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Flooding in southern Germany (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)
Flooding in southern Germany (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)
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Central European Floods Continue to Cause Havoc

More than 70,000 fire fighters and 11,000 soldiers are on duty fighting the most dramatic floods in Germany in more than a decade. Thousands of residents were still unable to return to their homes, and bridges and streets were impassable in many regions of eastern and southern Germany.

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Midwest Braces For Another Round of Flooding

Rivers in the nation's heartland are rising yet again, and with heavy rain in the forecast, parts of Iowa, Missouri and Illinois are bracing for another round of flooding.

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Scientists Struggle to Explain Storm Surge Dangers During Hurricanes

During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don't understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So this season, they hope to offer easy-to-understand, color-coded maps and change the way they talk to the public.

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Buyouts for Flood-Prone Homes in NJ

If you live in a flood-prone area in New Jersey, help is on the way. 

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Floodwater drains from a basement as residents undertake clean up operations on October 31, 2012 in Hoboken (Jeff Zelevansky, Getty Images)
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Hoboken Moves to Reduce Flood Risk

Hoboken is applying for a $9 million low-interest loan to install a pump that will alleviate flooding.

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Hurricane Center Focusing on Water Hazards

Last year's hurricane season drove home some big lessons, the nation's chief hurricane forecaster said Tuesday: Storm surge and flooding are dangerous and difficult to predict, and sometimes it's even harder to communicate that sense of urgency to the public.

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Barge on Mississippi River (Getty Images)
Barge on Mississippi River (Getty Images)
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Midwestern River Cities Brace For Floodwaters [VIDEO]

Communities along the swollen Mississippi River and other rain-engorged waterways are waging feverish bids to hold back floodwaters that may soon approach record levels.

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State to Buy Flood-Prone Homes

New Jersey officials plan to unveil a plan in the next two to three weeks for buying out roughly 1,000 flood-prone homes from owners who want to sell them, a state Department of Environmental Protection spokesman said Tuesday.

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FEMA Preps for Flood Sticker Shock

Federal officials are encouraging homeowners in flood-prone communities to consider elevating their houses and raising their deductibles to cut down on rising flood insurance premiums.

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Christie Seeks $250M for Flood Buyouts

Owners of perpetually flooded homes could be getting bought out through the state’s Blue Acres program, provided Governor Christie receives the quarter billion in funding he’s asking for from the federal government.

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