| Mar 31, 2015
| 7:23 AM
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...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 8:04 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 3:29 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Responding to public outcry over images of heavily armed police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last month, lawmakers called Tuesday for closer examination of federal programs that distribute military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The Pembroke Pines Police Department has released a free smartphone application that allows users to upload photos and GPS information to report possible crimes.
The MyPD app can be used on both iPhone or Android phones and is not intended for use during...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Rising pension and health care fees are costing Boynton Beach.
City officials expect that this year's general fund will increase by about $2 million, from $71.3 million last year to $73.3 million this year. The increase is partially due to rising health...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Downers Grove received a federal grant this week to assist the village in addressing flooding problems in the area.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that it awarded the village more than $820,000 as part of its Hazard Mitigation...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:12 AM
The Village of Hinsdale has agreed to provide $104,000 to help pay for flood protection at a small community on its north side that has been ravaged by floods in recent years.
"Every little bit helps," said Peter Schroth, a resident of Graue Mill...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:02 AM
MATHEWS – Mathews County's draft Floodplain Management Ordinance, including an additional one-foot freeboard requirement, will be open for public comment next month.
After tabling action in July, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to advertise...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Can street flooding be crowdsourced?
Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets.
When the app launches in a...