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Mitigation Teams Continue to Offer Free Home Repair Advice

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:05

WARREN, Mich. – Mitigation specialists continue their outreach in five new locations in Oakland and Wayne counties to give free advice on rebuilding properties damaged in the August floods, and to answer questions on how to be disaster-ready.

The new locations are:

Oakland County:
Home Depot
1177 Coolidge Highway
Troy, MI 48084
Oct. 19 to Nov. 3, Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Thursdays.

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Categories: Federal News

Mitigation Teams Continue to Offer Free Home Repair Advice

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:05

WARREN, Mich. – Mitigation specialists continue their outreach in five new locations in Oakland and Wayne counties to give free advice on rebuilding properties damaged in the August floods, and to answer questions on how to be disaster-ready.

The new locations are:

Oakland County:
Home Depot
1177 Coolidge Highway
Troy, MI 48084
Oct. 19 to Nov. 3, Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Thursdays.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Federal Disaster Aid in Michigan Tops $84 Million

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:17

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that nearly $84 million in federal disaster grants and loans has been approved for Michigan survivors of the Aug. 11-13 storms and flooding.

As of close of business Oct. 16:

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Categories: Federal News

Federal Disaster Aid in Michigan Tops $84 Million

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:17

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that nearly $84 million in federal disaster grants and loans has been approved for Michigan survivors of the Aug. 11-13 storms and flooding.

As of close of business Oct. 16:

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Categories: Federal News

FEMA Urges Preparedness in Hawaii Ahead of Tropical Storm Ana

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:30

Hawaii Residents and Visitors Urged to Follow Direction of Local Officials

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its National Watch Center in Washington and its Pacific Area Office in Oahu, continues to monitor Tropical Storm Ana in the Pacific Ocean. FEMA remains in close, direct contact with emergency management partners in Hawaii.

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Categories: Federal News

FEMA Urges Preparedness in Hawaii Ahead of Tropical Storm Ana

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:30

Hawaii Residents and Visitors Urged to Follow Direction of Local Officials

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its National Watch Center in Washington and its Pacific Area Office in Oahu, continues to monitor Tropical Storm Ana in the Pacific Ocean. FEMA remains in close, direct contact with emergency management partners in Hawaii.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Making Strides with Public Projects: Update on PA Top Ten

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:13

EATONTOWN, N.J -- One of the largest public assistance projects in the history of the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently received final approval for funding.

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Categories: Federal News

Making Strides with Public Projects: Update on PA Top Ten

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:13

EATONTOWN, N.J -- One of the largest public assistance projects in the history of the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently received final approval for funding.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Mitigation Makes for Success: A Tale of Three Businesses

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:46

EATONTOWN, N.J. -- Anyone who owns a business along the New Jersey shore is aware of the role the weather plays in its success or failure.  A rainy summer can wreak havoc with the cash register -- people don’t come to the beach, visit the boardwalk or stop in at shore restaurants when the weather is bad. 

And when a storm like Hurricane Sandy threatens the coastline, owners of coastal businesses batten down the hatches and hope that the preparations they’ve made will keep their property secure. 

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Mitigation Makes for Success: A Tale of Three Businesses

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:46

EATONTOWN, N.J. -- Anyone who owns a business along the New Jersey shore is aware of the role the weather plays in its success or failure.  A rainy summer can wreak havoc with the cash register -- people don’t come to the beach, visit the boardwalk or stop in at shore restaurants when the weather is bad. 

And when a storm like Hurricane Sandy threatens the coastline, owners of coastal businesses batten down the hatches and hope that the preparations they’ve made will keep their property secure. 

Language English
Categories: Federal News

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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Categories: Federal News

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.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

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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Categories: Federal News

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.

Language English
Categories: Federal News