Eastern North Carolina Prepares for Effects of Hurricane Joaquin

Confidence in the exact track of Joaquin remained low and forecasters urge area residents to closely watch the storm’s track and make appropriate preparations.

Cedar Rapids Readies for Flood Control Work in 2016

The city’s $600-million system will feature 11 pump stations, which are needed to pump rain water that collects behind flood walls and levees, and a river walk.

Army Corps Prepares for Storm Damage, Starting With 'Before' Photos

A hurricane as strong as Joaquin -- upgraded to Category 4 on Thursday -- would test a protection system that literally sacrifices beach sand to weaken the surging water as it presses against the concrete Boardwalk.