The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
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.
Federal Emergency Management officials are stressing the importance of dam safety.
Officials say a fire at a federal warehouse in Cumberland was caused by an electrical malfunction in a vehicle being stored there.
Maryland and federal emergency management officials are beginning a series of briefings for Hurricane Irene disaster aid applicants.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency this week has found about $40 million to refill disaster aid accounts and now expect the relief fund to stay solvent until at least Friday, the end of the budget year.
Maryland suffered nearly $16 million in damage from Hurricane Irene. The federal government will reimburse state and local governments 75 percent of reconstruction costs.
The measure includes $500 million in immediate, emergency funding to make sure FEMA won’t have to cut off help for victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee at the end of the month.
Carroll County emergency management officials say federal officials have visited the country to assess damage done by Hurricane Irene.
The state is now assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Irene and restoring services to its residents.
The head of the nation’s emergency response agency says people shouldn’t underestimate the danger once Hurricane Irene passes.
President Barack Obama offered moral support Saturday to federal emergency management workers hunkered down for Hurricane Irene’s weekend march up the East Coast and 14,000 active-duty and National Guard troops were put on standby for post-storm relief work.