| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:20 AM
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....
| Oct 10, 2014
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue may soon have to stock up on biscuits.
RIT, a three-year-old Labrador with a perpetually affable expression, recently became the newest member of the city's Firehouse 47.
RIT even has a partner and a job description. He's...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:04 AM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:25 AM
UPDATE: The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that the the digital maps of the preliminary Palm Beach County flood zone were mailed the day after the paper maps were mailed.
"The county and communities are free to post them on their...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Thousands of Palm Beach County homes will be taken out of flood zone maps in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday evening posted the proposed maps for the county on the agency's new Flood...