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Jul 1, 2022

High water, flooding changing ecosystem of the Upper Mississippi, new report finds

High water and longer-lasting flooding are changing the habitat along the Upper Mississippi River, according to a new report analyzing nearly 30 years of data.

Jun 3, 2022

The government wants to disaster-proof your home

On this first day of the Atlantic hurricane season earlier this week, federal officials are launching a new initiative to modernize building codes so that communities can be more resilient to hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and other extreme weather events that are intensifying due to climate change.

Apr 18, 2022

Mississippi River cities eager for flood funding

Cities on the Mississippi River are hoping the infrastructure law will bring badly needed funding to fortify levees, locks and other flood protection as climate change makes hurricanes stronger and wetter.

Jun 2, 2021

FEMA awards $1M for teardown of flood-prone properties in Sauk County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded a $1 million grant to the village of La Valle to help demolish five flood-prone properties along the Baraboo River.

May 11, 2021

Federal money to go to demolition of a dozen flood-prone properties in Jefferson County

Jefferson County will use federal money to help pay for the demolition of a dozen properties prone to flooding in Fort Atkinson and Milton.

Jul 20, 2020

Red Cliff Band declares emergency following storm damage

The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has declared a state of emergency following damage from Saturday's storm on the northern Wisconsin reservation.

Jul 13, 2020

Lone Rock airport battles repeated flooding, now pandemic

By BARRY ADAMS Wisconsin State Journal LONE ROCK, Wis. (AP) — Marc Higgs remembers when this flat stretch of earth bounded by the Wisconsin River to the south and the […]

Jun 30, 2020

1 dead as flooding causes evacuations in western Wisconsin

A 70-year-old man died Monday after his minivan went off the road and became submerged in a ditch as a western Wisconsin village grappled with hours of torrential rain that resulted in home evacuations and heavy floodwaters.

Jun 29, 2020

Flooding in western Wisconsin makes some roads impassable (UPDATE)

Some residents of a western Wisconsin village hit hard by hours of torrential rain were evacuated from their homes as floodwater lapped at their doors and motorists had to be rescued from the roofs of their partially submerged vehicles.

May 20, 2020

Thousands forced to leave as river dams break in central Michigan

Floodwaters have overtaken dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from places in central Michigan, where the governor warned that the hometown of Dow Chemical Co. could end up under about 9 feet of water by Wednesday evening and said the state will investigate the dam operators.

May 9, 2020

How abandoning plans for dam helped save Kickapoo Valley Reserve

This is a place to escape without the crowds that have become common at state parks. The bathrooms, visitor center and campsites at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve are closed as a precaution against the COVID-19 outbreak, but its namesake river continues its unencumbered flow towards the Wauzeka Bottoms 36 miles to the south before dumping into the main channel of the Wisconsin River.

Apr 6, 2020

Michigan’s record-high water levels collide with coronavirus

Officials in Michigan are warning that attempts to curb the coronavirus pandemic could have serious consequences for relief and repairs during what is expected to be another tumultuous spring flooding season.


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