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By Butter Bracco On Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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Puerto Rico protests grow as Gov Ricardo Rosselló refuses to resign

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across Puerto Rico to protest Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s decision not to resign his post, despite announcingthat he would not seek re-election and would step 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 Guest Author On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Architecture in the Era of Climate Change

As climate change continues to present huge challenges in the United States and around the world, architects are taking notice and vowing to do things differently. This is especially true in commercial development 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 Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
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FBI Warns Public of Scams and Fraud in Wake of Super Typhoon Yutu

Today, October 29, 2018, the FBI Honolulu Division wants to remind the public there is a potential for disaster fraud and scams in the aftermath of Typhoon Yutu. In the wake of natural disasters, many individuals 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 The Dispatch On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Indonesia death toll reaches 1400, 800 people still missing

(International Christian Concern) –Within a week, the island of Sulawesi suffered a horrible tragedy including an earthquake, a tsunami, and a volcano eruption. Reports have verified that over 1,400 people are More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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Indonesia: Earthquake, tsunami death toll rises to 800 with ‘fears’ of thousands

The series of earthquakes on Friday afternoon climaxed with a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami which brought an 18-foot wave and devastated areas like Palu. The death toll, doubling daily, has now climbed 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 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 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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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 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...


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