Flooding

6:00am

Mon March 10, 2014
Colorado Flood

Spring Runoff Is Coming, Be Prepared Says Boulder County

One of the roads destroyed by heavy rains and flooding in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 14, 2013.
Credit U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner/Released

With the annual spring runoff approaching, the threat of more flooding across Boulder County is back. The county will be conducting a series of meetings on each major watershed.

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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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7:00am

Fri February 7, 2014
Big Thompson

VIDEO: Ice Dam Breaks On The Big Thompson Along U.S. 34

Screencap from the video showing the Big Thompson seen along U.S. 34 after an ice dam broke and released additional flows downstream.
CDOT YouTube.com

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported the ice dam break Thursday, briefly causing concern and emergency notification downstream. Later tweeting that no problems were reported in the Big Thompson Canyon, the Larimer Sheriff canceled the notifications.

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7:57am

Thu December 26, 2013
Colorado Flood

Colorado Floods Prompt Lawmakers To Cut Red Tape

Members of the Colorado Air National Guard's 240th Civil Engineering Flight use a tape measure to measure the size of damage to a bridge affected by floodwaters in Loveland, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy

9:08am

Wed December 11, 2013
Colorado Flood

State Jobs Program To Address Flood Recovery Needs

Although temporary road repairs are complete, much more recovery work remains in Colorado
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner/Released

Thanks to a $4.6 million federal grant, Colorado is launching a program to hire temporary workers to provide cleanup and recovery work following September’s devastating floods. 

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