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March 3, 2000
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Services (VDES) have opened a disaster field office here to support local governments in...
Virginia
March 2, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities initiative has been well received in the Pacific Northwest, particularly here in...
Region X
March 1, 2000
Washington, DC -- Damage from severe floods that ravaged more than a dozen states following Hurricane Floyd is resulting in substantially more money paid for flood insurance claims than originally...
March 1, 2000
Washington, DC -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director James Lee Witt testified on Capitol Hill today regarding the Agency's FY 2001 budget request. In his eight appearance before the...
March 1, 2000
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- Two federal loan programs designed to help cover the cost of building home windstorm shelters, often called safe rooms, are now available to Georgia homeowners, including those...
Georgia
March 1, 2000
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Federal and state emergency management officials will conduct three National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) seminars in Missouri next week to promote flood insurance and...
Region VII
March 1, 2000
Washington, DC -- FEMA is seeking comments about proposed changes that could reduce the taxpayer's burden for disaster recovery by requiring insurance for public buildings. The advanced notice is...
March 1, 2000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Those individuals attending the Village Fair on Saturday at Kenai Central High School will have a chance to learn ways to protect against potential disaster events such as...
Alaska
March 1, 2000
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Pick your disaster: Volcanic lava, ash storms and lahars; earthquake and tsunamis; avalanche; tornadoes, winter storms and floods...even wildfire and mudslides--they're online, at...
Region X
February 29, 2000
When Hurricane Floyd blasted through North Carolina last September, it swamped communities, stalled businesses and brought ordinary life to a standstill - even for the children. Now, their feelings...

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