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June 7, 2001
Charleston, WV -- Region III is responding to a disaster declared June 3 to help West Virginia families and businesses recover from the effects of the severe storms and floods that began last month....
June 4, 2001
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid has been made available for West Virginia to help families and businesses recover from the effects of the severe storms and floods that began last month,...
May 25, 2001
Harrisburg, PA, -- Region III recently tested the ability of state and local emergency officials to safeguard the public in the event of an incident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. The...
May 22, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- At the request of Region V, which is handling disasters in Minnesota and Illinois, Region III personnel are staffing a disaster field office...
April 18, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- Region III is supporting the new $100 million program to aid fire departments throughout the region and the country. Since March 19, the...
April 18, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- Region III today hosted the Spring Meeting for its Regional Interagency Steering Committee (RISC). The members of the RISC represent the agencies that would respond to a major...
March 19, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing more than $1 million to help Darby Borough residents escape the risk of serious...
March 15, 2001
Williamsburg, VA -- In his presentation at the Virginia Emergency Management Association's annual conference, Dr. Henry W. Fischer, III provided evidence that debunks many popular myths regarding the...
March 5, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue to operate a mobile home park in Courtland, VA, providing temporary housing for 28 families displaced by Hurricane...
February 28, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- FEMA Region III has selected the City of Chesapeake, Virginia to participate in the Comprehensive HAZMAT Emergency Response-Capability Assessment Program (CHER-CAP). CHER-CAP is a...
February 27, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- Region III celebrated African-American History Month in fine fashion today as Mr. Albert El, President of the "Triple Nickles" Association of...
January 29, 2001
Courtland, VA -- With nearly 40 hurricane-displaced families remaining in the temporary mobile home park, the Commonwealth of Virginia has requested a 90-day extension of the FEMA...
January 22, 2001
Reisterstown, MD -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Baltimore City Local Emergency Planning Committee under its Comprehensive Hazardous Materials (...
January 22, 2001
Philadelphia, PA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $108,182 grant to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency for the purchase of NOAA weather radios for each public school in...
December 20, 2000
Philadelphia, PA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are joining together to teach communities how to...
December 18, 2000
Southampton County, VA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) today announced...
November 17, 2000
Washington, DC -- The Project Impact communities in Region III did very well in the annual awards competition. The awards were announced at the Project...
November 16, 2000
COURTLAND, Va. -- Ms. Virginia Armstrong, the first applicant to move into a temporary home provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd, will make...
November 3, 2000
BETHANY BEACH, Del. -- The Town of Bethany Beach, the State of Delaware, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local corporate and nonprofit partners today...
November 2, 2000
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- A FEMA team recently evaluated Pennsylvania readiness for nuclear-power plant emergencies. The team tested the response capabilities of Pennsylvania, county, and municipal...

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