FEMA

Drills funded by FEMA grant
10:46 am
Wed March 26, 2014

New Haven emergency workers practice disaster response

File photo of New Haven Harbor
Credit AP Photo/Bob Child

Emergency workers in New Haven have been participating in a drill, where they practice responding to a staged disaster.  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. 

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Lawyers scramble, hundreds of lawsuits expected
5:44 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

FEMA won't extend deadline on flood claims

Sandy floods Port Jefferson Harbor
Credit Charles Lane

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.  WSHU's Charles Lane reports lawyers are scrambling.

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Prepping for the next Sandy
10:16 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Lawmakers race to keep ahead of house lifting boom

A Westhampton Beach home in the process of being permanently elevated.
Credit Charles Lane

After Superstorm Sandy communities high and dry for as long as anyone can remember suddenly found themselves under eight feet of water.  Post Sandy, a booming business in New York and New Jersey is house lifting.  Picking a house up and setting it on stilts or a higher foundation to protect it from a future storm surge.  But the rush to lift houses has regulators scurrying to catch up.  

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Superstorm Sandy Recovery
9:07 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Despite storms, few coastal homeowners are open to buyouts

The mouth of Old Field Creek in West Haven
Jan Ellen Spiegel CT Mirror

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.   As the CT Mirror’s Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, two home buyout programs have had few takers.

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