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  • Ebola is much less scary than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?

    While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago." Fortunately, the scene is only from the movie "Contagion," though it's probably close enough to what is...
  • Mathews passes 'bare minimum' flood ordinance

    MATHEWS — An update to Mathews County's Floodplain Management Ordinance was finally passed Tuesday night with what officials referred to as bare minimum requirements. The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a second public hearing Tuesday for...
  • Atlantic City's housing market can't catch break

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It was a more optimistic time 11 years ago when David Welsh, a city tree-trimmer in search of a house, heard of one about to go on the market and raced over to make an offer. After haggling, Welsh was able to buy the 1925...
  • Newport News seeks emergency response volunteers

    The city is looking for volunteers to join its Community Emergency Response Team. CERT training teaches residents basic emergency skills, then integrates them into the emergency response capability for their area, according to a city news release. If an...
  • 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....
  • Hearing on Mathews flood plan rescheduled

    MATHEWS – Despite concerns over a rushed decision, a looming deadline forced the Mathews Board of Supervisors to bump up its second take on a public hearing for an update to the county's Floodplain Management Ordinance. After several residents...
  • Wildfire near Lake Tahoe now 67% contained; 6 homes destroyed

    Wildfire near Lake Tahoe now 67% contained; 6 homes destroyed
    Firefighters were gaining ground late Saturday in the battle against a wildfire in Placer County near Lake Tahoe that has destroyed several homes and is threatening 400 more. The Applegate fire was 67% contained as of Saturday evening, according to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...