disaster relief

Fishing boat in Gloucester

New England Fishing Communities Get Disaster Aid

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says coastal New England states are getting $32.8 million in disaster relief funding for communities that have suffered severe economic losses due to declining fish populations.

02/26/2014

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

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

The famous Kancamagus Highway was damaged by Irene.

Monday FEMA Disaster Deadline For Hurricane Irene

Monday is the last day for New Hampshire residents to register for disaster assistance after getting hit the remnants of Hurricane Irene.

11/04/2011

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