FEMA

An earthquake destroyed building on January 11, 2020 in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
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Pat Loeb
January 14, 2020 - 3:38 pm
A Philadelphia City Councilmember with close ties to Puerto Rico is on the island, seeing how best to help those impacted by recent earthquakes and the continuing aftershocks. Read more here.
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel at the reopening of an Old City firehouse.
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John McDevitt
November 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Philadelphia Fire Department is reopening four of seven engine companies that were decommissioned nearly 11 years ago during the recession. Read more here.
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Justin Udo
September 02, 2019 - 3:44 pm
More than 80 search and rescue workers from our region are in Florida helping where they're needed as the Southeast prepares to face Hurricane Dorian. The deployment is part of a national effort that's being overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Workers board up a shop’s window front as they make preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, in Freeport, Bahamas, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
AP News
August 30, 2019 - 7:21 am
Many Florida residents faced a sense of helplessness as they prepared for Hurricane Dorian, which Trump said could be an "absolute monster" of a storm.
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian could hit the Florida coast over the weekend as a major hurricane.
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AP News
August 29, 2019 - 7:48 am
MIAMI (AP) — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the...
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The Hurricane Center said the storm could grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm as it pushes northwest in the general direction of Florida.
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AP News
August 28, 2019 - 8:11 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian caused limited damage in the northern Caribbean as it left the region Wednesday night, setting its sights on the U.S. mainland as it threatened to grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm. Power outages and flooding were reported across the U.S. Virgin...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as FEMA Administrator Brock Long, right, speaks while attending a briefing, after arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to visit areas impacted by Hurricane Florence in
Evan Vucci/ AP Photo
February 13, 2019 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency resigned Wednesday after a two-year tenure in which he managed the response to historic wildfires and major hurricanes but was dogged by questions over his use of government vehicles. Brock Long said in a letter to FEMA employees...
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Michael leaves tens of thousands without power
CNN
October 15, 2018 - 6:46 am
By Ray Sanchez, Nicole Chavez and Susannah Cullinane, CNN (CNN) -- Florida and Georgia are reeling from the brutal effects of Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday. The widespread destruction has left many people living in dire conditions. Residents have been waiting...
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AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 14, 2018 - 2:56 pm
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so residents who may have tried to ride out the storm. The...
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Ditches overflow due to remnants of Tropical Storm Michael.
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David Madden
October 12, 2018 - 12:14 pm
SMYRNA, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — What was left of Hurricane Michael barely brushed the tri-state region. It left us with a good deal of wind and rain, but nothing like the devastation that has ravaged a good swath of the South. Most of the problems that surfaced centered on the shore, like southern...
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