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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Community Emergency Response Team class begins in South Windsor

    Connecticut towns have experienced some rough few years weather-wise, with the unprecedented October 2011 snowstorm and hurricanes Irene and Sandy not that far behind us. Without heat or electricity, gas for vehicles, and, in many cases, water from the...
  • Caggiano runs for commissioner

    Election time is around the corner and three candidates qualified for the one seat up for grabs in the general election for Margate Commission. First-timer Anthony Caggiano is running against current Mayor Lesa Peerman and resident Eddie Decristofaro....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What comes next on the proposed flood maps

    What comes next on the proposed flood maps
    Public meetings over Palm Beach County's proposed federal flood maps have ended. Now what? The Federal Emergency Management Agency had four open houses this week to explain the first map revisions in more than 30 years. The maps help determine whether...
  • 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...