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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police

    Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police
    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....
  • Free app connects users to Pembroke Pines police

    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...
  • Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach

    Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach
    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...
  • Grant will help buy, demolish flood-prone homes

    Grant will help buy, demolish flood-prone homes
    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...
  • Hinsdale to provide $104,00 for flood control work

    Hinsdale to provide $104,00 for flood control work
    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...
  • Public hearing will address Mathews County's draft flood ordinance

    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...
  • Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding

    Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding
    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...