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FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Bridge Fire

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security‚Äôs Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Bridge Fire currently burning in Mariposa County. On September 05, 2014, the State of …

Federal Report Details How Firefighting Costs Erode Conservation Efforts

The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes. In a new report, the …

Mississippi Gets FEMA Tornado Relief Money

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $2.43 million in Disaster Relief Fund grants to support debris removal and utility repairs in Northeast Mississippi from the April 28 tornado. The money is available through the Mississippi Emergency Management …

Vermont Disaster Group Gets New Chair

The organization that oversees the private Vermont Disaster Relief Fund has a new chair. The Vermont Long Term Disaster Recovery Group says that Chris Graff has succeeded David Coates, who was named to lead the panel by Gov. Peter Shumlin …

No New Funds Needed for Oklahoma Tornado Recovery

Top lawmakers and officials say the federal government has plenty of money on hand to pay for recovery efforts in the devastating tornado that struck Oklahoma. The government has more than $11 billion in its main disaster relief fund. Recovery …

FEMA Chief: Sandy Fund Should Last Until Spring

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday there’s enough money in the government’s disaster relief fund for Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts until early spring. FEMA Director Craig Fugate told the House Transportation Committee that the fund still …

FEMA Chief Says Will Need More Money for Sandy Costs

The U.S. disaster fund likely will run out of money by early spring because of costs from Superstorm Sandy, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said on Tuesday. FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund has about $4.88 billion but …