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Academics in Hawaii Developing Flood Alert System

An alert system is being developed to give West Maui residents a six-day heads up when large wave and flooding events are possible. The University of Hawaii ocean observation program will use a $500,000 federal grant to start developing the …

New York’s U.S. Senators Urge Quick Federal Action on Flooding

New York’s U.S. senators are urging officials in Washington to quickly approve a disaster declaration for areas along Lake Ontario affected by recent floods. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, said that they have written to the Federal Emergency …

Louisiana Farmers Could be Helped by $10M Program for Flood Recovery

Farmers and ranchers in 51 Louisiana parishes could be eligible for grants from a $10 million program aimed to help with recovery from last year’s flooding. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain’s office says the grants come from federal flood recovery dollars …

June Catastrophes Cost Global Economy $5 Billion; U.S. Storms Dominate: Aon

Floods and storms cost the global economy more than $5 billion in June, with most of those losses generated in the United States, according to an Aon catastrophe report. In the U.S., large hail, tornadoes, straight-line winds and isolated flash …

Arizona Prepping for Floods in Wake of Massive Wildfire

A northern Arizona wildfire is nearing full containment and officials say it’s time to take precautions against possible post-fire flooding. Officials say there’s a high risk of flooding during the monsoon, and a community meeting on flooding potential, flood insurance …

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 …