12:13 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

TN Gov. Haslam Announces FEMA Assistance for 18 Tornado-Affected Counties

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is working to apply Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance to help counties affected by twin tornadoes on June 5th. 

The storms claimed three lives and left thousands without power. 

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4:15 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

FEMA Denies Public Assistance For Tornado-Ravaged Counties

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied an aid request from local Illinois governments impacted by the tornadoes that swept across the state late last year.  

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Brookport Tornado
7:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Brookport Aid Groups Transition From Emergency Response to Recovery

Residents rummage through debris on Nov. 18, one day after the tornado struck the Brookport region and took three lives.
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Aid groups are switching from emergency response to recovery in Brookport, Illinois more than a month after a tornado outbreak  took three lives and destroyed dozens of homes.

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2:09 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Senator Paul Shows Concern For 'FEMA-Purchased Drones'

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Kentucky’s junior senator said he’s concerned about grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency being used to purchase drones for surveillance.

Republican Rand Paul expressed that view at a hearing today of the Senate’s Homeland Security Subcommittee. He claimed FEMA’s fusion centers, which were created by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to promote the sharing of information, do not have a stellar record for defending civil liberties.

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1:53 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Earlington Fire Department Awarded $393K Grant

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has given the Earlington Fire Department almost $393,000 to better protect the public.

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12:10 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Murray Receives Most of FEMA Reimbursements

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The city of Murray has received most of its federal reimbursements  from remnants of 2008's hurricane IKE,  2009's ice storm and a severe wind storm in 2011 . 

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3:01 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Lyon Co. Set to Repeal Flood Insurance Ordinance Due to Inaccurate Maps

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The Lyon County Fiscal Court plans to repeal its flood insurance map ordinance because it’s causing a burden to some homeowners. The ordinance that went into effect in August includes the county for the first time in the National Flood Insurance Program, allowing property owners to get flood insurance and qualify for federal disaster relief.

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Morning Cram
9:06 am
Tue May 1, 2012

the morning cram [two more will grow in its place edition]


NPR reports one year after the death of Osama Bin Laden, officials are fighting Al-Quaida on two levels; the physical and the ideological. 

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Severe Weather
7:52 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Deadline for FEMA Assistance Approaching


Kentucky residents affected by severe storms and tornadoes a couple of months ago have until Monday to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance. Such assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, replacement of essential household items and clothing and other programs to help people and business owners recover. U.S. Representative Hal Rogers says registration is also necessary to apply for Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans to pay for losses not covered by insurance.

8:03 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Federal Disaster Act

Illinois' U.S. Senators are backing federal legislation they say would bring consistency and fairness to how communities hit by natural disasters are chosen for federal relief. The Fairness Federal Disaster Declarations Act comes after Harrisburg and other southern Illinois communities were denied federal aid after being devastated by tornadoes on February 29th.