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  1. 3 counties added to July disaster declarationRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | State Journal

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Breathitt, Fleming and Perry counties have been added and are eligible for the agency's Individual Assistance program. Individuals and business owners who had losses in the designated counties can apply for assistance by registering online or by calling 621-3362.

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  2. Lyles moving on from Memorial Weekend floodRead the original story

    22 min ago | The University Star

    When Brenna Lyles, junior defensive specialist, first heard about the flood that impacted thousands on Memorial Day weekend, she wasn't concerned for her own safety or belongings. "Honestly I wasn't really worried about my house as much as my family," Lyles said.

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  3. MomentumWHERE'S the Pieta?Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... a hushed, invitation-only town meeting was held. A local business owner in attendance told me that an official from FEMA was present amid a group of local dignitaries. The possibility of serious damage being inflicted along the more vulnerable ...

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  4. Why Does the Epa Hate Native Americans? Navajo Nation preps lawsuit...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Instapundit.com

    ... of Navajo Nation, which totals roughly 300,000 people - also sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials on Monday, calling on them to appoint a FEMA official to coordinate their efforts in the response to the spill. "This ...

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  5. Three Kentucky counties designated for federal assistance after July stormsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Floyd County Times

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended a recent disaster declaration for severe storms in July in order to make survivors in Breathitt, Fleming and Perry counties eligible for its Individual Assistance program. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can apply for assistance by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362.

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  6. Climate change, Katrina and refugees: military solutions, corporate opportunitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Ecologist

    ... the US government carried out a significant reorganisation of the maligned Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). When Hurricane Sandy caused carnage in 2012, their response - while still wanting in places - was more widely praised. But the ...

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  7. 11 hoaxes and myths from Hurricane Katrina, debunkedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | SFGate

    ... colleagues, in a story reported by the New Yorker. He didn't make the claim in his memoir. What's the truth: Ex-FEMA head Michael "Heckuva Job" Brown keeps insisting that the government's disastrous response was not his fault. Nobody came out ...

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  8. Christie spends nearly $2 billion on water worksRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Clarks Hometown News Patriot

    Governor Chris Christie signed legislation authorizing up to $1.94 billion in state financing for projects to improve drinking water and waste water infrastructure across the state. The funding includes $776 million to upgrade and protect facilities from storms and flooding such as occurred during Superstorm Sandy.

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  9. Monroe public works director completes FEMA academyRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

    Photo by Chris Hendrickson Monroe Public Works Director Brad Feilberg was honored last week for recently graduating from FEMA's Emergency Management Institute. Monroe Mayor Geoffrey Thomas recognized Public Works Director Brad Feilberg for successfully graduating from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Advanced Academy during the Monroe City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25. According to a FEMA news release, the curriculum included advanced emergency management concepts, advanced concepts in an emergency management organization, emergency management professional style and advanced concepts and issues in the emergency management community.

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  10. Marenisco acquires dam from MDNRRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Daily Globe

    Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh recently approved the sale of six acres at the Presque Isle River Dam flooding area to Marenisco Township. "With the dam repairs, this impoundment enjoyed by anglers and hunters is expected to return to a popular waterfowl and warmwater fishing destination for Marenisco Township," said Terry Minzey, DNR Upper Peninsula regional wildlife supervisor.

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  11. Firefighters' breathing gear will be backed by federal grantRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | This Week Community News

    ... the lowest bid submitted by the deadline in August was from Finley Fire Equipment of McConnelsville. Collins said the FEMA grant would enable the township to replace all the equipment before the end of the year. Hoovler said he plans to present a ...

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  12. FEMA provides federal funds to help fight the Tepee Springs FireRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Tepee Springs Fire in Idaho County, Idaho. FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.

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  13. Posted On Sep 01 2015Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | Saipan Tribune

    ... Management Agency staff who died while on assignment in the CNMI. Stephen DeBlasio Sr., federal coordinating officer of FEMA, confirmed that Thomas Stilwell died Saturday night due to "influenza-like... Three separate fires in six days engulfed two ...

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  14. Safe Haven: Protecting pets - and people - during an emergencyRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Philly.com

    ... once was the foundation of their house. Not long after the disaster, with most of the storm victims still living in FEMA trailers, Congress took swift action to recognize the connection between humans and animals and the role that bond played in ...

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  15. Pence requests federal aid after summer storms, floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Daily Reporter

    Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants for government and certain nonprofits in 19 counties that were hit by severe storms and flooding from June 7 to July 29. Pence on Monday asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide aid to the counties of Adams, Allen, Benton, Brown, Clark, Fulton, Huntington, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Marshall, Newton, Pulaski, Scott, Vermillion, Wabash, Warren, Washington and Wells. Pence is seeking FEMA public assistance grants that would pay 75 percent of eligible expenses for damage to infrastructure and equipment, debris removal and other costs.

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  16. Federal funding approved to help battle west-central Idaho fireRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the west-central Idaho wildfire that has jumped the Salmon River and forced evacuations around Riggins. FEMA officials said in a news release that they determined the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.

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  17. National Preparedness Month: Remember pets in disaster plansRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    September is National Preparedness Month - the time of year that FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security remind us that although nobody wishes a disaster to happen, occasionally they do, and it's important to be prepared. Along with organizing yourself and your family for the event that an unfortunate disaster takes place in your region, you need to also include your pet in your preparation process.

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  18. 8 additional MO counties to receive disaster assistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | KFVS12

    Gov. Jay Nixon made the announcement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved his request to expand the federal major disaster declaration for flash flooding and severe storms that was declared on Aug. 7. Local governments and nonprofit agencies in Camden, Jackson, New Madrid, Nodaway, Oregon, Pemiscot, Phelps and St. Clair counties can seek federal assistance in response and recovery expenses associated with the flooding and severe weather. "The prolonged weather system that brought multiple rounds of flash flooding and severe storms to Missouri caused significant damage to roads, bridges and other public infrastructure across much of the state," Gov. Nixon said.

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  19. Navajo Nation preps lawsuit against EPA over mine spillRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Hill

    ... of Navajo Nation, which totals roughly 300,000 people - also sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials on Monday, calling on them to appoint a FEMA official to coordinate their efforts in the response to the spill. "This ...

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  20. Ashland Fire & Rescue receives sizable FEMA grant to promote home sprinkler useRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

    ... the first such grant specifically for fire prevention and safety, though Ashland Fire & Rescue has received additional FEMA grants in the past. Those funds went toward the purchase of a new engine, and replacement of worn fire hoses and firefighter ...

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