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    Near Misses and Far-Sightedness

    Boulder Fire Is a Reminder of the Need for Community Collaborations

    By Hannah Brenkert-Smith

    A fire in Sunshine Canyon near Boulder on March 18 highlighted the dangers faced by residents living in the Wildland-Urban Interface. But innovative approaches to collaborating with communities have can have a postive impact. Hannah Brenkert-Smith tells how one effort—the WiRē Team—works to help homeowners reduce their risk.

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    Slash and Flood

    Proposed Budget Threatens to Axe U.S. Flood Protections

    By Jolie Breeden

    Recently proposed budget cuts are putting many disaster-related programs at risk, however those that would eliminate funding for floodplain mapping, limit the ability to forecast extreme weather, and hobble mitigation and preparedness grants will hit flood-prone communities especially hard.

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    A Vision for Volcanoes

    Bill Would Strengthen U.S. Monitoring and Science

    By Jolie Breeden

    While many Americans don't perceive themselves at risk from a volcanic eruption, there are nearly 170 active volcanoes in the United States. Recently introduced legislation is aimed and increasing monitoring and awareness of the nation's volcanoes.

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NHC Articles

Near Misses and Far-Sightedness - 03/24/2017

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Near Misses and Far-Sightedness

Boulder Fire Is a Reminder of the Need for Community Collaborations

A fire in Sunshine Canyon near Boulder on March 18 highlighted the dangers faced by residents living in the Wildland-Urban Interface. But innovative approaches to collaborating with communities have can have a postive impact. Hannah Brenkert-Smith tells how one effort—the WiRē Team—works to help homeowners reduce their risk.

Read More...

Slash and Flood - 03/17/2017

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Slash and Flood

Proposed Budget Threatens to Axe U.S. Flood Protections

Recently proposed budget cuts are putting many disaster-related programs at risk, however those that would eliminate funding for floodplain mapping, limit the ability to forecast extreme weather, and hobble mitigation and preparedness grants will hit flood-prone communities especially hard.

Read More...

A Vision for Volcanoes - 03/16/2017

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A Vision for Volcanoes

Bill Would Strengthen U.S. Monitoring and Science

While many Americans don't perceive themselves at risk from a volcanic eruption, there are nearly 170 active volcanoes in the United States. Recently introduced legislation is aimed and increasing monitoring and awareness of the nation's volcanoes.

Read More...

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