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  • Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds

    Some homeowners fearful of high hurricane winds damaging their residences believe they have found a solution. They have opted to build circular-style homes manufactured by Deltec in Asheville, N.C. Although Deltec's homes are often described as...
  • It's hurricane season. Is your emergency kit ready?

    It's hurricane season. Is your emergency kit ready?
    If you moved to South Florida after Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and are wondering what the big deal is about storm season, a free Hurricane Expo in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday will help get you motivated to prepare. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...