federal emergency management

Bobby Jindal skips Republican convention as storm looms


August 28th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) With tropical storm Isaac bearing down on his home state, Louisiana's Indian-American governor, Bobby Jindal, considered a rising Republican conservative star, decided to skip the ... Read more...

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US to test its Emergency alert system today


November 9th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US will be testing its Emergency Alert System on Wednesday (the 9th of November 2011). The nationwide test will be the first of its kind in ... Read more...

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Texas wildfires destroy more than 1500 homes


September 12th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bastrop, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials in Texas say the wildfire in the state has resulted in the destruction of about 1,554 homes. Firefighters are struggling to bring the blaze under control. ... Read more...

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Obama inspects damage by hurricane Irene


September 5th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday visited New Jersey to look at the damage caused by Hurricane Irene, the White House said.Obama pledged federal help to ... Read more...

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Obama signs disaster declaration for Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Irene


August 28th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN JUAN (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday signed a disaster declaration for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irene tore through the islands, the White House ... Read more...

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US mobilises 6,500 troops for hurricane relief


August 28th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Some 6,500 US troops are being mobilised to conduct disaster relief and rescue missions in the country's east coast endangered by hurricane Irene, Xinhua reported.Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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Obama declares emergency for New York ahead of hurricane(Lead)


August 27th, 2011 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama declared Friday a state of emergency for New York state as Hurricane Irene is approaching the US East Coast, Xinhua ... Read more...

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12,000 evacuated due to floods in US state


June 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS/EFE) A swollen river in the US state of North Dakota has flooded nearly 4,000 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 12,000 people, officials said.The ... Read more...

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29 people still unaccounted in Joplin tornado


May 31st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Joplin, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 29 people are still missing after the deadly tornado that hit Joplin left at least 146 people dead. The authorities in Missouri say they have so far ... Read more...

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Storms leave nearly 300 as dead in southern US (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 4:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (IANS) Severe storms that have been heavily hitting southern US since last week have left nearly 300 people as dead in six states, devastating entire ... Read more...

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About 250 feared dead in southern US storms


April 29th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (IANS) Severe storms that have been battering southern US since last week have left at least 247 people as dead in six states, ravaging whole ... Read more...

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Tornadoes and severe storms in southern U.S. leave around 200 dead


April 28th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. authorities on Thursday informed that the tornadoes and severe storms that struck southern territories, most heavily in Alabama, have left around 200 dead.The U.S. Department of ... Read more...

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Storms kill over 160 in southern US


April 28th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANS) Severe storms that have been battering southern United States since last week have left over 160 people dead, officials said Thursday.At least 128 people ... Read more...

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Hackers help fight natural disasters too!


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) During the biannual event called the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), hackers worldwide develop software that can help identify and reduce risks from natural hazards.It's a far cry ... Read more...

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NASA to lead global asteroid protection plan


October 25th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): NASA is set to play a leading role in protecting the world from the threat of a dangerous asteroid strike, it has emerged.According to letters sent by John ... Read more...

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Utah fires burn 3,500 acres, 1,600 homes evacuated


September 20th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by BNO News
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (BNO NEWS) -- Around 1,600 homes have been evacuated as fires have swarmed and burned 3,500 acres of land and 4 homes in Herriman, Utah, southwest of Salt ... Read more...

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Colorado fires spread to 3,500 acres; 1,000 homes evacuated


September 7th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by BNO News
BOULDER, COLORADO (BNO NEWS) -- Colorado fires by Monday night have spread to approximately 3,500 acres, evacuating at least 1,000 homes, as strong winds continue to deter the containment of fires.It is ... Read more...

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US East Coast braces for Hurricane Earl


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (DPA) Hurricane Earl threatened to bring a violent end to the summer high season on the US Atlantic coast as tourists evacuated beach resorts in North Carolina and ... Read more...

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FEMA is taking action to protect U.S. East Coast states ahead of Hurricane Earl’s landfall


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Tuesday is taking aggressive actions to prepare for Hurricane Earl as it nears closer to impact on the ... Read more...

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Hurricane Earl threatens US East Coast


September 1st, 2010 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) US officials Tuesday warned residents across much of the US East Coast to prepare for strong surf and potential evacuations ahead of Hurricane Earl, which has already left ... Read more...

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Iowa Lake Vanishes After Dam Collapse


July 31st, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Iowa lake made a sudden disappearance act after an old dam gave way to the increasing water pressure of Lake Delhi. The gushing water made ... Read more...

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Warnings Discharged For Mexico And Texas As Hurricane Alex Gains Muscle


June 30th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Hurricane Alex has gained muscle in the western Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. It is on the road to northeastern Mexico and the American ... Read more...

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Alex Warnings Intensify, President Declares Emergency In Texas


June 30th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US National Hurricane Center said that Alex has picked up enough wind speeds to become the first hurricane on Tuesday. The hurricane is expected to ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama declares disaster in South Dakota


May 14th, 2010 - 4:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a major disaster exists in the State of South Dakota and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery ... Read more...

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Kentucky continues emergency responses and begins damage assessments after storms and flooding struck the state


May 7th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – Kentucky continues emergency responses to the devastating weekend storms and flooding that struck the state, governor Steve Beshear announced on Thursday.Local and state officials have teamed up ... Read more...

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Florida Governor Crist requests $50 million in federal funds typically reserved for natural disasters to respond to oil spill


May 7th, 2010 - 2:31 am ICT by BNO News
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Thursday requested $50 million in federal aid from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of the State’s response plans to the ... Read more...

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President Obama declares emergency disaster in Massachusetts


May 4th, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama declared on Monday that an emergency exists in Massachusetts, and federal aid is available for its recovery.An ongoing water main break that began on ... Read more...

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President Obama declares major disaster in Pennsylvania


April 17th, 2010 - 3:59 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama declared on Friday that a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.With the severe winter storms and snowstorms during the period of February ... Read more...

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President Obama declares major disaster in District of Columbia


March 25th, 2010 - 4:19 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that a major disaster exists in the District of Columbia.Federal aid will be supplementing the District’s recovery efforts in the area struck ... Read more...

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11,000 Ground Zero rescue, cleanup workers to share 657 million dollars-insurance payout


March 12th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 12(ANI): Over 11,000 Ground Zero (World Trade Centre) rescue and cleanup workers stand to earn up to 657 million dollars after a tentative settlement was reached in a complex ... Read more...

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New Orleans, LA woman pleads guilty of defrauding government programs


March 6th, 2010 - 2:24 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS (BNO NEWS) – A New Orleans, Louisiana resident pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of theft of government funds relating to fraudulent applications, prosecutors informed.Elizabeth L. Holiday, 64, made ... Read more...

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President Obama declares major disaster in West Virginia


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts.Several ... Read more...

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President Obama declares major disaster exists in Iowa


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in the State of Iowa and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts.Several Iowa ... Read more...

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President Obama briefed on Chile earthquake, to make statement at 2 pm


February 28th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama was briefed on the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on Saturday, unleashing a tsunami that triggered tsunami warnings for every nation around the ... Read more...

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Buffalo, NY woman sentenced for Hurricane Katrina fraud case


February 19th, 2010 - 3:55 am ICT by BNO News
BUFFALO, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – A Buffalo, New York woman was sentenced to three years of supervised release for the theft of government money in Hurricane Katrina fraud case, prosecutors announced ... Read more...

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