Flood Insurance Coverage Drops 72 Percent In San Mateo As Drought Drags On, But FEMA Says ReconsiderMost Californians have been more focused on saving water than worrying about floods, prompting thousands of Bay Area homeowners to cancel their flood insurance policies, but FEMA says they might want to reconsider.
5 Things You Should Do Now To Prepare For A Strong, Rainy El NiñoThe National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center is warning that this year's El Niño could be as costly and devastating as the one that drenched California in 1997-98. Be prepared.
Foster City Plans To Raise Levee To Avoid FEMA Designation As Flood Hazard ZoneA new project in Foster City to raise the city's levee and provide greater flood protection for its residents may be underway soon.
High-Tech Binoculars On Marin County Trail Simulate Bay Vistas After Decades Of Global WarmingSophisticated software-enhanced binoculars installed on the Marin County shoreline will let viewers envision the San Pablo Bay after decades of global warming and rising sea levels.
North Bay Residents Have Until Monday To Apply For Quake Disaster AssistanceResidents and businesses in Napa and Solano counties who had damage or losses from the August earthquake have until Monday to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Residents In East Bay Hills Dread Fire Danger Amid Rising Temperatures, Dry WindsThe Bay Area is about to be rolled over by an October heat wave and blown dry by the infamous Diablo winds creating the conditions for extreme fire danger. That has many in the East Bay hills nervous as some residents say they have been waiting for federal money for years to remove combustible eucalyptus trees in the area.
Hundreds Flee Wildfires Near Sierra Nevada Foothills, Over 400 Homes ThreatenedTwo raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes.
Obama Declares Napa Earthquake Major Disaster, Opens Door For Federal FundsPresident Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state.
FEMA Inspectors Make No Aid Guarantees After Assessing Napa Quake Damage Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency looked at the damage from Sunday’s quake in Napa. Aid could start flowing, but it may take a while.
Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology AgeThe strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.
FEMA Workers Already In Hawaii To Assist As Tropical Storm Iselle Reaches Land Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall Friday in the Hawaiian Islands with Hurricane Julio still approaching. FEMA personnel is already in place to assist with whatever relief efforts may be necessary.
Expert Advice On How To Prepare For An EarthquakeA leading earthquake expert offers important tips for sheltering in place and evacuation. Be prepared.