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  • Army veteran taps the preppers market

    Charlotte, N.C. Ralph Broome doesn't know how it will happen. Catastrophic earthquake? Terrorist strike? Pandemic flu? "The way the nation really is right now, everybody's expecting something to happen," he said. Whatever kind of disaster awaits,...
  • Latest Northern California wildfire destroys homes; residents flee

    Latest Northern California wildfire destroys homes; residents flee
    A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California has destroyed at least two homes after moving across Interstate 80 and into dense wilderness. The Applegate fire in Placer County started about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and has so far scorched about 380 acres....
  • Flood insurance fees drop in Tamarac

    Flood insurance fees have decreased in Tamarac, as more than 60 percent of the properties in the city are no longer in a flood zone. The city's Building Department officials worked closely with representatives from FEMA, Broward County and the Florida...
  • Hartford Fire Department Receives $900,000 FEMA Grant

    Hartford Fire Department Receives $900,000 FEMA Grant
    Hartford – City officials were joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. John Larson Wednesday to accept a federal grant on behalf of the fire department that they said will not only help firefighters save more lives but also better protect the...
  • Thousands of properties added to flood zones

    Thousands of properties added to flood zones
    Thousands of properties would be added to flood zones in Palm Beach County under proposed new federal flood maps. Although 35,891 parcels would be removed, 62,041 would be added because they at least border a Special Flood Hazard Area, according to a...
  • 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...
  • Mathews residents speak out about flood plan

    Mathews residents speak out about flood plan
    MATHEWS — Mathews County residents expressed their disapproval Tuesday night to the proposed update to the county's Floodplain Management Ordinance. Their comments forced the Board of Supervisors to take the proposal back to the drawing board. A...
  • Residents urged to review digital flood insurance rate maps

    Residents of Palm Beach County and its municipalities are invited to look at newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for the county. The new maps were produced through a partnership between Palm Beach County, the South Florida Water...
  • After Ferguson, senators question providing military gear to local police

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers on Tuesday harshly criticized federal programs that provide billions of dollars' worth of military gear to state and local police but fail to track the equipment, require training or provide clear guidelines for its use. "Supplying...
  • Floridians save only 5% with higher deductible

    Insurance Florida drivers who raise their car insurance deductible from $500 to $1000 only save 5 percent, according to a new study by insuranceQuotes.com that is owned by North Palm Beach-based Bankrate.com. This is below the national average of a 9...
  • Pembroke Pines to host meeting on new flood-zone guidelines

    Pembroke Pines is hosting a town hall meeting on Sept. 30 for Homeowner's Association Presidents, board members and residents to answer question about changes in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new flood-zone designations. The jist of FEMA's...