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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...

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 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 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...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Hurricane Florence: Direct Relief sending cash, medical supplies to US East Coast

Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available its current inventory of more than $100 million in medications and other medical products in response to the unfolding emergency on More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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New funding from ECHO key to new relief efforts for hurricane victims in Haiti, Caribbean

With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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New funding from ECHO key to new relief efforts for hurricane victims in Haiti, Caribbean

With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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North Carolina power outages began before Hurricane Florence made landfall

Power outages are increasing for electric cooperatives in North Carolina as Hurricane Florence draws closer to the coast. As of 9:30 p.m., the network of electric cooperatives, which includes 26 locally owned More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Texas Border Patrol deployed for rescue help after Hurricane Florence

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Mobile Response Team deployed today to North Carolina to assist in law enforcement support, urban search and rescue efforts as Hurricane Florence approaches the Atlantic 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 Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Hurricane Florence nears US Coast as experts watch Isaac and Olivia

photo/ Gerd Altmann via pixabay When a major hurricane threatens to make landfall in the United States or its territories, the U.S. Geological Survey mobilizes quickly to produce science on the go. USGS experts More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 1st, 2018
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FEMA’s housing for displaced Hurricane Maria victims expires in two weeks

Hundreds of Puerto Rican families currently living in Central Florida who were forced to abandon their island homes after Hurricane Maria will effectively be left homeless following a ruling from a U.S. Federal More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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Understanding the Aftermath of a Flood and its Psychological Impact

It was in late-August of 2017 when the US was hit by Hurricane Harvey. Unprecedented amounts of rainfall took a toll on Houston, one of America’s largest cities. The rainfall, which totaled up to 60 inches, More...


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