FEMA http://wshu.org en New Haven emergency workers practice disaster response http://wshu.org/post/new-haven-emergency-workers-practice-disaster-response <p></p><p>Emergency workers in New Haven have been participating in a drill, where they practice responding to a staged disaster.&nbsp; New Haven is one of 12 major cities in the U.S. to be given a grant from Federal Emergency Management Agency to hold these drills.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:46:09 +0000 Brian Scott-Smith 14900 at http://wshu.org New Haven emergency workers practice disaster response FEMA won't extend deadline on flood claims http://wshu.org/post/fema-wont-extend-deadline-flood-claims <p></p><p>Despite pleas from elected officials FEMA will keep the one year statute of limitation deadline for those filing claims backed by the national flood insurance program. &nbsp;WSHU's Charles Lane reports lawyers are scrambling.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:44:55 +0000 Charles Lane 8824 at http://wshu.org FEMA won't extend deadline on flood claims Lawmakers race to keep ahead of house lifting boom http://wshu.org/post/lawmakers-race-keep-ahead-house-lifting-boom <p></p><p>After Superstorm Sandy communities high and dry for as long as anyone can remember suddenly found themselves under eight feet of water. &nbsp;Post Sandy, a booming business in New York and New Jersey is house lifting. &nbsp;Picking a house up and setting it on stilts or a higher foundation to protect it from a future storm surge. &nbsp;But&nbsp;the rush to lift houses has regulators scurrying to catch up. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 02:16:55 +0000 Charles Lane 7378 at http://wshu.org Lawmakers race to keep ahead of house lifting boom Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts http://wshu.org/post/despite-storms-few-coastal-homeowners-are-open-buyouts <p>As Connecticut continues to rebuild its shoreline after two years of tropical-style storms, the idea that some parts of the coast should not have homes on them is gaining more and more traction with federal and state officials. But local officials and homeowners – not so much. &nbsp;&nbsp;As the <a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/2013/09/10/despite-storms-few-coastal-homeowners-are-open-buyouts">CT Mirror’s </a>Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, two home buyout programs have had few takers.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:07:06 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 5343 at http://wshu.org Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts