Published 2:07 am PDT, Saturday, July 27, 2019 In this July 19, 2019, photo, former members of the False Island Young Adult Conservation Corps applaud John Harmony, former project manager of the camp, during the group's 40th reunion at the Eagle River United Methodist Camp in Juneau, Alaska. Not many groups of young people thrown together under circumstances generously considered adverse will reunite again after five years, much less 40. But nothing could be further from the truth, including a functioning generator and running water, for members of the False Island Young Adult Conservation Corps. (Michael S. Lockett /Juneau Empire via AP) less In this July 19, 2019, photo, former members of the False Island Young Adult Conservation Corps applaud John Harmony, former project manager of the camp, during the group's 40th reunion at the Eagle River ... more Photo: Michael S. Lockett, AP … [Read more...] about Conservation corps members reunite 40 years after Alaska
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Corey Williams, Associated Press Updated 1:49 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 In a July 9, 2019 photo, Detroit River and canal water pouring over and through seawalls is flooding streets, homes and basements on Detroit's east side. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says three months of abnormally wet weather have kept stream flows into the Great Lakes well above average. Thousands of sandbags are expected to be placed along streets and in yards near Detroit River canals to keep water from flooding homes and basements. less In a July 9, 2019 photo, Detroit River and canal water pouring over and through seawalls is flooding streets, homes and basements on Detroit's east side. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says three months of ... more Photo: Corey Williams, AP Photo: Corey Williams, AP Image … [Read more...] about High levels push canal water into homes near Detroit River
Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 3:01 PM EDT May 14, 2019 Detroiters are still wringing out their lives, two weeks after torrential downpours swamped roadways and homes. "It's sad to see," said Matthew Ruffino of Grosse Pointe, who, just days ago, posted a picture on social media of a flooded Detroit home in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood. "I really hope the water will recede faster so people can start picking up their lives — and fix what they need to fix." Climate scientists predict an escalation in extreme rainfall and storms that will lead to more Midwest flooding and could cost taxpayers more than $480 million annually just to adapt urban stormwater systems to handle the deluge. Ruffino said the house he photographed on Saturday looked like it was sinking. Others more accurately commented that it was the water level that changed, being 1-2 feet higher than where it should have been. Heavy rains combined … [Read more...] about As Michigan cleans up from a flood, forecasts call for even more
This week’s historic cold snap could lead to more than just frostbite and dead batteries. As the Twin Cities braces for cold not seen in decades, homeowners could deal with a rude and costly surprise: ruptured pipes. Remember the brutal winter of 2013-2014, when the Twin Cities was hit with the coldest winter in more than 35 years? How could you forget? That winter led to a spike in frozen pipes inside and outside homes, causing major headaches for residents and keeping local plumbers busy. If you become one of the unfortunate ones this week, don’t panic. Remember these tips, which are recommended by the American Red Cross: If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation. Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running … [Read more...] about Frozen water pipes? Historic cold snap to blame. Here’s what to do.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson and Matt Rocheleau Globe Staff January 26, 2019 NEWPORT, R.I. — Thousands of residents without heat and hot water in the middle of winter, queuing for free meals, food vouchers, and space heaters. Displaced families in temporary lodgings while National Guard troops and construction crews secure homes one by one against the threat of explosion. Shops and restaurants forced to close, a week of business lost. In an eerie reprise of the Lawrence disaster, but without the loss of life and catastrophic loss of property, another New England community has been held hostage this week to a prolonged breakdown in the natural gas system.Some 6,500 residences and businesses in Newport lost gas service Monday evening — a day when temperatures topped out at just 11 degrees — and may not get heat and hot water back until Wednesday, state and … [Read more...] about Rhode Island community suffers through days-long natural gas outage