| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:05 AM
WASHINGTON Some 10 years after the winds died down, federal officials are still cleaning up after a flurry of hurricanes hit Florida in 2004 and 2005, with a new federal audit saying the Federal Emergency Management Agency might have paid cities for...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 2:12 AM
A steep rise in flood-insurance costs could soak Palm Beach County residents who can least afford to pay more.
Safety concerns about Lake Okeechobee's 143-mile long dike could translate to increased flood insurance costs for homeowners and businesses in...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:10 PM
GLOUCESTER – Members of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors made it clear this week they are not interested in acquiring any more property under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
| Nov 2, 2014
| 2:09 PM
GLOUCESTER – A lack of public input and limited resources have hampered ideas for the future use of a slew of properties acquired with federal grant money, according to Gloucester County planners.
Officials attempted to gather input from the...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Taxpayer money intended for hurricane recovery could possibly be used to boost pay at the South Florida Water Management District, according to a district proposal.
While that could clash with rules for how to use money from the Federal Emergency...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Local residents are now trained and certified emergency responders who can volunteer in Israel when a crisis breaks out there.
Recently, 65 people attended the Emergency Volunteers Project's training sessions at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Firefighters today have a large inventory of safety equipment. But one Northern California city is adding another: bulletproof vests. Fairfield is joining a growing number of fire departments in giving more protection to firefighters as their role in...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:18 AM
The Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments held an informational meeting in Plainfield on Nov. 12 on a regional Hazard Mitigation Plan being drafted for submission to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The plan is a prerequisite for federal...
| Nov 19, 2014
The village of Wellington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working to update Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the area.
These maps reflect the level of flood hazard for residents' properties and are used by insurers to determine flood...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 2:01 PM
"Climate Change" should have been an election issue. It wasn't. Nationally the two words are so politically poisonous that candidates merely babbled, "I'm no scientist…" when questioned, and Congress remains paralyzed.
In South Florida, you don't...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Parents who lost children two years ago at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School have made a strong case for establishing protocols to deal with such an event.
Every sensible person hopes there will never be another tragedy like Sandy Hook. But there...