Schoharie County
6:11 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Congressman Chris Gibson Pushes FEMA For Overdue Storm Relief In Schoharie County

Schoharie Town Supervisor Gene Millone addresses the media as Congressman Chris Gibson and State Senator Jim Seward look on.
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It has been over 40 months since tropical storm Irene flooded the Schoharie County Public Safety Building and the jail; both are still in need of repair. Upstate New York Congressman Chris Gibson led a gathering of state and local leaders Tuesday in Schoharie County, with the intent to spark FEMA to make a decision. 

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Hudson Valley News
2:27 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

FEMA Funding Will Help Rebuild A Village Hall Destroyed By Sandy

Grand View-on-Hudson is depicted in red.
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Lawmakers from New York say federal funding is headed to rebuild a village hall in Rockland County that was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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Hudson Valley News
8:58 am
Sat March 21, 2015

Lawmakers Ask For Quick Funding Approval For Hospital's Power System

New York’s U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman are urging FEMA to expedite more funding to upgrade a hospital’s power system.

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Hudson Valley News
7:06 am
Thu March 12, 2015

NY Congressman Urges FEMA To Grant Funding For Newburgh Firefighters

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A New York congressman is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help fend off layoffs of a dozen firefighters in a Hudson Valley city.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has written to FEMA asking for expedited approval of a grant application from the Newburgh Fire Department. The money would come from the Firefighters Grant Program known as SAFER, or the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program. Maloney says that without approval of the grant, the fire department will have to lay off 12 firefighters at the end of the year.

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Hudson Valley News
2:57 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

FEMA Grant Heads To Westchester For Sandy Costs

Westchester County is being reimbursed for some of the cost of removing debris from Hurricane Sandy.

Westchester County will receive a more than $1.1 million Federal Emergency Management Agency for reimbursement Westchester County taxpayers for the removal of debris caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, says the reimbursement is for removing downed trees, uprooted tree stumps, and other debris from public property in and along roads, parks, and rights-of-way throughout the county.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Vermont Seeks Extension of FEMA Deadline

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for an extension to the deadline to seek a federal disaster declaration for last month's snow storm that caused more than 130,000 power outages.

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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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