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  • Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned

    SEATTLE – A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington state, authorities announced Monday that they have found the remains of three more...
  • Federal grant to pay to demolish flood-prone Des Plaines homes

    Federal grant to pay to demolish flood-prone Des Plaines homes
    A nearly $2.7 million federal grant will help Des Plaines purchase and raze 21 homes mostly located in a neighborhood among the hardest-hit by floodwaters from the northwest suburb's namesake river. The lots will be open space once demolished, according...
  • Mudslide deaths expected to soar as some question disaster response

    Mudslide deaths expected to soar as some question disaster response
    Rescuers searching for 90 people still missing five days after a massive mudslide in Washington state braced the public on Thursday for an impending steep rise in the death toll even as they deflected grumbling about the adequacy of the early disaster...
  • Washington's Hazel Slide was a long-known risk

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades. The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill’s foot lacks the strength...
  • Washington state landslide death toll now at 30

    SEATTLE -- Nearly two weeks after a deadly landslide ravaged the once placid Stillaguamish Valley, the death toll continued to rise, and the hard work of moving on came into sharper focus. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday...
  • Family that boy saved from tornado struggles to recover

    Family that boy saved from tornado struggles to recover
    The headlines have faded, but the troubles for 6-year-old Brevin Hunter and his family have not. In the aftermath of the November tornado that hit his central Illinois home in Washington, Brevin explained how he urged his mother, Lisa, to seek cover...
  • Tornadoes shape towns' past and future

     Tornadoes shape towns' past and future
    — Beneath a circus tent supplied by the federal government, residents of this map dot on the High Plains met night after night to plot a course for their town's future. Eventually a vision emerged of an eco-friendly town that would attract...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES MythBusters In this new episode,...
  • Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention

    Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention
    When Steven Yancheski and his wife bought their Fort Howard home at a foreclosure auction in 2010, they thought they were getting a deal: a two-bedroom bungalow in "paradise" for about $85,000. The house was in a flood zone, so they had to pay for...
  • FEMA grant to help pay for Glenview flooding project

    FEMA grant to help pay for Glenview flooding project
    Glenview recently received $2.78 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its stormwater management project, which village officials hope to begin work on this spring. The project, which will cost about $3.71 million in all, is...
  • New flood maps affect few York residents

    YORK — New coastal flood maps produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency may require about 260 York County property owners who are now included in a high-risk flood zone to get flood insurance for the first time. The new maps, which update...