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2 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

Officials prepare themselves, public for hurricane season

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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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, US News

4 hrs ago | Daily Herald

A year after floods, suburban homeowners ready to let homes go

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.

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Related Topix: Des Plaines, IL, Natural Disasters, Flood, US News, Chicago, IL, Dupage County, IL

8 hrs ago | The White House

President Obama Signs Montana Disaster Declaration

Today, the President declared a major disaster in the State of Montana and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by ice jams and flooding during the period of March 1-16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Montana, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

News Times

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

This April 18, 2013 aerial photo shows a destroyed fertilizer plant, top, following an explosion in West, Texas.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Texas, West, TX, US News

Ruidoso News

State matching money approved for FEMA sewer line project

Flooding damage to village infrastructure that occurred in July of 2008 still is being repaired and FEMA funds are necessary to complete them.

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Related Topix: US News, Ruidoso, NM, Susana Martinez, US Governors, Weather

Tahoe Daily Tribune

North Tahoe establishes inaugural all-volunteer CERT team

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)

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Related Topix: Fire, Placer County, CA, Tahoe Vista, CA, US News

Coastal Observer

Pawleys Island: Like flood insurance rates, houses may go higher

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.

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Related Topix: Pawleys Island, SC, US News

Mass Transit

NY: FEMA to Give MTA $403M for East River Tunnel Fixes, Improvements

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Jersey Journal

Mercer County has seen $12 million in Sandy aid from FEMA

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.

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Related Topix: Mercer County, NJ, US News, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Princeton, NJ

LongIsland.com

Schumer to Feds: When it Comes to Sandy Recovery, Don't Forget About the North Shore

April 16, 2014 - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched his effort to ensure that the federal government does not leave out North Shore Long Island communities, like North Hempstead, in funding Sandy rebuilding and resiliency efforts.

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Related Topix: Hempstead, NY, Port Washington, NY, US News, Nassau County, NY

Wed Apr 16, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Official: $2M in chemical spill costs reimbursable

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.

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Related Topix: US News

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

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 .

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Related Topix: US News

Contra Costa Times

Clayton fire Station 11 to reopen, possibly by late summer

Following the board of supervisors' approval to bring back a full engine component to Fire Station 11, a late summer reopening is possible.

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Related Topix: Clayton, CA, US News

CBS Local

FEMA Chief To Address US Hurricane Conference

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)

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, US News

The Miami Herald

FEMA chief to address US hurricane conference

Emergency managers, forecasters and local government officials from Texas to Maine are meeting this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, US News

Examiner.com

Praising failure and blaming mirror images

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)

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Related Topix: US News

The Town Talk

Another View: Expedite relief on cost of flood insurance

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, David Vitter, US Senate, Republican, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Thad Cochran, Senator John Hoeven

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Knabb, Fugate speak at US hurricane conference

Emergency managers, forecasters and local government officials from Texas to Maine are meeting this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, The National, Entertainment, Television, US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WIBW-TV Topeka

K-State Students Explore Disaster Preparedness

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.

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Related Topix: US News

The City Wire

Rep. Cotton raises more than $4.28 million to fund Senate bid

Campaigns in Arkansas are well underway. Proof that they are more in campaign mode than fundraising mode is the lack of candidates announcing fundraising numbers following the end of the first quarter on March 31. Of the federal candidates running in the Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith areas, only U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, Tommy Moll, ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Arkansas, Democrat, Dardanelle, AR

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