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Federal Disaster Declared in 3 Mississippi Counties After Floods

President Barack Obama has declared a disaster in three Mississippi counties following flooding this month. Residents in the Bolivar, Coahoma and Washington counties can apply for individual assistance, including grants for temporary housing and repairs worth up to $33,000, as …

Obama OKs Disaster Aid for N.J.’s January Snowstorm Damage

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration to help parts of New Jersey recover costs stemming from the blizzard dumped nearly 3 feet of snow in January. The White House says federal funding is available to state and local …

Some Businesses in 7 North Dakota Counties Eligible for Disaster Loans

Small, nonfarm businesses in seven North Dakota counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans to help recuperate from wind and hail damage last June. The U.S. Small Business Administration says eligible counties are Burke, Dunn, McKenzie, …

Obama Approves Disaster Aid for Maryland Snowstorm

Emergency management officials say President Obama has approved Maryland’s request for a disaster declaration after January’s record-breaking snowstorm. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency said in a news release that on March 4, Obama ordered federal aid to supplement state and …

38 Arkansas Counties Declared Disaster Areas Due to Severe Weather

Dozens of Arkansas counties have been declared disaster areas by President Barack Obama after severe weather and flooding inundated the state between December and January. After the president’s disaster declaration on Feb. 5, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says …

Mississippi Granted Federal Aid for December Storms

Five Mississippi counties hit hard by late December storms and tornadoes are eligible for federal disaster aid. The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in the state, making funds available to people and businesses …

Massachusetts to Receive $120M in Disaster Aid for Last Winter’s Snowfall

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Massachusetts is expecting to receive $120 million in federal disaster assistance following last winter’s record snowfall. That’s the most ever awarded to the state as the result of a single natural disaster. Half of the …

Audit: FEMA Should Recover $3.2M for Sandy Boardwalk Repair in N.J. Town

The Federal Emergency Management Agency should recover nearly half of the $7 million grant it gave to a New Jersey shore town to fix its boardwalk after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, a government audit found. Spring Lake’s two-mile …

Federal Aid to Rhode Island for January Blizzard Tops $1M

Officials say federal aid to Rhode Island to help cover costs of a January blizzard that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of the state has topped more than $1 million. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, …

Maryland to Appeal FEMA Denial of Millions in Riot Disaster Aid

The state of Maryland says it will appeal the federal government’s denial of disaster aid to help the state and Baltimore city recover millions of dollars in riot-related costs. A spokesman for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday the administration …