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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 Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Discovery Channel’s ‘Cajun Navy’ premieres July 23, highlighting post-Katrina rescues, heroes

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, a group of ordinary citizens came together with one goal: to pull people from the water. The government had failed New Orleans, and it was up to the people to get the job done. More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 10th, 2019
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Minnesota Rep Ilhan Omar calls for defunding Homeland Security, heats up #Not1Dollar movement

On Friday, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar called for the complete defunding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which would eliminate numerous government agencies that protect the United States in a post-9/11 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 Brandon Jones On Monday, November 12th, 2018
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California’s wild fires grow, death toll rises to over 30, Gerard Butler shares photo of destroyed Malibu home

The Camp Fire burning near Chico, California is now the single most destructive and third-deadliest fire in state history as the death roll rose to 31 on Sunday with the discovery of six more bodies. Check 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 The Dispatch On Monday, October 1st, 2018
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FEMA coordinating with Puerto Rican officials to remove debris, preserve sea turtle habitats

Sea turtles are perceptive, delicate creatures. Unnatural light throws off their navigation. Footprints in the sand trap them. Beach chairs disorient them. These sensitivities have led FEMA and the government of 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 The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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Wyoming Roosevelt Fire: FEMA authorizes funds for firefighting costs

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Roosevelt Fire in Sublette County, south of More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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FEMA authorizes funds to help battle Utah mountain fires

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Bald Mountain Fire in Utah County, Utah. FEMA 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 Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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FEMA announces $2 million grant to Utah to ‘retrofit homes against earthquake’

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a federal grant for the State of Utah that will make $1,916,396 available to Salt Lake City to help retrofit 100 homes in a community built along the More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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FEMA issues safety tips, warning ahead of Hurricane Florence disaster

As Hurricane Florence approaches the coastal United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging those in low lying and flood-risk areas to plan and prepare for potential flooding. Hurricane More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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FEMA working with Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture on new Vieques ferry landing

FEMA has partnered with the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture to develop a conceptual urban design plan for the Vieques ferry landing, where many tourists embark to enjoy the small island’s More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley attacks President Trump, Kathy Kraninger for transferring $10 million from FEMA to ICE

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) revealed this week that President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) transferred nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) budget to Immigration More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Customs and Border Patrol prepare for Hurricane Florence

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Mid-Atlantic states is preparing for Hurricane Florence. CBP activated Casey Durst, the Baltimore Field Office Director, as the agency’s Lead Field Coordinator for More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Carolina coast braces for Hurricane Florence as evacuation orders go into effect, Roy Cooper issues statement

This morning Hurricane Florence’s top winds reached 115 miles (185 kilometers) per hour, strengthening to Category 3 status as it pushed westward toward the U.S. East Coast. A new update already has the storm More...


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