| Sep 10, 2014
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:01 PM
NORFOLK — With hurricane season underway, the Fleet Weather Center at Naval Station Norfolk is busy monitoring the skies and seas from the Midwest to Europe, making sure the country's fleet steers clear of storms.
Meanwhile, Navy and Marine...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:41 PM
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.
| Dec 22, 2014
| 2:12 AM
A steep rise in flood-insurance costs could soak Palm Beach County residents who can least afford to pay more.
Safety concerns about Lake Okeechobee's 143-mile long dike could translate to increased flood insurance costs for homeowners and businesses in...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:10 PM
GLOUCESTER – Members of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors made it clear this week they are not interested in acquiring any more property under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Firefighters today have a large inventory of safety equipment. But one Northern California city is adding another: bulletproof vests. Fairfield is joining a growing number of fire departments in giving more protection to firefighters as their role in...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:18 AM
The Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments held an informational meeting in Plainfield on Nov. 12 on a regional Hazard Mitigation Plan being drafted for submission to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The plan is a prerequisite for federal...
| Nov 19, 2014
The village of Wellington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working to update Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the area.
These maps reflect the level of flood hazard for residents' properties and are used by insurers to determine flood...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 2:01 PM
"Climate Change" should have been an election issue. It wasn't. Nationally the two words are so politically poisonous that candidates merely babbled, "I'm no scientist…" when questioned, and Congress remains paralyzed.
In South Florida, you don't...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Parents who lost children two years ago at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School have made a strong case for establishing protocols to deal with such an event.
Every sensible person hopes there will never be another tragedy like Sandy Hook. But there...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 10:58 AM
The village of Glenview is moving forward with plans to purchase and demolish up to 18 homes located in the Chicago River flood plain.
Officials hope homeowners will participate in the voluntary buyout program in order to avoid further flood damage...