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  • Mathews receives $2 million to elevate flood-prone homes

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $2 million to Mathews County to elevate nine homes that have received repeated flood damage during storms. The money will also be used to acquire three properties that owners no longer want because of...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police

    Responding to public outcry over images of heavily armed police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last month, lawmakers called Tuesday for closer examination of federal programs that distribute military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies....
  • Tolland Public Works Director's Wife Accused Of Stealing $10,400 From Town Of Tolland

    VERNON — Lori Langlois, the wife of Tolland's public works director, submitted phony or inflated invoices to the town of Tolland that netted her $10,400, according to the warrant for her arrest, which was filed Tuesday in Superior Court in...
  • Gloucester approves new flood ordinance

    GLOUCESTER – The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has approved an updated floodplain management ordinance that includes the previous two-foot freeboard requirement and a new flood zone. The plan is expected to save residents money on flood...
  • 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...
  • Public hearing will address Mathews County's draft flood ordinance

    MATHEWS – Mathews County's draft Floodplain Management Ordinance, including an additional one-foot freeboard requirement, will be open for public comment next month. After tabling action in July, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to advertise...
  • Fleet Weather Center in Norfolk monitors the skies, seas

    Fleet Weather Center in Norfolk monitors the skies, seas
    NORFOLK — With hurricane season underway, the Fleet Weather Center at Naval Station Norfolk is busy monitoring the skies and seas from the Midwest to Europe, making sure the country's fleet steers clear of storms. Meanwhile, Navy and Marine...
  • 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...