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  • Audit: FEMA mishandled Florida hurricane payments

    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...
  • County questions flood maps that could trigger flood insurance spike

    County questions flood maps that could trigger flood insurance spike
    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...
  • Gloucester supervisors want out of real estate business

    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. FEMA's program...
  • Plan limited for use of open space in Gloucester

    Plan limited for use of open space in Gloucester
    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...
  • Water district considers using storm money for pay increases

    Water district considers using storm money for pay increases
    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...
  • Training to help Israel

    Training to help Israel
    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...
  • Fairfield Fire Department adds bulletproof vests to safety equipment

    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...
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan discussed at informational meeting

    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...
  • Village to have outreach meeting on flood insurance maps

    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...
  • South Florida must lead on climate change

    South Florida must lead on climate change
    "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...
  • Not Ready For The Next Sandy Hook

    Not Ready For The Next Sandy Hook
    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...