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Gov. Walker accepts FEMA aid for North Slope

Gov. Bill Walker announced Monday that he has accepted financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to address damage caused by an August storm in the North Slope Borough.The announcement was made by email from the state office...
Shortchanged Sandy victims seeing some cash 3 years later

...Superstorm Sandy swamped their homes are getting some validation three years later in the form of cash.A Federal Emergency Management Agency review launched in the spring has been finding that many policyholders in the National Flood Insurance Program...
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Officials eye eroding village as relocation model

...representatives. The village is also trying to obtain funding for some homes for the new site through the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and is working with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks on plans to build...
House GOP: Use disaster fund for wildfires

...The administration supports funding the agencies at 70 percent of the 10-year average and using the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster fund to cover the cost of fighting other fires. The certainty of that funding will allow federal...
The value of volunteer firefighters

...responders are a highly valued resource not only in our community but across the nation. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 87 percent of the nation's fire departments are volunteer or primarily volunteer. If we are doing our...
A year later, volunteers help rebuild town

...flooding a year ago damaged or destroyed more than 200 homes.The 11 houses in the town of Galena that Federal Emergency Management Agency volunteers from across the country are constructing will sit on stilts, APRN reported Monday.Amid the...
CBJ developing social media policy

...had an internal use policy for six months. The impetus for having a social media presence stemmed from Federal Emergency Management Agency workshops. City spokeswoman Amber Courtney, whose job duties recently shifted to make social media a primary...
Erosion washing away Ninilchik beach campsites

...combination of high tide and high wind caused the ocean to wash out about 15 feet of beach in September 2012. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has allocated about $135,000 to replace the beach."The way the FEMA money works is (parks) can't...
Murkowski asks for change in FEMA rules for Juneau

...improvements are in the works through the Auke Bay Steering Committee.But a lot of that could be stifled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's classification of the area as a flood zone, says Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.FEMA's new flood...
After 10 years, volunteer revives citizen emergency response team

...train civilians. The Los Angeles Fire Department developed and implemented the first CERT program, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency seized onto the idea at the federal level and made it nationwide in 1993. Since then, communities in 28...


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