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Ohio Flood Control Plan Worries Farmers

Farmers in northwest Ohio who are upset with a plan being worked out to control flooding along a river met with an Ohio congressman to voice their concerns. The Courier newspaper in Findlay reports that about 120 people met with …

Federal Aid Coming After Fall Storms In Texas

President Barack Obama has ordered federal aid to help state and local recovery efforts in areas of Central Texas hit with severe storms and flooding in late October. Obama last week declared a major disaster exists in the area. This …

President Declares Disaster for Texas Flooding

Federal aid will head to Texas now that President Obama has declared a disaster area as a result of severe storms and flooding that hit the state during the period of Oct. 30-31, 2013. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s …

New Mexico County, Navajo Nation Added To Declaration

One New Mexico county and the Navajo Nation have been added to a federal disaster declaration that stemmed from severe storms and flooding this past summer. Federal officials say Sierra County and the Navajo Nation are now eligible to apply …

Blackfeet In Montana Sue US Government Over Flood Damage

The Blackfeet tribe’s housing agency  in Montana is suing the U.S. government for more than $1.2 million over damage to homes that were flooded in 2011, with the tribe claiming the government was responsible for a clogged drainage system. An …

Flood Grant Program Proving Popular In North Dakota City

A program that will help homeowners in Minot, N.D. with repair costs following devastating Souris River flooding two years ago is proving popular. More than 700 people have applied for assistance from a program that offers grants of up to …

Indiana Students Develop Plans to Fight Nature’s Fury

Jerzie Eagle and Liesl Elkin pointed to their topography map that showed the eight acres of flood-prone land around Carter and Murden streets in Kokomo, Ind. This is where their arboretum will go once the city tears down the homes …

Central Texans’ Interest in Flood Insurance Rises Along with Claims

Insurance agents in Austin, Texas, report the interest in homeowners obtaining flood insurance coverage has risen dramatically after two recent rains that have flooded portions of Austin and neighboring communities. Approximately 650 homes and businesses were either damaged or destroyed …

National Forests Put Colorado Flood Damage At $17M

September flooding in caused nearly $17 million in damage to roads, trails, campgrounds and other facilities in the Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests in northern Colorado. The Forest Service released a preliminary assessment Friday. It said flooding damaged more than …

Austin Homeowner’s Interest in Flood Insurance Rises

Insurance agents in Austin, Texas report the interest in homeowners obtaining flood insurance coverage has risen dramatically after two recent rains that have flooded portions of Austin and neighboring communities. Roughly 650 homes and businesses were either damaged or destroyed …