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  1. Conversation lags on concrete reimbursement number to give WoodsideRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | The Aiken Standard

    ... 4 through March 26. Woodside did submit a request for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, in June, after attending a meeting with FEMA in May, but was turned down based on the classification that Woodside is ...

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  2. AmCan approves earthquake repair funds Plan BRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

    AMERICAN CANYON >> Just in case the federal government fails to approve FEMA funds to help individuals and businesses recover from the Aug. 24 South Napa earthquake, city officials here on Tuesday created an alternative. City Councilman Mark Joseph said that most local damage from the magnitude 6.0 early morning temblor involved broken chimneys or mobile homes that shifted on their foundations.

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  3. Couple suing because they say the $1.8 million home they bought was illegalRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    According to a lawsuit, just about every room on the first floor of this Tierra Verde home is below the base flood elevation. The bathroom, the wine room, the game, hobby and work rooms - all had been built below the base flood elevation and were in violation of federal regulations.

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  4. Oakland-Berkeley hills groups at odds over Claremont Canyon eucalyptus fire hazardRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

    ... the University of California, city of Oakland and East Bay Regional Park District applied for $5.4 million worth of FEMA grants to manage the fire hazard posed by eucalyptus trees, no money has been paid out, and an environmental impact statement ...

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  5. Dysfunctional oversight undermines securityRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Hill

    As the Department of Homeland Security faces threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and al Qaeda, White House security failures and the high turnover rate of its staff, the department's ability to confront these challenges is hobbled by a more mundane threat: dysfunctional congressional oversight. Today, more than 100 congressional committees and subcommittees exercise oversight over the DHS.

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  6. Survivors of August floods may register by phone or onlineRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    ... through 13 may now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to state and federal officials. Aid is available to eligible applicants in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. ...

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  7. Conn. fire department receives $900K FEMA grantRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | EMS1

    City officials were joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. John Larson Wednesday to accept a federal grant on behalf of the fire department that they said will not only help firefighters save more lives but also better protect the firefighters themselves in the line of duty. The $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency will allow the fire department to equip its firefighters with state of the art self-contained breathing and technical rescue equipment.

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  8. County to Get New Topographical MapsRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper

    ... a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 30. It will come to the county at little or no cost. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will pay for the mapping, which will be done using the Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) method. The mapping will be done ...

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  9. Fun Run Preps US West Coast for Massive EarthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Voice of America

    ... further," he said. "And I have my kids, or I have my bags, or I have all this stuff with me. How would you do that?" FEMA and Oregon's Office of Emergency Management approached Cannon Beach to host what they hope will be the first of many races. For ...

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  10. 2 years after Sandy: 5 things Middlesex County and NJ residents can do now to prepareRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    MIDDLESEX COUNTY - The time for New Jerseyans to prepare for the next hurricane or other emergency is now. Yesterday, a collation of groups including Verizon, the American Red Cross, FEMA and PSE&G, held an event to remind Middlesex County and New Jersey residents that they couldn't become complacent, that they need to prepare for the next hurricane or super storm to head up the shore.

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  11. Hartford Fire Department Receives $900,000 FEMA GrantRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

    City officials were joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. John Larson Wednesday to accept a federal grant on behalf of the fire department that they said will not only help firefighters save more lives but also better protect the firefighters themselves in the line of duty. The $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency will allow the fire department to equip its firefighters with state of the art self-contained breathing and technical rescue equipment.

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  12. Retired U.S. Marine run over was former Michigan corrections officer: ...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | MLive.com

    The 62-year-old man who was struck and killed in a hit-and-run was a retired U.S. Marine and Michigan Department of Corrections officer, according to his obituary. A celebration for the life of John T. Freeman will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Community of Christ Church-West Side, 300 N. Center.

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  13. FEMA Sets Up Shop in Royal Oak to Take Flood Aid ApplicatonsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Patch.com

    FEMA representatives will take flood aid applications in person, or residents may apply online. As of Oct. 1, 2014, residents can talk to Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives face-to-face in Royal Oak to get an understanding of the various programs FEMA has to offer and get help registering for assistance.

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

    Friday Sep 19 | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    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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  15. Audit shows UNO foundation failed to account for millions in FEMA fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    ... minorities. It also determined that the foundation accrued $7 million in cost overruns without required permission from FEMA. According to its website , the foundation was "founded to support the University of New Orleans in its research, property ...

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  16. FEMA's system for delivering supplies after disasters like Sandy is flawed, audit findsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    FEMA's system for managing the distribution of emergency supplies in the wake of disasters like Hurricane Sandy is flawed, a federal audit found. Here, FEMA personnel work with Red Cross volunteers in Springfield after Sandy.

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  17. President Obama Signs Kentucky Disaster DeclarationRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The White House

    ... the counties of Floyd, Johnson, Knott, and Pike. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named W. Michael Moore as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations ...

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  18. Representatives introduce Urban Flooding Awareness ActRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | CE News

    ... than just coastal and river flooding when designing flood maps. It requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate a study on the costs and prevalence of urban flooding, the effectiveness of green and other infrastructure ...

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  19. Covered California signs $14M temporary call center dealRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Covered California has signed a $14 million contract for peak-time call center in south Sacramento that's expected to hire 500 people in the next 30 days. Covered California has signed a $14 million contract for peak-time call center in south Sacramento that's expected to hire 500 people in the next 30 days.

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  20. Flood Insurance: Is Congress Doing Enough To Fight Rising Costs?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | WebProNews

    ... to get his home surveyed by an engineer. Should his home prove to be out of the danger zone, he fully intends to appeal FEMA's findings. As thousands of American families balk at the sharp increase in flood insurance rates, Congress is doing what it ...

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