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30 min ago | Patch.com

Toms River Council Amends Contract With Sandy Debris Monitoring Firm

The Toms River Council recently unanimously approved an contract amendment with the company used for debris monitoring services after Superstorm Sandy.

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Related Topix: Toms River, NJ, US News

4 hrs ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

"I had no aspirations to be the mayor," recalled Twisp's mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that has ravaged the area.

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Related Topix: Twisp, WA, US News

7 hrs ago | Federal Emergency Management Agency

Be Disaster Aware. Take Action to Prepare. National Preparedness Month Launches September 1

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority.

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Related Topix: US News, Weather

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Detroit News

Warren mayor wants insurance reform in wake of floods

Dennis and Debbie Gerbe in their flooded basement in Warren on Aug. 12. Mayor James Fouts is calling for the state Legislature to reform flood insurance after receiving complaints from residents who thought they were covered but found out that they weren't after the Aug. 11 rainstorm.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, US News

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Comparison of hurricane exposure methods and associations with county ...

EPA Home A Science Inventory A Comparison of hurricane exposure methods and associations with county fetal death rates, adjusting for environmental quality Grabich, S., C. Gray, K. Rappazzo, L. Messer, J. Jagai, AND D. Lobdell.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, US News

Boston.com

Images From Hurricane Katrina, 9 Years Later

Nine years ago today, at 6 a.m. on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States as a Category 3 storm.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, US News, New Orleans, LA

Worcester County Times

Somerset may appeal new flood maps

Somerset may appeal new flood maps Somerset County officials intend to appeal new FEMA maps Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/08/28/somerset-flood-maps/14769297/ Somerset County Administrator Ralph Taylor wants a review of new FEMA maps that place up to 11,000 more county acres in the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Somerset County, MD, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Times Herald-Record

Wallkill bridge ready in time for school

Most kids in Wallkill go back to school Wednesday, and town officials are elated that they're finishing a $330,000 bridge replacement project in the northern section of the town just in time for the school buses to roll.

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Related Topix: Wallkill, NY, Family, Kids, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Irene, Orange County, NY, US News

Detroit News

Beware, Detroit: Flood relief may not be coming

Detroiters who have had to replace flood-damaged equipment may not get much relief from the government, Beckmann writes.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Natural Disasters, Flood, Rick Snyder, US Governors, US News, Automakers, General Motors, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Vineyard Gazette Online

Little Bridge Dredging Project Closer to Reality

Oak Bluffs is one step closer to receiving disaster aid to dredge a channel to Sengekontacket Pond, following informal approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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

WECT-TV Wilmington

FEMA and Ad Society launch new campaign for #NatlPrep Month

Did you know most people are unprepared to cope with a disaster? The Federal Emergency Management Agency is taking a new approach in hopes to change that.

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Related Topix: US News

The York Daily Record

FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.

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Related Topix: US News

Crain's Detroit Business

FEMA continues Michigan flood damage assessments with visits to Clawson, Ferndale, Troy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing preliminary evaluations of the damage caused by massive flooding in the Detroit area earlier this month.

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Related Topix: US News, Troy, MI, Detroit, MI, Oakland County, MI

Detroit Free Press

Susan Tompor: Homeowners uncover insurance twists after disaster hits

Patricia Smith's storm damage in Oak Park won't be covered because she didn't have an insurance rider covering sewer backups.

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Related Topix: Oak Park, MI, Michigan, US News, Detroit, MI

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Awards $84,740 Grant to Stearns County: Hazard Mitigation funds...

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has released $84,740 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds to Stearns County, Minn., for the construction of a safe room at the Rose Park manufactured home community.

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Related Topix: US News, Stearns County, MN

Directions Magazine

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mapping Team: Hoping for a Picture-perfect Hurricane Season

When rescue and recovery crews make their way through communities devastated by hurricanes, tornados and wildfires, what they need are maps to help them get around safely.

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Related Topix: US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KSTP

FEMA Rejects Dakota Co. for Disaster Declaration

The federal government has denied Minnesota's request to add Dakota County to a disaster declaration for recent severe storms and flooding.

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Related Topix: US News, Dakota County, MN, Weather

MLive.com

Grand Haven, Plainfield Township fire departments receive FEMA grants

Two West Michigan fire departments will receive federal grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help improve public safety.

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Related Topix: Fire, US News, Grand Haven, MI

Insurance Journal West

FEMA Reimburses West Virginia Entities for Chemical Spill Costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reimbursed $1.4 million to local and state governments, hospitals and some non-profit groups for costs related to January's chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Related Topix: US News, Non-Profit, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

Banker & Tradesman

Boston Appeals Preliminary FEMA Flood Maps

The city of Boston yesterday filed an appeal with the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency of the 2013 Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Boston.

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Related Topix: US News, Natural Disasters, Flood, Suffolk County, MA, Mortgage, Personal Finance

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