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23 min ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Northbridge finds money to help get new fire truck

Saying they don't want to jeopardize losing a $712,500 federal grant to buy a new fire truck, selectmen Monday night voted to fund the remaining cost by using money from budget transfers, free cash and the stabilization fund.

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4 hrs ago | Samoa News

TsunamiReady ceremony to be held...

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency in the past three years has awarded close to $100 million in Post-Tsunami improvements to American Samoa for lifesaving emergency management systems, according to a FEMA national news release today.

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Related Topix: US News, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Oceania, American Samoa, World News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Free Republic

New Program Helps Elderly Deal With Climate Change

A program designed to help Rhode Island's older adult population prepare for climate change threats is one of several projects that will receive federal money as part of the state's disaster recovery action plan.

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

Valley News Live

President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for Minnesota

President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Minnesota after widespread flooding across the state.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Minnesota Government, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Weather, Mark Dayton, US Governors

Roseville Review

Area cities fight flood, mudslide damage

As concerns over flooding have only worsened over the years statewide, city officials have ramped up their response.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Inver Grove Heights, MN, Mendota, MN, Mark Dayton, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Samoa News

TOFR: FEMA "anxious" to...

Territorial Office of Fiscal Reform director Falema'o M. Pili testified before a Senate committee that the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants to release federal funds to build one new school and rebuild other school buildings affected by the tsunami, but the federal agency wants to make sure the territorial government complies with federal ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Oceania, American Samoa, World News

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Deadline Not the End of Flood Recovery in Florida

Those affected by the spring storms and flooding will still be able to reach the Federal Emergency Management Agency for follow-up questions and will have access to other disaster services and resources after today's registration deadline of July 21 .

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The Lebanon Daily News

Frystown Fire Co. receives grant

U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced on Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $34,200 in grants to the Community Fire Company of Frystown for operations and safety.

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The Citizens' Voice

Flood authority meetings to unveil levee system changes

The Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold meetings today and Tuesday to unveil changes to the Wyoming Valley Levee System and the Luzerne County Flood Insurance Rate Map.

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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

MacLeans

The humanitarian crisis on America's doorstep

Why tens of thousands of children from Central America are being sent on a perilous, potentially deadly journey to the U.S. border Jimmy SA nchez is a slight, shy, 13-year-old boy who last saw his mother six years ago when she left him behind in San Salvador to find work as a waitress in Miami.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Advocate

Left, former Livingston Parish contractor Corey Delahoussaye;...

A debris removal contractor's lawsuit against Livingston Parish threatens to turn parish politics on its head in the wake of an arbitration ruling denying the parish's $59 million claim for Hurricane Gustav cleanup costs.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Hurricane Gustav, Weather, US News, Management, Environmental Law, Law

WCAX-TV Burlington

New Hampshire's appeal for disaster relief denied

New Hampshire's appeal for a major disaster declaration to deal with the costs of April flooding has been denied.

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Related Topix: Maggie Hassan, US Governors, US News, South Burlington, VT, Burlington, VT

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal funds authorized to help fight Watermelon Hill Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Watermelon Hill Fire, burning in Lincoln and Spokane County, Washington.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US News, Spokane County, WA, Eastern Washington University

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal funds authorized to help fight Saddle Mountain Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Saddle Mountain Fire, burning in Kittitas County, Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, Kittitas County, WA, Kittitas, WA

MLive.com

Grand Rapids Fire Department to receive $212,000 federal grant for prevention activities

U.S. Sens. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow this week announced the grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Related Topix: Fire, US News

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

West Pittston interested in analysis of - spill basin'

During the July 16 meeting between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local officials, West Pittston Mayor Tony Denisco questioned the possibility of expanding the levee system to protect his community, which is unprotected and saw 859 homes and businesses underwater in 2011.

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Related Topix: West Pittston, PA, Pittston, PA, US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Luzerne County, PA, Opinion

MLive.com

Pittsfield Township firefighters receive $257,000 FEMA grant

Pittsfield Township firefighters will be able to upgrade their gear thanks to a federal grant, officials announced recently in a press release.

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Related Topix: US News, Ann Arbor, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Volunteers: The Often Overlooked Backbone of Disaster Recovery

The backbreaking work accomplished by volunteers in Alabama following the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding seems to have occurred out of the clear blue sky.

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Related Topix: Weather, US News

Lucianne.com

Unfathomable billions in government waste

Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office testified before Congress that federal agencies made more than $100 billion in improper payments last year.

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Courier News

Additional funding earmarked for Sandy buyouts in...

Additional funding earmarked for Sandy buyouts in Sayreville $3.3 million FEMA grant will complete buyouts and demolition of 196 Sayreville properties Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1mXerl1 A Sandy-damaged home in Sayreville is among those purchased and later demolished under the state's Blue Acres program.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Frank Pallone

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