Escambia Neighborhood Outside of FEMA Flood Zone Keeps Flooding
Homes around Windsong Avenue and Surrey Drive in Escambia County do not sit in a flood zone, according to maps from the Federal Emergency Management…
Escambia Neighborhood Shows How FEMA's Maps Are Wrong
A neighborhood in Escambia County’s District 5 shows the problem with flood maps used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
How Much Do Storms Like Hurricane Sally Impact Property Values?
As Hurricane Sally approached Escambia County, 139,055 households needed to prepare for the worst. But even before storm surge and flooding drowned…
Escambia Family Hopes They Can Finally Rebuild After Home’s Sixth Flood Insurance Payout
In 2014, historic rainfall flooded the first floor of Doug and Wendy Underhill’s home on a barrier island near Pensacola, Fla. It would be the…
Years After Jail Explosion, Area Near Pensacola Still Needs Flood Protection
Like most tragedies, this one came as a total surprise. It started in the basement laundry of the Escambia County jail, preceded for hours by the…
Lake Charlene Flooded Again After HOA Blocked Federal Help
Kenneth Owen, 81, a retired Navy pilot, lives in a lakefront home in Pensacola close to places he depends on – the Navy hospital, exchange and…
Escambia County Nearly Doubles Miami-Dade's Repeat Flood Insurance Payouts
Escambia County sits at the northwest corner of Florida, near the Alabama state line. It has roughly one-tenth of the population of Miami-Dade…
4 Myths About Flood Insurance Every Florida Homeowner Should Know
For most of America’s history, very few people had flood insurance because it was too risky for insurers and too expensive for homeowners. Then, in…
Federal Data Undersells Florida's Flood Risk
How at-risk for flooding is your Florida city? Read more to find out.
Florida City Tops List of Riskiest Flood Places
A new interactive national flood map, developed and released by the non-profit First Street Foundation, identified cities across America that have a…
FEMA Flood Buyout Program Not Doing Enough for Florida Counties
Despite spending the most money on flood damage, Florida only ranked 23rd of the 49 states using the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) home…