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By The Dispatch On Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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Lachino McIntosh confirmed dead due to Hurricane Dorian, devastating Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian, a powerful Category 5 storm, turned deadly as it roared over the Bahamas on Sunday. The storm made landfall on three different islands with punishing sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts that reached More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 1st, 2019
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Northeast US warned of Hurricane Dorian impact at weeks end

While the northeastern United States will deal with a couple of non-tropical storm systems through midweek, many residents will be pondering on what Dorian may bring by weeks end. The weather pattern will be quite More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 29th, 2019
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FEMA, Feds ready as Hurricane Dorian heads to hit Florida

Hurricane Dorian continues to gain strength and could be a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall somewhere along Florida’s eastern shore sometime early next week.  As FEMA and other federal partners work More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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FEMA Approves $12.6 Million in Florence Aid for North Carolina Agriculture Department

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $12.6 million to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Agriculture for Hurricane Florence-related expenses. The Department of Agriculture requested FEMA More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 19th, 2018
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Roland Bourgeois pleads guilty in ‘hate crime’ Hurricane Katrina shooting three men

Roland J. Bourgeois, Jr., 55, of New Orleans, LA, appeared yesterday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon and pleaded guilty to charges that, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he shot at More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Home Depot increases disaster relief to $4 million following Hurricane Michael

Today, The Home Depot Foundation increased its financial support to $4 million for associates, customers and communities impacted by Hurricane Michael and other recent disasters. “Our thoughts are with everyone More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Study: Help from family, friends, neighbors, churches key to faster recovery from natural disasters

Natural disasters are life-changers for all involved, and understanding why some communities recover faster than others can be better achieved by looking at both the social and physical networks within these communities More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Hurricane Michael becomes one of the strongest hurricanes to ever make landfall

Following Hurricane Michael’s landfall, first responders are beginning search and rescue efforts in Florida as the storm continues to move through the southeast. “Right now what we need is neighbor helping neighbor,” More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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FEMA urges Floridians to prepare as Hurricane Michael heads towards panhandle

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center predict life-threatening storm surge and extremely high winds could occur with Hurricane Michael’s landfall. Michael is expected to be a dangerous major hurricane More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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Florida Governor race: Andrew Gillum vs Ron DeSantis, how close is it really

The recent polls continue to show a tight race between Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis to be the next Florida governor. Chris Hudson from Americans for Prosperity Action sm  (AFP-Action) spoke with Brandon Jones More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 29th, 2018
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President Trump approved disaster relief for Hawaii, recovering from Hurricane Lane

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Hawaii to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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FEMA sending $56 million to Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria relief

FEMA has awarded nearly $56 million in grants to cover Hurricane María-related expenses. The funds cover costs for emergency protective measures and debris removal. Emergency protective measures are actions taken More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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How You Can Get Ready For The Next Hurricane or Wildfire

Hurricane Florence ravaged the coast of North Carolina leaving many without power and flooding was rampant. This is just another reminder that those in the areas impacted for hurricanes have to prepare for the season More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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Why it’s vital to deal with mold problems after a flood

Hurricane Florence crippled the Carolinas over the weekend, causing floods that have had a great impact on the population. The amount of water arriving on the road is greater than expected. It seems as if the water More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Texas: FEMA sends $5.8 million to Humble Independent School District for Hurricane Harvey relief

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.8 million to the Humble Independent School District for emergency protective measures taken before, during and following Hurricane Harvey. The More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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FEMA warns of frauds, scams after Hurricane Florence

When natural disasters occur, it is common for people to take advantage of survivors by posing as official disaster aid workers or as relatives trying to help survivors complete their applications. Survivors should More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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SEC offers relief for hurricane victims, including companies, accountants, municipal advisors and agents

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it is providing regulatory relief to publicly traded companies, investment companies, accountants, transfer agents, municipal advisors and others affected More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Over 80 USGA scientists are in the Carolinas, Virginia to keep vital information available for recovery

At least 80 U.S. Geological Survey scientists are in the field in the Carolinas and Virginia, working to ensure that vital information about river flooding continues to reach emergency managers, forecasters and More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Home Depot increases 2018 disaster response giving to $3 million

Today, The Home Depot Foundation increased its financial support to $3 millionfor disaster relief efforts and communities impacted by recent disasters, including Hurricane Florence, Olivia, the California wildfires More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Samaritan’s Purse sends two teams for Hurricane Florence disaster relief

As Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc, Samaritan’s Purse is sending two Disaster Relief Units and ten pieces of support equipment to assess damage in the hardest-hit areas of the Carolina coastline. More...


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