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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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UAE emergency training centre gets US, British recognition


August 24th, 2009 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS) The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and British Search and Rescue (SAR) have certified the training programmes run by the United Arab Emirates National Emergency Response ... Read more...

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US to conduct major anti-terror exercise


July 25th, 2009 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (Xinhua) The US law enforcement and intelligence agencies will conduct a massive anti-terrorism exercise in the country in collaboration with four other nations, officials said Friday. All security officials ... Read more...

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Apply For Assistance Even If You Have Insurance


May 2nd, 2009 - 12:40 am ICT by admin
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Disaster assistance often provides benefits not offered by insurance. That is why Arkansas residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of April 9 are urged by the ... Read more...

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Tornado Victims Urged To Register With Fema For Disaster Aid


April 29th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by admin
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State and federal officials encourage Arkansas residents, living in Miller, Polk, and Sevier counties, with losses and damages from the April 9 severe storms and tornadoes to call ... Read more...

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FIVE Arkansas Disaster-Affected Counties Designated For FEMA Public Assistance Aid


April 29th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by admin
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces that Public Assistance disaster aid, for state and local governments, has been added (under the presidential declaration of April 27) to ... Read more...

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President Declares Major Disaster For Alabama


April 29th, 2009 - 4:14 am ICT by admin
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State of Alabama. ... Read more...

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Disaster Recovery Centers Ready To Help Georgia Flood Survivors


April 28th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operated by the State of Georgia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened today to help people affected by the storms and flooding that ... Read more...

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Bush declares inauguration venue in Washington an area under ”emergency”


January 15th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.15 (ANI): US President George W. Bush has declared the District of Columbia in Washington a federal emergency area, clearing the way for the city to receive federal money to ... Read more...

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Hurricane Gustav strikes Louisiana


September 2nd, 2008 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (DPA) Hurricane Gustav made landfall Monday near the town of Cocodrie in Louisiana state, the Miami-based US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.Gustav was downgraded to a category two hurricane ... Read more...

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