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Federal Emergency Management Agency News

  • House Passes U.S. National Flood Insurance Change

    The U.S. House passed legislation trimming premiums for government-sponsored flood insurance that proponents say have dampened real-estate markets in coastal areas.

  • FEMA: Caught Between Climate Change and Congress

    InsideClimate News -- Thanks to climate change, extreme weather disasters have hammered the United States with increasing frequency in recent years—from drought and wildfires to coastal storms and flooding.

  • West Virginia Spill to be Investigated by Federal Board

    Federal investigators will probe what allowed thousands of gallons of coal-processing chemicals to spill into a river in West Virginia, a leak that left about 300,000 people without the use of municipal drinking water.

  • West Virginians Get Bottled Water After Chemical Spill

    Supermarket shelves were emptied of bottled water after a chemical spill on the Elk River in West Virginia left hundreds of thousands of people without drinking supplies.

  • Staten Island Pet-Supply Store Fights to Survive After Sandy

    When Robert Freed walked into Pet Foods Plus, his flooded store on Midland Avenue in Staten Island, two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, he knew what he smelled immediately: the stench of rotten kibble and cat food, a few tons of it.

  • Eastern U.S. Struggles Back to Life After Sandy Onslaught

    The Northeast U.S. began a slow and uneven recovery from the biggest Atlantic storm in history as financial markets reopened, airports resumed flights and most government workers returned after a two-day shutdown.

  • Next Wave: The Future of Beachfront Living

    New York City’s Rockaway Peninsula is an 11-mile strip of beach, parks and homes in southern Queens that took Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge on the chin. Waves uprooted houses and a boardwalk, flooded neighborhoods and washed 1.5 million cubic yards of sand from beaches. That’s more than enough to fill the Empire State Building.

  • Sandy’s Left-Behinds Brace for 2nd Year Without Relief

    For more than a half-century, Whitey’s Landing on New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay has served boaters pulling up for engine repairs or clams from the bait freezer. This season, only one-third of its 30 moorings were leased, and fuel sales were down as much as 80 percent from years past.

  • Sandy’s Left-Behinds Brace for Second Year With Relief Elusive

    For more than a half-century, Whitey’s Landing on New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay has served boaters pulling up for engine repairs or clams from the bait freezer. This season, only one-third of its 30 moorings were leased, and fuel sales were down as much as 80 percent from years past.

  • Obama Declares Emergency in West Virginia After Spill

    President Barack Obama declared an emergency in West Virginia today after a chemical spill tainted drinking water, forcing officials to issue a ban on using the supplies as state and federal agencies began investigations.

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