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  • Fire rescue hires 7 new recruits with grant money

    Delray Beach Fire Rescue is expanding its ranks with seven new recruits and the cost won't touch the city's coffers. The positions are covered for two years by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "Delray Beach Fire Rescue is very...
  • 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...
  • The $400 question: Should you drop your flood insurance?

    The $400 question: Should you drop your flood insurance?
    Paul Girello doesn't have to buy flood insurance anymore. The Pembroke Pines resident recently received a letter from his mortgage lender confirming his home is no longer in a high-risk flood zone and, as a result, flood insurance coverage is no...