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  1. FEMA document admits solar flare could collapse U.S. power grid for yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NewsTarget.com

    Tens of millions of Americans face years of loss of electrical power if major solar storms ramp up in the future, sending electromagnetic pulses that will destroy grids and infrastructure, according to an internal two-year-old Department of Homeland Security document. As reported by the Washington Free Beacon , DHS' Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, said in a 2012 fact sheet detailing its potential responses to severe "space weather" that it is simply impossible to know the full extent of such events.

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  2. FEMA Awards $454,808 Grant to Vernon County: Hazard mitigation funds...Read the original story

    Nov 14, 2014 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $454,808 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Vernon County, Wis., for the acquisition and demolition of seven residential structures in ...

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  3. From 1904 to 2014: What's pushing Grand Rapids to rethink downtown floodwallsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | MLive.com

    ... In limbo are about 6,000 homes and businesses near the river that could face higher property insurance rates if new FEMA flood maps come out showing them in a flood zone. 2008: FEMA delays a planned release of new flood maps - the first new maps ...

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  4. Grand Rapids to reimagine Grand River floodwalls after years of fighting fedsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | MLive.com

    ... to serve on a task force that studied how cities should respond to that forecast. Now, after years of fighting with FEMA, Grand Rapids is willing to alter its floodwalls after all - only not so much with concrete. Imagine taking out a stretch of ...

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  5. The WilliesIS it All Over but the Crisis?Read the original story

    23 hrs ago | American Reporter

    ... bolt from the blue, as with the tsunami that hit Banda Aceh, Indonesia, two year's ago. This time, I'm angry because FEMA and other government agencies using tax dollars will rebuild these homes and the infrastructure of Galveston. Or maybe they ...

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  6. Boulder County checking flood debris cleanup needsRead the original story

    Yesterday | LongmontFYI

    Boulder County officials, preparing for another round of flood debris cleanup work on private properties in unincorporated areas outside of cities and towns, are asking property owners with remaining debris removal needs to notify the county now.

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  7. Ravenel Bridge ice solution must be effective, practicalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Post and Courier

    ... act quickly when ice begins to form. South Carolina engineers may face a similarly frustrating lack of options without FEMA assistance. "We have looked at a number of things to keep the cables from icing," said James Law, a spokesman for the state ...

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  8. Latest tally of Napa quake releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Reporter

    ... South Napa Earthquake. The current total includes $8.8 million in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), as well as $21.2 million in low-interest disaster ...

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  9. More Read the original story

    Saturday | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Tupelo has received money for architectural design and engineering of domed storm shelters able to hold a total of 2,300 people in two city parks. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the domes are designed to withstand winds up to 250 mph.

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  10. Marin climate change program puts face on sea-level riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Marin Independent Journal

    ... program shepherded by Supervisor Kate Sears. The program involves a number of participants, including county staff, FEMA, Autodesk, Climate Access, a climate education firm, and Owlized, a high-tech visualization company. A tourist at Vista Point in ...

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  11. How Mobile And Social Feeds Government's Appetite For InnovationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | TechCrunch

    ... to apply for licenses and registrations at the Small Business Administration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mobile app includes disaster safety tips, an interactive emergency kit list, storable emergency meeting locations, and a map ...

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  12. US govt not fully equipped to tackle nuclear terrorist attack: ReportRead the original story

    Saturday | Newkerala.com

    ... and had insufficient emergency shelter and medical treatment in case of a natural disaster. The report said that FEMA was not aware of the full range of information. The investigators reached the conclusion after going through internal documents ...

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  13. Springfield extends bid deadline for renovation-expansion project at Forest Park enviromental centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | MassLive.com

    The city has extended the deadline for bids for an estimated $3 million renovation-expansion project at the Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center at Forest Park, with all bids now due by Jan. 15. The bids were initially due on Friday, but the one-month extension was decided due to multiple factors including the complexity of the project, multiple sub bids received, questions raised by potential bidders, and revisions and addenda, said Theo Theocles, the city's deputy procurement officer. "For something that has been in development as long as it has been, we really don't want to fumble at the goal line," Theocles said.

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  14. Tupelo gets funds for two massive storm sheltersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Newms360.com

    A pair of large-scale safe rooms planned for Tupelo parks will be able to shelter from the storm more than 1,100 people each. The total cost for both structures will be more than $2.5 million.

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  15. How to deck the halls safely this holiday seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Windsor Beacon

    Imagine Santa Claus tumbling down the chimney and catching fire by still-burning embers; reindeer on the roof crashing through the ceiling; Frosty the Snowman melting and flooding the basement; or a candle on the menorah falling onto a tablecloth and setting it ablaze. Holiday accidents aren't just the tableau of Clark Griswold in Christmas Vacation ; they are real threats this time of year.

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  16. American TravelerFOR a Hungry Journalist, a Fabulous Feast Unfolds at Kona GrillRead the original story

    Saturday | 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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  17. Rest easy? FEMA is not fully prepared for a major disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Salon

    A new report from the Government Accountability Office found that the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to adequately document past disaster response efforts , meaning that it is not fully prepared to respond to any future disasters. "FEMA is not aware of the full range of information," the report reads.

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  18. GAO report finds government not prepared for nuclear disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Examiner.com

    The grim conclusion that the United States government could not properly handle a nuclear disaster comes from a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office . According to the Huffington Post , the investigation published by the GAO relied in part on internal documents from the Homeland Security Department, which oversees FEMA, including previously undisclosed details from a 2013 disaster plan that highlights needed improvements in the event of an attack from an improvised nuclear device.

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  19. News of the Day From Across the Nation, Dec. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | SFGate

    ... Office , obtained by the Associated Press before its release, found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency , or FEMA, didn't always keep track of disaster efforts by agencies, hampering the nation's preparedness even after Superstorm Sandy in ...

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  20. Woodstock Nears Completion on Boardwalk at Dog ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Patch.com

    ... the September 2009 flood. The city acquired the property with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and used a portion of the money to demolish the property. The park includes fencing, shade structures and restroom ...

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