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  • 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...
  • FEMA reinstates mitigation awards to state except for Kokomo

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reinstating hazard mitigation grants to Indiana that had been suspended because parts of a Kokomo baseball stadium were being built in a flood-prone area meant to remain green space. FEMA announced Wednesday...
  • FEMA chief on Superstorm Sandy aid: 'We want to fix this'

    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says he wants to fix what went wrong with the process of paying flood insurance claims following Superstorm Sandy. Craig Fugate told the first meeting of a congressional task force in Washington on...
  • 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...
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5
    Frank resorts to some unconventional methods to get America Works up and running, firing the head of the Department of Homeland Security, temporarily taking over that position himself, essentially, and trying to declare unemployment a national emergency...
  • 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...
  • Climate-change group seeks probe, public records

    Climate-change group seeks probe, public records
    TALLAHASSEE - A dozen members of a climate change advocacy group dumped 43,000 petitions for an investigation and a public records request at Gov. Rick Scott’s office Friday. Forecast the Facts, a group “dedicated to ensuring that...
  • U.S. Senators Want Sandy Probe In New Jersey Too

    TRENTON, N.J .— New Jersey's U.S. senators want the state attorney general's office to investigate possible fraud by insurance companies following storm Sandy. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker on Thursday sent a letter asked acting Attorney...
  • Winnetka partners with FEMA on flood insurance program

    Winnetka partners with FEMA on flood insurance program
    Winnetka residents living in neighborhoods designated as flood-prone areas may soon have a chance to buy discounted flood insurance through a village partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The voluntary program, which is part of the...