| May 31, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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...
| May 11, 2014
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 1:42 PM
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...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
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...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:53 AM
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...
| May 11, 2014
| 7:32 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:22 PM
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.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:51 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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....