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By Guest Author On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Failing to Prepare Is Preparing to Fail: 9 Major Calamities That Possibly Await Humankind in the near Future

Every year presents new tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other calamities to the world. Although there are areas that are more affected than others, most people fear the possibility of these disasters occurring 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 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 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 Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Georgia Power issues statement on Hurricane Florence, sending assistance after landfall

As the East Coast prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Florence in the coming days, Georgia Power is actively monitoring the storm and coordinating with emergency partners, including GEMA and the Mutual Assistance More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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U.S. Virgin Islands: FEMA announces additional disaster assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands through an extension of increased federal funding, including More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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TRANSCRIPT: President Trump’s 2018 State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address on Tuesday. Read the President’s speech as prepared for delivery and released by the White House. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, January 7th, 2018
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American Atheists object to churches receiving federal funds for disaster relief, ‘It is shameful’

American Atheists have gone public with their outrage over FEMA’s recent policy change making churches eligible for federal relief funds in the wake of natural disasters. The organization argued that such funds More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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House passes Senate tax bill, heads to Trump who touts ‘Jobs jobs jobs’

The House of Representatives passed the Senate tax reform package Wednesday afternoon, sending the the legislation to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. The bill passed the House a second time More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

Hurricane Irma, wildfires in Colorado, the record heat wave…this year was full of natural disasters. Water or fire has not destroyed your home yet, but it is hard to gaze into the future. That is why every American More...

By Alexander Snitker On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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What to expect in November for the 2018 Florida Legislative Session

There will be two “interim committee weeks” in November, the week of November 6th and the week of November 13th. Interim Committee weeks are held in advance of the 60-day regular session beginning on January More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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US economy adds 261K jobs, unemployment continues to drop to 17-year low

The U.S. economy added 261,000 jobs in October, meeting expectations that the country had rebounded from the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the jobless rate ticked down to 4.1 percent — the lowest More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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North Korea Conflict Sends Gold Rising

Gold prices are benefitting from increased tensions between the United States and North Korea. The precious metal started the week on the rise as tensions between the two countries continue to mount. US President More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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When Tragedy Strikes, Freedom Debt Relief Could Help You Recover

Whether or not you are struggling financially right now, when tragedy strikes, your situation may quickly change. We have seen this recently as Texans fight to recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, where More...

By Guest Author On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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Here’s How Hurricane Harvey will Affect the U.S. Economy, Let’s Not Even Get Started on Irma

Hurricane Harvey has already raged through Houston and we can’t seem to see the end of the footage on the devastation that it left in its path. While the U.S. continues to battle with effects of hurricane More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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Hurricane Irma: President Trumps signs Emergency Declaration for Seminole Tribe of Florida

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Seminole Tribe of Florida to supplement the tribe’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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Rand Paul’s ‘America First’ amendment tabled by Senate

On Thursday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul introduced the “America First” amendment to the hurricane relief legislation that would provide assistance while preventing the federal government from further running More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Hurricane Irma: Ramon Santiago’s kindness, generosity to Pam Brekke goes viral, watch the video

Certainly the horror stories and bad behavior of residents preparing or evacuating ahead of the Hurricane Irma strike in Florida are making news, but a “feel good” story should remind us all how kindness More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Hurricane Irma Update: Florida on watch, Three more dead in Puerto Rico as one million are without power

Florida is on high alert and has ordered evacuations, while the Carolinas and Georgia have also declared emergencies as Hurricane Irma rages closer. Now three deaths have been reported in Puerto Rico with more than More...


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