and razing 19 buildings, in hopes of taming flood waters that have increased after recent storm events.
Friday will see some more showers in the D.C. region, but don’t worry: The rain will taper off through the day, making way for sunshine and warm weather through the weekend.
Major flooding remained a threat in parts of the Carolinas on Sunday, more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, In South Carolina, more evacuations were ordered as rivers continue to rise. See photos.
At least 44 people have died since the hurricane slammed the coast last week. While the rain has subsided, some rivers are still rising, and North and South Carolina officials warn the flooding danger is far from over.
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