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Boston Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood

Slow as molasses? This treacle didn’t trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighborhood within seconds. This week the city marked the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster – the Great Molasses Flood. It …

Connecticut Receives Federal Declaration for Rain Storms

Connecticut state agencies, municipalities, and the state’s two federally recognized tribes are now eligible to receive federal financial assistance to help repair the damage caused by severe rain and flooding in September. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday his …

State Help Available for Upstate New York Areas Hit by August Storms

Residents in New York’s Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region who were impacted by damaging storms and floods in August are eligible for financial help. Officials announced Friday that $13 million is available in the form of grants to homeowners …

Disaster Relief Approved for Pennsylvania Areas Affected by August Storm

Businesses and homeowners in Lancaster, York and surrounding Pennsylvania counties affected by flooding in August will be eligible for low-interest federal loans. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said Friday those areas have been approved for disaster relief to repair damage caused …

Disaster Declaration Approved for Flash Flood Recovery in New York

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for upstate New York counties hit by severe flash flooding in August. The declaration signed Monday by the Republican will allow the counties to apply for federal financial assistance to cover the …

Maryland County Approves $17M for Ellicott City Flood Plan

The Howard County Council in a narrow 3-2 vote approved two bills on Monday night that will allocate nearly $17 million toward a controversial five-year flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City. The bills represent the first phase of a $50 …

Connecticut Flooding Washes Away Roads, Forces Rescues, School Closures

Connecticut was cleaning up after a storm dumped more than eight inches of rain on parts of the state, causing floods that washed away roads and bridges and trapped people in their vehicles. Schools in East Haddam and Lebanon were …

Duke Downplays Threat From Coal-Ash Spill in Carolina Storm

Duke Energy Corp. is confident most of the coal ash that breached a North Carolina landfill was contained at the site and that the spill doesn’t pose an imminent threat to public safety or the environment, a company official told …

Hurricane Florence Likely to Expose Gaps in Flood Insurance

The number of Americans with flood insurance is on the rise, yet Hurricane Florence is likely to make it painfully clear that too many homeowners in the Carolinas and other vulnerable regions remain unprotected. . An analysis of federal flood …

Virginia Museum Workers Act Fast to Protect Valuable Collection in Hurricane Florence

The Durand-Ruel sisters didn’t dress for hurricane season. The eldest had on a wide-brimmed hat, the kind one would take to a high-society garden party. Both wore white gowns that looked as though their sheerness would go transparent in a …