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2 hrs ago | News Max

Lawyer: FEMA Wrong to Seek Refunds from Superstorm Victims

Lawyer and radio host Adam Thompson joined Miranda Khan and John Bachman on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Tuesday to discuss the attempt by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to collect at least $5.8 million from alleged victims of Superstorm Sandy, whom the agency says were overpaid.

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Related Topix: US News

5 hrs ago | The New York Observer

Climate Change Fears Be Damned: Hurricane Fears Can't Dampen the Ocean's Allure

While brokers say most buyers tear down Sandy-damaged homes to raise and rebuild, buyers from Ditmas Park opted to restore a house in Sea Gate, an area hard hit by the storm. When Angela Sbano and her husband decided to sell their Queen Anne home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, this past spring to move to a large beachfront home in Sea Gate, they encountered a range of reactions.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Oceanography, Science, US News

9 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Central Washington residents rebuilding after wildfires, flood - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 PST

As summer turns to fall in Central Washington, residents are preparing to fight the third "F" disaster of 2014. First fires.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Pateros, WA, Brewster, WA, Twisp, WA, US Governors

12 hrs ago | West Side and South Side Leader

New Franklin Fire gets grant for radios

New Franklin City Council accepted a 2013 Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters grant award of $213,481 at the Sept. 3 meeting.

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Related Topix: US News, Clinton, OH, New Franklin, OH, Barberton, OH, Summit County, OH

13 hrs ago | Star Tribune

More storms, but no special session

Were it not for some foresighted lawmaking by the 2014 Legislature, Gov. Mark Dayton almost certainly would be calling a special session this month to authorize state spending to repair storm and flood damage inflicted in 39 Minnesota counties in June and July. Before this year, spring and summer storms followed by fall special sessions for disaster relief had become Minnesota's pattern .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Minnesota, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

TheCourier.com

City clears up FEMA concerns

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay has avoided being put on probation by the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Related Topix: US News, Findlay, OH

The Las Vegas Sun

Feds assess damage in Moapa Valley for possible flood aid

Federal officials are spending today assessing the flood damage in the Moapa Valley area to determine if it qualifies for financial aid. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration are visiting Overton, Logandale, Moapa, and the Moapa Band of Paiutes reservation with state and Clark County officials and plan to visit Sandy Valley on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Moapa Valley, NV, US News, Moapa, NV, Overton, NV, Clark County, NV

Radio World

FEMA, West Virginia Prepares for Statewide EAS Test

Officials are prepping for this week's statewide test of the Common Alerting Protocol-compatible test of EAS in West Virginia. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the West Virginia Broadcasters Association, and others are involved.

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Related Topix: US News

Patch.com

Schumer, Crystal Say FEMA Should Replace Long Beach Trees

Billy Crystal and Sen. Charles Schumer headed to Long Beach Monday to plead for federal aid to replace trees killed by Hurricane Sandy. Officials said multi-million dollar undertaking is too much for the City of Long Beach to fund and therefore should be financed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US Senate, Democrat, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Long Beach, NY

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Gov. Heineman & First Lady Ganem Urge "Pet Pre-PAW-edness"

On Monday, Gov. Dave Heineman and First Lady Sally Ganem shared the message, "Being prepared for emergencies isn't just for people." The Governor and First Lady were joined by Snickers, Nebraska's First Puppy, at the State Capitol to promote the importance of emergency preparedness for pets.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Nebraska, Nebraska Government, US News

Post Register

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is scrutinizing about 4,500 households that it suspects received improper payments after the storm, according to program officials and data obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request.

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Related Topix: US News, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Hurricane Irene

Holtville Tribune

Governor Brown Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to enable the availability of vital firefighting funds for those local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire. So far, the fire has consumed more than 320 acres, threatening structures and causing evacuations near the Bass Lake and Oakhurst communities.

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Related Topix: US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Madera County, CA

Post Register

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is scrutinizing about 4,500 households that it suspects received improper payments after the storm, according to program officials and data obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request.

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Related Topix: US News, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Hurricane Irene

Holtville Tribune

Governor Brown Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to enable the availability of vital firefighting funds for those local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire. So far, the fire has consumed more than 320 acres, threatening structures and causing evacuations near the Bass Lake and Oakhurst communities.

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Related Topix: US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Madera County, CA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Motley Fool

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

A quiet hurricane season can lull us into complacency, but it's important for homeowners in hurricane-prone areas to stay on top of weather reports and their insurance policies. "It's important to keep in mind that even one major hurricane can do catastrophic damage and it's important to be prepared just in case one strikes in 2014," says Bonnie Schneider, national television meteorologist and author of "Extreme Weather."

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, US News, Flood

Center for Cooperative Research

(After 12:00 p.m.) September 11, 2001: White House Officials Go to...

John Bridgeland, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and two other government officials head to the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, DC, where they discuss the government's domestic response to the day's terrorist attacks with FEMA officials. In the Presidential Emergency Operations Center below the White House, Bridgeland has been talking about the federal government's domestic response to the attacks with Josh Bolten, the deputy White House chief of staff, and the two men have identified several questions that need to be answered.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Logan Banner

Statewide testing of the Public Alert and Warning System scheduled

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency , the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the West Virginia Broadcasters Association, and others will conduct the statewide test Wed., Sept.

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Related Topix: US News

GwdToday.com

Greenwood County Seeking Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Greenwood County is in the beginning stages of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by the Federal Emergency Management Association and is seeking community input. Greenwood County Emergency Management Coordinator George McKinney met with representatives from different agencies Sept.

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Related Topix: Greenwood County, SC, US News, Greenwood, SC, Laurens, SC, Weather

Grand Island Pennysaver

Meeting set on Cobblestone Creek

With protests by residents near the proposed Cobblestone Creek development off Errick Road growing, the developer Rosal Homes has asked for a public information meeting. The meeting, which the developer hopes will answer residents 'questions and concerns, has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, US News, Flood

Pacific Daily News

Guam to receive $1M through FEMA

Guam will receive an estimated $1 million in federal funding to aid island restoration efforts for Tropical Storm Halong, which hit Guam on July 28, Homeland Security Adviser Ambrosio Constantino Jr. said yesterday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Governors, Eddie Calvo

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