Two years ago, Grady County was hit by an earthquake. If another earthquake hit, would south Georgia be ready? "We haven't faced very many earthquakes in this area," said Jim Ellis, Grady County Emergency Management Agency director, "but it is still important to prepare because we are on a fault line.
Well before Hurricane Sandy struck the shore area with unprecedented force, administrators at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School were determined to take their emergency preparedness to the highest possible level.
The U.S. Inspector General's Office has agreed to hear complaints from Livingston Parish officials over the lack of Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for most of the Hurricane Gustav cleanup.
Residents were able to review proposed revised federal flood maps at a monthly meeting sponsored by Parish Councilman Gene Bellisario.
Oak Forest residents affected by last month's flooding could be eligible for federal disaster aid, according to the city's website.
A federal/state Disaster Recovery Center will open at 9 a.m. Friday, May 17, in Marseilles for residents of LaSalle County to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists, officials said today.
Does the endorsement of James Lee Witt, Bill Clinton's FEMA director, now a bigtime lobbyist/consultant, help Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross? Surely it will in Wildcat Holler.
Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission Executive Director Michael DeFrancisci said FEMA money will help repair damage to the Newark treatment plant.
"I refuse to adopt any map that says that the back bay could see three feet of wave action," Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.
Operation St. Nick, We Care of Grundy County, and the Community Foundation of Grundy County all pulled together to offer an initial $55,000 in mini grants to help those suffering from the flood.
A federal agency will be providing grant money to the North Park Fire Protection District in Machesney Park to help respond to fires and other emergencies.
Work on replacing the Compo Beach boardwalk, damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy, as it progressed last week by Joey's by the Shore restaurant.
The following is a press release from DuPage County : DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin urges residents affected by the recent flood to apply for federal assistance to help alleviate expenses incurred in the recovery process from the April storms.
Good news for homeowners impacted by 2011's Tropical Storm Irene: Essex County will get grant money to cover the 25 percent non-federal share for up to 37 property buyouts.
Some 400 properties in Rapid City will soon be re-zoned as a flood plain because of new regulations by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.