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Trump Approves Just $6M of North Carolina’s $929M Matthew Aid Request

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wrote the Trump administration and congressional leaders on Wednesday to express disappointment over the failure to meet the state’s request for more than $900 million in Hurricane Matthew recovery funds. A statement from the Democratic …

North Carolina Gov Seeking $1B in Federal Aid for Matthew Recovery

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wants Congress to approve a little more than $1 billion in federal aid to help North Carolina with repairs and recovery after Hurricane Matthew’s record flooding last month. On Monday, McCrory released his requests for …

Parts of Virginia Beach Face Long Recovery from Hurricane Matthew

For some neighborhoods in Virginia Beach, the long recovery from flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew is just beginning. On Saturday, emergency management crews and other officials toured several communities where homes were damaged. Virginia Beach emergency manager Erin Sutton says …

15 Montana Counties Offered Federal Disaster Aid

Ranchers in 15 Montana counties can start getting federal aid to recover losses from this year’s drought. Bruce Nelson of the Montana Farm Service Agency says the ranches affected by the drought are now eligible for the 2015 Livestock Forage …

Vermont Town to Repay Disaster Overpayment

A Vermont town is going to repay $33,000 it received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for helping repair damage from flooding in 2011. Assistant town manager Dave Ormiston told the St. Johnsbury select board FEMA’s request to get the …

Federal Aid Coming After Fall Storms In Texas

President Barack Obama has ordered federal aid to help state and local recovery efforts in areas of Central Texas hit with severe storms and flooding in late October. Obama last week declared a major disaster exists in the area. This …

FEMA Addresses Common Misconceptions About Federal Disaster Assistance

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently issued a press release to clear up some of the common myths about registering for federal disaster assistance. FEMA noted that in the aftermath of a disaster, misconceptions about disaster assistance can often prevent …

Federal Aid to Colorado Flood Victims Reaches $100M

Federal aid to victims of the historic September floods in Colorado has reached $100 million. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than $49.4 million has been approved for housing assistance, damaged or lost personal possessions, and other disaster-related needs. …

Schumer: Community Dev. Block Grant Can Cover Unmet Needs for Sandy Victims

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., last Friday urged Sandy-impacted homeowners on Long Island, New York, to apply for Sandy aid under the New York State’s “NY Rising” housing reconstruction program. The NY Rising program allocates federal funding to Sandy victims …

Alabama Coastal Counties Get FEMA Home Mitigation Grants

Alabama has received a federal grant of nearly $636,000 to help homeowners in the state’s two coastal counties retrofit their homes against wind damage. State officials and officials from Mobile and Baldwin County announced the grant last Friday in Mobile. …