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11 South Carolina Counties to Receive Federal Aid for Hurricane Dorian Damage

President Donald Trump has issued a declaration approving specific federal assistance for South Carolina areas affected by early September’s Hurricane Dorian. The White House on Monday ordered that federal aid be used to supplement emergency work and replacement of facilities …

Maryland Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration for Recent Floods

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is asking for a presidential disaster declaration for Maryland following heavy rainfall and flooding that hit two western counties last month. The flooding in Frederick and Washington counties was the first of two major flooding events …

Hawaii Getting $1M in Federal Aid to Battle Zika Virus

Hawaii will receive $1 million in federal funds to fight the Zika virus. The cash will go toward developing and improving state websites about Zika preparedness. It also will pay for a communications staffer to handle public outreach. The state …

President Declares 12 Texas Counties Major Disaster Areas

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in 12 Texas counties throughout the state that suffered severe flooding last month during heavy rainfall. The declaration, approved on June 11, covers Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, …

Western New York Governments Seek Federal Help for Storm

Communities in western New York are tallying the costs of last month’s epic snowstorm to see if it meets the threshold for federal assistance. The storm cost Erie County government at least $7.5 million in damage, overtime and snow removal …

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 …