Ike Web Site A First For Texas Disasters
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 10:34:39 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas -- In an effort to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) philosophy of open information, the Joint Field Office of the Hurricane Ike disaster developed the first Texas disaster-specific Web site. The Texas site, www.fema.gov/ike, is designed to support state and local partners and to provide a variety of recovery information to the public and the media.
Thunderstorms And Lightning Cut Power In Pockets Across Pacific Nw Preparedness Tips When The Lights Go Out
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 13:56:01 -0500
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Last night, a massive line of thunderstorms struck across the Pacific Northwest, knocking out power in over 100 communities across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. But all power outages can cause a number of safety concerns as residents seek to light, heat, cool or power their homes from alternative sources, and emergency management officials urge residents to exercise caution.
Donate To Disaster Survivors With "One Click"
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 11:55:09 -0500
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- When disaster strikes, West Virginians often grab the chance to help their neighbors, near and far. Many residents who escaped the devastation caused by the severe May storms pitched in to donate clothing, furniture, household items and other goods. Some donated their time to clean up homes and yards, and some donated money to volunteer agencies working hard to help disaster survivors.
FEMA Ineligibility Letter May Not Be The Last Word
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 13:24:49 -0500
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Volusia County residents who have applied for federal disaster assistance should not despair if the first response they receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a letter disallowing the application.
More Than $3 Million In Assistance Approved For Tornado Losses
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 13:55:27 -0500
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- More than $3 million in emergency housing, other needs assistance, and low interest disaster loans have been approved for Arkansas residents in the four Individual Assistance declared counties, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today.
A Hurricane Can Vary Its Path Sharply In A Short Time
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:21:59 -0500
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Hurricanes are extremely dangerous and unpredictable. They can strengthen tremendously in a matter of hours, taking coastal residents and experts by surprise. There is no guarantee they will follow the path predicted by computer models, according to state and federal emergency management officials.
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