Federal Emergency Management Agency

December 13, 2014--Boulder condo complex sees flood insurance premium skyrocket 14,000 percent (Daily Camera)

A condominium association representing residents of high-priced units in downtown Boulder has been hit with a flood insurance premium increase of 14,526 percent. The 22-residential-unit luxury condominium complex known as the Arete at 1095 Canyon Blvd.

January 19, 2014--Federal disaster aid for Colorado flooding tops $245 million (North Forty News)

In the few months since heavy rains brought flooding to the area, Colorado survivors have received more than $245 million in federal recovery assistance. More than $214 million has come from disaster grants, flood insurance payments and low-interest disaster loans.

September 16, 2010--State gets closer on drought response plan (Greeley Tribune)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board has a new plan to help the state respond to the next drought. The 2010 Drought Mitigation and Response Plan that was approved Tuesday is designed to give water planners the latest tools and techniques to prepare for and respond to severe drought.

September 10, 2010--FEMA: Hundreds of levees no longer reliable (USA Today)

The government has determined that hundreds of levees nationwide no longer meet its standards that ensure protection during major floods, a decision that forces thousands of property owners to buy federal flood insurance.

September 17, 2009--Environmentalists say flood insurance program ignores endangered species (Los Angeles Times)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is being sued again over accusations that it violated the Endangered Species Act by issuing flood insurance without determining whether development would impact imperiled plants and animals.

March 21, 2009--FEMA updating Pueblo flood plain maps (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working to modernize the flood plain maps for the city of Pueblo, and the city's levees probably will need to be certified during the process.

August 13, 2008--AP Impact: Underground FEMA fuel tanks could leak (NY Times)

The government owns hundreds of underground fuel tanks -- many designed for emergencies back in the Cold War -- that need to be inspected for leaks of hazardous substances that could be making local water undrinkable.

July 15, 2008--Fountain Creek, Arkansas River levees to be recertified (Pueblo Chieftain)

Pueblo may be spared some of the challenges faced by Midwestern cities along the banks of the Mississippi River, but that's not to say officials here aren't concerned about the levees along both rivers in the city.

July 6, 2008--Vallecito floodplain expands (Durango Herald)

Newly updated floodplain maps for the residential area north of Vallecito Reservoir hint at the inevitable: Human development eventually will be pushed out. ‘Mother Nature is going to overtake this valley one day.

January 15, 2008--Feds fear levee failure in Sacramento (Denver Post)

Federal officials proposed rules Tuesday to limit building in a flood-prone neighborhood after concluding that levees protecting the area from the Sacramento River could be overwhelmed in a major storm. Construction in the Natomas area, where roughly 70,000 people live, can be allowed only if built 20 feet above the ground because the levees are too weak or too low, the U.S.

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