WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two years after Congress approved a landmark bill to overhaul the federal flood insurance program, lawmakers are poised to undo many of the changes after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp increases in premiums.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With the growing season approaching and the drought continuing to bear down on New Mexico, one of the state’s major irrigation districts said Monday it is getting ready to prime its canals.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Sixteen months after Superstorm Sandy washed away parts of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk, a large swath remains closed. But officials say they expect the entire 3.5-mile trail will open again June 13 after millions of dollars is spent on repairs to the centuries-old walk, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and is Rhode Island’s most visited tourist attraction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm that brought sorely-needed rain to drought-plagued California is winding down after sending mudslides down foothill communities, flooding roadways and opening up sinkholes.