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FEMA
Joy Love saw the young couple get out of an SUV and walk toward a vacant townhome along Showers Street in Shipoke. Out came clipboard and pen. Love adjusted her navy-blue jacket with the Federal Emergency Management Agency patch and waved a green flier.
FEMA experts are on hand at Lowe's in Pottsville with advice for flood victims. Charles Stockton, a hazard mitigation specialist with FEMA, said the FEMA workers have been at Lowe's answering questions and handing out brochures since last week to help
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is temporarily available in East Brunswick to answer questions and help citizens complete FEMA applications.
Federal aid is on the way for more than a thousand Queens homeowners who applied for help.
Federal officials are urging residents who have been affected by wildfires to register for assistance.
sage.merritt@nptelegraph.com
One month after historic flooding, FEMA trailers are starting to arrive for victims with the worst damage in Luzerne County.
Emergency Shelter
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the emergency animal shelter at Manville High School closed last week with all but a few animals reunited their owners.
For years, officials have pushed for an emergency shelter in Lebanon County for families who need a temporary place to stay until they can get back on their feet.
The Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley has received a $100,000 general operating grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation.
John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation provides needed funding for emergency homeless shelter
A ballroom dancer from Russia , a 20-year-old who never attended high school, a man who isn’t clear about why he rode a Greyhound from Jacksonville, Fla.These are the people who along with dozens of others will drift to sleep on a church floor Saturday night.Oct. 1 marks the beginning of PADS Lake County’s 24th season of overnight, emergency shelter. Since its inception in 1987, PADS has worked ...
As the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky prepares to open for winter on Oct. 16, it will do so under a new name that reflects its shift from a winter-only shelter to a facility that now operates most of the year.
DURHAM — Responding to a complaint from a local resident Monday about the emergency shelter at Coginchaug Regional High School, officials say the shelter was fully equipped and provided comfort to hundreds of local residents seeking support during Hurricane Irene.
Homeland Security
Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano led the call Friday morning for a number of federal, state and local pushes for increased network or "cyber" security efforts.
Government agencies and businesses must be prepared for attacks on computer networks and violence committed by homegrown extremists, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday as the state unveiled a broad cyber security initiative.
DHS asserts it has the legal authority to rely on secret evidence to revoke refugee status overseas and throw refugees back into danger.
Internal Homeland Security document indicates a program to predict criminal intent is being tested on members of the public, raising questions about whether it's a bit too close to a real-life Minority Report.
Contributed Article The San Carlos Apache Tribe has been awarded $452,550 through the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte man faces prostitution charges after federal agents connected him to an investigation in New York. In July, Homeland Security agents in Charlotte learned New York agents had interviewed people forced to work as prostitutes, according documents filed Friday in U.S. District Court. In the New York case, agents said they obtained suspects' phone records that linked ...
Homeland Security Capital Corporation (OTCBB: HOMS) , an international provider of specialized technology-based radiological, nuclear, environmental, ...
Disaster Recovery
Homeowners in Queens have only one more day to visit their local Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).
The last disaster center still operating in Connecticut to help residents and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Irene will soon be closing.
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Texas' outsourcing of the management of more than $1 billion in federal disaster recovery funds to an engineering firm has raised concern from federal officials.
Disaster Recovery Centers in Onslow and Carteret counties will close permanently Friday, but several ways remain to register for FEMA assistance before the end-of-the-month deadline. Area residents can stop by the disaster recovery centers in...
The last disaster center still operating in Connecticut to help residents and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Irene will soon be closing.
Preparedness
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Connect with Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4b today, for the most up-to-date tips and tools and get prepared for emergencies and disasters! Massachusetts Region 4b has launched a social media campaign, to help health departments and residents in the region become better informed and prepared for a range of emergencies and disasters. Massachusetts Region 4b is now posting emergency ...
DEMING — Luna County’s go-to person for emergency preparedness has been canned. Luna County Sheriff Raymond Cobos said Wednesday his department fired Sonia Arteche, who had held the emergency preparedness... Read more »
A file image of a seismograph showing seismic activity. / AP photo
MANILA, Philippines - A party-list representative blamed President Benigno Aquino for the government's lack of preparedness during disasters, pointing out that the chief executive even vetoed the P5 billion budget for calamity preparedness in the 2011 budget.
As part of the implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8), we are pleased to announce the release of the first-ever National Preparedness Goal. To summarize, the goal is:  To have a secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest ...
Despite being mired in the worst financial crisis in its history, the U.S. Postal Service has no plans to cut back on any of the bioterrorism preparedness measures that began in the wake of anthrax attacks through the U.S. mail system 10 years ago this month. The attacks, which killed ...
Disaster Management
Accra, Oct 8, GNA - The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in collaboration with Zoomlion and Ghana National Fire Service, on Saturday organised a cleanup exercise to commemorate the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day scheduled for October 13, 2011.
 Texas' outsourcing of the management of more than $1 billion in federal disaster recovery funds to an engineering firm has raised concern from federal officials.   read more
Texas’ outsourcing of the management of more than $1 billion in federal disaster recovery funds to an engineering firm has raised concern from federal officials. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the firm, Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB, which the state has …
When an earthquake rocked Haiti in 2009, Bill Betournay wanted to help. Pronto. The decision support analyst with Community Care Access Centre went to Canadian Red Cross was all set to board a plane for the Caribbean country.[...]
DHAKA,, 7 October 2011 ( IRIN ) - Bangladesh�s high-growth mobile phone sector is buying into disaster risk reduction, and the cyclone-affected costal region stands to gain most, say government officials, aid workers and private sector sources.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ outsourcing of the management of more than $1 billion in federal disaster recovery funds to an engineering firm has raised concern from federal officials. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the firm, Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB, which the state has so far paid $45 million to process infrastructure grants for communities damaged by Hurricanes Dolly and Ike has ...
ISLAMABAD: The government urged the international community on Friday, particularly the countries with advanced technology and expertise to handle disaster management, to help Pakistan in capacity building to meet eventualities caused by natural calamities.
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Dominic Lucia, chief of emergency medicine at Children's Hospital, explains how some of the equipment in an emergency department treatment room is used.
Christus Spohn's residency program in emergency medicine has earned accreditation.
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c094e5/challenging_and_em) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Challenging and Emerging Conditions in Emergency Medicine" to their offering. With growing numbers of chronically ill patients surviving longer and receiving novel medical and surgical treatments, emergency ...
Criminal record checks, 28-day waiting periods, the long-gun registry: not one of these measures has done anything to stem Canadian firearm homicide rates, according to a new study by an emergency-medicine academic.
Hospital officials unveiled the spacious, state-of-the-art facility last week in an exclusive tour for The Enterprise, showing off the department’s expansive hotel-like waiting area, 36 exam rooms, expanded pediatric section and the area’s only built-in decontamination room. The facility will be opened to the public during an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.    
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room patients who are transported between departments or given hallway beds are more likely to come into contact with health care workers who have not properly washed their hands, according to a new study.
It's not easy being high. But it's a little easier with Dr. Luanne Freer, an emergency medicine physician best known for starting Everest ER, the world's highest hospital at Mount Everest Base Camp.
Emergency Service
One hospital east of Regina is warning that emergency room service reductions in rural Saskatchewan could threaten patients' lives.
Flood Kings, the premier water damage emergency responder in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, announced it is expanding its presence in Plano.Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 Flood Kings, the premier water damage emergency responder in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, announced it is expanding its presence in Plano.“While we have been serving the Dallas-Ft Worth metro areas for more than ...
The Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service will hold a fall EMT class from Wednesday, Nov. 2 to Saturday, March 17.
Hudson voters will decide in November whether to create Angelina County’s first emergency service district in their community.
HVAC/Boiler, Preventative Maintenance, Testing Repair and Emergency Service at the Elderly and Disable Sites Solicitation # OP-11-IFB-0001 (C) The Housing Authority of the City of New Haven (HANH) is currently seeking bids for HVAC/Boiler, Preventative Maintenance, Testing Repair and Emergency Service at the Elderly and Disabled Sites.  Sealed bids will be received until October 26, 2011 @ 3:00 ...
Tropical Storm Irene hit Fairfield's shoreline hard in late August, but according to an analysis by Fairfield emergency-service officials, better tracking and preparedness information for the near-hurricane helped avert some of the problems left in the wake of the last major storm two decades earlier.
FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants all survivors of Hurricane Irene to receive the maximum assistance for which they are eligible.
FEMA experts are on hand at Lowe's in Pottsville with advice for flood victims. Charles Stockton, a hazard mitigation specialist with FEMA, said the FEMA workers have been at Lowe's answering questions and handing out brochures since last week to help
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is temporarily available in East Brunswick to answer questions and help citizens complete FEMA applications.
Federal officials are urging residents who have been affected by wildfires to register for assistance.
Federal aid is on the way for more than a thousand Queens homeowners who applied for help.
ALBANY, N. Y. - After Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee hit New York State in late August and early September, residents in declared counties became eligible for federal assistance.
sage.merritt@nptelegraph.com
One month after historic flooding, FEMA trailers are starting to arrive for victims with the worst damage in Luzerne County.
Federal officials set up shop in Berks County on Friday to offer help to those still dealing with September's flooding.
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