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  1. Oroville fire undergoes major restructuring, brings back lieutenants positionsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Mercury-Register

    Oroville >> The Oroville Fire Department recently underwent a significant restructuring that is intended to cut down on overtime costs and provide leadership, officials said. Early this month, three fire engineers were promoted to lieutenants, a position the department didn't have prior to the promotions, and five firefighters moved up to engineers.


  2. Feds Grant $3B to NYC Public HousingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WNYC-AM New York

    US Sen. Charles Schumer announces FEMA grant monies secured for NYCHA Tuesday at Joseph Miccio Community Center in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Looking on at left is New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.


  3. President Declares Disaster for West VirginiaRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    ... and warranted by the results of further damage assessments. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications. FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first ...


  4. NYC Officials Cheer $3 Billion Federal Grant For Superstorm Sandy AidRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... station groups in the country. Got a nose for [...] Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders announce a $3 billion FEMA grant for city public housing developments. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880) NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - New York Mayor Bill de ...


  5. Ruidoso struggles with sewer line relocation costsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Ruidoso News

    ... Village Manager Debi Lee told members of the Joint Use Board that governs the treatment plant that recent meetings with FEMA officials indicate that agency would like to see the project cost cut down to about $36 million. An essential part of the ...


  6. Westchester County Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Review and CommentRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | City of Irvington

    ... process of developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). This plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to be eligible for federal grant funding for public and private mitigation projects. The HMP provides a ...


  7. Audit: NY Sandy relief program paid millions for flawed workRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A program that was supposed to rebuild homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy paid $6.8 million to contractors for work that was "flawed or incomplete," the city's comptroller said in an audit released Tuesday. Comptroller Scott Stringer 's office examined the city's much-maligned Build It Back program, which was supposed to help people repair, rebuild and elevate their homes after the October 2012 superstorm.


  8. Flood insurance premiums set to rise about 20%Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

    Flood insurance rates are scheduled to rise by about 20 percent Wednesday, as the federal government begins reducing subsidies on the coverage. The increases are meant to address large deficits in the National Flood Insurance Program, which suffered deep losses after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and superstorm Sandy in 2012.


  9. Palmyra council sets special meeting to discuss sinkhole grantRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

    ... the grant application. Until late last year, sinkholes were not considered eligible for disaster assistance through FEMA. But FEMA officials have changed the rules to allow municipalities to seek grants for repairing sinkholes. In the fall of 2013, ...


  10. City gets record $3B FEMA grant for Sandy repairsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | New York Business.com

    New York's 33 public housing developments will get $3 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, its largest grant ever, to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy and to protect against a future storm. About 80,000 tenants will benefit from more secure lobbies in buildings equipped with better lighting, security cameras, boilers and electrical equipment, said Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was joined by U.S Sen. Charles Schumer in announcing the grant Tuesday at a housing development in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn.


  11. Airport security finds gun in handbagRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WIVB-TV Buffalo

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Chuck Schumer praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency for authorizing $3 bill New and bigger design of the hospital's emergency psychiatric unit is being blamed for leaving staff vulnerable to assault.


  12. Reports Advise How to Make Flood Insurance AffordableRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

    ... (NRC), the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which manages the flood prorgam. The report found that other policies that have been raised as possibilities for addressing ...


  13. Tactical training team holds training course in Chattahoochee RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WTVM

    ... between Miami and Arkansas. The course is pass fail. I'm told the last disaster the team was dispatched to was the FEMA rescue operation in Haiti. The tactical rescue teams have been busy since they got into town. On Monday night, two of the members ...


  14. IMETCO Acquires Martin Fireproofing, Increases Building Envelope...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | PRWeb

    ... structural roof panel, the system is engineered and tested to resist extreme wind and debris impact as defined by the FEMA 361 Design and Construction Guidance for Community Safe Rooms. "We are so excited to be a part of the IMETCO team. The IMETCO ...


  15. Dougherty given additional federal fundsRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Albany Herald

    Dougherty County has received $52,445 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency.


  16. Governor asks federal government for disaster reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Cape Cod Times

    ... . But, although he said the Massachusetts delegation would advocate for that interpretation, he had no sense of whether FEMA would agree.


  17. 18F Wants to Make More Dot-Govs Accessible to People with DisabilitiesRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Government Executive

    Many common Web practices -- such as CAPTCHA, which prompts users to type distorted words or symbols to prove they aren't spam-bots -- aren't designed for people who are deaf or blind. The General Services Administration's quick-fix IT team 18F is trying to change that standard, beginning with federal websites.


  18. Home Fire Sprinkler CoalitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2013 | FireHouse.com

    ... ral Fire Prevention and Safety Grant through the Grant Programs Directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Grant will fund...


  19. Haywood County awarded federal funds for food, shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    Haywood County has been notified that $17,911 will be available to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Salvation Army, United Jewish Communities and United Way of America.


  20. FEMA OKs $3 billion in Sandy funds for NYC public housingRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Newsday

    Sandbags are viewed on a street in Red Hook, Brooklyn as superstorm Sandy began to affect the area on October 29, 2012. Photo Credit: Getty Spencer Platt The federal government is allocating $3 billion to help rebuild Sandy-ravaged public housing projects in New York City and to protect against future storms, officials are to announce Tuesday afternoon.