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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.

FEMA Grant Heads To Westchester For Sandy Costs

Jan 21, 2015

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.

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.

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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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.

FEMA Money Will Strengthen 20 NY Bridges

Aug 23, 2014
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Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday announced federal funding headed New York’s way to strengthen 20 bridges.

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.

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.

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.

Cuomo May Call Legislature Back For Flood Relief

Jul 9, 2013
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.