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Flames Not the Only Risk From Wildfires

California is on fire—again. About 130,000 acres have been scorched in more than 20 major fires actively burning in the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. But the flames are not the only danger. Post-fire …

Washington D.C. Sinking, May Drop 6 Inches by Next Century

New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century—adding to the problems of sea level rise. This falling land will …

Tennessee Receives Disaster Declaration for Winter Storms

President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for several counties that were hit hard by winter storms in February. A statement from the White House says the declaration releases federal aid to help with recovery efforts from severe winter weather …

No Major Damage in Philippines After Typhoon Hagupit

Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least two people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year. …

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 …