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  • Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary: 10 years since the drowning of New Orleans
    Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary: 10 years since the drowning of New Orleans
    It's the anniversary you don't want to remember: the day a big wind drowned the city of New Orleans. The wind was Hurricane Katrina which made landfall first on August 25, 2005, reported Fox News August 21. But the day she really blasted...
  • Atlantic hurricane season to have less than average activity
    Atlantic hurricane season expected to be less active than normal
    On Wednesday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Md. predicted a relatively light hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean, though the agency warned that potential for a major...
  • Brace your business for Hurricane Season 2015
    Brace your business for Hurricane Season 2015
    It’s been nearly a decade since South Florida had to cope with a major hurricane, but one is inevitable and it’s certainly better to be safe than sorry. So here are the steps your green business ought to be taking as hurricane season...
  • Out-of-bank flooding: Chocolate Bayou
    Are we adequately protected from flooding--the #1 natural disaster in the U.S.?
    In Texas, heavy rainfall is a double-edged sword. We need rain to counteract droughts, but it can also cause disasters. The term "flash floods" has a chilling effect, but seeking remedies from authorities can be more chilling.Multiple...
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    FEMA to punish global warming deniers by withholding disaster-preparedness funds
    “The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change,” writesKatherine Bagley ofInsideClimate News via Philly.com.Starting next year, the article notes, FEMA will approve disaster...
  • Climate change
    FEMA won't allow mitigation funds for states that deny climate change
    Climate change is real. It is. Deal with it. When the majority of the world's scientists (not Democrats, scientists) say that a thing is a thing, then a thing it must be, no matter how many ill-informed deniers Bill O'Reilly can drag out...
  • FEMA ask Queens adult home residents to repay Sandy aid
    FEMA ask Queens adult home residents to repay Sandy aid
    Elderly residents of an adult home facility in Queens who were receiving FEMA aid or damages during Hurricane Sandy, are now being asked by the government agency to repay the money back.According to the New York Daily News on Nov.10, a dozen...
  • Death
    Ebola Truth?
    The world is now waiting with baited breath on news about the Ebola crisis. We watch as our fellow human beings drop like flies in Africa, and now watch the spread in other countries and our own like popcorn just starting to pop. Our government...
  • Military vehicles used by police
    Hearings: Programs that supplied military gear to police lacked focus, oversight
    Hearings concerning oversight of tactical gear issued by the federal government to state and local police departments began this morning, and moments of earnestness and accountability were few and far between. The three witnesses before the...
  • Consider a generator to prepare for your next power outage
    Consider a generator to prepare for your next power outage
    Thousands of Lancaster County residents were without power at some point this past winter. During the storms last February, PPL reported over 28,000 in Lancaster County alone were without power. Met-Ed also reported outages. Between the two...
  • Flood dog
    FEMA advises public to prepare pets for natural disaster
    American families may be prepared for a natural disaster but are their pets ready? September is National Preparedness Month sponsored by the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the organization is urging the public to...
  • National Emergency Preparedness Month runs throughout September
    National Emergency Preparedness Month runs throughout September
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with the Citizen Corps, the Ready Campaign, and other federal groups, designate September as National Emergency Preparedness Month in the United...
  • Emergency Preparedness Month: The family emergency plan
    Emergency Preparedness Month: The family emergency plan
    September is FEMA National Emergency Preparedness Month in the U.S. Do you have a family emergency plan?A family emergency plan is essential for proper preparedness, in case the unexpected should occur.For example, if a crisis arises, requiring a...
  • Emergency Preparedness Month: What goes in a disaster supply kit?
    Emergency Preparedness Month: What goes in a disaster supply kit?
    September is FEMA National Emergency Preparedness Month in the U.S. Does your family have a disaster supply kit on-hand?What basic items should be included in your family’s emergency supply kit? The U.S. government and the American Red Cross...
  • Firefighters Battle Building Fire
    Local Fire Departments Awarded Federal Grant Money
    The Port Jefferson & Sound Beach fire departments have been awarded federal grant money for equipment and safety improvements. Both volunteer fire departments located on the north shore of Suffolk County, NY filed a joint application through...
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