6 hrs ago
Officials to roll out Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map
When Hurricane Ike arrived in Southeast Texas in September 2008, it was a category two storm with winds peaking at 110 mph at landfall near Galveston.
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9 hrs ago
Lawrenceville woman guilty in FEMA disaster assistance fraud
Federal prosecutors say a metro Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to her involvement in a scheme to defraud the federal government of disaster relief money.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Hundreds on hand as Ike-damaged church reopens in Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas -- Hundreds of worshippers have attended Easter services at a restored Roman Catholic church in Galveston that had been closed since 2008's Hurricane Ike.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
St. Mary Cathedral Basilica celebrates reopening
St. Mary Cathedral Basilica's damage from Hurricane Ike forced its closure, but six years later they are finally reopened.
Landmark Day in Local Church
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo celebrates the first mass at the historic St. Mary Cathedral Basilica since the church was damaged by Hurricane Ike.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
The WilliesIS it All Over but the Crisis?
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- A front-page New York Times photo update of their Website at 5:10 p.m. last Sunday led off with this sad caption: "Thousands of people who refused orders to evacuate were feared stranded across a swath of Texas.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Twin brothers fight off carjacker
April 18, 2014: A painful lesson with a very lucky outcome for a family in San Antonio.
Event promoters seek to bring back Galveston beach parties
Are they getting ready for a big beach party in Galveston this weekend? There's nothing official, at least as far as the city is concerned, but events are being promoted, especially online.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
GSA looks to expand contract program to ease disaster response
Hurricane Ike slams ashore in Galveston, Texas, in 2008. A proposed rule from the General Services Administration could make it a little easier for companies to get supplies and services during such a disaster into the hands of those who need them most.
The Beaumont Enterprise
Galveston oysters have suffered a string of bad luck since Ike
Alejandron Muniz, left and Javier Zendejas work aboard Jeri's Seafood oyster boat Miss Britney on a reef in Galveston's East Bay, in Smith Point, Texas.
New Hurricane Maps Unveiled For 2014
The 2014 hurricane season is still well over a month away, but federal officials are already planning some new approaches to this year's storm season.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Florida, Georgia And Texas Appraisal Update: Is Causation A Coverage...
In most jurisdictions, underlying coverage issues must be resolved prior to invoking appraisal in a first-party property claim.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
New hurricane forecast maps to show flood risk from storm surge
When the Atlantic hurricane season opens June 1, national forecasters will roll out a new feature: color-coded and broadcast-ready maps to graphically show the potential for flooding from storm surges.
Most Americans incorrectly believe wind speeds determine hurricane evacuation
The survey found that a vast majority of Americans, 84 percent, mistakenly base their life or death evacuation decisions on the hurricane category and/or wind speed.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Help Legal Services help people
A mother in Washington state went to court for a domestic violence protection order.
Railroads Filling Void as Oil Pipeline Falls Short
While efforts to move crude oil to Texas via the controversial Keystone pipeline have drawn the most attention, rail companies are seeing a surge in business transporting large amounts of crude oil by train.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
A research group says the number of large-scale power outages doubled from 2003 to 2012.
The number of major power outages in the United States has doubled since 2003, according to a report from Climate Central.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
County staff plans for the unthinkable04/10/14 Sarasota County staff...
For Sarasota County staff tasked with drafting the area's Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan, Hurricane Ike is a sobering reminder of the destructive power of hurricanes.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Injured claims adjuster found drunk on beach denied workers comp
A claims adjuster cannot receive workers compensation benefits for a head injury he mysteriously suffered while on a Texas beach because he was intoxicated at the time of his accident, a Washington state appeals court has ruled.
The Jersey Journal
Greenwald slams Sandy grant program at meeting with business owners in Highlands
Tax payer money used to pay ineffective case workers managing the Stronger NJ Grant Program was money wasted, state Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald said during a meeting with business owners in Highlands yesterday morning.