Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Hackers use alert system for zombie warnings

DETROIT (AP) — Warnings about the zombie apocalypse may seem pretty amusing, but officials say they’re dead serious about figuring out who hacked into the nation’s public warning system to broadcast such messages in a handful of states, including CA.

02/13/2013

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House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy flood aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two months after Superstorm Sandy struck, the House on Friday overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by the storm.

01/04/2013

Hurricane Sandy Aid

Rep. King says Boehner promises Sandy aid votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York lawmaker says House Speaker John Boehner has promised votes to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy by Jan. 15.

01/02/2013

NJ Governor Chris Christie

NJ’s damage from Sandy nearly $37 billion

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Gov. Chris Christie says Superstorm Sandy caused $36.8 billion in damage in New Jersey. Christie is requesting that amount, which is greater than his state’s entire budget, from the federal government. […]

11/28/2012

Rubble cleanup a massive task in NY, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) – Enormous piles of wreckage now dot the coastline in New Jersey and New York as work crews haul away the huge amount of rubble created by Superstorm Sandy. Three weeks in, […]

11/20/2012

Superstorm priorities for some include saving pets

NEW YORK (AP) – Superstorm Sandy drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves – and for their pets. Owners recounted tales of […]

11/13/2012

Where will housing be found for Sandy's victims?

NEW YORK (AP) – Government leaders are turning their attention to the next crisis unfolding in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy: finding housing for potentially tens of thousands of people left homeless. The Federal Emergency […]

11/05/2012

Lights in lower Manhattan, misery in outer regions

NEW YORK (AP) — The lights were back on Saturday in lower Manhattan, prompting screams of sweet relief from residents who had been plunged into darkness for nearly five days by Superstorm Sandy. But that […]

11/04/2012

Gov't paying for emergency transportation in NY

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is paying all the costs for emergency transportation repairs and power restoration efforts in parts of New York and New Jersey. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said President […]

11/01/2012

Sandy upends final week of presidential race

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) – Superstorm Sandy is upending the final week of the presidential race, with President Barack Obama calling off another campaign day to tour ravaged New Jersey and Republican Mitt Romney struggling to […]

10/30/2012

No, really: Govt warns of 'zombie apocalypse'

WASHINGTON (AP) – “The zombies are coming!” the Homeland Security Department says. Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage […]

09/06/2012

No funding hiccups anticipated on disaster aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill are likely to ensure a smooth flow of disaster aid in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Congressional aides are working quietly on a six-month government funding bill […]

09/04/2012

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