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How 4,000 Federal Workers Are Being Deployed for Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence churns toward the Carolinas, bearing a potentially lethal ocean surge and winds and torrential rains, the federal government is marshaling its forces to help communities prepare and recover. President Donald Trump said Thursday afternoon that he was …

Vermont to Hold Briefings for Those Interested in Storm Help

The Vermont Department of Public Safety is going to be holding briefings for municipalities and others interested in applying for federal disaster assistance to help pay for repairs made following storms May 4-5. Attendance is mandatory for any municipalities or …

FEMA Announces Federal Disaster Assistance for Several Northeast States

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the states of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storm and …

Federal Disaster Assistance Granted for 2 Oklahoma Counties

Two Oklahoma counties may now receive disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a result of the severe weather that occurred April 28 through May 2, the governor’s office reported. The designation provides SBA low-interest disaster loans …

FEMA Extends Deadline for Louisiana Flood Aid Applications to Nov. 14

People seeking disaster aid to help them recover from Louisiana’s catastrophic August flooding have an extra month to apply for assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced this week that the deadline to register for federal disaster assistance has been …

Obama Signs Kentucky Disaster Declaration for July Storm Damage

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for parts of Kentucky affected by storms in early July. The White House said in a news release Friday that the declaration covers damage from storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides that …

5 New Jerseyans Charged With Filing False Applications for Sandy Funds

Five people are charged in New Jersey with filing false applications for Superstorm Sandy relief funds. Prosecutors allege the suspects, in most cases, sought money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In many cases, prosecutors say they also applied for …

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, …

N.J. Gov. Christie Seeks Federal Disaster Aid for Storm-Ravaged Counties

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday requested the federal government to issue a major disaster declaration for severe thunderstorms that caused more than $15 million worth of damage and knocked out power to 300,000 people in southern New Jersey …

Damage Assessment Tops $20M in Storm-Hit New Jersey Counties

Southern New Jersey towns hit hard by severe storms that ripped through the area last month could be in line to get federal aid to help offset cleanup costs. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials spent a second day in the …