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Summer Flooding Causing Damage, Evacuations in Tampa Bay Area

A summer deluge has flooded streets in the Tampa Bay area, forcing some road closings and evacuations, delaying airline flights and overtaxing parts of local wastewater treatment systems. Major intersections were closed Monday near downtown Tampa, snarling traffic throughout the …

Kentucky Governor Declares State of Emergency From Severe Flooding

Floodwaters that rushed through eastern Kentucky left one dead and seven unaccounted for as search teams combed the hilly Appalachian terrain Tuesday, with the threat of more floods bearing down on rescue efforts. Emergency personnel in the hardest-hit neighborhoods in …

Typhoon Nangka Continues on Course towards Japan: AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has released an analysis of Typhoon Nangka, which is currently a Category 3 storm “with a central pressure of 950 mb and maximum 10-minute sustained wind speeds of 80 knots (~106 mph 1-minute sustained). The …

Kentucky Sewer District Approves $1M for Flood Buyouts

The Louisville, Ky., Metropolitan Sewer District board has approved $1 million of a proposed $3 million settlement in an effort to buy out a group of repeated flood victims, while Metro Council leadership and Mayor Greg Fischer were making no …

Louisville Ordinance Prevents Kentucky Homeowners from Repairing Flooded Homes

Gerald and Nancy Barton are in a fix. After an April 3 storm flooded their Louisville, Ky., home, they had to tear out the floorboards and the bottom half of the wallboards. But they can’t get the permits they need …

North Carolina Government Building Damaged by Flood

Workers at the North Carolina Department of Insurance and other state agencies are cleaning up after water flooded a state building in downtown Raleigh damaging offices and state records. Officials said Tuesday it’s not known what caused an 8-inch water …

Typhoon Halong Inundates Japan: AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide’s report on former Typhoon Halong notes that it was downgraded to a tropical storm before making its first landfall in Japan on Shikoku Island at approximately 6 a.m. Japan Standard Time (JST), 15:00 UTC on …

Vermont Seeks Flood Damage Assessment After Storm

The state of Vermont is asking officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help them determine if repairs to damage from flash flooding in the Chester area would be eligible for disaster assistance. If the damage is judged to …

Vermont Town Sees Worst Flooding Since Irene

The fire chief in Chester, Vermont, said more than 3 inches of rain fell on his community creating the worst flooding since Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont almost three years ago. Chief Matthew Wilson said the Monday flooding was “bad …

Flood Damage in South Dakota’s Lincoln County Estimated at $2M

Officials in Lincoln County estimate recent flood damage to roads and bridges at more than $2 million, and they’re hoping for federal aid. “The damage is massive,” County Emergency Manager Harold Timmerman told the Argus Leader newspaper. Road repairs are …