flood damage News

Federal Agency to Help Pay for Mississippi Flood Control

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — A federal agency has set aside money to help guard Mississippi’s capital city and surrounding areas against flood damage following two deluges in three years. The US Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it has …

Puerto Ricans Await Aid, Fret About Post-Hurricane Recovery

TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico (AP) — City worker Carmen Medina walked purposefully through the working-class community of Tranquility Village under a brutal sun, with clipboard, survey forms and pen in hand — part of a small army of officials trying …

Louisiana Flood Victims See $95M Settlement 39 Years Later

Louisiana families and businesses in Tangipahoa Parish are a step closer to getting paid for flood damages in 1983 caused by the construction of Interstate 12. A $95 million payment was approved Friday by the Joint Legislative Committee on the …

Displaced Hurricane Matthew Homeowners Remain in Limbo Six Years Later

Nearly six years after flood damage from Hurricane Matthew displaced Thad Artis from his home in Goldsboro, North Carolina, he has still not been placed in permanent housing. Living alone in a motel for the last two years, growing increasingly …

Flood Damage Assessment Expected in 3 SE Indiana Counties

Officials in three southeastern Indiana counties have declared local disasters following flash flooding last weekend that killed one woman and damaged numerous homes and roads. Staffers with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security will now visit Ohio, Jefferson and Switzerland …

Trailers Offer Kentucky Flood Victims Temporary Home

David Stephens’ children romped around the small patch of grass they’ve turned into a makeshift playground, running and laughing – seemingly without a care in the world. Their father, though, is gripped by worry about the future. And he marvels …

Another Fire Spotlights Troubled Georgia Apartment Complex

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)–Another fire at a troubled Augusta apartment complex is focusing attention on the city’s efforts to improve conditions for residents. The latest fire at Azalea Park Apartments on Tuesday displaced seven families, news outlets reported. It was the …

Ida v. Katrina in New Orleans: Fewer People, Better Levees, Smaller Storm Surge

Hurricane Ida and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 made landfall within 50 miles of one other and each carried 150 mph winds at one point, but the amount of death and destruction caused by the two storms was vastly different because …

Houston Area Getting Little of $1B in Harvey Flood Aid

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston area officials expressed shock and anger on Friday after learning that their communities, which suffered the brunt of damage from Hurricane Harvey, would be getting only a small part of the $1 billion that Texas is …

Flooding Due to Climate Change Caused $75 Billion of Damage in the U.S.

It’s long been established that warming temperatures cause more frequent and intense precipitation. But placing a dollar value on the contribution of climate change to storm damage has been tricky. Now, Stanford University researchers have determined that a third of …