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How To Financially Handle Catastrophes

Natural disasters often happen quickly and are unpredictable. Would you be able to evacuate in under an hour?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/25/2014

Storm damage in Revere on 7/28/14. (Photo from Mass. State Police)

Revere Officials Unsure What Financial Aid Will Be Available For Tornado Recovery

Revere officials and residents are still cleaning up from Monday’s tornado and starting to wonder what funds might be available to help pay for repairs.

07/30/2014

A motorist braves high winds and flooding while waves crash over the sea wall along Winthrop Shore Drive as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on October 29, 2012, in Winthrop.  (Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

House Approves Bill To Ease Flood Insurance Hikes

Rates imposed by the 2012 law are particularly high in older coastal communities in states such as Florida, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey and have put a damper on home sales.

03/04/2014

Cars are covered in debris near Main Street June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Springfield Gets $25M In Tornado-Related Aid

Springfield has received a settlement of $25 million in federal disaster aid for damages caused by a tornado that struck the city in 2011.

01/13/2014

South Shore residents subject to higher flood insurance. (WBZ-TV)

State Bill Seeks To Soften Flood Insurance Rules

Legislation backed by Attorney General Martha Coakley and state House Speaker Robert DeLeo aims to soften the impact of new federal flood insurance rules on some homeowners.

10/16/2013

South Shore residents subject to higher flood insurance. (WBZ-TV)

South Shore Residents Consider Moving After Floodplain Changes

Because of Hurricane Sandy, FEMA is redrawing the floodplain maps up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

09/05/2013

Hurricane Sandy off the east coast on October 29, 2012. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

How To Prepare For Catastrophes

The Hurricane Center is forecasting an extremely active season this year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/26/2013

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Winding Down 2012 With A Whimper

Trying to stay positive here………The Patriots outscored the Jaguars Good thing they weren’t playing the Sisters of Notre Dame…..they would have lost. And one other positive story, John Kerry will be leaving Massachusetts for a new job. Kerry is the most disingenuous, do-nothing politician I’ve ever encountered and I have to say BHO got THIS ONE right. See ya JFK!!

12/24/2012

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

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