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Mississippi County Looks to Offset 2011 Flooding Costs

Adams County officials will ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency to look again at providing money to fix a box culvert in a rural area that collapsed and made the local road impassable during the 2011 flood. Located in the …

Insurers Sued by New Jersey Transit Over Sandy Damage Payment

New Jersey Transit is suing its insurers for more help paying to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The agency filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month claiming that Lloyds of London and other insurance companies capped payments after Sandy …

Disaster Declaration Approved for Montana

President Barack Obama has declared parts of central and eastern Montana disaster areas after storms and flooding in August. The designation frees up federal funding to help communities in Blaine, Carter, Musselshell, Petroleum and Valley counties and the Fort Belknap …

FEMA Approves Disaster Funding for South Dakota

South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $3.6 million in disaster aid to help communities recover from several June storms, including the tornado in Wessington Spring and flooding in other areas. Funds …

SBA Offering Loans to Arizona Residents Hurt by Flooding

Arizona business owners and residents affected by flooding earlier this month can apply for federal loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Thursday that low-interest disaster loans are available for Arizonans who sustained extensive damage from monsoon storms that hit …

New Mexico Seeks Major Disaster Declaration After Flooding

Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are asking President Barack Obama to take action on the state’s request for a major disaster declaration due to summer flooding. Severe storms in late July and early August resulted in flooding that damaged …

Detroit Area Home Sales Stalled by Recent Flooding

Real estate experts in the Detroit, Mich., area say home sales have taken a hit following severe flooding last month. The Detroit News reports real estate agents expect the market to quickly bounce back after stalled sales. The owner of …

Louisiana Parish Says Hazard Plan Update Nearly Complete

Terrebonne Parish officials are completing their latest plans for dealing with dangerous situations the area could face. In a 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan update, a committee focused on levee failure, flooding, hurricanes and tropical storms, saltwater intrusion, tornadoes, subsistence and …

New Mexico City Seeks Assistance After $230K In Flood Damage

Alamogordo, N.M. officials say they plan to ask for state assistance for $230,000 in damages caused by recent flooding. The Alamogordo Daily News reported that the city will submit damage estimates to the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security this …

$35M in Crops Lost to Flooding in Arkansas, Study Says

A University of Arkansas study finds flooding that began in late June will lead to millions of dollars in lost crop value for Arkansas farmers. Farmers in 10 Arkansas counties are expected to lose more than $35 million in crop …