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New York to Get $3.5B in 1st Release of Sandy Aid

New York is getting nearly $3.5 billion in the first release of funds from the $50.5 billion emergency relief measure enacted last month for Superstorm Sandy victims, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday. As part of the total $5.4 billion to …

Few Major Haiti Reconstruction Projects Have Begun

The billions of dollars in aid that flowed into Haiti after its shattering earthquake were meant to build a new nation with thriving farms, apparel factories, modern hospitals and paved roads in the countryside. Ambitious plans call for $500 million …

FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Virginia Quake Aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for Louisa County, Va., residents affected by the August earthquake and subsequent aftershocks to register for state and federal disaster assistance. The new deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners …

Missouri Panel OKs Suggestions for Disaster Response

A Missouri House committee studying disaster response recommends making it easier for health care providers from other states to help. The study also supports offering a property tax break and establishing low-interest loans to offset property damage. The panel suggests …

More than $64M Goes to Hurricane Irene Aid in NC

More than $64 million has been approved for disaster aid in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday more than 34,000 people in the state have sought help or information on disaster …

Farmers Can Sign Up for Crop Aid Starting Nov. 14

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers hit hard by bad weather in 2010 can begin applying for supplemental revenue assistance payments – known as SURE – on Nov. 14. All Mississippi counties and most Louisiana parishes were declared agricultural …

FEMA to Give Illinois Suburb $500K for Blizzard Costs

The Chicago suburb of Naperville will receive more than $500,000 to help pay for the cleanup required after the historic February blizzard that struck Illinois. The Daily Herald reports that the money will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. …

More State Aid for Flood-damaged New York Farms

The Cuomo administration is distributing an additional $850,000 in aid for more than 100 New York farms impacted by flooding caused by tropical storms Irene and Lee. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that the state funds will be distributed …

South Dakota Flood Disaster Aid Tops $9M

More than $9 million is federal and state disaster aid has been approved for individuals and businesses affected by this summer’s flooding in South Dakota. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says 1,048 South Dakota households in five South Dakota counties …

$16M from Feds to Help Control Washington Rail Mudslides

The federal government is providing more than $16 million to help control the mudslides that often cancel passenger train service in Washington during rainy weather. The U.S. Department of Transportation earlier turned down a $10 million state request for mudslide …