Devastating flooding in northeast Australia has forced thousands of people from their homes and brought snakes and crocodiles onto the streets as authorities warn of strong winds and more rain on the way.
Almost eight months after a dramatic flash flood swept through Old Ellicott City for the second time in two years, a major repair project is underway near Main Street to prevent another deadly deluge.
Under the plan unveiled by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, inspections of nine area waterways would occur more frequently. A change at the state level will be necessary to allow workers to enter private property in emergency situations.
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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.
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