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  • FEMA sends preliminary flood maps to Palm Beach County

    FEMA sends preliminary flood maps to Palm Beach County
     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...
  • FEMA ready to release Palm Beach County flood maps

    FEMA ready to release Palm Beach County flood maps
    Homeowners in Palm Beach County are about to find out whether they'll still need to buy flood insurance. Federal officials in the next few weeks will release preliminary flood zone maps for the county, the first done in more than 30 years. "We are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wildfire near Lake Tahoe destroys six homes, threatens 1,000 more

    Wildfire near Lake Tahoe destroys six homes, threatens 1,000 more
    A wildfire burning through dense forest in Northern California has destroyed six homes and threatens 1,000 others, officials said. The Applegate fire in Placer County has burned 420 acres and was 30% contained overnight. The blaze started Wednesday...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave

    Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave
    The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow the rising number of minors crossing into the U.S....
  • 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...