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September 13, 2000
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Five communities in Region III have joined Project Impact, FEMA's nationwide effort to create disaster-resistant communities. They are: Wilmington, Delaware; Cecil County,...
September 13, 2000
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- In the year since Hurricane Floyd battered four of the states in FEMA's Region III - Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia - the federal government has provided nearly $...
August 17, 2000
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster funds were made available today to help the District of Columbia recover from the effects of severe thunderstorms that occurred on August 7, according to the head...
August 15, 2000
CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, both Project Impact communities in Virginia's Tidewater region, are promoting innovative building techniques to reduce...
August 2, 2000
Region III is one of four FEMA regions to have a national pilot project in a new approach to meeting hazardous-materials threats. The project is the Comprehensive HAZMAT Emergency Response Capability...
July 18, 2000
COURTLAND, Va. -- Hurricane Floyd drove scores of Franklin City and Southampton County residents from their homes. Ten months later, many of them still struggle with the need for long-term housing...
June 12, 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Clinton has declared the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland Federal disaster areas for the severe winter storm that hit the last week in January. The governor of...
June 12, 2000
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. -- Representative Nick Rahall (3rd District, WV), Rita Calvan, FEMA Region III Director, and others signed a partnering agreement on Monday, June 12 to solve a local flood problem...
June 5, 2000
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding of $4,722,610 is on its way to the state of Pennsylvania for the acquisition and demolition of 59 homes that were substantially...
May 31, 2000
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- FEMA officials today presented 10 computers and related equipment to the Grassy Lick Elementary School in Kirby, WV. Head Teacher Terrie Groves submitted...
May 30, 2000
Buena Vista, VA -- Bob Shea of FEMA's Mitigation Ditrectorate, George Foresman of the Virginia Department of Emergency Services (far left) join with Mayor Harold F. Kidd (second...
May 25, 2000
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is known for helping flood-prone homeowners move out of harm's way. Today the program made it possible...
May 18, 2000
SOUTH WAVERLY, Pa. -- Six communities in two states that make up the Waverly Valley Project Impact Community celebrated their accomplishments and future plans at a signing ceremony...
May 8, 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director James Lee Witt today announced the release of an assessment of the economic impact...
May 4, 2000
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Although the application period for recovery of damages caused by the flash flooding, storms and landslides in February has ended, Federal and state disaster officials continue...
May 4, 2000
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Although the application period for recovery of damages caused by the flash flooding, storms and landslides in February has ended, Federal and state disaster officials continue...
April 27, 2000
With an introduction by Ben Franklin and fanfare appropriate to its home overlooking Independence Hall, Region III of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dedicated its new offices in...
April 20, 2000
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Federal and state disaster officials have approved more than $4.7 million in individual and infrastructure repair assistance for damages from flash flooding, storms and...
April 18, 2000
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Time is running out for West Virginians who suffered February flood damage to register for state and federal disaster recovery assistance, the Federal Emergency Management...
April 11, 2000
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- More than $3.3 million in financial assistance has been approved for West Virginians affected by the February storms, landslides and flash flooding, state and federal disaster...

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