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You can't opt out of the 'Presidential Alert' next Thursday

Next Thursday, a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts will be conducted by the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), which is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC.

Puerto Rico scraps $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy

San Juan - A lucrative contract between Whitefish Energy Holdings and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to restore power to the island has been scrapped after the deal came under scrutiny by FEMA, Congress, and the White House.

Irma to pass just North of Puerto Rico on its way to Florida

Hurricane Irma smashed small northern Caribbean islands Wednesday morning as one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic, as its path moves it closer to the British Virgin Islands and northern Puerto Rico later today.

Arkema chemical plant is a raging inferno

Crosby - The Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas has finally succumbed to Harvey's floodwaters and is now a raging inferno as observers sit back and watch from a safe distance.

Hurricane season starts without heads of FEMA or NOAA

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially started June 1. With the forecast for "above-normal" storm activity predicted, the two federal agencies most responsible for predicting weather and managing disasters face budget cuts and temporary bosses.

Op-Ed: Flint residents told Legionnaires disease likely linked to water

Flint - Flint residents got more bad news Wednesday, when Governor Rick Snyder told them the number of cases of Legionnaires disease had spiked in the two years the city was using water from the Flint River.

Napa quake caused $300 million in private property damage

Napa - Sunday's early morning earthquake caused $300 million worth of damage to private property in the city of Napa, officials said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: U.S. citizens rally for Maduro, tell Obama, 'Hands off Venezuela' Special

Los Angeles - As Obama tries to undermine the democratically-elected Government of Venezuela, U.S. citizens rush to emergency rallies in support of Nicolas Maduro. Have Americans wised up to oil wars? Is Obama prepared to make war on American people to unseat Maduro?

FEMA's preparation raises suspicion about agency's motives

A recent announcement that FEMA is attempting to collect a large amount of emergency food reserves has several people worried that the agency could be preparing for something on a large scale.

FEMA, DoD: Russian troops on American soil rumor is false

Media reports that claimed that an "unnamed source" from the DoD confirmed that 50,000 Russian troops are on "American soil" as part of a training program for disaster management and "crowd functions" have been denied.

Op-Ed: Gerritsen Beach residents ask for winterized FEMA trailers

New York - A petition is being addressed to Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and FEMA Coordinator Mike Byrne, asking them to please send unused and winterized trailers to the residents of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, who are still homeless from Hurricane Sandy.

Video: D15 — Sandy survivors' day of action in Rockaways, NY

New York - Residents of Rockaways joined together with Occupy Sandy on December 15, marching the streets and demanding that the government do something to help rebuild the neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy.

FEMA has up to 1000 trailers — why not give to Sandy victims?

New York - Around 11,000 families still have nowhere to live following Hurricane Sandy. With freezing temperatures coming, victims want to know why FEMA is not supplying housing, when they have hundreds of winter-ready trailers parked and standing.

Where FEMA fails, Occupy Sandy delivers storm relief

New York - The Occupy Wall Street movement, nearly forgotten after a brief but global flourish a year ago, has found a new mission delivering emergency aid to Sandy-stricken residents of New York and New Jersey.

Obama orders military to deliver fuel, supplies to east coast

With power outages and fuel shortages making recovery efforts in New York and New Jersey all the more difficult, the Defense Department began airlifting equipment and trucking in fuel to the area.

Op-Ed: GOP wants to end FEMA in order to profit from natural disasters

One of the best qualities of Americans - whatever our political leanings - is the ability to come together during times of crisis to help care for one another. It is especially true during natural disasters.

Focusing on storm recovery instead of campaign could help Obama

Instead of hitting the campaign trail, US President Obama is focusing on recovery efforts. A recent tracking poll launched gives good news for Obama.

Romney's stance on FEMA questioned after Hurricane Sandy

While state and local governments and citizens begin the enormous task of assessing the damage left in Hurricane Sandy's wake, many are thankful the federal government and FEMA are there to help them with the process. Romney once questioned funding FEMA.

Ex-FEMA Director Brown: 'Obama jumped the gun on Sandy'

Republican governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has given praise to US President Barack Obama in regards to Hurricane Sandy's response. Michael Brown, FEMA's former director, criticized saying that Obama acted too fast.

FEMA Denies Aid To Town Hit By Tornado

Harrisburg - On February 29, a tornado ravaged the town of Harrisburg, IL, killing seven people. Mayor Eric Gregg is flummoxed by this decision and is going to appeal.

Op-Ed: American bill makes for a battlefield state

Are the pieces of the puzzle coming together? When FEMA started a program called REX 84 no one paid much attention. The program would run 800 detention camps in the United States. Is the current Defense-Authorization Act bill part of this plan?

NASA satellite crash Update: It could be North America

NASA says its defunct satellite will crash to earth sooner than expected, some time Friday night or Saturday morning. According to estimates the huge satellite will miss North America after re-entry and break up into fragments. Friday UPDATE.

Op-Ed: 'Federal family' is world's most successful gang

When the federal government, particularly FEMA, decided to nix the word "government" from its lexicon and replace it with "federal family" the conservative and libertarian blogosphere became amass with criticisms of Orwellian language manipulation.

Hurricane Irene on collision course with North Carolina

Nags Head - The window of opportunity to leave coastal areas ahead of Hurricane Irene is closing as the massive storm edges closer to the eastern seaboard on a collision course with North Carolina. Irene is expected to continue her destructive path north to Canada.

Hurricane Irene strengthens to Category 3 storm, pounds Bahamas

The Bahamas continues to be pounded by winds of 115 mph from Hurricane Irene as the Category 3 storm makes her way across the islands this morning, while in the U.S. FEMA prepares for a major threat to the eastern seaboard.

Ron Paul protests FEMA during disaster seasons of 2011 Special

Ron Paul has announced his candidacy for President of the United States and in declaring he would get rid of FEMA if elected he is already causing a firestorm as the agency, and those at risk continue to protest disaster needs.

Disaster game raises awareness, funded by FEMA

FEMA recently gave a grant to the American College of Emergency Physicians to fully fund a web-based game that will teach children the awareness of disaster relief and its importance across the globe.

Palin questions Obama's oil ties as Gulf Coast disaster worsens

As the BP Gulf Coast disaster continues worsening daily, and little progress is made to contain the spill, Sarah Palin questions President Obama's ties to big oil

Flood disaster could occur right in your backyard Special

Natchitoches - One thing folks have learned, as documentation of disasters substantiate, is that anywhere it rains, it can flood, as the government tells us. That means you and me and our backyards.

FEMA demanding repayment from some hurricane victims

Five years ago Florida was hit by four strong hurricanes, three in Polk County alone. Many in the area were forced to take a hand out from FEMA. FEMA now wants that money back.
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President Barack Obama talks to staff in the command center at FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C., after receiving an update on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy
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FEMA trailers sitting doing nothing, while people are homeless and cold after Hurricane Sandy
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President Barack Obama participates in a briefing with federal agency partners on preparations for Hurricane Sandy at FEMA's National Response Coordination Center. At right is FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate
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President Barack Obama participates in a briefing with federal agency partners on preparations for Hurricane Sandy at FEMA's National Response Coordination Center. At right is FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate
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Fires in Texas are the kind that often require FEMA information or assistance.
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Mobile phone users will receive a Presidential Alert test on their devices next week, according to an announcement issued by the federal government.
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