FEMA

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

Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 24, 2012 (NOAA/ Getty Images)

Sources For Storm Prep Information

Check here for websites with emergency preparedness information

10/26/2012

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

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

Barack Obama (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

President Issues Disaster Declaration For State

President Obama has declared a major disaster in the State of Connecticut for the area affected by the October nor’easter.

11/17/2011

Damage From Trpoical Storm Irene on Northwest Drive in Farmington

FEMA Recovery Centers To Open Thursday

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says federal disaster recovery centers will open Thursday in each of Connecticut’s eight counties, with two in New Haven County.

09/07/2011

(File:  Jessica Hill/Journal Inquirer/AP Photo)

State Receives Million-Plus In Snow Aid

State agencies, local governments and certain eligible nonprofit groups will receive more than a million dollars in reimbursement for their costs in the January 11-12 snowstorm. Governor Dannel Malloy says the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

05/05/2011

(Credit:  DOT Traffic Camera

State Seeks Disaster Declaration

Governor Dannel Malloy has formally asked for a disaster declaration for the state as a result of last month’s record snowfall.

02/22/2011

FEMA Denies Tornado Aid Appeal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Connecticut’s appeal for financial aid for Fairfield County communities hit by a June tornando. FEMA initially denied the aid request last month, saying the […]

10/09/2010

Delegation Asks Obama for Tornado Damage Aid

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s congressional delegation is asking President Barack Obama to reconsider the denial of federal aid for tornado-related damage in Fairfield County. The delegation wrote to Obama on Tuesday saying the Federal […]

09/22/2010

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