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Flood Fighter Ends Battle With City to Save Home

A onetime North Dakota Teacher of the Year who received help from students and faculty to ward off several Red River floods has decided he can no longer fight both the river and Fargo officials who wanted his house off …

New FEMA Maps Could Mean More Tennessee Residents Get Flood Insurance

Thousands of property owners may have to purchase flood insurance for the first time as new flood maps go into effect next year in Davidson County, Tennessee. The Federal Emergency Management Agency last month finalized revised flood maps for the …

Bloomberg Proposes $20 Billion NYC Flood Plan After Sandy

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for a $20 billion system of flood barriers to protect low-lying areas from storms almost eight months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region. In a report released today, the mayor made 250 recommendations, including …

Dozens of Homes Added to Flood Plain in Waterloo, Iowa

Dozens of homes and businesses in Waterloo have been added to the flood plain on the city’s west side. About 200 property owners on a stretch from LibertyPark to the Cedar River are being urged to by flood insurance now …