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May 30, 2000
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Three disaster-resistance projects in coastal South Carolina's Horry County have received funding from federal, state and local governments. Each project is intended to fortify...
May 24, 2000
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Next week's start of the hurricane season, normally a ritual signal for Tampa Bay and environs to focus on budding tropical storms, will witness a new approach to disaster resistance...
May 22, 2000
Washington, DC -- The state of Florida will receive federal funds to help fight a series of wildfires that currently comprise two fire complexes - the Withlacootchee Fire Complex burning in Citrus,...
May 17, 2000
Washington, DC -- Federal funds have been made available by FEMA to help Florida fight the uncontrolled Flowers Myakka Fire Complex located in Sarasota County. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the...
May 10, 2000
Atlanta, GA -- Victims of the March 10-11Alabama floods and storms that hit Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties have one week remaining to apply for federal/state disaster aid, recovery officials said...
May 8, 2000
Washington, D.C. May 8, 2000 -- 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...
April 19, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The acquisition of more than 1,000 Hurricane Floyd damaged structures at a cost of nearly $67 million has been approved by federal and state officials in the seven months since the...
April 15, 2000
Birmingham, AL -- Individuals and businesses who suffered losses in the March 10-11 floods and storms that hit Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties have one month to apply for federal/state assistance,...
April 14, 2000
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a grant of more than $8.3 million to rebuild Jefferson County's Oak Grove High School, Region IV Director John Copenhaver...
April 12, 2000
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Renters, homeowners or business owners who live or do business in Colquitt, Decatur, Grady, Mitchell, Tift, and Turner counties and who were affected by the tornadoes that struck...
April 12, 2000
Washington, DC -- Federal funds have been made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Florida fight the uncontrolled Merritt fire located in Collier County. FEMA...
March 31, 2000
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Homeowners and businesses in flood-prone areas of Mecklenburg County will soon receive advanced flood warnings in part because two Project Impact partners waived annual $24,000...
March 31, 2000
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Columbus/Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency will upgrade its emergency warning system, courtesy a $50,000 federal grant. Coupled with $25,000 in local funding, the...
March 31, 2000
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Federal and local grants that total $55,000 have been earmarked for hazard mitigation planning for the City of Oceans Springs. John B. Copenhaver, regional director of the Federal...
March 31, 2000
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Coahoma County in Mississippi's North Delta will receive a federal grant of $36,195 to shore up its disaster alert system. The Federal Emergency Management Agency funding was...
March 27, 2000
Frankfort, KY -- More than $2,980,115 has been already approved in federal and state assistance to individuals, families and businesses, as well as state and local governments that incurred losses in...
March 24, 2000
Frankfort, KY -- The state-federal disaster recovery centers have closed but victims of the February flooding in Kentucky can still get answers to their disaster-related questions. "People who need...
March 20, 2000
Frankfort, KY -- Local government and private sector leaders in four Kentucky counties are bringing one million people--a fourth of the state's population--into a joint state and Federal Emergency...
March 20, 2000
Frankfort, KY -- More than $1,810,167 has been approved in federal and state assistance to individuals, families and businesses incurring losses in the February Kentucky storms and flooding, disaster...
March 17, 2000
Frankfort, KY -- In the aftermath of February flooding, disaster officials are reminding homeowners throughout Kentucky that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood...

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