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Federal Agencies Pledge Another $110 Million In Drought Aid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Federal agencies pledged another $110 million in aid Friday to help states struggling with the crippling drought after President Barack Obama talked to leaders from seven western states. 410 more words


VIDEO: FEMA director Craig Fugate on the dilemma of Palm Beach County's hurricane drought

Craig Fugate, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was Florida’s emergency manager for a dozen years and presided over the state’s ruinous 2004 and 2005 seasons. 182 more words


Florida again one of top states for building codes

Florida remains among the top of the 18 hurricane-target coastal states in in building codes, in a 2015 rating by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety… 206 more words


At National Hurricane Conference, FLASH to preview video game that promotes strong homes

Bracing your home for a hurricane is no game. But an advocacy group is hoping an interactive video game will help drive home the urgency of doing so. 277 more words

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FEMA Rejects Washington Appeal For Wildfire Victim Aid

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday denied for a second time Washington’s request for aid to individuals affected by this summer’s wildfires in the north-central part of the state. 392 more words


NYC Emergency Management Officials Urge Storm Preparedness

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Do you know what to do if disaster strikes?

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, emergency management officials in the city are asking New Yorkers to be ready– but many are not. 178 more words


FEMA Administrator: 'We Have Not Been What I Would Say Successful Yet' In Processing Immigrant Children

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they’re struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the southern border, acknowledging they’ve been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America. 911 more words