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Thousands of Texans Seek Federal Aid in Wake of May Storms

Thousands of Texans have sought government help in the weeks since deadly storms and flooding devastated parts of the state. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced June 20 that more than 17,500 individuals have registered so far for assistance. A …

18 More Oklahoma Counties to Receive U.S. Disaster Help

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 18 additional Oklahoma counties as a result of storms and flooding that battered the state last month. Gov. Mary Fallin’s spokesman Alex Weintz says FEMA notified state officials that the …

Oklahoma Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Assistance Following Tornadoes

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has requested federal disaster assistance for Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties following tornadoes, severe storms and flooding in recent weeks. Fallin sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday that says Oklahoma’s latest round of severe …

Obama Approves Rhode Island Blizzard Disaster Declaration

Rhode Island officials say President Barack Obama has approved the state’s request for a disaster declaration connected to a blizzard in January that caused an estimated $4.7 million in damage. Officials with the state Emergency Management Agency say the president …

NYC Officials Cheer $3B Federal Grant for Sandy Aid

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Chuck Schumer praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency for authorizing $3 billion in federal funding to repair and protect city housing developments damaged by Superstorm Sandy. It is the largest single block …

Maine Senators, LePage Seek Federal Aid After Winter Storm

Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King are joining Republican Gov. Paul LePage in urging the federal government to provide assistance to towns still grappling with the costs of the January blizzard. Collins and King are asking the Federal Emergency …

Politicians Vow to Block FEMA From Taking Mistaken Sandy Aid

About 3,000 Superstorm Sandy victims who were either wrongly given storm recovery aid or who were overpaid would not have to repay the federal government under legislation to be introduced this week by two New Jersey Congressmen. U.S. Sen. Robert …

Anger Remains Over Pace of New Jersey’s Sandy Recovery

More than two years after Superstorm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, many residents remain angry and frustrated at the pace of recovery. During a public hearing Tuesday on the state’s plans to use the final $502 million in federal storm …

Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for 9 N.Y. Counties in Wake of Nov. Storm

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in upstate New York. That means Washington will chip in to help state, local and tribal governments pay to clean up and rebuild after a blockbuster storm buried the region under more …

Federal Assistance to Mississippi for Spring Storms Near $20 Million

Total federal assistance approved for survivors of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from April 28 through May 3, 2014 in 12 Mississippi counties is close to $19.7 million, according to the government. The disaster assistance approved by …