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Idaho City Assessing Flood Risks Prior to Federal Maps Release

Boise, Idaho officials have expressed concerns with federal maps that propose adding hundreds of acres to a flood plain in the city, which could increase the cost and difficulty of buying or developing nearby property. The city disagrees with the …

Many Still Reeling from NW Louisiana Flood a Year Later

Floods a year ago took everything from Vivian, La., resident Gwen Smith. “I lost my home completely,” she said. Before the flood hit on March 9, 2016, Smith had lived most of her adult life in the mobile home. For …

Top Florida Stories of 2016: Florida’s Evolving Flood Market

Before McCarty announced his decision to leave office, he initiated dialogue with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) over the National Flood Insurance Program’s rate making. Citing the fact that the flood insurance rates Floridians pay are the highest in …

Private Flood Insurance a Focus for Pennsylvania Insurance Department in 2017

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has a plan to continue furthering its initiatives within the private flood insurance market in 2017. This comes after the North Central part of the state of Pennsylvania saw flooding in many areas outside of identified …

Virginia Flood Damage from Matthew Costliest Since Isabel, Officials Say

Virginia suffered only a glancing blow from Hurricane Matthew last month when unprecedented amounts of rain fell, but on Wednesday officials estimated flood damage to be hundreds of millions of dollars, making it the costliest storm since Hurricane Isabel in …

Students Building Tiny Houses for West Virginia Flood Survivors

Vocational students from across West Virginia are building tiny houses to help some people struggling to recover from flooding this year. Students from 12 vocational schools are designing and building the houses, which will be presented to Gov. Earl Ray …

FEMA Extends Aid Deadline for North Carolina Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew victims in North Carolina have more time to apply for federal disaster assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a news release that it has approved a 31-day extension for applications. Residents now have until Jan. 9, …

Mobile Homes On the Way to North Carolina Flood Victims

Families in four North Carolina counties forced from their homes after flooding from Hurricane Matthew could be moving into mobile homes soon. Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the help for people displaced from their …

South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Residents Warned of Storm Scammers

Authorities are urging residents in North Myrtle Beach to be wary of scammers who claim to be part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and offer to help remove debris in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The North Myrtle Beach …

Senator Says FEMA to Fund Crisis Counseling for Louisiana Flood Victims

A U.S. senator says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide Louisiana with $6.8 million to fund crisis counseling for flood victims. Sen. David Vitter’s office announced the grant in a news release Wednesday. The release says the money is …