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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-09/house-gop-use-disaster-fund-wildfires
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-11/value-volunteer-firefighters
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-18/year-later-volunteers-help-rebuild-town
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/murkowski-asks-change-fema-rules-juneau
Local
Alaska State Museum awarded federal grant

...while enabling the museum to safely move the collection within a tight timeframe. The museum will use the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Incident Command System to manage the complex move into the new facility.Project updates and results...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-09-12/alaska-state-museum-awarded-federal-grant
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-01/erosion-washing-away-ninilchik-beach-ca
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-07/cbj-developing-social-media-policy
State
Cost of Yukon River flooding about $70M

...Fairbanks.Victims of Alaska's spring flooding had until late September to apply for disaster grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and physical-damage loans from the Small Business Administration. People have until March 25 to submit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-27/cost-yukon-river-flooding-about-70m
State
Galena flood victims struggle with red tape as they attempt to rebuild

...Edwards, multiple volunteer crews from faith-based organizations have helped people rebuild. The state, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Salvation Army and other organizations also have provided temporary housing, food and clothing.Jake...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-14/galena-flood-victims-struggle-red-tape-
State
Emmonak plans for long overdue Yukon port

...received the majority of the $30 million of funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to repair the flood damage.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-09/emmonak-plans-long-overdue-yukon-port
State

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