Floods News

UN Climate Report Seeks ‘Clear-Cut’ Economics to Guide Actions

A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions. Authors say the report stops short of an …

Colorado Governor Directs Flood-Repair Funds, Crisis Counseling

Gov. John Hickenlooper says $13 million from a state lottery fund will be used to help restore parks, trails and open spaces damaged by last year’s floods. Hickenlooper and officials of lottery-supported Great Outdoors Colorado traveled on Wednesday to Lyons, …

Nearly $200M More For Colorado Flood Recovery

Colorado is getting an additional $199 million from the federal government to help communities devastated by September’s historic floods, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday. The funds from HUD will help with housing and infrastructure repairs …

Colorado Lawmakers Reviewing Flood Response

Colorado lawmakers are studying responses to September’s catastrophic floods. A special state legislative panel held its first meeting Tuesday. Members are looking at whether there’s a need for legislation to better react to such a disaster in the future. They …

In Flood-Struck Colorado, Concerns About Fracking Spills

Contaminated water spilling from flooded oil and gas drilling sites in Colorado is refocusing attention on the environmental risks surrounding America’s fracking boom. Floods that have devastated north-central Colorado, killing eight people and displacing thousands, have also dislodged storage tanks …

Illinois Governor Announces $190 Million In Flood Help

Gov. Pat Quinn says $190 million in federal grants and loans will be awarded to help Illinois residents and businesses in 35 counties recover from April floods. Federal aid to the designated disaster areas includes $143 million in grants to …

President Signs Disaster Declaration For Montana Floods

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration making federal money available to help the state, local and tribal governments repair or replace facilities damaged by flooding in north-central and northeastern Montana this spring. The declaration, signed Wednesday, makes federal …

New El Nino Warnings Could Help Farmers Withstand Drought, Floods

Scientists have found a way to forecast El Nino weather events in the Pacific a year in advance, long enough to let farmers plant crops less vulnerable to global shifts in rainfall, a study showed on Monday. While far from …

President Declares Disaster For Spring Flooding in Alaska

President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster for spring flooding in parts of Alaska. Gov. Sean Parnell earlier this month requested the federal designation for the Alaska Gateway, Yukon Flats, Yukon Koyukuk, Lower Yukon and Copper River regional educational …

Marsh Enhances Access to National Flood Insurance Program

Marsh has enhanced its Flood Service Center (FSC) facility, which is dedicated to providing clients flood coverage and includes options through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In collaboration with Homesite Insurance in a fronting capacity and Torrent Technologies, an …