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The Chicago River overflowed its banks and flooded the Riverwalk after overnight showers and thunderstorms across the city Monday, May 18, 2020 in Chicago.

Flooding hits parts of Midwest

Associated Press May 19, 2020

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river were evacuated Tuesday following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in...

Torrential rains spark flash flooding in northern Illinois

Torrential rains spark flash flooding in northern Illinois

Associated Press September 28, 2019

PEOTONE, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms that sparked flash flooding over parts of northern Illinois dumped up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain in some areas. The...

Parts of Airline Highway is covered with water in New Orleans Sunday, May 12, 2019. New Orleans residents awoke to flooded streets Sunday and the Mississippi Highway Patrol closed part of a highway due to heavy rains that also may have contributed to a freight train derailment.

Potential solutions to urban flooding not attainable for communities that need them most

Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writer May 20, 2019

As a child, Michelle Ruiz would often wake up to inches of water in her family’s basement apartment in Pilsen. When a rainy period was coming, they would prepare by moving their belongings off the floor,...

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