Alabama coastal flooding http://apr.org en Flooding Threat Continues On Ala. Coast http://apr.org/post/flooding-threat-continues-ala-coast <p></p><p>Forecasters say Alabama's coast remains under a flooding threat following heavy rains, and more precipitation is on the way.</p><p>Some areas already have received as much as 4 inches of rain in the last two days, and the weather service says another 4 inches could fall in spots by Saturday morning.</p><p>Rainfall totals of 1 inch to 3 inches are expected across a wide area of southwest Alabama.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:13:05 +0000 The Associated Press 52989 at http://apr.org Flooding Threat Continues On Ala. Coast 13 More Alabama Counties Get FEMA Aid http://apr.org/post/13-more-alabama-counties-get-fema-aid <p>Thirteen more <font color="red">Alabama</font> counties are qualifying for federal assistance due to the storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the state in late April and early May.</p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency says state and local government programs and some nonprofit organizations may apply for disaster assistance in Blount, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Geneva, Lamar, Perry, Pickens and Tuscaloosa counties. Five other counties — Baldwin, Jefferson, Lee, Limestone and Mobile — were approved for the aid earlier.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 12:15:26 +0000 Associated Press 51914 at http://apr.org 13 More Alabama Counties Get FEMA Aid State Still Mopping Up After 2 Feet Of Rain http://apr.org/post/state-still-mopping-after-2-feet-rain <p></p><p>As a weekend with little rain in the forecast approached, residents in many parts of Alabama were still mopping up after more than two feet of rain fell in some areas in a two-day span.</p><p>The storms also brought ferocious winds and possible tornadoes to some areas.</p><p>Some of the heaviest totals of Tuesday and Wednesday rains ranged from 22 inches to 26 inches over Perdido Bay, Wolf Bay, Foley and Orange Beach, based on radar estimates, Al.com reported.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:13:20 +0000 The Associated Press 51191 at http://apr.org State Still Mopping Up After 2 Feet Of Rain Coastal Alabama Braces for Flood Program Changes http://apr.org/post/coastal-alabama-braces-flood-program-changes <p>Flood maps aren't due out for Alabama until next December, but the specter of rising flood insurance premiums is undeniable.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Congress, seeking to undo the damage done to the National Flood Insurance Program after 2005, changed the policy to impose more stringent regulation on subsidies and second homes.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Press-Register reports (http://bit.ly/17b7Ve8) that those changes have painted a bull's eye on the state's two coastal counties.<br> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:25:16 +0000 The Associated Press 35017 at http://apr.org Coastal Alabama Braces for Flood Program Changes