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44 min ago | Observer & Eccentric

Storm damage tops $210 million in Wayne County

The damage assessment total included most of the communities in Wayne County, excluding the City of Detroit.

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Related Topix: Wayne County, MI, Detroit, MI, US News

4 hrs ago | Medical News

UTHealth receives $1.5 million grant from FEMA to improve volunteer firefighters' nutrition

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to test the effectiveness of an online health and wellness program intended to improve volunteer firefighters' nutrition and fitness and reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease .

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, US News, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Fire, Genetics

7 hrs ago | Tampa Bay Newspapers

Littlewood tapped for FEMA advisory council

Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, recently appointed 12 new members and reappointed two current members to FEMA's National Advisory Council.

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Related Topix: US News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Times-Tribune

FEMA halts flood assistance for properties with gas leases

In fall 2011, about a month after the flooded Meshoppen Creek spilled over its banks and into their basement, Pete and Sharon Morgan applied for federal flood assistance to help them move out of their home.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Lou Barletta, Wyoming County, PA, Tunkhannock, PA, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Irene

Deming Headlight

Volunteer fire dept. can affect your premiums

Luna County volunteer firefighters Gary Keith and Desa Malina pose for a photo in their protective gear which is supplied to all volunteers.

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Related Topix: Luna County, NM, US News

Sonoran News

Federal judge orders hearing in illegal immigration case

BROWNSVILLE, Texas Last week, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered a hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 to address all pending motions in a complaint brought by California Attorney Orly Taitz against President Barack Obama, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson; Director of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Prison, Brownsville, TX

WHO-AM Des Moines

Iowa To Get 36 Million in FEMA Funds

Head of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management says preliminary indications are that FEMA will send the state 36-million dollars in disaster relief for heavy weather and flooding that hit Iowa earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US News, Des Moines, IA, Weather

The Columbian

Letter: Federal aid needed for wildfire victims

Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Doc Hastings, US Governors, Okanogan County, WA

WVNY

VT Disaster Relief Funding Changes Going Into Effect in October

Vermont officials are urging communities to prepare for new criteria for state disaster relief funding changes that go into effect in October.

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Related Topix: Montpelier, VT, US News

Ocean Pines Independent

Somerset forms disaster assessment team

Somerset forms disaster assessment team FEMA-trained teams head to low-lying areas Tuesday to remind residents to be prepared.

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

KVOX-FM Fargo

FEMA Approves Disaster Declaration For 9 Counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved funding to help nine North Dakota counties and the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation recover from a series of torrential rainstorms that led to flooding in late June.

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Related Topix: US News, Jack Dalrymple, US Governors

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Washington County News

County makes $98,000 property purchase

Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approve to purchase 40 acres of land from Continental Forest, Inc. in the amount of $98,000 during the meeting of Aug. 12. The board became interested in purchasing more property as a dirt pit after studies showed one county pit running out and the county is in need of large dirt supplies for the upcoming ... (more)

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Related Topix: Holmes County, FL, US News, Bonifay, FL, Home Gardening, Home

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

JPD: FEMA employees robbed, no one charged

JONESBORO, AR - Two FEMA employees claim they were robbed while working in Jonesboro.

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Related Topix: US News, Jonesboro, AR

Newsday

FEMA officials to arrive in Suffolk County on Wednesday to assess storm damage

A federal storm damage assessment team is set to visit Suffolk County Wednesday to inspect homes and businesses slammed one week ago by torrential rains that flooded basements and highways from Babylon to Rocky Point, officials said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Suffolk County, NY, US News, Weather, Babylon, NY, Rocky Point, NY, Islip, NY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Junction Fire in Madera County, California

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Junction Fire currently burning in Madera County.

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Related Topix: US News, Madera County, CA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Way Fire in Kern County, California

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Way Fire currently burning in Kern County.

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Related Topix: US News, Kern County, CA, Kernville, CA, Wofford Heights, CA

Newsday

FEMA officials to arrive in Suffolk County on Wednesday to assess storm damage

A federal storm damage assessment team is set to visit Suffolk County Wednesday to inspect homes and businesses slammed one week ago by torrential rains that flooded basements and highways from Babylon to Rocky Point, officials said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Suffolk County, NY, US News, Weather, Babylon, NY, Rocky Point, NY, Islip, NY

Los Angeles Times

FEMA approves aid for wildfires in Yosemite and Central California

Fire officials have told Madera County residents to evacuate or be ready to leave because of the approximately 1,200-acre fire burning near the town of Oakhurst.

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Related Topix: Fire, California, US News, Madera County, CA, Oakhurst, CA, Yosemite National Park, CA

Lowell Sun

Riverbank retaining wall stalled near Chelmsford condos

Construction of a retaining wall along the Merrimack River to help fight erosion along the Williamsburg condominium complex may be delayed for as long as a year as the Federal Emergency Management Agency requires more information from grant applicants.

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Related Topix: US News, Social Software

NOLA.com

Jefferson Parish will seek input on hazard mitigation plan in public meeting on Tuesday

Jefferson Parish officials will hold a public meeting Tuesday to receive input on its hazard mitigation plan.

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