Too little, too late for people seeking climate relief

NEW BERN, N.C. — Janice Crews knew time was not on her side after Hurricane Florence’s record-breaking storm devastated her flood-prone neighborhood on Sept. 14, 2018. The retired postal worker acted quickly. She recruited an activist friend, organized neighbors, met with city officials and signed a petition for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to buy out their homes in the North Hills Drive community. They wanted to move out of the floodplain to higher ground.
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13 days later, progress being made in hard times

Thirteen days and counting. The water has receded, but the mud, the broken hearts, and the fear remains. A flood unlike any living person has seen in eastern Kentucky has left behind damaged property, damaged infrastructure, and damaged people, struggling through the five stages of grief. Progress is being made...
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New Jefferson Elementary School brings innovation, security to students' first day

HENDERSON, Ky. – As school starts back in Henderson County, hundreds of elementary students will get to begin the academic year in a new facility. After more than two years of planning and $21 million in construction, Jefferson Elementary School opens its doors to students Wednesday morning in its new building at 800 S. Alves St., behind the South Middle School football field.
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Dunning, McDaniel honored at Commission meeting

Probate Judge Laurie Hall presented two women in her office with a “resolution of recognition and appreciation” at the Marengo County Commission meeting Tuesday. Shinetta Dunning and Paula McDaniel received accolades for their work, and Commissioner Freddie Armstead Jr. presented each of them with a $25 gift certificate.

DRCs in Park, Carbon County closing soon

Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Carbon and Park County that housed citizens affected by the June flooding are closing in August. According to the press release sent out by FEMA and Montana DEQ, the Park county DRC at the Park High School closes on Wednesday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m. The DRC at Roosevelt High School in Carbon County closes Friday, August 12, at 6:00 p.m. The third DRC at Fromberg Methodist Church closes on August 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Gov. Andy Beshear: FEMA has to ‘get it right’ in response to flooding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP/WYMT) - Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said he’ll be relentless in pushing for federal assistance in flood-ravaged eastern parts of the state. He said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has “to get it right” by broadly supporting residents trying to rebuild their lives. Beshear’s comments...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Terrebonne Parish Flood Maps

FEMA has announced that revised Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. The updated maps...

Almost no one in Ky. has flood insurance, hindering recovery

Kentucky residents who are struggling to rebuild after devastating flooding face huge financial obstacles because almost nobody in the state has flood insurance. The area hit by the flash floods that began in late July and killed at least 37 people has a large concentration of low-income families. Only 17,250...

Coastal Washington Tribe Creates Higher Ground By Building Tsunami Tower, First Of Its Type Here

There is a new option to escape a tsunami if you’re on the southwest coast of Washington when the Big One strikes. The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe on Friday dedicated a 50-foot tall evacuation tower in Tokeland, Washington. Tribal leaders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the new tsunami refuge platform should be an example and inspiration for other vulnerable coastal communities.

The Government’s Failure to Move Vulnerable People Out of Harm’s Way in the Era of Massive Flooding

This article was produced in partnership with Columbia Journalism Investigations, the Center for Public Integrity and Type Investigations. NEW BERN, NC—Janice Crews knew time was not on her side after Hurricane Florence’s record-breaking storm devastated her flood-prone neighborhood on September 14, 2018. The retired postal worker acted quickly....

Sen. McConnell makes stop at Knott Co. Sportsplex

KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Eighteen people lost their lives in Knott County during disastrous flooding nearly two weeks ago. Many that survived returned home to find nothing left, and are now turning to their community and others to help them rebuild their lives. Sen. Mitch McConnell visited the Knott...
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Pilottown Road could be raised 2.5 feet

Flooding on Pilottown Road near the bridge at Canary Creek is becoming a problem in Lewes. The Coast Guard, University of Delaware, and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control are just a few of the entities that rely on accessibility of the roadway. According to DNREC, nuisance flooding caused by east and northeast winds can make the path impassable and increase the potential for flash flooding or swiftly moving water. Officials say even shallow flood depths can cause disruptions in the area.

Gov. Beshear Provides Update on Eastern Kentucky Flooding Zones

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2022) – On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear provided an update on the continuing stabilization efforts following the historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky. “One of the main things that we’re doing today, because we have moved past the initial search and rescue phase and because we are worried about weather coming up, is wellness checks,” Gov. Beshear said. “There are a lot of people who may be stranded in their home because their private bridge has been wiped out – so there will be a lot of wellness checks underway.”