Tag: Federal Emergency Management Agency

A man from Japan and his son watch as waves crash off sea cliffs along the southeast shore of Oahu as Hurricane Lane approaches, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 near Honolulu.

Videos—Hawaii’s Big Island Flooded as Hurricane Lane Approaches

Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that inundated the Big Island’s main city as people elsewhere stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf.

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Wine Country Fires Intensify — Update: 17 Dead; 100 Missing

California has 64 active fires burning across the state, with the worst devastation caused by the seven major Wine Country fires, fueled by 68-mile-per-hour Diablo winds that have burned 94,000 acres, killed 11 people, and destroyed at least 2,000 homes and businesses.

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President Trump Plans Response to Dangerous Hurricane with Texas Governor

President Donald Trump spoke with Texas Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday afternoon to offer his administration’s support in advance of the potentially deadly Hurricane Harvey. The president assured Abbott that “all available resources” will be available to help with preparation, and rescue and recovery efforts.

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Trump Approves Federal Emergency Aid for Oroville

President Donald Trump approved federal emergency relief funds Tuesday, following requests by California Governor Jerry Brown. The requests for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aid pertain to flooding in January and the evacuation effort due to the risk of spillway collapse at the Oroville Dam.

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FEMA Housing Not Expected in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana Until 2017

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Victims of Louisiana’s largest and most disastrous flood since Hurricane Katrina were told by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials that they will not see temporary housing units arrive until 2017.

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Louisiana Flood Victims Widely Targeted by Fraudsters

Scammers and fraudulent relief efforts are directly targeting Louisiana’s flood victims, U.S. Attorney Walt Green announced during a National Center for Disaster Fraud press conference.

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Search for Bodies Begins in Louisiana Floods

ASSOCIATED PRESS — Authorities went door to door and car to car to check for bodies Tuesday, and homeowners began the heartbreaking task of gathering up soaked family photos and mucking out houses dank with bayou mud, as the floodwaters started to recede across parts of southern Louisiana.

Police cars sit at a checkpoint amid preparations for the arrival of visitors and delegates for the Republican National Convention, on July 16, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio

After Dallas, Orlando, Baton Rouge … Will the RNC be Safe?

The convergence of anti-Trump protesters, Black Lives Matters groups and leftists, has raised questions about safety at the Republican National Convention. The execution of officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Black Lives Matter protests after police shootings, and Islamic terrorist attacks in Orlando and France, has only heightened concerns.

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Cops and GOP Convention Goers are Sitting Ducks, Says Cleveland Police Union

The president of the Cleveland Ohio police union warns that cops and convention goers are “sitting ducks” at the 2016 Republican National Convention. The City of Cleveland is ill-equipped to handle the thousands of professional leftist, Black Lives Matter, and other protesters and there is just under a month to go before the convention.

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National Guard to Locate New Cyber Unit in Texas

San Antonio, Texas, will serve as the new home of one of the U.S. Army National Guard’s new cyber units. The Guard has announced plans to activate thirteen new cyber units throughout 23 states by the end of fiscal year 2019. The effort is part of an ongoing growth of cyber forces throughout the Department of Defense.

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President Obama Grants Texas Governor’s Request for Disaster Funds

President Barack Obama has granted Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s request for disaster funds for a state hit by devastating flooding. The Texas Governor requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Texas counties on Friday afternoon and the President granted the Governor’s request on Friday evening.