Federal Emergency Management Agency

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Days after Isaac, thousands still in the dark

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, nearly a week after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying […]


Obama declares emergency in Louisiana

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as that state prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac. The White House said Obama informed Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal of the emergency […]




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