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Michigan Veterans Qualify for Disaster Aid After Flood

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is reminding veterans in the Detroit area to apply for disaster assistance following last week’s flooding. The agency said Wednesday the Disabled American Veterans organization will give up to $500 in disaster funds per applicant …

Federal Disaster Aid for South Dakota Weather Damage

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for South Dakota ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from June 13 to June 20. Federal funding is …

South Dakota Legislators Request Federal Aid for Recent Disasters

South Dakota’s three members of Congress have asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for three counties hit last month by a tornado and flooding. In a letter to the president, Rep. Kristi Noem and Sens. Tim Johnson …

Alabama to Receive $1M in Disaster Aid

Officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration say more than $1 million in disaster assistance loans have been approved for Alabama residents trying to recover from severe weather in late April and early May. SBA field operations director Frank Skaggs …

Indiana Counties Hit by January Storm Get FEMA Aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster aid for 19 Indiana counties hit by a January storm that brought paralyzing snow and frigid readings. FEMA officials had initially rejected Indiana’s request for federal aid for local governments and some …

Additional $109M in Disaster Recovery Funds for Oklahoma

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced an additional $109 million in disaster aid for Moore and the state of Oklahoma for recovery efforts from last year’s tornadoes and other disasters. Moore will receive nearly $26 million …

Michigan Farmers Can Get Loan Help After Hail Storms

Farmers in 20 Michigan counties that had damage from severe hail storms earlier this year are eligible for emergency loans. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan announced the support Wednesday involving loans from the Farm Service Agency. The hail storms …

Money Preferred Aid to Help Typhoon Victims

Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines – the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children – the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold and looking for ways to help. The big question …

Disaster Aid for North Dakota Spring Flooding Surpasses $18M

Federal and state assistance for repairs to public infrastructure following flooding in North Dakota earlier this year has topped $18 million. President Barack Obama on May 29 issued a disaster declaration for snowmelt flooding. On July 12 he declared a …

Some Small Businesses Still Wait for Sandy Grants

A year after Superstorm Sandy sent more than six feet of ocean water into their ice cream store and destroyed everything inside, Brian and Michelle McMullin are still waiting to hear if they’ll get grant money from New Jersey to …