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Michigan Residents Warned of Fake Building Contractors

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:10

WARREN, Mich. – With more than $69.3 million in disaster recovery assistance approved for Michigan homeowners and renters, fake building contractors are angling to get their hands on some of it, state and federal officials warned.

Scam artists and other criminals often prey on survivors who have received money to repair their storm-damaged homes. Authorities in Michigan have already received isolated reports of people doing just that.

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FEMA Awards $368,487 Grant to the Village of Middle Point: Hazard Mitigation funds will be used to construct a tornado safe room

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:02

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $368,487 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Middle Point, Ohio, for the construction of a community safe room in the village’s new fire/EMS station. Following the completion of the project, the community safe room will be made available to the citizens of Middle Point.

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FEMA Awards $368,487 Grant to the Village of Middle Point: Hazard Mitigation funds will be used to construct a tornado safe room

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:02

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $368,487 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Middle Point, Ohio, for the construction of a community safe room in the village’s new fire/EMS station. Following the completion of the project, the community safe room will be made available to the citizens of Middle Point.

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Deadline Approaching for Governments and Nonprofits to Apply for Federal Assistance

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30

WARREN, Mich. – Local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are eligible to apply for federal disaster funds due to the severe storms and flood damage that occurred from Aug. 11-13.

The major federal disaster declaration for severe flooding and storms requested by Gov. Rick Snyder and granted by President Obama on Sept. 25 makes public assistance available in the form of grants to those affected local governments and eligible nonprofit organizations.

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Deadline Approaching for Governments and Nonprofits to Apply for Federal Assistance

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:30

WARREN, Mich. – Local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are eligible to apply for federal disaster funds due to the severe storms and flood damage that occurred from Aug. 11-13.

The major federal disaster declaration for severe flooding and storms requested by Gov. Rick Snyder and granted by President Obama on Sept. 25 makes public assistance available in the form of grants to those affected local governments and eligible nonprofit organizations.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:27
Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station

 

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station.  The exercise will occur during the week of October 21st to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:27
Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station

 

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station.  The exercise will occur during the week of October 21st to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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FEMA Says Disaster Recovery Centers Are One-Stop Shops

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:35

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages disaster survivors to visit one of the four Disaster Recovery Centers in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to learn about the many paths toward recovering from the August severe storms and flooding.

The recovery centers are one-stop shops where disaster survivors can register for assistance, discuss types of disaster assistance programs with specialists, receive the status of their existing application and obtain other information.

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FEMA Says Disaster Recovery Centers Are One-Stop Shops

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:35

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages disaster survivors to visit one of the four Disaster Recovery Centers in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to learn about the many paths toward recovering from the August severe storms and flooding.

The recovery centers are one-stop shops where disaster survivors can register for assistance, discuss types of disaster assistance programs with specialists, receive the status of their existing application and obtain other information.

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FEMA Encourages Participation in Oct 16 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:43

With earthquakes possible in most states, all Americans should practice what to do.

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FEMA Encourages Participation in Oct 16 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:43

With earthquakes possible in most states, all Americans should practice what to do.

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FEMA Awards $1,510,942 Grant to Lake County: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish nine flood prone structures

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:16

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,510,942 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Lake County, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of nine residential structures in the floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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FEMA Awards $1,510,942 Grant to Lake County: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish nine flood prone structures

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:16

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,510,942 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Lake County, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of nine residential structures in the floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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FEMA Awards $971,295 Grant to the Village of Cary: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish four flood prone structures

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:09

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $971,295 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Cary, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of four residential structures in the floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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FEMA Awards $971,295 Grant to the Village of Cary: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish four flood prone structures

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:09

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $971,295 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Cary, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of four residential structures in the floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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FEMA Awards $820,211 Grant to the Village of Downers Grove: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish four flood prone structures

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:08

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $820,211 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Downers Grove, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of four residential structures in the floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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FEMA Awards $820,211 Grant to the Village of Downers Grove: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish four flood prone structures

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:08

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $820,211 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Downers Grove, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of four residential structures in the floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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Former Hightstown Firefighter David C. Lidke to be Honored at Sunday’s National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:55

EMMITSBURG, MD -- David C. Lidke of Hightstown, New Jersey, will be one of 107 fallen firefighters to be honored at the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 12.

The service will take place at 10 a.m. at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.and will be available via live stream.

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Former Hightstown Firefighter David C. Lidke to be Honored at Sunday’s National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:55

EMMITSBURG, MD -- David C. Lidke of Hightstown, New Jersey, will be one of 107 fallen firefighters to be honored at the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 12.

The service will take place at 10 a.m. at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.and will be available via live stream.

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Former Readington Firefighter Jeffrey Scheurer To Be Honored at Sunday’s National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:50

EMMITSBURG, MD. -- Jeffrey Scheurer of Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, will be one of 107 fallen firefighters to be honored at the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 12.

The service will take place at 10 a.m. at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.   Scheuerer, 35, a member of the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service, was on duty conducting a controlled burn along Route 629 near Round Valley Reservoir in Clinton Township when he was struck by a vehicle and killed.

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