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  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5
    Frank resorts to some unconventional methods to get America Works up and running, firing the head of the Department of Homeland Security, temporarily taking over that position himself, essentially, and trying to declare unemployment a national emergency...
  • FEMA suspends hazard mitigation funds for Indiana

    Indiana plans to take legal action against the city of Kokomo after unresolved compliance issues with its baseball stadium project spurred federal officials to freeze more than $6 million in hazard mitigation grants for the entire state, a Department of...
  • FEMA extends deadline to receive funding for blizzard

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved the governor's request to extend the deadline to file a disaster declaration for last month's blizzard. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday that FEMA has extended the deadline to March 27. Raimondo...
  • U.S. Senators Want Sandy Probe In New Jersey Too

    TRENTON, N.J .— New Jersey's U.S. senators want the state attorney general's office to investigate possible fraud by insurance companies following storm Sandy. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker on Thursday sent a letter asked acting Attorney...
  • Winnetka partners with FEMA on flood insurance program

    Winnetka partners with FEMA on flood insurance program
    Winnetka residents living in neighborhoods designated as flood-prone areas may soon have a chance to buy discounted flood insurance through a village partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The voluntary program, which is part of the...
  • FEMA assesses blizzard damage in Rhode Island, to help decide whether state gets federal funds

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent teams to Rhode Island to assess the damages from the recent blizzard. The teams began working Wednesday with the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency to conduct the disaster assessments. RIEMA says...
  • Gloucester supervisors want out of real estate business

    GLOUCESTER – Members of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors made it clear this week they are not interested in acquiring any more property under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. FEMA's program...
  • County questions flood maps that could trigger flood insurance spike

    County questions flood maps that could trigger flood insurance spike
    A steep rise in flood-insurance costs could soak Palm Beach County residents who can least afford to pay more. Safety concerns about Lake Okeechobee's 143-mile long dike could translate to increased flood insurance costs for homeowners and businesses in...
  • Grant will help buy, demolish flood-prone homes

    Grant will help buy, demolish flood-prone homes
    Downers Grove received a federal grant this week to assist the village in addressing flooding problems in the area. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that it awarded the village more than $820,000 as part of its Hazard Mitigation...
  • Fairfield Fire Department adds bulletproof vests to safety equipment

    Firefighters today have a large inventory of safety equipment. But one Northern California city is adding another: bulletproof vests. Fairfield is joining a growing number of fire departments in giving more protection to firefighters as their role in...
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan discussed at informational meeting

    The Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments held an informational meeting in Plainfield on Nov. 12 on a regional Hazard Mitigation Plan being drafted for submission to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The plan is a prerequisite for federal...