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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

Flooded Quinsigamond Ave in Worcester (credit: Edward Chamorro)

FEMA Offers Tips On How To Prepare For Hurricane Sandy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers tips on how to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and other tropical storms

10/27/2012

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

Anita Arnum, Assistant Program Manager for FEMA Task Force 1

Local FEMA Member Arrives In Louisiana Ahead Of Hurricane Isaac

The rest of FEMA Task Force 1 is on alert in case they need to go. Seven years ago, the same team was sent in to help after Hurricane Katrina.

08/28/2012

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 logo of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Local FEMA Team Ready To Respond To Gulf Coast

A team from FEMA Region One in Boston mobilized to respond to Hurricane Katrina, and are ready to do it again if Isaac becomes a hurricane.

08/27/2012

Flooding, Disaster

How To Plan For Natural Disasters

Living here in New England, we are at times smug about disasters for they always seem to happen somewhere else. But we have had our share.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/27/2012

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

Flooding near Paradise Citgo in Swampscott. (Photo courtesy: Gus Moussa)

What To Do If You’re A Flood Victim

Several North Shore homes and businesses were damaged by severe flooding on Tuesday morning. As a result, hundreds will be looking to know if their insurance covers the damage.

10/04/2011

Power lines

FEMA: Flooding, Power Outages Expected In Mass.

FEMA believes that for most of Massachusetts, a lengthy power outage is likely to be our biggest problem out of Irene.

08/27/2011

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