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US Official Says Pace of Federal Recovery Funds for Puerto Rico Speeding Up

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The newly appointed U.S. official charged with overseeing disaster recovery in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that while the pace of federally funded projects to help hurricane and earthquake victims has quickened, he’s worried about long …

Puerto Rico Earthquake Aftermath Deepens as Government Seeks Help

SAN JUAN — More than 2,000 people in shelters. Nearly one million without power. Hundreds of thousands without water. The aftermath of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed one person, injured nine others and severely damaged infrastructure in Puerto Rico’s southwest …

LaGuardia Airport to Get $37M in Anti-Flood Aid

New York’s LaGuardia Airport is set to receive $37.5 million in federal and state funds for five projects designed to protect it from another storm like by Supertsorm Sandy. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Sunday the projects include installing flood barrier …

Mississippi City Finds Funds for Safer Sidewalks

Mississippi’s Pascagoula City Council has authorized a request for the city to pay its nearly $50,000 share for the Safe Routes to School grant application, which was at first thought to be 100 percent federally funded. The Sun Herald reports …

West Virginia Gets Funding to Improve Highway Safety

West Virginia’s efforts to improve highway safety are getting help from the federal government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded more than $859,000 to the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. The grant will be used to improve driver behavior …

Hawaii Islands Get $400K for Storm Cleanup Efforts

Officials say Maui and Kauai will get a combined $400,000 to clean up damage from heavy storms that hit Hawaii in March. The money will fund 20 temporary jobs for people to clean and repair damaged homes, land and public …

FEMA Grants Illinois First Responders $1.1M

Six fire departments in Illinois will share $1.1 million in federal funds to improve their abilities to respond quickly to fires and other emergencies. The money is from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Sen. Dick …