USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for Nearly 250,000 People in 103 Communities

Projects in 35 States Will Improve Quality of Life and Build a Foundation for Rural Prosperity WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects (PDF, 298 KB) to upgrade water and wastewater … More USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for Nearly 250,000 People in 103 Communities

Japan – Floods and Landslides Leave 80 Dead, 28 Missing

     Floods and landslides in Japan have killed at least 80 people and left 28 people missing, according to the country’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA).\ Torrential rain in the wake of Typhoon Prapiroon prompted authorities to issue an initial 160,000 evacuation notices on 06 July, 2018. Since then the torrential rainfall has triggered … More Japan – Floods and Landslides Leave 80 Dead, 28 Missing