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A Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walks among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

FEMA Denies Aid To West, Texas

According to reports, The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to allocate funds to help rebuild West Texas.

06/12/2013

File photo of volunteers sifting through the damage in Moore, Okla. (Credit: Getty Images)

FEMA: 1,248 Buildings Destroyed In Okla. Tornadoes

Emergency officials say nearly 4,000 homes and businesses in five counties were affected by last week’s deadly tornadoes.

05/28/2013

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Couple Sentenced In Hurricane Ike Fraud Scam

A couple from Spring has been sentenced to prison for their role in a Hurricane Ike scam. The husband and wife are accused of defrauding FEMA and falsifying information all for personal gain after Hurricane Ike hit Texas back in 2008.

01/03/2013

A New Jersey Natural Gas technician inspects a leaking gas main under a Hurricane Sandy-damaged home on Oct. 31, 2012, in Long Beach Island, N.J. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Survival Tips: Changing Hurricane Victims Into Hurricane Survivors

Two decades after experiencing a nearly total loss in Hurricane Andrew, journalist Al Sunshine shares his personal experience and veteran advice to those recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

11/02/2012

Governor Chris Christie, President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues Attacks

Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.

11/01/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Opinion: Selectively Presidential: Obama Chooses To Be Presidential When It’s Convenient

When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.

10/30/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, left, and La. Gov. Bobby Jindal discuss the safety precautions planned for Tropical Storm Isaac. (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Obama Declares Emergency In Louisiana

President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as that state prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac.

08/27/2012

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