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Financial Aid Arizona County Over Flood Damage

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency in response to record flooding in Cochise County two months ago. Powerful rains combined with the remnants of Hurricane Odile resulted in up to 6 inches of rain falling in …

North Atlantic Hurricanes Can Have Big Impact in the Midwest

Located hundreds of miles inland from the nearest ocean, the Midwest is unaffected by North Atlantic hurricanes. Or is it? With the Nov. 30 end of the 2014 hurricane season just weeks away, a University of Iowa researcher and his …

Climate Change Represents Risks and Opportunities for Corporations

Danish climate scientist and TV weatherman Jesper Theilgaard told risk managers from some of Europe’s leading companies that they should not treat climate change as a “doomsday” scenario. Instead, he said, they should look for the business opportunities in helping …

Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo Bring Rain, Wind to Europe

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo battered Ireland and the United Kingdom with locally damaging winds and downpours on Monday night and Tuesday. Widespread wind gusts of 65 to 90 kph (40 to 55 mph) were reported across Ireland and the …

Hurricane Gonzalo Threatens Bermuda With Flooding, Storm Surge

Gonzalo, classified as a major hurricane and bearing down on Bermuda with tree-snapping winds, is forecast to bring flooding and a life-threatening storm surge as it’s projected to be the worst storm to hit the territory since Fabian in 2003. …

Federal Aid OK’d For New Mexico Storm, Flood Damage

Local governments and some other entities in New Mexico are now eligible for federal assistance to recover from flooding and storm damage suffered during last summer. The White House says a disaster declaration by President Barack Obama applies to state, …

SBA Loans Available to Arizona Residents Hurt By Flooding

Arizona business owners and residents affected by flooding earlier this month can apply for federal loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Thursday that low-interest disaster loans are available for Arizonans who sustained extensive damage from monsoon storms that hit …

Federal Grant Goes To Minimize Flood Risk in Wyoming City

The U.S. Department of Commerce has given Cheyenne, Wyo. a grant for a storm sewer project that should help minimize the risk of flooding downtown. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported the department’s Economic Development Administration awarded the city a $1.68 …

Louisiana Parish Says Hazard Plan Update Nearly Complete

Officials in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish are completing their latest plans for dealing with dangerous situations the area could face. In a 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan update, a committee focused on levee failure, flooding, hurricanes and tropical storms, saltwater intrusion, tornadoes, …

West Texas Battered by Torrential Rains

Torrential rains from the remnants of Hurricane Odile have battered West Texas, and police said on Sept. 22 they were investigating whether the death of a woman in El Paso was related to the flooding. Rainfall amounts across Texas in …