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How to Bring Coastal Community Stakeholders into Disaster Planning

Recognizing that coastal storms can cause surges, sea-level rise and cyclone winds that devastate communities, emergency management experts in a new study have detailed a method for involving local stakeholders in planning for such extreme events and thereby helping vulnerable …

Fear of Flooding on the Rise Along Virginia’s Coast

When floodwaters poured into Holly Furlong’s Virginia Beach home in October, she ripped out electrical cords and rushed her four children upstairs. They spent the next two days without power, building blanket forts while anxiously waiting for sewage-tainted waters to …

Northeast Could See Impact of Tropical Storm Hermine After Months of Drought

Over the past several months, the Northeastern U.S. has experienced abnormally dry conditions leading to a drought that could last into the fall. Now, it is facing a different problem with the looming risk of heavy rain and wind from …

Sea Level Is Rising, but at Fluctuating Rates due to Volcanic Eruption: Study

Climate scientists have long warned of a rise in sea level as global warming melts the world’s glaciers. But while the level has been increasing at about 3.5 millimeters a year, the rate of increase itself has fluctuated, leading some …

Homes on Mississippi Coast Hit by Flooding

The mayor of Gulfport, Mississippi, has declared a state of emergency because of heavy rain and widespread flooding in the largest city on the state’s Gulf Coast. Gulfport emergency managers say 5 to 12 inches of rain fell in the …

JBA Releases Comprehensive UK Flood Model before Flood Re Launch

UK-based JBA Risk Management, a global provider of flood modelling services for insurers, reinsurers, and property or asset managers, announced the release of its “high resolution, multi-peril flood model of the UK to assist the insurance industry place household risks …

Report: Southeast States Unprepared for Future Risks from Climate Change

  Many states across the country, particularly in the Southeast, are unprepared to face the risks posed from extreme heat, drought, wildfires, inland flooding, coastal flooding and other extreme weather events, according to a new report card from the States …

States Graded ‘A’ to ‘F’ for Extreme Weather Preparedness

Many states across the country are unprepared to face the risks posed extreme heat, drought, wildfires, inland flooding, coastal flooding and other extreme weather events, according to a new report card. Only a small number of states – Alaska, California, …

Flood Warnings in Effect for Rising South Carolina Coastal Rivers

Forecasters are warning of rising river levels near the South Carolina coast. The National Weather Service said a flood warning is still in effect for the Santee River near Jamestown in Berkeley County. At 6 p.m. Sunday the river was …

New Hampshire’s Bipartisan Summit Examines Coastal Flooding

Elected officials from 18 states — representing some 95,000 miles of coastline — gathered in New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 24, for a bipartisan summit on coastal flooding. Some of those who attended the Rising Tides summit in Hampton, New …