flooding http://wfae.org en Local Buyout Program Saves Homes From Flooding http://wfae.org/post/local-buyout-program-saves-homes-flooding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been raining a lot in the Charlotte area. Since June 1, we've received about 12 inches of rain. That's about 7 inches above normal. About six homes were flooded last week in northwest Charlotte. But city officials say it would have been much higher if it weren't for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg <a href="http://charmeck.org/stormwater/drainageandflooding/pages/floodplainbuyout(acquisition)program.aspx" target="_blank">floodplain buyout program</a>. In the past 12 years, they've relocated 500 families.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:15:49 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 31255 at http://wfae.org Local Buyout Program Saves Homes From Flooding Lakes And Rivers Rise, Bringing More Warnings http://wfae.org/post/lakes-and-rivers-rise-bringing-more-warnings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All the recent rain has raised water levels on the region’s lakes and rivers, and brought more flooding in some areas. A flood warning was extended until </span>9pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> across the region – especially at the upper end of the Catawba River basin.</span></p><p>Lake and river levels are up – in some cases above flood stage.&nbsp; Duke Energy reports that Mountain Island Lake is above full pond, Lake Norman is nearly at flood stage and Lake Wylie is above normal for this time of year.</p><p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:57:02 +0000 David Boraks 30834 at http://wfae.org Lakes And Rivers Rise, Bringing More Warnings Cleanup Continues After Friday Storm And Flooding http://wfae.org/post/cleanup-continues-after-friday-atorm-and-flooding <p>Road and utility workers across the region are still cleaning up after Friday night’s storm, which included high winds and some of the heaviest rain in recent memory. Up to seven inches of rain fell over a couple of hours in parts of the Charlotte area, flooding streams and even washing out roads in some places. In Lincoln County, northwest of Charlotte, the <a href="http://www.wcnc.com/weather/severe-weather/Lincoln-County-road-washes-away-leaving-residents--213695641.html" target="_blank">main road into one neighborhood washed away</a>, stranding about 30 families. Gilead Road, which runs east-west through Huntersville, remains closed near Ervin Cook Road after one lane over a small stream sunk about a foot. At the height of the storm Friday many roads were blocked by trees or flooding that stranded cars.&nbsp; And there’s more rain ahead, straight through to Independence Day.</p><p> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:28:59 +0000 David Boraks 30409 at http://wfae.org Cleanup Continues After Friday Storm And Flooding Emergency Officials Warn Residents On Catawba River About Rising Water http://wfae.org/post/emergency-officials-warn-residents-catawba-river-about-rising-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Residents along the Catawba River should remain vigilant through tonight for rising waters caused by this week’s heavy rains, Duke Energy and emergency management officials warned.</p><p>A road in Charlotte was blocked Tuesday and firefighters were going door-to-door warning people about flooding along the Catawba River.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 20:14:57 +0000 Joe Marusak & Cleve R. Wootson Jr./Charlotte Observer 26804 at http://wfae.org Emergency Officials Warn Residents On Catawba River About Rising Water