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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 …

Two Counties Declare Disaster After Pennsylvania Flooding

State emergency officials are working with local authorities to help with recovery from flash flooding in south-central Pennsylvania that led to water rescues and evacuations and prompted two counties to issue disaster declarations, Governor Tom Wolf said. “…Pennsylvania experienced significant …

Pennsylvania Governor Declares Disaster After Recent Floods

Days after touring areas of eastern Pennsylvania that were hard-hit by flooding, Governor Tom Wolf has signed a “disaster emergency” proclamation for the area. Friday’s move allows the state to ask for a federal disaster declaration and seek funding for …

Hogan Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration for Maryland Floods

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is asking for a presidential disaster declaration following a severe storm and flooding that hit the Baltimore area last month, devastating Ellicott City. The governor announced the request Monday in a news release, which also said …

Maryland Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration for Recent Floods

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is asking for a presidential disaster declaration for Maryland following heavy rainfall and flooding that hit two western counties last month. The flooding in Frederick and Washington counties was the first of two major flooding events …

In Boston’s Booming Seaport, the Namesake Is Also the Threat

In Boston’s booming Seaport District, General Electric is building its new world headquarters, Amazon is bringing in thousands of new workers, and Reebok’s red delta symbol sits atop the new office it opened last year. Three businesses are testing self-driving …

Body Found of Man Who Disappeared Amid Maryland Flooding

Searchers scouring a river alongside an historic Maryland town ripped apart by flash flooding found the body of a man last seen being swept away by the raging waters as it gutted shops and pushed parked cars into swollen tributaries. …

After Pair of 1-in-1000 Year Floods, a Maryland Town Seeks Safeguards

The deadly flash flood that devastated a Maryland town’s historic center in July 2016 was dubbed a 1-in-1000 year event. Less than two years later, an even more treacherous flood ravaged the town, gutting shops and killing a visitor. Exasperated …