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Washington Atmospheric River Brings Threat of Floods, Landslides

The Pacific Northwest is bracing for flooding and landslides, while the mountains will see heavy snow and possible avalanches on Wednesday as an atmospheric river collides with Washington and Oregon. The Snoqualmie River near Carnation, Washington, is expected to produce …

Flooding Brings New Woes to New York City Church Hard-Hit by COVID-19

A Lutheran church in New York City already reeling from the COVID-19 deaths of more than 60 members of the congregation has suffered a new trauma: Severe flood damage from the rupture of a major municipal water main. The flooding …

Viewpoint: How the Northeastern U.S. Private Flood Market Can Close the Coverage Gap

The northeastern U.S. is one of the key areas of the country at risk for flooding, as evidenced by the billions in losses from Superstorm Sandy, which saw more than $8.1 billion in 144,000 NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) claims. …

Virginia City Plants Trees to Slow Flooding Woes

In Ocean Lakes, 100 more trees will soon be popping up in yards throughout the flood-prone neighborhood in southern Virginia Beach, each gifted at no cost from a local environmental group. And in nearby parks and other green areas, dozens …

Eight Years Later, Sandy Still Costing Transit Systems Billions

Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, Hoboken’s grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. Eight years ago Thursday, Superstorm Sandy pushed the …

Virginia State Officials Lay Out Plan to Address Rising Seas

Virginia state officials have laid out a plan to protect the state’s coastal communities from sea-level rise that could inundate land and roads and threaten property in the decades ahead. Governor Ralph Northam joined other state and local officials on …

New South Carolina Law Creates Resilience Office to Address Flooding

After five years filled with unprecedented flooding, South Carolina has now established an office to marshal the state’s efforts in stemming floodwaters and coordinating recovery and relief efforts. Governor Henry McMaster held a ceremonial signing Tuesday in Charleston to commemorate …

Bill Sent to Michigan Governor Would Lengthen Bonds for Dam Repairs

The Michigan Legislature has finalized a bill that would lengthen the financing period of lake projects in the wake of flooding that damaged dams and drained lakes in the Midland area. The legislation would extend, from 10 years to 40 …

Simulations Depict Tsunami Impact on Washington Coastal Communities

State authorities have released new simulations that show how a powerful tsunami could overwhelm Washington state’s coastal and shoreline communities. The Department of Natural Resources says there are some locations around the state where residents would have very little – …

Honolulu Flooding Control Plan Updated

The Army Corps of Engineers released a revised flood protection plan for Honolulu neighborhoods that includes fewer impacts on natural streams and residential properties within the watershed. The updated Ala Wai Flood Control Pro¡ject remains contentious because of a canal …