| 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 23, 2014
| 6:41 PM
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.
| May 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Our shiny red generator sits in the garage with a bunch of junk piled on top.
After Hurricane Wilma left us without power for what seemed an eternity in 2005, we and many others got generators for free thanks to a Federal Emergency Management Agency...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Amid the global battle against Ebola, some Central Florida companies are developing what could become critical parts of the arsenal against the deadly outbreak, industry experts say.
Scientists at VaxDesign Corp. are creating "test tube" human lungs for...
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:18 AM
If your uninsured property is damaged or destroyed in a hurricane, you might be eligible for assistance from the federal government.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, can provide you with a temporary place to live or money to fix your...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:04 AM
When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible.
Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations.
National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Rising pension and health care fees are costing Boynton Beach.
City officials expect that this year's general fund will increase by about $2 million, from $71.3 million last year to $73.3 million this year. The increase is partially due to rising health...