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New England News
9:20 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Vermont Nuke Plant To Test Emergency Sirens

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is going to be testing its emergency sirens in three states.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Shumlin Seeks Disaster Declaration For July Storm

Chester, Vermont
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is seeking a federal disaster declaration for assistance with repairs to roads and other public infrastructure that were damaged during last month's storm in Windsor and Windham counties.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Sat August 23, 2014

FEMA Money Will Strengthen 20 NY Bridges

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday announced federal funding headed New York’s way to strengthen 20 bridges.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Vermont Adds 3 Counties To Flood Disaster List

The state of Vermont is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to include three more counties when considering a request for disaster assistance from spring flooding.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Vermont Town Appeals FEMA Rejection of Flood Wall Fix

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.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Governor and FEMA Official Say Vermont Rain Unprecedented

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.

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New York News
6:10 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Cuomo May Call Legislature Back For Flood Relief

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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.

Cuomo issued an emergency declaration a week ago for 15 counties, followed by requesting a federal disaster declaration that would provide money for rebuilding.

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.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Vermont Gets FEMA OK to Work on Irene Damaged Offices

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.

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New England News
5:57 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Pittsfield Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant to Upgrade Equipment

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.

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Hudson Valley News
8:06 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Maloney pushes dam safety legislation

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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.

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.

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