NOAA: Expect as many as 4 major storms this year
Between two and four major hurricanes with winds exceeding 110 mph are expected to form in the Atlantic Ocean during the storm season beginning June 1, according to NOAA's annual forecast released today.
Agency denies it has 'secret rules' for disaster aid
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is denying that it uses "secret rules" to decide whether to approve homeowners for housing aid after a disaster, contesting a lawsuit that has national implications for how the agency allocates billions of dollars.
Floods prompt scrutiny of Missouri River dams and levees
The Army Corps of Engineers is looking into strengthening flood control along the Missouri River in response to the record deluge this spring and criticism that the agency is not doing enough to protect communities.
Louisiana faces 'existential crisis'
It's not surprising that a new report says Louisiana may have to cede flood-prone communities to nature, shift the state economy away from fishing and oil refining, and adapt to the inevitability of climate change.
Miffed at HUD, lawmakers set deadline for mitigation cash
Republicans and Democrats in Congress are stepping up pressure on the Trump administration to release $16 billion in disaster aid for storm- and fire-damaged states that they say is being held up by bureaucratic delays.