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North Carolina to Study Sea Level Rise for the Nation

North Carolina to Study Sea Level Rise for the Nation

RALEIGH, North Carolina, February 26, 2009 (ENS) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is awarding $5 million to the state of North Carolina for a statewide risk assessment and mitigation strategy demonstration of the potential impacts of sea level rise caused by climate change. Announcing the award on Tuesday, FEMA Regional Administrator Phil May said…

Spring Brings Money, Volunteers for Iowa Flood Recovery

Spring Brings Money, Volunteers for Iowa Flood Recovery

DES MOINES, Iowa, February 20, 2009 (ENS) – Iowa Governor Chet Culver and Congressman Bruce Braley today announced that more than $5.1 million in federal and state funds has been identified and is in the final approval stage for two conservation related flood recovery projects in Iowa. These funds are part of the effort to…

Rebuilding A Greener Iowa

Rebuilding A Greener Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, October 7, 2008 (ENS) – “My family and I are not flood victims but flood victors,” blogged one Cedar Rapids man. “We refuse to let this flood victimize us. As many who returned to their homes that were flooded, we found an awful mess and stench. Mixture of home furnishings, belongings, sewer…

Every Penny Is 'Precious' Says Iowa Governor Chet Culver

Every Penny Is 'Precious' Says Iowa Governor Chet Culver

DES MOINES, Iowa, July 10, 2008 (ENS) – As he does his job of helping Iowans clean up and recover from the disastrous June floods, Governor Chet Culver is already thinking ahead to preventing the next flood emergency. In a webcast interview with the Editorial Board of the “Des Moines Register” newspaper today, the governor…

Midwest Floodwaters Tainted With Sewage, Chemicals

Midwest Floodwaters Tainted With Sewage, Chemicals

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 17, 2008 (ENS) – Raw sewage is flowing into rivers and streams across central and eastern Iowa as one after another wastewater facilities are inundated by the record floods that have swept the state during the past two weeks. Livestock manure is also part of the nasty mix, along with spilled…