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City’s FEMA Award Wins Residents Huge Flood Insurance Savings

Coastal flooding is expected to increase due to climate change making Inner Harbor flooding more commonplace.
Higher sea levels due to climate change are expected to make flooding in Baltimore more commonplace.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded Baltimore its highest Class 5 flood preparedness rating. Who’s excited? About 3,000 Baltimore business owners and residents because their flood insurance premiums will drop up to 25 percent going forward. Better building codes, public education and improved infrastructure means that flooding will wreak less damage on buildings located in flood hazard areas.

FEMA Denies Disaster Aid for Baltimore, Again


471374990In the eyes of the federal government, the riots that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral weren’t a disaster.

Sens. Mikulski and Cardin Demand Individual Federal Aid from FEMA for Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Sens. Ben Cardin and Barb Mikulski

Maryland Sens. Barb Mikulski and Ben Cardin pressed for President Obama and FEMA to reverse their decision to deny federal aid to Marylanders left without habitable homes in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Mikulski called those affected “the 2 percent that go to war and fight for America;” Cardin pointed out that a whopping 32 percent of residents of the hard-hit Crisfield live below the poverty line and simply cannot get back on their feet without help.

Harbor East to Host Fake Terrorist Attack on Saturday

Like this, but with more “mass casualties.”

If you find yourself at Harbor East this weekend, don’t mind the swarms of police and firefighters; it’s only a drill. This Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Harbor East will be the site of a simulated terrorist attack for local and regional emergency personnel honing their collective response to “large fires or mass casualties in a high-rise building.”