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Tax Still Carries Johnstown’s Name 80 years After St. Patrick’s Day Flood

Long after Johnstown’s rivers receded in 1936, a so-called “temporary” liquor tax to aid the city’s recovery has remained – even though it has been nearly 80 years since it’s been used to benefit Johnstown or any statewide flood relief. …

South Carolina Lawmakers Ponder Fix for Flood Damaged Roads

While South Carolina legislators pledge to address road funding and flood relief over the next six months, there’s no consensus on what they’ll do. A $1.3 billion windfall makes a compromise even harder. And in a year when every House …

Italy Soccer Match to Benefit Flood Relief in Genoa

Italy is organizing a friendly against Albania in Genoa next month to aid the port city’s recovery from devastating flooding. The Nov. 18 match will be held at the Luigi Ferraris stadium. Two rivers burst their banks and sent a …

Zimbabwe’s Plea for $20M to Use for Flood Relief

The Zimbabwean government is appealing for $20 million from international donors to evacuate and relocate 60,000 people living downstream of a dam in Masvingo province amid fears that the dam is likely to collapse. State media reported Wednesday that local …

Biden Vows Colorado Flood Relief Won’t Shut Down

Vice President Joe Biden is promising residents that aid for areas devastated by massive flooding in Colorado won’t stop even if the federal government shuts down. “I promise you, I promise you, there will be help,” Biden said after flying …

Alberta Flooding Spreads as Water Subsides in Calgary

Water levels in Calgary subsided and crews are working to restore power as officials confirmed a fourth fatality in the worst flood in Alberta‚Äôs history. Insured losses to the province are forecast to be C$2.25 billion ($2.15 billion) to C$3.75 …