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Prepare Now: Severe Weather System Threatens the Midwest This Week

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:22

CHICAGO –Take a few minutes to commit to being ready for disasters that may threaten your community. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region V office in Chicago, Ill., is encouraging everyone to take part in America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action on April 30 and consider doing at least one activity to improve your resilience to potential disasters.

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FEMA Awards $2,999,810 Grant to the City of Des Plaines

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:14

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released $2,999,810 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the city of Des Plaines, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of 13 residential structures in the Des Plaines River floodplain.

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Inspectors Visiting Disaster-Damaged Properties

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 09:04

FRANKFORT, KY – Residents and business owners who applied for federal assistance resulting from the severe storms and flooding in April will hear soon from damage inspectors.

People who suffered losses in Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliott, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan, and Scott counties may be eligible for assistance by registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open In Lawrence and Madison Counties

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 09:00

FRANKFORT, KY – Two Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open at noon Thursday, May 7th in Lawrence and Madison counties.

The centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday. The centers are located at:


Lawrence County Community Center

180 Bulldog Lane

Louisa, KY 41230


Madison County Emergency Management

Joint Information Center

558 S. Keeneland Dr.

Richmond, KY 40475

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