| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:50 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:14 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2014
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:18 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:27 AM
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...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:56 AM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:48 AM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:37 PM
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%...