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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has been notified by President Barack Obama that five more counties are eligible for federal disaster relief bringing the total count to 21 counties.

Residents from Grayson, Larue, Ohio, Russell and Trimble counties are the latest to be granted federal relief following the March 2 storms that damaged several regions. [click to continue…]

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Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Southern Indiana

by Rick Howlett March 12, 2012

State and federal agencies will open a disaster recovery center in southern Indiana tomorrow morning to get aid to people affected by this month’s tornadoes and other storms. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says the center will open at 8am tomorrow at the Ivy Tech campus off Interstate-65. It will remain open from 8am […]

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FEMA to Assess Indiana’s Public Storm Damage This Week

by Devin Katayama March 12, 2012

Gov. Mitch Daniels may have the chance to request another disaster declaration after Indiana officials assess damage to public infrastructure caused by this month’s devastating storms. Last week, teams of federal, state and local officials found Indiana residents in six counties were eligible for federal relief and he requested a disaster, which was granted by […]

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Ron Paul: No Federal Relief for Tornado Victims

by admin March 5, 2012

Standing by his libertarian principles, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul reiterated his opposition to the Federal Emergency Management Agency when he said victims of the deadly tornadoes that hit Kentucky should not receive federal aid. Last week, a series of storms across the South and Midwest caused injury, property damage and killed dozens, including small […]

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Paul Derides Democrats Over FEMA Funding

by admin September 26, 2011

With a partisan fight over a short-term federal spending bill escalating, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is criticizing Senate Democrats over federal disaster funding and blaming them for another potential government shutdown. Democrats and Republicans disagree over how to fund the Federal Emergency Management Agency and whether it should include cuts to other programs. Senate […]

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Paul Rips Senate for Rejecting Disaster Relief Amendment

by admin September 15, 2011

In a statement to the press, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., denounced colleagues who voted against his amendment to offset federal funding  disaster relief through cuts to foreign aid. On Thursday, Democratic leaders granted Paul a debate on the measure in exchange for cooperation in allowing the bill to go forward ahead of schedule. The […]

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FEMA Money Stretched Thin, Prioritizing Infrastructure Vital in Natural Disaster Preparation: Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis August 29, 2011

1:06pm: FEMA is running out of cash. The agency has suspended cash payments to tornado ravaged areas like Birmingham and Joplin… so it can spend money on Hurricane Irene relief. But there’s going to have to be more money and that means the Obama administration will need to go to Congress. We’ll get an update. […]

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FEMA Opens Disaster Center in Louisville

by Gabe Bullard May 27, 2011

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a temporary office in Louisville. FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center will help residents apply for federal grants or loans to repair or replace property that was damaged in recent storms and floods. Louisville Metro Government did not qualify for federal aid for disaster relief, but home and business owners […]

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Daniels Issues Disaster Declaration For 34 Indiana Counties

by Rick Howlett May 18, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has declared a disaster emergency for 34 counties hard-hit by recent severe weather and flooding. The state Department of Homeland Security’s Arvin Copeland says the declaration is a step toward a possible request for federal aid for the counties, many of which were affected by Ohio River flooding. “We will go […]

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MetroSafe Participates in FEMA Earthquake Drill

by Gabe Bullard May 18, 2011

The Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted an earthquake drill in western Kentucky today. FEMA is testing how well various federal, state, city and private agencies can respond to a devastating quake on the New Madrid Fault, which is underneath parts of Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. Louisville MetroSafe spokesperson Lee Cravins says his agency was […]

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