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Flood Insurance: Is Congress Doing Enough To Fight Rising Costs?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency rolled out new flood maps to show which Americans live in areas more prone to flooding and therefore require flood insurance coverage. The map sent flood insurance rates through the roof in certain locations. Jack Crook and his wife are having to cope with their insurance costs jumping from $350 per year to $1,800 per …

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Colorado River Flows Into Mexico Again Due To Minute 319

American and Mexican scientists teamed up to create an engineered spring flood to allow the Colorado River to flow into Mexico again for the first time in six decades. The Colorado River is the main river of the Southwestern United States, encompassing seven states. Famous for carving the Grand Canyon and for having intense whitewater rapids, the river is also …

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Home Insurance: The Hartford Extends AARP Program

In a press-release earlier today, The Hartford announced plans to extend its agreement with AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) to offer home and auto insurance to its memebers for 3 more years: “For many years, The Hartford has provided valuable auto and home insurance products and exceptional customer service to our members. We are pleased to announce …

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Colorado Helicopters: Rescue Operations Back On

The death toll continues to rise as the dangerous flood makes its way through Colorado. Helicopters were sent in to help the victims of the flood, but have since been grounded due to the heavy rain and clouds in the area. Many people have been displaced from their homes because of the devastating storm and some have even gone missing. …

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Mexico Storm: Tropical Storm and Hurricane Threaten

Mexico is currently having to deal with two different natural disasters at the same time. Tropical Storm Manuel edged onto Mexico’s Pacific coast earlier today, as Hurricane Ingrid continued to swirl offshore on the other side of the country. Heavy rains and landslides have caused at least 15 deaths and thousands more have been evacuated from the damaged areas. Although …

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Japan Typhoon Man-Yi Surfaces, Endangering Fukushima

Typhoon Man-Yi has hit southern Japan causing fears that the Fukushima nuclear plant may be impacted. Man-Yi is the 18th typhoon this season, bringing heavy rains and officials are warning citizens in different parts of the country of flooding and very strong winds. Central Japan Railway Co. temporarily suspended their bullet-train services near Tokyo as the vicious typhoon quickly approached …

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