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  • As lava nears homes in Hawaii, residents brace for evacuation order

    Cassandra Pensa met her husband, Clinton Barricklow, in Northern California and decided to go to Hawaii eight years ago to fulfill their dream of living off the land. They eventually moved to Ka'ohe Homesteads, a rural area where the land was affordable...
  • Flooding prompts changes in St. Charles

    Flooding prompts changes in St. Charles
    Major flooding events along the 7th Avenue and North Tributary creeks in St. Charles have prompted the city to redraw its flood insurance maps and make improvements along the creek banks. At a Government Services Committee meeting on Monday, aldermen...
  • Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones

    Thousands of Palm Beach County homes are removed from flood zones in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency posted the proposed maps Friday evening on the agency's new Flood Map Service Center. The...
  • Survey shows Hampton Roads residents have the wrong idea about flooding, flood insurance

    Survey shows Hampton Roads residents have the wrong idea about flooding, flood insurance
    Two surprises cropped up in a new survey on perceptions about sea level rise in Hampton Roads: Fewer people than last year believe flooding has increased and, when it does flood, they believe their homeowner's insurance will cover it. Wrong on both...
  • Napa, Calif., quake: Early-warning system gains support

    Napa, Calif., quake: Early-warning system gains support
    The success of an early warning system during Sunday's 6.0 magnitude Napa earthquake is generating more support for the fledgling network. Scientists at UC Berkeley released a video showing the system sending an alert to their computers when the quake...
  • Gloucester Board seeking public input on flood ordinance next week

    The Gloucester Board of Supervisors is holding several public hearings at its Sept. 2 meeting. The first will gather input on the county’s updated Floodplain Management Plan. The ordinance is proposed to comply with FEMA requirements so that the...
  • Environmental health specialists do battle against pollution, other hazards

    By Erinn Hutkin Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
  • Lake County Public Works warning residents about the risks of flooding

    Lake County Public Works warning residents about the risks of flooding
    Lake County may not be a coastal county, right up against the ocean. But that doesn’t mean county residents are not vulnerable to the potential risks of flooding, county leaders note. With hurricane system lasting until Nov. 30, and September...
  • FEMA approves aid for wildfires in Yosemite and Central California

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to help cover California's costs fighting a fire burning toward Yosemite National Park and another burning in the Central Valley. The FEMA grants can help with up to 75% of the state’s costs for...
  • Tips for navigating flooded roadways

    Tips for navigating flooded roadways
    Don’t do it. We’ve all been warned yet most drivers have tested the unknown depths of standing water. “Water level is deceiving and people think they can get through two feet of water,” said Monique Bond, spokesperson for the...
  • Evacuations ordered as wildfires rage in California's forests

    A wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park is threatening 500 homes, has triggered 13,000 evacuation orders and prompted the Madera County sheriff to declare a local emergency. The fast-moving Junction fire had burned 612 acres and was 35%...