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  • Draft hazard mitigation plan presented

     Draft hazard mitigation plan presented
    Cook County officials released a draft of a hazard mitigation plan that will give county and municipal governments access to federal funding for projects to prevent damage from natural disasters. Officials from some of the 115 municipalities that are...
  • Miramar to get police headquarters after 9 years

    Miramar to get police headquarters after 9 years
    After a nine year wait, Miramar is finally ready to rebuild its hurricane-destroyed police headquarters. The city agreed last week to spend $22.9 million for a three-story, 65,000 square foot building to house most of the police department's 270...
  • Thanks, El Niņo: Only one or two major hurricanes expected this year

    Thanks, El Niño: Only one or two major hurricanes expected this year
    Enough crazy weather already: You can expect an average or below-average hurricane season starting in June, national forecasters said Thursday. In a radical year of weather -- from severe drought in California to brutal, will-it-ever-end winter across...
  • Virginia's annual hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday begins Sunday

    Virginia's annual Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday will take place from Sunday to Saturday. During the seven-day tax break, purchases of certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. The sales tax in Hampton Roads...
  • Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald

    Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald
    File under irony: Earlier this month Politico reported that former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm to help corporations firm up their cybersecurity to protect them from surveillance or other outside...
  • Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds

    Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds
    Some homeowners fearful of high hurricane winds damaging their residences believe they have found a solution. They have opted to build circular-style homes manufactured by Deltec in Asheville, N.C. Although Deltec's homes are often described as...
  • Short bridge, lengthy inconvenience on Albert Street, Allentown

    Q: I live on the south side of Allentown. I believe it was a year ago when the bridge on Albert Street after the Chapel Avenue split was closed. I was wondering if there were any plans to reopen the bridge any time soon. Albert Street is a handy...
  • Des Plaines accepts flood-buyout grant money

     Des Plaines accepts flood-buyout grant money
    Jo Benjamin has spent most of her adult life in a two-story home on Big Bend Drive along the banks of the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines. "It's just beautiful here. It really is," said the 67-year-old mother of three and grandmother of eight. "It's...
  • House agrees to roll back flood insurance rate increases

    WASHINGTON - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to roll back flood insurance rate increases that have devastated many homeowners in coastal communities and dogged lawmakers on the campaign trail. The deal,...
  • CERT means many hands during disasters

    CERT means many hands during disasters
    A history of fires, floods and mudslides led the city of Laguna Beach to form a Disaster Preparedness Committee in 2011 and then the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2012. CERT is a Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified program that...
  • What tip would you give to a hurricane novice?

    What tip would you give to a hurricane novice?
    More than 360,000 new residents have flocked to South Florida in the past eight years, since our last hurricane hit, 65,000 in the past year alone. And many of them have no idea it’s like to experience a hurricane – or how to get through it....