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Getty Images, photo by Dana Romanoff
Getty Images, photo by Dana Romanoff

Cat Saves Families From Colorado Flood

Jezebel the cat is a hero after being credited with saving the lives of her family and several other people at the Whispering Pines Cottages in Estes Park, Colorado. The devastating floods that have hit that area were approaching when the Thompson River overflowed and people in the cottages were in danger of being swept away. Jezebel the cat to the rescue!

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Molasses Vats
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January 15 is the Anniversary of the ‘Great Molasses Flood’ of 1919 in Boston

It was the 'Great Molasses Flood' of 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was January 15th in the early afternoon and the temperature was warm for that time of year, 45 degrees, up from the single digits just a couple of day before. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company had two and a half million gallons of molasses brewing fifty feet above the street that was slated to make rum. No one expected what happened next.

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Flood Insurance Redistricting

One year ago this week, I received a letter from Androscoggin Bank with whom I have a home mortgage with, informing me that FEMA had made flood map revisions and I was now living in a Zone A flood zone. I had moved into my current home in July 2005 and the orgiginal paperwork with the purchase of my home clearly stated that I wasn't in a FEMA flood zone. After an intial shock and denial, I looked into how to challenge this ruling.

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