The increased amount of impervious surfaces surrounding the watershed makes the area more susceptible to runoff, which contributes to the severity of flood impacts, though hydrologists have said development is not solely to blame.
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Unlucky topography and an intense rainstorm creates a major disaster in Ellicott City for the second times in nearly two years.
An Iowa mayor and a D.C. city official reflect on flooding and other "resiliency" issues affecting their towns.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long highlighted some of his agency's limits when it comes to preparing communities for natural disasters.
With the start of hurricane season a few weeks away, 22,900 island residents still lack power.
“There are a lot of engineers and architects … who are willing to come out and volunteer,” according to Jonathan C. Siu, Seattle’s principal building official.
“While the tens of millions of dollars are not there to do anything of any great size, there is the potential to start small and build an economy around local residents,” Madison Mayor Paul Soglin told Route Fifty.
Rising cyber attacks and mass shootings have altered the equation for local governments, but natural disasters remain their biggest threat.
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' CIOs discussed data security, relationships with wireless carriers and next-level training at NASCIO’s midyear conference.
Bipartisan legislation would create a four-year pilot project within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
An effort to make the National Flood Insurance Program more affordable for them would necessite private-sector involvement, according to a new FEMA report.
If you look at the number of hours customers lost access to electricity stemming from a single event, the disruption from Hurricane Maria has been massive.
Hurricane Harvey focused the city's efforts to use technology, citizen engagement and lessons from around the world to steer its disaster response and address long-term needs.
Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.
Of the total, about $16 billion is slated for mitigation projects geared toward preventing future damage.
Heavy rain is expected to fall on areas burned by recent wildfires, increasing the risk for deadly mudslides and destructive debris flows.
The agency has its hands full with 21 disasters in 14 states, which means federal assistance may arrive slowly in the event of yet another national emergency.
As Minot, North Dakota continues to recover from 2011's record-setting flooding, efforts to repair the city’s relationship with the Souris River continue.
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