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Vullo Calls on Insurers, Congress for Action in Wake of Lake Ontario Flooding

As part of New York’s continuing response to flooding in the Lake Ontario region, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) is reminding property and casualty insurers of their responsibility to work toward fair and speedy resolution of …

Vermont Tallying Up Flash Flood Damage from Heavy Rains

Officials worked Wednesday to tally up the flood damaged to central Vermont roads, culverts and a municipal water system following last week’s storms to determine if the state will seek federal assistance for repairs. Heavy rains on Saturday, on the …

New York Flood Areas Getting Portable Dams, $1M in State Aid

Water-filled portable dams are being deployed and $1 million in state funding will go toward emergency repairs to wastewater treatment systems in two flood-damaged Lake Ontario communities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. A temporary emergency barrier system using water-filled dams …

New York: $7M for Homeowners Hit by Lake Ontario Flooding

New York state is making $7 million available to help homeowners recover from flooding along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shorelines. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Monday. Homeowners will be able to get up to $40,000 in …

New York State Providing $10M for Lake Ontario Flooding Recovery

The state is making $10 million in funding available to New York municipalities dealing with flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the funds will support flood recovery efforts such as repairing break walls, roads, …

Six Months Later, Hurricane Flood Victims Still Recovering in Virginia

In the months since Hurricane Matthew, Dawn Sawyer has watched her 9-year-old, Sam, bite his nails down to “nubs.” She’s never seen him do that before. As Sam remembers it, he slept right through the storm. He knows the water …

Criminal Charges Announced in Fatal Massachusetts Water Main Break

Criminal charges have been announced in connection with a Boston, Mass., water main break that killed two workers. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley on Wednesday announced a grand jury had returned indictments charging Atlantic Drain Services of Boston and …

Intense Storms, Flooding Wallop California

The tail end of a punishing winter storm system lashed California with thunderstorms and severe winds Monday after breaking rainfall records, washing out roads and whipping up enormous waves. At least four people died and several others were rescued from …

Rapid Repairs Sought After Pennsylvania Creek Flood Wall Section Collapse

Authorities city say they will seek funding for rapid repairs following the collapse of a section of a creek flood wall in a northeastern Pennsylvania city. Wilkes-Barre city administrator Ted Wampole says a 40-foot section of the Solomon Creek channel …

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 …