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Louisiana Flood Victims Owed Over $300 Million Sue State

BATON ROUGE, La. — A group of Louisiana flood victims who have been owed over $300 million for the past decade have filed a lawsuit against the state for failure to pay. The Advocate reports that Tangipahoa Parish home and …

Volunteers Come to Aid Louisiana Flood Victims With Homes in Disrepair

Robert Wilbourn watched a small army of mostly teenagers tear away rotted siding from his house one day last week and called it “amazing.” Without assistance, he’s been unable to repair his South Alexandria, La.,chome left in bad shape by …

Flood Victims in Texas Can Get Replacement IDs

Central Texas flood victims who lost personal identification documents in last week’s storms can get help from the Department of Public Safety. DPS on Wednesday offered replacement driver’s licenses and ID cards at the Dove Springs Recreation Center in Austin. …

New York Will Provide Millions to Flood Victims

The state will provide about $10 million to hundreds of flooding victims in the Mohawk Valley, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday in another promise to scrape together for aid what is a small slice of the state budget. Cuomo promised …

Court To Notify Katrina And Rita Flood Victims on Class Action Settlement

A notification program began Monday as ordered by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to alert those affected by flooding resulting from Hurricane Katrina and/or Hurricane Rita about a proposed partial class action settlement. A previous …

North Korea Accepts Flood Aid From World Vision

North Korea has accepted a shipment of emergency aid from relief agency World Vision to help victims of floods that killed dozens of people and submerged large amounts of farmland. Twenty trucks carrying 500 tons of flour crossed the border …

Months Later, East Flood Victims Remain Displaced

More than three months after storms Irene and Lee deluged thousands of homes and businesses in the Northeast, the pace of recovery remains frustratingly slow for victims of the back-to-back disasters. Many of them will be out of their homes …

Deadline Nears for Fed Aid for New York Flood Victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says there are only eight days left for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee to register for possible federal disaster assistance. Dec. 15 is the registration deadline for a wide range …