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February 7, 2012
Windsor, Conn. -- In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to enable property owners to protect themselves against flood losses. The NFIP offers flood insurance to...
February 3, 2012
Windsor, Conn. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are clearing up some misconceptions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which offers federally-backed flood insurance to...
January 6, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the commonwealth of Massachusetts and...
January 6, 2012
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for the commonwealth of...
December 30, 2011
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – Federal authorities have provided more than $72 million in financial assistance to Vermonters who were impacted by this spring’s floods and Tropical Storm Irene in August....
December 30, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- In 2011, Connecticut was hammered by severe weather, resulting in three major declarations and two emergency declarations. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public...
December 30, 2011
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – With 2011 – the Year of Irene – almost over, state and federal officials are urging Vermonters to take a moment to think about preparing for the next disaster. “Vermonters...
December 8, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt.  – As towns rebuild infrastructure battered by Tropical Storm Irene, state and federal officials are reminding them that funding is available to make repairs that are better able to...
December 6, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – With winter in the air and before the snow falls, communities are rushing to repair damages caused by both spring flooding and Tropical Storm Irene and federal and state officials...
December 5, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Hampshire and ordered...
December 5, 2011
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for the State of New Hampshire...
December 1, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- During Tropical Storm Irene and the recent severe storm of Oct.29-30 resulting in extended power outages, some Connecticut residents chose not to evacuate from their homes fearing...
November 28, 2011
BRATTLEBORO, Vt.  – When Tropical Storm Irene came barreling up the East Coast in August, the managing director of the New England Youth Theater in Brattleboro, Michelle Meima, was in Washington, DC...
November 18, 2011
WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Free crisis counseling continues to be available for residents of Hampden and Worcester counties who may be stressed, anxious or depressed due to the June 1 tornadoes. Those who...
November 18, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Federal officials said 7,215 Vermonters who experienced damage or losses as the result of Tropical Storm Irene registered for assistance before Tuesday’s deadline. The total amount...
November 17, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Connecticut and ordered...
November 17, 2011
WINDSOR, Conn. -- Some consider Tropical Storm Irene and the recent severe storm of Oct. 29-30 to have been among Connecticut’s worst weather events in 50 years. Although we should all be prepared...
November 17, 2011
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for the State of Connecticut....
November 16, 2011
BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working with the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters on an international conference:  “Innovation, Diversity, and...
November 14, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt.  – Tuesday is the last day for Vermonters who experienced damage or losses as the result of Tropical Storm Irene to register for federal disaster assistance. Those affected have until...

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