FEMA http://wamc.org en Vermont Town Appeals FEMA Rejection of Flood Wall Fix http://wamc.org/post/vermont-town-appeals-fema-rejection-flood-wall-fix <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont town of Bennington has filed an appeal over the federal government's rejection of reimbursement funds for the town's work on a flood wall after Tropical Storm Irene. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 69347 at http://wamc.org Vermont Town Appeals FEMA Rejection of Flood Wall Fix Governor and FEMA Official Say Vermont Rain Unprecedented http://wamc.org/post/governor-and-fema-official-say-vermont-rain-unprecedented <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the head of Federal Emergency Management Agency operations in the state say they've never seen such a series of flash flooding events as have hit the state in recent weeks. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 68820 at http://wamc.org Governor and FEMA Official Say Vermont Rain Unprecedented Cuomo May Call Legislature Back For Flood Relief http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-may-call-legislature-back-flood-relief <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he'll call the state Legislature back to address recent upstate New York flooding if the federal government declines to issue a disaster declaration.</p><p>Cuomo issued an emergency declaration a week ago for 15 counties, followed by requesting a federal disaster declaration that would provide money for rebuilding.</p><p>He says owners of about 150 homes with significant damage need help, local governments need money for rebuilding roads and culverts and he's pushing for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster funds.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 10:10:32 +0000 Jaired Crofut 68754 at http://wamc.org Cuomo May Call Legislature Back For Flood Relief Vermont Gets FEMA OK to Work on Irene Damaged Offices http://wamc.org/post/vermont-gets-fema-ok-work-irene-damaged-offices <p></p><p></p><p>Top Vermont officials say the state has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to start demolition of the state office complex in Waterbury that had to be abandoned after it was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene. Thu, 09 May 2013 03:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 64198 at http://wamc.org Vermont Gets FEMA OK to Work on Irene Damaged Offices Pittsfield Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant to Upgrade Equipment http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-fire-department-awarded-fema-grant-upgrade-equipment <p></p><p>Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Richard Neal joined city and public safety officials in Pittsfield today to announce a federal grant that will help the city upgrade its fire safety equipment.</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:57:14 +0000 Lucas Willard 63435 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant to Upgrade Equipment Maloney pushes dam safety legislation http://wamc.org/post/maloney-pushes-dam-safety-legislation <p></p><p></p><p>NEWBURGH – There are 400 dams in New York State that are classified as high-hazard and 100 of them are in Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s 18th District in Putnam, Westchester, Orange and Dutchess counties.</p><p>The freshman Democrat announced on Wednesday that he would introduce legislation next week to provide a new national dam safety program; the previous one expired in 2011.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:06:39 +0000 Hank Gross 61419 at http://wamc.org Maloney pushes dam safety legislation FEMA Buying Out 90 Flood Damaged Vermont Homes, So Far http://wamc.org/post/fema-buying-out-90-flood-damaged-vermont-homes-so-far <p></p><p></p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to buy out 90 properties across Vermont that were damaged by 2011 flooding, most from the remnants of Hurricane Irene. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 01:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 59991 at http://wamc.org FEMA Buying Out 90 Flood Damaged Vermont Homes, So Far FEMA Awards Two Hudson Valley Towns Sandy Cleanup Money http://wamc.org/post/fema-awards-two-hudson-valley-towns-sandy-cleanup-money <p>Two Hudson Valley towns are on the receiving end of a combined $3.6 million in federal funds. The money is to reimburse the cost of cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:35:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 59926 at http://wamc.org FEMA Awards Two Hudson Valley Towns Sandy Cleanup Money Vermont to Help Buy Out Irene Damaged Homes http://wamc.org/post/vermont-help-buy-out-irene-damaged-homes <p></p><p></p><p>The state of Vermont is going to use grant money to help towns buy out five homes destroyed or damaged by Tropical Storm Irene that are ineligible for a federal buyout program. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 03:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 59710 at http://wamc.org Vermont to Help Buy Out Irene Damaged Homes Some Area House Dems Say Sequester Cuts Slice Into Sandy Aid http://wamc.org/post/some-area-house-dems-say-sequester-cuts-slice-sandy-aid <p>President Obama signed an emergency measure at the end of January for $50.5 billion in aid for Superstorm Sandy. The federal aid for heavily-impacted Sandy communities is one of the many areas being affected by sequestration – the across-the-board federal budget cuts that began March 1.</p><p>The estimates of how much aid will be cut by sequestration range from $1 billion- to $2.5 billion dollars, and those concerned say the cuts will reduce funds to help recovery efforts in the areas of housing and transportation, as well as mitigation efforts.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:02:27 +0000 Allison Dunne 59577 at http://wamc.org Some Area House Dems Say Sequester Cuts Slice Into Sandy Aid