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Two of the country's top disaster experts on Wednesday challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards.
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When Heather and Matthew Roppel were told early last year that their Des Plaines home was eligible for a voluntary federal flood buyout program, they were among the first to sign up.
This April 18, 2013 aerial photo shows a destroyed fertilizer plant, top, following an explosion in West, Texas.
Flooding damage to village infrastructure that occurred in July of 2008 still is being repaired and FEMA funds are necessary to complete them.
Community Emergency Response Team course participants Sue Jackson and Antonia Wollmann demonstrate their knowledge of first aid assessment during their final exam on April 11. Dave Zaski, spokesman for the North Tahoe Fire Protection District, says a few words to the graduates of the CERT course on April 11. Paul Long, sergeant for the Placer ... (more)
New houses in the town of Pawleys Island could rise by a foot or two in order to keep ahead of rising federal flood insurance premiums.
April 17--The Federal Emergency Management Agency will award the MTA $403 million for its efforts to repair and strengthen two key East River tunnels that were flooded during superstorm Sandy, federal officials said Wednesday.
On Earth Day last year, The Hun School of Princeton sent 525 students to four communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy to aid in rehabilitation efforts.
Public agencies and nonprofits that helped after a Jan. 9 chemical leak into the water supply could receive $2 million in reimbursements for their emergency work, a West Virginia homeland security official said.
Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is announcing $112 million in funding available through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation .
Following the board of supervisors' approval to bring back a full engine component to Fire Station 11, a late summer reopening is possible.
June 6, 2013: In this handout infrared satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showing the overshooting cloud tops associated with the most intense areas of convection, and threat for tornadoes, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies June 6, 2013 in the ... (more)
Emergency managers, forecasters and local government officials from Texas to Maine are meeting this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando.
President Obama praising Kathleen Sebelius for her work on the disastrous Obamacare website rollout was an eerie echo chamber bounce from President Bush praising FEMA director Michael Brown during his disastrous Katrina Hurricane response Yes the situations were different but that's beside the point, which is that honest people don't praise ... (more)
U.S. Sens. David Vitter, R-La., Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., co-authored a letter Thursday to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate asking him to explain why property owners are still paying high insurance rates despite the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act.
Throughout the day FEMA representatives were on-hand teaching attendees the fastest ways to use sites like Twitter and Facebook to find critical disaster-related updates and connect with friends and loved ones during emergencies.