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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

Credit Pat Arnow

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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North Country News
9:15 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

FEMA Buying Out 90 Flood Damaged Vermont Homes, So Far

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.

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Hudson Valley News
6:35 am
Fri March 15, 2013

FEMA Awards Two Hudson Valley Towns Sandy Cleanup Money

Credit U.S. Army photo by Spc. J.P. Lawrence, flickr

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.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Vermont to Help Buy Out Irene Damaged Homes

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.

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