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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. …

Mississippi County to Get $10M From FEMA for Isaac Recovery Effort

Jackson County in Mississippi is getting a multimillion-dollar boost from the federal government to help erase the effects of Hurricane Isaac last year. The Sun Herald reports that the county will receive $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency …

New Jersey Advocates Criticize Gov. Christie’s Post-Sandy Plan

An affordable housing advocacy group said Wednesday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done a good job of describing the problems faced by low-income residents — especially renters — who were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, but his plan …

N.Y. Sen. Schumer: Officials in Intense Lobbying Effort for Federal Sandy Aid

New York Sen. Charles Schumer says New York expects to get tens of billions of dollars in federal money to cover damages from Superstorm Sandy.However, the Democrat told a news conference Sunday that it’s not a done deal.

Federal Flood Aid to Pennsylvania Passes $550M Mark

Federal aid to victims of the historic flooding that struck eastern Pennsylvania last year has topped the half-billion-dollar mark. In an update on the aftermath of floods from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said …

2 Virginia Localities Declared Primary Disaster Areas

Isle of Wight County and the city of Suffolk in Virginia have been declared as primary disaster areas because of damage caused by excessive heat, storms and excessive rainfall in 2011. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said …