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Vermont Town to Repay Disaster Overpayment

A Vermont town is going to repay $33,000 it received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for helping repair damage from flooding in 2011. Assistant town manager Dave Ormiston told the St. Johnsbury select board FEMA’s request to get the …

More Than 30 California Homes Damaged by Flash Floods

When the skies opened up with a vengeance, Michael Honer had a front row seat to the powerful forces of Mother Nature. In a house overlooking Bear Creek in the tiny town of Mount Baldy, he watched the stream flow …

Minnesota Flood Disaster Declaration Expanded

The federal government has expanded Minnesota’s flood disaster declaration to 24 more counties and two tribal governments. Last month President Barack Obama declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in …

Vermont FEMA Office Closing 2 Years After Irene

Vermont’s Federal Emergency Management Agency office closed its doors Friday after more than two years of helping the state recover from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene, but the agency will continue to process property buyouts and reimbursements through its …

Popular Vermont Restaurant Back in Business After Irene

A popular Vermont restaurant that closed after it was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene is back in business, and open seven days a week. The grand opening for Dot’s Restaurant in Wilmington was held on Dec. 12. Dot’s had closed …

Floods Recede in Manila as Thousands Evacuated

Flooding caused by some of the Philippines’ heaviest rains that submerged more than half the capital began receding Tuesday, but authorities evacuated thousands of residents along Manila’s overflowing rivers and braced for more chaos in outlying provinces. At least eight …

Flooding Forces 20,000 Russians From Their Homes

Flooding has forced some 20,000 people to flee their homes in Russia’s Far East since July, the country’s Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday. Three Far East regions some 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) east of Moscow are being evacuated, ministry spokeswoman …

Floods Damage 100-200 Homes and Businesses in Missouri

Authorities say that flooding from heavy rainfall has damaged between 100 and 200 homes and business in the south-central Missouri city of Waynesville. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Dan Crain says the early morning flooding killed a 4-year-old boy when …

Minnesota Counties Hit by June Storms Get Federal Help

President Obama has signed a federal disaster declaration for 18 Minnesota counties hit hard by severe storms, high winds and flooding in late June. The declaration issued Thursday makes federal disaster aid available to state and eligible local governments, and …

President Obama Signs Missouri Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster declaration after severe storms struck Missouri from May 29 to June 10. The storms included one that spawned a tornado in the St. Louis area and others that caused widespread flooding. The …