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State Takes Over Houston’s Harvey Home Repair Program

HOUSTON — All Houston resident Alice Torres has wanted in the three years since Hurricane Harvey hit was to repair her family’s flood-damaged home so her 85-year-old mother can feel safe and settled again. But when her mother, Dolores Torres, …

Thermal Cameras Scanning for Virus Signs at Hawaii Airports

HONOLULU — All Hawaii airports receiving flights from outside the state are now operating thermal cameras to screen travelers for symptoms of the coronavirus. Travelers are subject to body temperature screening by the thermal cameras as part of the state’s …

Vermont Irene Recovery Fund Pays Out $2M to Victims

A private fund-raising group set up to help Vermonters recover from Tropical Storm Irene has paid out more than $2 million to flood victims. There is another $2 million remaining in Vermont’s Long Term Disaster Relief Fund, but officials say …

Tennessee Audit Shows Public Disaster Recovery Funds Slow

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency knows about a state audit that shows public disaster recovery money is getting paid slowly but a spokesman says the three public assistance employees are working as fast as they can. The performance audit by …