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President Says Government to Help Arkansas Rebuild After Storms

Surveying the remnants of nature’s destructive power in the country’s midsection, President Barack Obama on May 7 pledged to residents of tornado-ravaged Arkansas communities that their government will stand with them until they finish rebuilding. Obama said he wanted to …

Millions in Aid for Drought-Stricken California Promises Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama is offering millions of dollars in aid and other assistance to California farmers, ranchers and communities beset by one of the worst droughts in the state’s history. The federal help will be detailed today by Obama …

Connecticut Receives $250M in Federal Sandy Aid

Connecticut’s governor says more than $250 million in federal assistance has been approved to help people and businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy. The aid was made available after President Barack Obama approved a disaster declaration for the state in the …

FEMA: Over 507,950 Individuals Registered for Assistance Post-Sandy

More than 507,950 individuals have registered for the Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance in wake of Superstorm Sandy, as of Dec. 17. FEMA also said this week that $1.09 billion in disaster aid has been approved so far. Additionally, FEMA …

Nearly Two Dozen Conn. State Workers Accused of Post-Irene Aid Fraud

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s top lawyer says the state has evidence that nearly two dozen state workers fraudulently applied for federal food assistance after the remnants of Hurricane Irene hit Connecticut. Andrew McDonald, Malloy’s general counsel, told The Associated …

Feds Say Farmers in Upstate New York Can Get Flood Loans

Federal authorities say farmers in eight upstate New York counties are primary natural disaster areas eligible for assistance recovering from tropical storm Lee. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also said 16 counties neighboring them will also get help. The agency …

FEMA, SBA Extend Deadline for Hurricane Aid in New Jersey

New Jersey residents and businesses battered by Hurricane Irene will now have more time to seek federal aid to help cover their losses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration announced on Friday, Oct. 21, that the …

Federal Assistance for Hurricane Irene Tops $5M for Conn. Residents

More than $5,089,356.61 in federal assistance to date has been approved to help Connecticut residents cope with their Tropical Storm Irene-related disaster expenses that are not covered by insurance. The federal assistance includes $4,807,542.38 approved in housing aid to help …