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WJZ Community Commitment: How You Can Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

The monstrous tornado that swept through Oklahoma Monday afternoon left dozens dead and countless without homes. The cleanup and recovery from this disaster will take some time.

05/21/2013

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

The potential path of Sandy

Obama Signs Md. Emergency Declaration

President Obama has declared an emergency in Maryland and ordered federal agencies to help state and local governments respond to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

10/28/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

Heavy rain Causes Flooding In Maryland

President Declares Major Disaster For Parts Of Md.

President Obama has declared a major disaster for four counties in Maryland after Tropical Storm Lee.

10/05/2011

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Disaster Aid Showdown Looms On Capitol Hill

The Democratic leader of the Senate says he’ll try this week to add almost $7 billion in disaster aid to must-pass legislation to avert a government shutdown.

09/20/2011

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White House: Irene’s Federal Cost $1.5 Billion

The White House is estimating that Hurricane Irene will cost the federal government $1.5 billion in disaster relief.

09/05/2011

Donate To Japanese Disaster Relief Efforts

Find out how you can support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and the Pacific tsunami.

03/18/2011