| Aug 11, 2014
ISLE OF WIGHT — New federal flood maps will include 324 properties in Isle of Wight inside high-risk flood zones and may cost homeowners who fall within the boundaries, according to county officials.
The maps outline the "100-year flood plain," an...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:10 AM
A ban on drinking tap water in Toledo was lifted early Monday after tests showed that toxins were no longer at dangerous levels from algae on Lake Erie, the mayor's office said.
"Our water is safe," Mayor Michael Collins said at a Monday news conference...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:59 AM
MANCHESTER — The Fire/Rescue/EMS Department is to receive a federal grant to replace radios.
The $80,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to buy radios that firefighters carry and radios installed in every...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:54 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The success of an early warning system during Sunday's 6.0 magnitude Napa earthquake is generating more support for the fledgling network.
Scientists at UC Berkeley released a video showing the system sending an alert to their computers when the quake...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:27 AM
The Gloucester Board of Supervisors is holding several public hearings at its Sept. 2 meeting.
The first will gather input on the county’s updated Floodplain Management Plan.
The ordinance is proposed to comply with FEMA requirements so that the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:10 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Poquoson homeowners qualify for a 10 percent reduction on flood insurance since the Federal Emergency Management Agency upgraded the city’s community rating.
This amounts to an average savings of $93 on annual premiums, and a total savings of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980.
This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds -- $5 million -- specifically for the project.
Its prospects remain shaky, however....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
As much as Republicans might yearn for deep-blue California to fall into the deep blue ocean, the GOP-led House Appropriations Committee agreed this week to provide $5 million to support the development of an earthquake early warning system that could...