Repairs To Prince George's Government Building Won't Cost Taxpayers | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Repairs To Prince George's Government Building Won't Cost Taxpayers

Play associated audio

Taxpayers in Prince George's County will not have to foot the bill for damage to the county administration building caused by Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, the Washington Examiner reports. The $8 million in repairs will be covered by FEMA and the county's insurance policy.

Heavy rainfall from the tropical storm in September 2011 caused the first floor of the county administration building to become waterlogged, causing more than $1 million in damage to the structure.

Significant costs were also incurred from displaced staff and from damage to official documents that had to be restored. The recovery efforts lasted through the spring. 

The money from FEMA and insurance not only saves taxpayers, it will also allow funding for other programs to also stay intact.

NPR

In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!)

For iPad users who are nostalgic for the clickety-clack of keystrokes and "ding!" of the carriage return, Hanks has created Hanx Writer, an app that simulates using a typewriter.
NPR

New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna

To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.
NPR

Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate

Volunteers are combing through old ships logbooks for The Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.
NPR

The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak

To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.