flood News

Hundreds Of Oahu Properties At Flood Risk, Feds Say

New maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have reclassified hundreds of Oahu properties and placed them in a high-risk flood zone. Mortgage lenders will likely require property owners to buy flood insurance if they find themselves in the zone. …

Risky Flood Zone Yielded by Oak Creek Fire in Arizona

A risky flood zone has been created in the aftermath of a wildfire that burned around northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon, a report from forest officials said. According to experts, runoff and erosion from the Slide Fire could occur at …

Ohio Faces Flash Flood Threat Following Rains

Flood watches were in effect across much of eastern and northern Ohio as communities recovered from several days of heavy rain and storms. The National Weather Service predicted an end to the precipitation and some falling temperatures Friday and into the …

Disaster Declarations Requested for Arkansas Counties

Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation are asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency and President Barack Obama to issue additional disaster declarations for areas of Arkansas hit hard by last week’s tornadoes and flooding. Arkansas’ two U.S. senators and four congressmen …

Security First to Offer Ironshore’s Primary Flood for High-Value Properties in Florida

Security First Managers, LLC, a Florida-based managing general agent for high value homeowners programs, is expanding the flood coverage it offers utilizing Ironshore insurance capacity. Security First Managers can now offer primary flood insurance of $500,000 to its customers, in …

South Dakota Flood-Control Project Nearly Complete

Sioux Falls, S.D. officials can almost see the finish line in a flood-control upgrade project that has lasted nearly 15 years. But the work construction crews are completing in the city’s west side was not part of the original project. …

Corps: Utah County Levees Have Problems

Salt Lake County, Utah’s levee systems are in unacceptable shape, according to a review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Officials with the Corps’ Sacramento District announced Friday that they found several problems in levees along the 12-mile Surplus …

Washington City Braces For Increased Flood Risks

New information shows sediment buildup in the White River is increasing the flood danger faced by the city of Pacific, Wash. The King County Flood Control District, in cooperation with Pacific and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, plans to …

Colorado Launches Website For Flood Information

Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced a new website that will provide information about recovery efforts related to flooding in Colorado last month. The website, ColoradoUnited.com, includes recovery news, current information about impacted areas and how to get help. There is …

Colorado Weighs Whether to Relocate Rivers After Flood

Coloradans are debating whether rivers that strayed as much as three-quarters of a mile in last month’s floods can or should be moved back to their old channels. Irrigation companies that pull water from rivers for farmers to use on …