Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

5:30am

Thu February 27, 2014
Politics

FEMA Flood Insurance Law Faces Partial Repeal Over Premiums

Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 8:38 am

Levees, like this one in New Orleans, must be certified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before appearing on federal flood maps. This change has resulted in higher flood insurance premiums in some areas.
Mario Tama Getty Images

The House is expected to vote as early as next week to partially repeal a 2012 law that overhauled the National Flood Insurance Program, which is tens of billions of dollars in debt.

The law was meant to make people living in flood-prone areas foot more of the insurance bill. But lawmakers didn't realize how many homeowners would be affected — or how hard they'd be hit.

You can find some of those homeowners in Bayou Gauche, about 30 miles west of New Orleans.

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6:10pm

Thu February 13, 2014
Colorado Flood

FEMA Responds To Evans Mobile Home Clean Up Request

Piles of trash and debris outside an abandoned mobile home in the Eastwood Village mobile home park in Evans.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

On the heels of a plea to the Federal Emergency Management Agency by the city of Evans for funds to clean up two flood damaged mobile home parks; a statement from the agency outlines millions of dollars in past assistance to the city, but does not pledge additional funds.

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7:01am

Wed February 12, 2014
Colorado Flood

Flooded Mobile Homes Languish As Evans Struggles For Clean Up Funding

County inspectors entered Eastwood Village, Jan. 30, 2014 and found trash and household hazardous waste throughout the neighborhood.
Weld County

There are 208 private mobile homes in Evans seemingly frozen in time. Ravaged by the September flood and now abandoned, the city was counting on Federal Emergency Management Agency money for clean up. The agency turned down that request in a letter sent in November.

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2:23pm

Fri December 13, 2013
Colorado Flood

Larimer County Faces Millions in Private Road Repairs

County Manager Linda Hoffman addresses the crowd during a press conference.
Grace Hood KUNC

Larimer County officials have repaired 45 bridges and reopened 30 miles of temporary roadway following September’s flooding. But there’s a growing concern about fixing some private roads damaged by floodwaters.

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5:53pm

Thu October 31, 2013
Colorado Floods

Colorado’s Chief Recovery Officer Determined To Rebuild Bigger And Better Post-Flood

Flooding in Estes Park.
Kevin Beaty Flickr - Creative Commons

The task of rebuilding following September’s historic flooding will take years to complete and one man - Jerre Stead, Colorado’s Chief Recovery Officer -  is overseeing the effort.

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