While the drought is prompting some cities to require tougher water restrictions for construction on new homes, that’s not the case in Natomas. More than 1,000 new homes can be built in Natomas, an area that hasn’t seen any growth in years.
An ordinance to allow construction to resume for the first time since 2008 was approved by the council. The city’s community development department will start accepting building permit applications on Wednesday.
Concerns over flooding in the wake of Hurricane Katrina were felt thousands of miles away in Natomas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency raised standards for levees after the 2005 hurricane. This put previously OK levees classified as substandard, which halted construction in Natomas in 2008.
The city’s planning department is preparing for development to take off, with thousands of projects expected this year.
Individuals and homeowners who sustained damage in the South Napa Earthquake may now be eligible for certain kinds of federal assistance. Money is available to help eligible displaced individuals in Napa and Solano counties to repair essential living areas.
A leading earthquake expert offers important tips for sheltering in place and evacuation. Be prepared.
Earthquakes can happen at any time, so preparedness should be maintained on an ongoing basis.
Residents in more than 1,000 homes that border Morrison Creek in South Sacramento have had to pay flood insurance for the last 20 years or so, but now they are getting a financial reprieve.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal to President Obama in a renewed effort to obtain federal aid in the wake of a Rim Fire that raged for months.
In 2008, the Federal Emergency Management Agency increased the danger of flood zones in places such as Natomas. This has halted all construction due to flood concerns.
Gov. Jerry Brown directed the California Emergency Management Agency to deploy specialists from California’s Urban Search & Rescue teams to assist in response and recovery efforts in Oklahoma City following Monday’s devastating tornado.
A family’s Sacramento home burned down and now it’s abandoned because federal regulations won’t allow them to rebuild.