Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FEMA advisory 08.11

Federal And State Agencies Aim To Rebuild Public Facilities Smarter
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:40:07 -0500

ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Future storm damages are less likely to occur when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) join forces and provide extra funding to mitigate public facilities so that they are better prepared to face and withstand impending hurricanes.

Success Stories: Fish Wheel
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 07:39:13 -0500

Among the many problems caused when the Yukon River flooded the town of Eagle this spring was the damage done to structures that have been built over the years for subsisting on the land. Most residents of this remote Alaska village depend on what they grow and on what they catch in the river for their food. Cash is in short supply and is used for things they can only purchase, like building supplies or gas for snowmobiles.

Success Stories: Road Opens between Eagle and Eagle Village
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 07:37:46 -0500

Mission Road, a gravel road between the town of Eagle and the Alaska Native settlement of Eagle Village, has been restored by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT;PF). A 4,500-feet section of the road was destroyed by a massive ice jam on May 5, isolating the two communities, which are ten miles apart (Figure 1).

Five Years of Hurricane Jeanne Recovery - By the Numbers
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:21:52 -0500

Four storms in 44 days caused an estimated $45 billion in damage.

Donated Resources May Offset Disaster Costs
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:02:17 -0500

MARION, Ill. -- Volunteer hours, equipment and materials donated to southern Illinois after the May 8 storm may mean more money in local coffers.

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