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  • FEMA rebuffs Vermont on flood resilience

    Ever since Tropical Storm Irene struck in 2011, Vermont has been pushing to make sure bridges and culverts are rebuilt to more flood-resistant standards. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency is rejecting — at least for now — the state's...
  • Federal auditors expand review of tribe's aid mismanagement

    U.S. government auditors are expanding their review of federal disaster aid mismanagement by the Chippewa Cree Tribe after finding fraud, waste and abuse in a project to demolish the Montana tribe's health clinic that was destroyed by flooding in 2010....
  • Editorials from around Oregon

    The (Albany) Democrat Herald, June 17, on genetically modified organisms ban While we wait to see what the next front will be in the statewide battle over genetically modified organisms (it might be in neighboring Benton County, where proponents of a ban...
  • Tropical Storm Bill moves into Texas with more flood threats

    Tropical Storm Bill moves into Texas with more flood threats
    Tropical Storm Bill moved slowly over inland Texas on Tuesday, bringing another round of heavy rain to a state weary from recent deadly floods, evacuations and washed-out roads. The storm came ashore shortly before noon along Matagorda Island with...
  • Texas officials eye rising rivers due to tropical depression

    A churning tropical storm has caused little damage so far in Texas, but authorities warned Wednesday that as Tropical Depression Bill moves northeast, already swollen rivers could overflow their banks and cause more problems for water-weary residents....
  • Around South County: Lothian woman and her dog save lives in Nepal

    Around South County: Lothian woman and her dog save lives in Nepal
    Lothian resident Elizabeth Chaney and her dog Ventoux lead a double life. Chaney owns and operates the Perfect Pet Resort on W. Bayfront Road in Lothian. She built the 16,000-square-foot facility in 2003 and it has become a very popular and highly-...
  • Des Plaines to buy, demolish homes in flood plain

    Des Plaines is set to receive nearly $3 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency to buy and demolish 13 homes in the Des Plaines River floodplain. Jon Duddles, the city's assistant director of Public...
  • Ignoring climate change doesn't make it disappear

    As the evidence of global warming grows stronger and the consequences more apparent, some politicians in Florida and Wisconsin are forbidding state employees from using the words "global warming" and "climate change." I guess they think that if they don't...
  • Don't rely on bad advice on skipping earthquake insurance

    Question: I'm on the board at our common interest development with about twelve townhouse units. We're built on bedrock, so the management company says the attorney said we don't need homeowner association earthquake insurance. And if something ever did...
  • PB schools may owe $178,000 for hurricane expenses

    PB schools may owe $178,000 for hurricane expenses
    Palm Beach County schools may have to repay $178,000 to the federal government after an audit found improper expenses made during hurricanes Jeanne and Wilma. During Hurricane Jeanne in 2004, a contractor billed the district $1 per square foot more than...
  • Rise in government insurance rates to mirror rising waters, flood debt

    Rise in government insurance rates to mirror rising waters, flood debt
    At her small beach house that sits in a flood zone, Nancy Loft-Powers worries. The prospect of rising water, she said, isn't what bothers her. It's the expected rise in the cost of her $7,500 yearly flood insurance. "My insurance is more than my...