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Arizona City Receives $1M for Flood Control Project

Flagstaff, Ariz. officials say $1 million provided by the federal government will be used for design work and related preparations for the Rio de Flag flood control project. Officials say the funding from the Army Corps of Engineers will allow …

Southern California Neighborhood Flooded Due to Seawall Damage

A Southern California coastal community was flooded with two feet of ocean water after a seawall was damaged by a construction crew. The Orange County Register reported workers were doing demolition work in Newport Beach and accidentally damaged the wall …

Rising Seas May Wipe Out Jersey Towns and Millions in AAA Bonds

Few parts of the U.S. are as exposed to the threats from climate change as Ocean County, New Jersey. It was here in Seaside Heights that Hurricane Sandy flooded an oceanfront amusement park, leaving an inundated roller coaster as an …

Idaho Governor Visits State’s Flooded Central Region

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he’s ready to offer assistance to flooding communities in central Idaho. The Idaho Mountain Express reported that Otter visited with residents, emergency management officials and local government representatives Saturday in Hailey. Otter says 31 out …

Flooding Overwhelming Central Idaho Neighborhoods

City officials in central Idaho are warning residents to prepare for more flooding as muddy water continues to overwhelm neighborhoods in Ketchum and Bellevue. Blaine County Disaster Services Coordinator Chris Corwin says the worst of the flooding is yet to …

U.S. Weather Remains Biggest Driver of Global Insurance Losses in 2017: Aon

Severe weather in the U.S. remains the largest contributor to global insurance losses in 2017 after April continued the trend with multi-billion dollar losses for public and private insurers, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. “Much …

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in NYC Region, Disrupt Travel

Heavy rains caused flooding in New York City and flight delays in the region on Friday. Officials said two tracks at Penn Station were out of service Friday afternoon because of flooding and parts of the West Side Highway, along …

Idaho Flood Recovery Is Far From Over

Accustomed to drought, south-central Idaho was overwhelmed this winter by simply too much water. Snowstorms cloaked the mountains and valleys. The saturated ground froze, buckling asphalt. Then sudden runoff in February and March wrecked more roads and left people scrambling …

Number of Arkansas Storm-Related Fatalities Rises to 5

A north-central Arkansas volunteer fire chief died after being struck by a vehicle early on April 30 while working as heavy thunderstorms moved through, one of five confirmed storm-related fatalities in the state, an official said. At least four other …

Wyoming Flood Preparations Follow Flood Predictions

Fremont County, Wyo. residents and disaster response officials are making preparations for spring flooding. Predictions are that the county could see its biggest runoff from the mountain snowpack in decades. National Weather Service hydrologists say the Wind and Little Wind …