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  1. Morning 10: Superstorm Sandy rebuilding | Doctors' office fatalities | Goldman rejects groupRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New York Business.com

    Two years after Superstorm Sandy, property owners in New York City's newly expanded flood zone are finding Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines designed to make coastal beach homes flood-resilient do not take into account the city's unique mix of row houses and high-rise buildings. Compliance with guidelines may cost more than $5 billion, according to a Crain's estimate.

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  2. FEMA: Plan for Climate Change or Risk Emergency FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Triple Pundit

    ... and planning for climate change. Entitled a 'Draft for Public Comment,' the document highlights some key changes in FEMA's regulations for those states receiving federal emergency funding - including the need to prepare for, and assess, climate ...

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  3. W.Va. receives federal aid for 2013 storm cleanupRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Inter-Mountain

    WorkForce West Virginia has received more than $203,000 in federal funding to help pay for an ongoing cleanup following severe storms and flooding in 2013.

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  4. Is your business prepared for a disaster?Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

    ... top-notch disaster-related presenters was weakly attended, with a ratio of about one presenter for every two attendees. FEMA (www.ready.gov) presented reminders regarding preparedness for fire, flood, tornado or worse. Some of us work alone, but if ...

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  5. Ruth Ann Dailey: Ebola and the price of being unpreparedRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

    Especially one with no education or experience in the field he's czar-ing. It's true: The man President Barack Obama appointed to lead the anti-Ebola effort - lawyer/a lobbyist Ron Klain - has no training or experience in the field of medicine, epidemiology or public health.

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  6. Local fallen firefighter honored at national ceremonyRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | Feather River Bulletin

    Luke Sheehy, of Susanville, was one of 107 fallen firefighters honored at the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, Oct. 12. The service was held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Sheehy's mother, Lynn Sheehy, is the Plumas County librarian; his father, Doug Sheehy, is a music educator active in Plumas and Lassen counties.

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  7. Otero County puts price tag on flood damageRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | KRQE Albuquerque

    Otero County officials say they have uncovered more damage following flooding earlier this year and the bill to make repairs is expected to top $875,000. He says the county did not initially meet the state's threshold to receive assistance in August, but more damage was caused in September due to the continued rains and storm runoff.

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  8. Northeast Nebraska Disaster Field Office ClosedRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | KOLN-TV Lincoln

    The field office for disaster recovery set up following tornadoes and severe weather that ripped through northeast Nebraska in the spring has closed. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency staff will continue working on the disaster recovery process from offices in Lincoln.

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  9. Some Stanwood institutions will move out of floodplainRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    ... hall and police department one of his highest priorities. He has 18 years of experience working as a reservist with FEMA and specializes in floodplain management. 'I've seen this,' Johnson said. 'I haven't just read about it. I've walked into cities ...

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  10. IG says FEMA can't be sure new logistics system will work in next KatrinaRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    Federal Emergency Management Agency officials began nearly a decade ago developing a new system to get disaster assistance to victims as quickly and efficiently as possible. The new logistics supply management system was meant to fix problems that became obvious during FEMA's terrible response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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  11. Heart lesson learned After cardiac arrest incident, Dover PD chief swayed of need for AEDsRead the original story

    Saturday | Foster's Daily Democrat

    ... 2. They were paid for by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and New Hampshire Homeland Security & Emergency Management through FEMA's Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program.

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  12. Disaster Office ClosesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KFOR-AM Lincoln

    The field office for disaster recovery set up following tornadoes and severe weather that ripped through northeast Nebraska in the spring has closed. The Sioux City Journal reports that the office closed Saturday.

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  13. University of Arizona aiding in prevention of mega forest firesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Courier

    ... Forest Service and Department of Interior budgets with dedicated funding for wildfire management and suppression under FEMA's disaster relief fund. It sets a national goal of thinning 7.5 million acres and increases Forest Service fire prevention ...

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  14. In too deep: Downtown Stanwood in the floodplainRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | HeraldNet

    ... hall and police department one of his highest priorities. He has 18 years of experience working as a reservist with FEMA and specializes in floodplain management. 'I've seen this,' Johnson said. 'I haven't just read about it. I've walked into cities ...

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  15. Red Cross calculates lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times

    Red Cross calculates loss FEMA officials in town to survey damage Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: The measure of the destruction caused by Monday's EF-2 tornado in Ouachita Parish is becoming clearer as residents and businesses continue cleanup efforts and crews work to restore power to thousands. Hundreds of Ouachita Parish homes have been assessed for damage by the Northeast Chapter of the American Red Cross since Monday.

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  16. Upson reimbursed $39,ooo for weather sirensRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Thomaston Times

    ... also relocated to the Public Works on Highway 74. McCarty also told the board she has requested additional funding from FEMA to finish out the project completely which would add another six or seven weather sirens for the area. Initially she was ...

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  17. Get ready for a $5 billion bill, NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | New York Business.com

    ... 61% of the homes in New York's flood zone, present the greatest departure from most of the 5.5 million properties in FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. Yet to get the lowest premium, everyone has the same guidelines. "FEMA has one solution for ...

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  18. The mouth of the Miami River runs out to Biscayne BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

    ... said Fugate, who dealt with nearly a dozen hurricanes as Florida's emergency management director before joining FEMA. "A lot of decisions by a lot of people over a long period of time. It's a shared responsibility. The question is: Is there the ...

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  19. US strengthens Ebola response amid increasing criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daily Times

    WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has rolled out more measures to deal with Ebola amid increasing criticism about its earlier response to the disease. In order to coordinate national efforts, President Barack Obama appointed Ron Klain, who is best known for serving as chief of staff to both Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Al Gore, as Ebola response coordinator.

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  20. Ebola Czar Not Included in White House Ebola MeetingRead the original story

    Saturday | The Weekly Standard

    ... to serve on the ground in Dallas. These officials include: A An experienced Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinator to ensure all federal assistance is meeting the most urgent needs; and, The President underscored that the domestic ...

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