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  • County posts proposed flood zones

    County posts proposed flood zones
    Property owners in Palm Beach County can finally see whether they'll still need flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued proposed flood maps for the county — the first updates in more than 30 years — and county...
  • Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding

    Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding
    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...
  • Mathews residents speak out about flood plan

    Mathews residents speak out about flood plan
    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. A...
  • Prepare to save on hurricane supplies during sales tax holiday

    Prepare to save on hurricane supplies during sales tax holiday
    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...
  • U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance

    U.S. punishing more federal contractors for poor performance
    The number of federal contractors that have been suspended or excluded from future contracts for poor performance has more than doubled in the past five years — a development that watchdogs inside and outside of government say is positive. The...
  • 'An urgent humanitarian situation' at the U.S.-Mexico border

    'An urgent humanitarian situation' at the U.S.-Mexico border
    President Obama on Monday ordered a new level of interagency cooperation to deal with what he described as “an urgent humanitarian situation”: unaccompanied minors trying to enter the country illegally. But it’s unclear exactly what this...
  • Children crossing border alone create 'urgent humanitarian situation'

    Children crossing border alone create 'urgent humanitarian situation'
    A recent surge in the number of children who are detained while illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without┬átheir parents is an “urgent humanitarian situation” that has prompted the opening of special facilities to house them in San...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns

    Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns
    A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on Thursday. Individually, the storms,...
  • Rescue dog is Fire Department's new member

    Rescue dog is Fire Department's new member
    At Firehouse 47 in Fort Lauderdale, a federally-certified search and rescue dog — and his human firefighter partner — are at the ready when disaster strikes. Firefighter paramedic Rolando Busto's canine partner, RIT, a three-year-old...
  • Mathews Board of Supervisors approve $2 million FEMA grant

    The Mathews Board of Supervisors approved a budget amendment Tuesday to accept a $2 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to elevate nine flood-prone homes. The money will also be used to acquire three properties that owners no longer...