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Southern Illinois Village at Risk if no FEMA Levee Approval

PRAIRIE DU ROCHER, Ill. — The fate of a Mississippi River levee that’s awaiting a decision on federal accreditation could put a southern Illinois village at risk of destructive flooding, the village president says. If the levee in Prairie du …

Mississippi Residents Still Recovering 2 Months After Flood

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Frances Ivonne Brensdal woke up June 7 to find her Olive Branch home flooded after a night of record rainfall, which left her family and others displaced. She didn’t even know it was raining. “My neighbor …

Tennessee High Court Upholds Cutting $150M in Mall Flood Coverage

In a blow to the owner of Opry Mills Mall, the Tennessee Supreme Court has let stand a lower court’s ruling that stripped $150 million of insurance coverage for the 2010 flood. The state’s highest court announced Monday that it …

North Carolina County Plans to Remove Thousands of Homes From Flood Zones

New maps for Dare County, N.C., are removing thousands of homes and lots from flood zones, creating a need to update local building codes that until now accounted for more rising water. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports that, according to …

South Carolina Residents Brace for More Flooding as Rivers Are Set to Crest

With rivers in South Carolina set to crest within the next couple of days, the one in 1000 year flood event to hit the state is far from over. With most flood maps based on 100 year flood events, Terry …

Slide Wildfire Leaves Risky Flood Zone in Arizona

A risky flood zone has been created in the aftermath of a wildfire that burned around northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon, a report from forest officials said Friday. According to experts, runoff and erosion from the Slide Fire could occur …

New Flood Zone Maps Frustrate Connecticut Homeowners

People living on Porter Avenue face a threat that could put their homes underwater – but it’s not coming from nearby Long Swamp Brook. The rising cost of flood insurance is putting a financial strain on local residents, and many …

Texas Residents Await Help 6 Months After Halloween Flood

After riding out the Halloween flood on his roof with his wife and four terrified children, Abraham Perdomo would rather be living somewhere else. Somewhere safer, where his daughter isn’t afraid of sleeping alone and none of them have to …

South Dakota Landlord Worried by Slow Flood Insurance Relief

Despite the passage of a federal policy to ease spikes in flood insurance rates, implementation lag time is leaving at least one South Dakotan in a lurch. Two of Cory Gollnick’s seven rental properties in Aberdeen have or will see …

Senator Wants to Delay New Flood Insurance Rules

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she’s concerned about new federal flood insurance rules. Warren is pressing Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate about the impact of the new rules on families in Massachusetts and across the country who have …