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FEMA supports recovery efforts in Evans

DENVER – Since the September 2013 floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided nearly $6.6 million in Individual Assistance to Evans residents and obligated more than $1.4 million in Public Assistance to the City of Evans. At the same time, the U.S. Small Business Administration has provided more than $3.6 million in low-interest loans to 46 Evans homeowners and nine business owners.As a part of its outreach to the citizens of Evans, FEMA Individual

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FEMA Awards $351,066 Grant to Villa Grove: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish nine flood prone structures

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $351,066 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Villa Grove, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of eight residential structures and one public building located in the floodplains of the West Ditch and Embarras River. ?xml:namespace prefix = o /   “The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program enables communities to implement critical mitigation measures to reduce the risk of loss

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Car Preparedness Critical During Winter Months

LINCROFT, N.J. – The recent winter storm in Atlanta wreaked havoc on traffic and left motorists and vehicles stranded on the city’s highways for days. Many people were forced to stay in their cars overnight, while others abandoned their vehicles to escape the gridlock. The harshness of the winter the country is experiencing emphasizes the importance of making sure that your vehicle is prepared for cold and inclement weather. There are two aspects of vehicle

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FEMA Continues to Support Response Efforts to Severe Winter Weather

Residents Urged to Continue Following Guidance from Local Officials WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to closely coordinate with impacted and potentially impacted states in the path of a severe winter storm, through its National Response Coordination Center in Washington D.C. and its regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. Today, President Obama (Soetoro) declared an emergency for all counties in the State of South Carolina, at the request

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What We’re Watching: 4/26/13

65115 What Were Watching: 4/26/13We also the event and I wanted to share two tweets that stuck out to me: Mandy: "Whatever you do best, you can do it to be helpful to those after a disaster." cc @ — FEMA Live (@FEMAlive)two: "Take storm warnings seriously; even if it's a temporary inconvenience for you to evacuate." — FEMA Live (@FEMAlive)Congratulations to these men and women for their dedication and commitment to serve their fellow neighbors during

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  CAPTION: Left to Right: ARRL General Counsel Christopher Imlay, W3KD; ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ; AARL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Mike Corey, W5MPC, ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN; FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, KK4INZ; FEMA Chief Technology Officer Ted Okada, K4HNL. For those of you that are not familiar with Amateur radio, or ham radio as it is sometimes referred, it is the use of certain radio frequencies as a hobby, to

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LEYENDA: De izquierda a derecha: El Asesor Jurídico General de la ARRL, Christopher Imlay, W3KD; el Director Ejecutivo de la ARRL David Sumner, K1ZZ; el Director de Preparación y Respuesta ante Emergencias de la ARRL Mike Corey, W5MPC; el Presidente de la ARRL Kay Craigie, N3KN; el Administrador de FEMA Craig Fugate, KK4INC; el Director de Tecnología Ted Okada, K4HNL.  Para aquellos que no estén familiarizados, los radioaficionados o como algunas veces se le

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From Hermine to Heroes: Arlington, Texas Promotes Flood Safety with Unique Idea

CAPTION: With the help of a group of commissioned graphic artists, the city of Arlington created "The Rescue League Academy: Sink or Swim", a flood safety comic book designed to share flood safety with a younger audience that may ignore traditional outreach materials.  Included in the book is a Flood Safety Checklist so that readers can get their family, home, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes. The project is available online at and

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