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Tag Archives: Federal Emergency Management Agency

White House: Irene’s federal cost $1.5 billion

WASHINGTON — The White House estimated on Monday that Hurricane Irene will cost federal taxpayers $1.5 billion in disaster relief, further ballooning a government account that was already the focus of fresh partisan friction between President Barack Obama and Congress. ...

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O’Malley says Maryland is preparing for Irene

REISTERSTOWN — Gov. Martin O’Malley said the mandatory evacuation of Ocean City was going smoothly on Friday and that preparations continued for Hurricane Irene that is barreling toward the mid-Atlantic region. O’Malley said he was optimistic that the 5 p.m. evacuation ...

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Omni Corp. laying off 97 at Emmitsburg center

FREDERICK — Omni Corp. is laying off nearly 100 workers who maintain the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg. The workers will lose their jobs because the company’s contract with the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

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House GOP to advance $1B disaster aid package

WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of Sunday’s devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., a key House panel has approved a $1 billion aid package to make sure federal disaster relief accounts don’t run out before the end of the budget year ...

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$9.6 million levee project to protect D.C. set to begin

WASHINGTON — Construction on a new barrier to protect downtown Washington, D.C., and the National Mall from Potomac River flooding during a massive storm will soon be underway. Officials said Monday that the $9.6 million levee project, which has been ...

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