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Images: Storm pound East Coast
Oct 3, 2015 7:25 AM
A freakishly powerful rainstorm fueled in part by the hurricane threatened to bring ruinous flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard over the weekend.
More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast
Oct 3, 2015 5:16 PM
The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in South Carolina recorded 2.3 inches of rain Saturday, smashing the previous record of 0.77 inches set in 1961, according to John Tomko, National Weather Service meteorologist at Greenville-Spartanburg. "This one is extraordinary in that it's such a prolonged event," he said.
Search covers broad area for ship lost in hurricane
By Ben Fox And Danica Coto
Oct 3, 2015 5:06 PM
The search area is vast and the effort is hampered by the fact that there are few vessels out there because of the rough weather, said Chris Lloyd, the operations manager of the Bahamas Air Sea and Rescue Association, which was not helping look for the ship because the area is beyond its reach. "The fact that there has been no communications is not good news," Lloyd said.
High winds could cause lake flooding
By Teresa Schmedding
Oct 3, 2015 6:54 AM
Chicago area residents are waking up this morning to lakeshore flood advisory and chilly temperatures. We can also expect rain from Hurricane Joaquin.
Guatemala mudslide death toll reaches 30, more feared dead
Oct 3, 2015 3:58 PM
Family members have reported at least 100 people missing after the Thursday evening mudslide. The number of missing could be as high as 600 based on at least 100 homes in the area, said Alejandro Maldonado, executive secretary of Conred, Guatemala's emergency disaster agency. At least 36 other people have been reported injured.
Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahamas, could reach U.S. by weekend
Oct 1, 2015 8:30 PM
Hurricane Joaquin unleased heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas on Thursday as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the East Coast of the United States.
Hurricane Joaquin strengthens and track shifts east
by Washington Post
Oct 1, 2015 1:54 PM
Tracking through the warm ocean waters of the Bahamas Thursday, Hurricane Joaquin has exploded in intensity and is now a dangerous Category 4 storm. Forecast uncertainty continues to be high, and the track has shifted east since Wednesday. While the storm may remain offshore, the East Coast remains at risk for widespread flooding and, perhaps, damaging winds.
Why streets still flood after project at Carol Stream park
By Katlyn Smith
Oct 1, 2015 3:50 PM
After a $12.5 million project to alleviate flooding around Carol Stream's Armstrong Park, recreational amenities now will get a facelift.
Images: The Supermoon Lunar Eclipse
Sep 28, 2015 10:02 AM
Stargazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon, the name given when the full or new moon comes closest to the Earth making it appear bigger. It was the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won't again until 2033.
Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure
By Ryan J. Foley
Sep 27, 2015 1:00 AM
The biggest challenge for Des Moines Water Works has been nitrate levels that are far above the federal standard for safety in the two rivers that provide the utility's source water. The utility and scientists argue that the nitrates are largely the result of farm runoff that is tainted with fertilizer and manure.
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