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Donald Trump Declares California a ‘Major Disaster’

President Donald Trump approved a declaration of a “major disaster” in California over the weekend, freeing up federal funds for flood relief in several rural counties in response to requests from Governor Jerry Brown and local residents.

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Jerry Brown Seeks ‘Common Ground’ with Donald Trump

California Gov. Jerry Brown cited the disaster relief and infrastructure needs of his state as he told reporters on Monday in Washington, D.C. that there are areas where he is seeking to work with the Trump Administration.

Jerry Brown and Oroville and flooding (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

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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Pricy Tornado Shelters Required on Texas School Campuses

Updated building codes in Texas require new school construction to also include tornado shelters but the cost of safety has a hefty price tag for taxpayers. Those storm safe rooms can run up to 30 percent higher in already costly construction.

FRANCE : PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASS Reportage in Les Hélices Vertes primary school in Cerny, France. Year 5, year 6 multi-level class. AMELIE-BENOIST / BSIP

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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FEMA Criticized for Slow Housing Aid Response in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – In the wake of historic flooding throughout the southeastern Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now being criticized for moving too slow in aiding victims with temporary housing.

Evacuees take advantage of the shelter setup in the The Baton Rouge River Center arena as the area deals with the record flooding that took place causing thousands of people to seek temporary shelter on August 19, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Last week Louisiana was overwhelmed with flood water …

FEMA Warns Louisiana Flood Survivors of Scammers Posing as Federal Agents

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – As Louisiana flood victims begin to pick up the scraps of what is left of their homes and communities in the wake of unprecedented flooding, federal agencies are already warning residents to be cautious of fraudulent services and other scams.

Evacuees take advantage of the shelter setup in the The Baton Rouge River Center arena as the area deals with the record flooding that took place causing thousands of people to seek temporary shelter on August 19, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Last week Louisiana was overwhelmed with flood water …