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Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

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

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FEMA Highlights Need For Dam Safety At Md. Dam

Federal Emergency Management officials are stressing the importance of dam safety.

05/31/2012

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Fire Does $400K Damage To FEMA Warehouse

Officials say a fire at a federal warehouse in Cumberland was caused by an electrical malfunction in a vehicle being stored there.

12/06/2011

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Md. Briefings On Irene Disaster Aid Begin

Maryland and federal emergency management officials are beginning a series of briefings for Hurricane Irene disaster aid applicants.

10/06/2011

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FEMA Finds Extra Disaster Aid Money Just In Time

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.

09/27/2011

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President Obama Approves Federal Funds For Md. Irene Relief

Maryland suffered nearly $16 million in damage from Hurricane Irene. The federal government will reimburse state and local governments 75 percent of reconstruction costs.

09/16/2011

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Senate Approves $7B Disaster Aid Plan

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.

09/15/2011

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FEMA To Survey Damage Caused By Hurricane Irene

Carroll County emergency management officials say federal officials have visited the country to assess damage done by Hurricane Irene.

09/14/2011

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Md. Cleaning Up Irene’s Mess

The state is now assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Irene and restoring services to its residents.

08/28/2011

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FEMA Chief: Stay At Home In Irene’s Wake

The head of the nation’s emergency response agency says people shouldn’t underestimate the danger once Hurricane Irene passes.

08/28/2011

Barack Obama

Obama: Getting Through Irene Will Be ‘Tough Slog’

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.

08/27/2011

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