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April 29, 1999
MOBILE, Ala. -- Government and business leaders from Baldwin and Mobile counties, the City of Bayou La Batre and the Town of Dauphin Island will formally agree on Friday to become part of a select...
April 27, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today that President Clinton has ordered federal emergency aid for Florida because of the extreme threat to...
April 21, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Florida's Division of Forestry reports a total of 2,542 fires that have burned 231,263 acres in the state this year. There have been no fatalities, though 18 firefighters have...
April 20, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for people in Georgia's Dooly County devastated by...
April 20, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FEMA and Florida state officials began joint Preliminary Damage Assessments of wildfire damage yesterday in St. Lucie County, Fla. In addition, the seventh Fire Suppression...
April 19, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two more uncontrolled Florida wildfires have been added to the list of recent state blazes designated for federal fire suppression assistance, according to the Federal Emergency...
April 16, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FEMA released four fire suppression grants yesterday to help Florida state officials battling a series of wildfires. The grants help cover fire fighting costs for the Okeechobee...
April 15, 1999
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two reports on the performance of hazard mitigation projects in four southern communities in the wake of the Spring 1998 floods are now available online. These reports tell how FEMA...
April 13, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal funds were made available today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Tennessee battle uncontrolled wildfires that are endangering populated areas in...
April 7, 1999
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Government and business leaders in Birmingham and Jefferson County, whose communities were devastated by tornadoes a year ago, will formally agree Thursday to become part of a...
April 7, 1999
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Killer tornadoes raked Tennessee and more than 50 counties in six southeastern states this time last year, leaving a grim wake of twisted destruction, more than 100 deaths, hundreds...
April 7, 1999
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Killer tornadoes raked Kentucky and more than 50 counties in six southeastern states during the Spring of last year, leaving a grim wake of twisted destruction, more than 100 deaths,...
April 6, 1999
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Metro Atlanta residents remember all too well that the early morning sky was sullen and heavy with the threat of rain. Severe storms had been forecast. It was April 8, 1998, a...
March 22, 1999
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Killer tornadoes roared through Birmingham and 53 counties in six southeastern states this time last year, leaving a grim wake of twisted destruction, more than 100 dead, hundreds...
March 22, 1999
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Killer tornadoes roared through portions of North Carolina and more than 50 southeastern counties in six states this time last year, leaving a grim wake of twisted destruction, more...
March 16, 1999
Audio coverage of this event DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt kicked off a disaster-resistant Spring Break today by noting the efforts of Deerfield...
March 16, 1999
ATLANTA, Ga. -- C. Richard ("Rick") Mayson, a highly regarded leader with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since its creation 20 years ago, has retired as deputy director of the eight-...
March 15, 1999
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tornado disaster victims in Tennessee have received a total of $16.1 million in aid as of today. More than 1,942 Tennesseans have applied for the various forms of federal/...
March 12, 1999
ATLANTA, Ga.-- Killer tornadoes roared through three north Georgia counties--Habersham, Hall and White--and 50 other southeastern counties in six states beginning in February of last year, leaving a...
March 5, 1999
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Georgia State Senate has honored John B. Copenhaver, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) eight-state southeastern region, for his contributions to the...

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