flood insurance

Tips for Surviving
11:12 am
Mon March 31, 2014

The Red Cross Flood App

The Flood App
Credit Rich Egger

Just in time for spring, the American Red Cross has created something new to help when disaster strikes.

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Assistance Centers
2:29 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

FEMA in Region to Help Flood Victims

The FEMA assistance center in Macomb
Credit Chris Lovingood

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has disaster survivor assistance crews available in Macomb and Mason County this week to help flood victims register for federal assistance.

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Flash Flooding
10:02 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Flash Flooding in Western Illinois

Flooding on North Third St in Monmouth
Credit Jane Carlson

Security cameras at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg captured video of flood waters bursting through the front doors during Tuesday night’s heavy downpour.

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Property Owners Have Recourse
3:39 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Expanded Flood Plain Includes Additional Carthage Properties

Some Carthage residents find their properties are now included in a flood plain. The classification means they might have to buy flood insurance, particularly if they choose to sell their properties.

Mayor Jim Nightingale says the the city is questioning whether all 60 of those properties are really in danger of flooding.

He says, “There's a few, possibly, could be removed out of it (the flood plain) and save on their insurance. So that's what we're trying to do is help some of the people.”

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