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  1. Radio equipment passes, dispatch consolidation failsRead the original story

    Friday | The Item Extra

    No discussion was required before voters quickly approved spending $500,000 for the purchase of UHF radio equipment to replace emergency communications equipment at the Clinton Fire Department. After that quick start to the special town meeting Monday night, with no problem meeting the 150-voter quorum, things slowed down.

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  2. Midway chief recalls riding out HugoRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Georgetown Times

    Every year when hurricane season arrives, Midway Fire Rescue Chief Doug Eggiman knows he may have to make one of the hardest decisions of his life: evacuate the fire stations, or stay put. Midway's chief at the time, Mike Mock, called in all personnel to ride out the storm at the headquarters station in Litchfield.

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  3. Studies link California's record drought and increased earthquake activityRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    ... of casualties and damaged buildings could be enormous. In 1980, reports by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimated these totals for a late afternoon earthquake to be 14,000 dead; 55,000 seriously injured; and $17 billion in building ...

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  4. FEMA delivers $1.6 billion to Nassau County, LIPA for Sandy repairsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Newsday

    ... that ruptured during the storm, sending raw sewage into homes on Barnes Avenue. LIPA is to receive $878 million in FEMA funding for repairs to its substations, electric distribution system and overhead wiring. The funding will also be used to ...

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  5. $1 billion in federal disaster funds has tornado-struck Springfield eager to applyRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | MassLive.com

    The city will be among communities and states competing for a slice of $1 billion in new federal disaster aid as Springfield continues revitalization efforts following a tornado in 2011 while also seeking money to prepare for potential new natural disasters. Geraldine McCafferty, the city's director of housing, said Springfield has received initial information about the program and will be submitting an application for funds.

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  6. Punta Gorda even more appealing 10 years after hurricaneRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    If South Floridians have any impression of Punta Gorda, there's a good chance it is this: That's the place that got walloped by a hurricane during those bad storm years a decade ago. The historic town midway between Naples and Tampa used the insurance money, FEMA funds and a wellspring of determination and love of place to turn Punta Gorda into a charming destination with a lively downtown, new hotels, a walkable waterfront and miles of bike paths.

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  7. ThumbsRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | TheCourier.com

    UP: Findlay officials deserve much credit for completing paperwork which helped the city avoid being put on probation by the National Flood Insurance Program, which provides flood insurance coverage to residents of communities that agree to participate by adopting and enforcing adequate flood-plain management practices.

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  8. AgriLife Extension expert: Emergency kit, 'Grab-and-Go' box essentials for disaster preparationRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | North Texas e-News

    'The Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated September as National Preparedness Month and this year's theme is 'Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare,'' said Joyce Cavanagh, family development and resource management specialist in College Station. Cavanagh said a major aspect of hurricane preparation is to secure important documents and prepare an emergency kit so both can be located at a moment's notice when an emergency or disaster occurs.

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  9. Locals collecting help for WeedRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Paradise Post

    Facing a destructive fire is a feeling the Ridge knows all too well. The Ridge survived its own wildland fire in 2008 and that's why Jon Remalia and Mike Zuccolillo have teamed up to help the residents in Weed.

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  10. Scourge of FEMA Trailers Wins MacArthur 'Genius' GrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Wall Street Journal

    ... cases, plagued by dangerous fumes. John Henneberger, a housing advocate from Austin, Texas, could be thought of as the FEMA trailer slayer. And for his efforts, he was named Wednesday a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, also known ...

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  11. Radio equipment passes, dispatch consolidation failsRead the original story

    Friday | The Item Extra

    No discussion was required before voters quickly approved spending $500,000 for the purchase of UHF radio equipment to replace emergency communications equipment at the Clinton Fire Department. After that quick start to the special town meeting Monday night, with no problem meeting the 150-voter quorum, things slowed down.

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  12. FEMA Mitigation Experts Continue Outreach in Moses Lake and YakimaRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    ... Lake from Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 21. They will be at these locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Next week, FEMA mitigation experts will be in Yakima from Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 28. They will be at these locations from 7 ...

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  13. Lamar-Dixon improvements aimed at attracting more eventsRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... eyed achieving that dream through use of federal hurricane recovery dollars. He said the parish received a letter from FEMA and GOHSEP on Monday, granting final approval after years of work. Once enclosed, the 4-H building will boost the Lamar-Dixon ...

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  14. CERT: Don't wait, get ready now Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

    September is the 11th annual National Preparedness Month marked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Ashland Community Emergency Response Team coordinator Terri Eubanks is reminding city residents to “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” The four basic tenets of emergency preparedness citizens should focus on, experts say, are to: be informed, make a plan, build a kit and to get involved. Households should tailor a plan and kit that fits the individual needs of those in the household.

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  15. $377 million Allentown bridge replacement project to beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NJ.com

    ... t coming from the city. Because the original bridge was a single-lane structure, city funds will be used in addition to FEMA funds to enlarge the bridge to provide two-lane traffic.

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  16. Rolling Meadows gets fire prevention grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily Herald

    The Rolling Meadows Fire Department has awarded a $45,600 grant for fire prevention initiatives. The grant was announced by Sen. Dick Durbin and comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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  17. Proposed merger of Dunbar, South End community centers in Springfield ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | MassLive.com

    A proposal by City Councilor Timothy J. Rooke to combine the South End and Dunbar community centers at the Dunbar site in Old Hill drew a firm "no" on Friday from Mayor Domenic J. Sarno . Under his proposal, Rooke said that the city, rather than build a new South End Community Center at Emerson Wight Park, as planned, could instead move those programs to the financially troubled Dunbar Community Center on Oak Street.

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  18. FEMA Region III Promotes Action for America's PrepareAthonRead the original story

    Friday | Huntington News

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency's ( FEMA ) Region III office in Philadelphia is encouraging the whole community to take action to prepare! It's the end of National Preparedness Month and time to move from awareness to action on National ...

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  19. Fix My City: New Orleans officials say they get the message, loud and clearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NOLA.com

    ... The survey is expected to be completed in nine months. And the administration is about to launch the next phase of its FEMA-financed, $280 million "Recovery Roads" program, which has been underway since 2012. Residents will begin to see more ...

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  20. SUNO celebrates return to full capacity after Hurricane Katrina, TV station reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Times-Picayune

    ... the removal of the last trailers with a second line. After nine years, multiple relocations and the removal of 45 FEMA trailers, Southern University of New Orleans ' campus has been restored to full capacity for the first time since Hurricane ...

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