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Critic’s Notebook: Rebuilding a Puerto Rico Barrio: ‘Dead Is the Only Way They’ll Ever Get Me to Leave’

Hurricane Maria led to a host of new plans to fix island barrios plagued by chronic flooding. A look at the Vietnam neighborhood shows why they may never be achieved.
Tags: News, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Housing and Urban Development Department, Land Use Policies, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Area Planning and Renewal, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Disasters and Emergencies, Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Maria (2017




25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?

A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the ...
Tags: Japan, News, California, Oregon, Kaiser Permanente, La, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, David, Soccer, United States, Fema, Earthquakes, Long Beach


L.A.’s earthquake early warning system can save lives, but what about the rest of California?

With considerable fanfare, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti started the year by trumpeting a cellphone app that will instantly notify users in Los Angeles County when an earthquake of 5.0 or bigger begins to hit. The pilot program, officially unveiled Jan. 3, can provide crucial seconds — even dozens of seconds — for people to duck and cover or otherwise take potentially lifesaving actions. Dubbed ShakeAlertLA, it’s the first earthquake early warning system of its type in the country. But that al...
Tags: Japan, News, California, Mexico, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, West Coast, Orange County, Eric Garcetti, Tom Heaton, Usc, Northridge, Caltech, Anaheim


What the government shutdown means for your mortgage

By Holden Lewis, NerdWallet.com The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse. And if you’re among the 800,000 federal employees going without a regular paycheck, it could mean trouble making a house payment. ICYMI: Lenders coming to aid of workers affected by government shutdown Here’s how the shutdown ...
Tags: New York City, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Va, St Louis, Irs, Wells Fargo, U S Department of Agriculture, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Freddie Mac, Coast Guard, FHA, JPMorgan Chase, Freddie, Federal Housing Administration


Trump threatens to halt federal disaster relief funding for California wildfires

President Trump has threatened to withhold federal disaster aid from California after a series of deadly wildfires devastated the state. For months, the POTUS has accused California of bringing the wildfires on itself because of poor forest management. But in a recent tweet, he took things further by threatening to halt federal aid, and this drew criticism from lawmakers in his own political party. “Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Fores...
Tags: Design, News, California, Environment, Fema, Wildfire, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Reuters Image, James Gallagher, Jim Nielsen, Disaster Relief, Forest Management, California wildfires, Camp Fire zone


Federal workers seek loans, second jobs as shutdown lingers

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Rachael Weatherly is a senior adviser for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but she’s considering trying to get a job at a grocery store. Weatherly is among the 800,000 federal employees who aren’t getting paychecks for the first time Friday because of the lingering government shutdown. They are scaling back spending, […]
Tags: News, Nation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Weatherly, OGDEN Utah AP, Rachael Weatherly


Former FEMA boss says border situation is not an emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that what’s happening on the U.S. southern border is no emergency. Craig Fugate, who ran the national disaster agency for nearly eight years under President Barack Obama and was head of Florida’s disaster agency under a Republican governor, said the push […]
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, Nation, Fema, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Craig Fugate


Hawaii feeling the shutdown strain, sole GOP state senator affirmed by Supreme Court, Gabbard criticizing Democratic colleagues, bacteria closes Oahu beaches, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu International Airport ©2019 All Hawaii News Shutdown strain could lead to longer airport lines. Working without pay for weeks. While the battle over the partial government shutdown takes place in Washington D-C, it's putting a strain on people here in Hawaii. KITV.Impact in Hawaii likely to worsen as shutdown continue. The number of federal civilian employees in Hawaii that are either furloughed or working without pay 20 days after the government partially shut down has been tall...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Gop, Hawaii, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Democratic, State, Honolulu


Deadline extended to apply for FEMA aid related to the Woolsey Fire

LOS ANGELES— The deadline has been extended from this Friday to Jan. 31 for residents and businesses whose homes or property were damaged by the Woolsey Fire to apply for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration, it was announced today. Residents and business owners can apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov or in person at one of two Disaster Recovery Centers. Those centers — at the Malibu Courthouse, 23525 Civic Center Way, and in Agoura Hills...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Local News, Ventura County, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, U S Small Business Administration, Agoura Hills, Woolsey, Los Angeles Ventura, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management. Trump once again suggested poor forest management is to blame for California’s deadly wildfires and said he’s ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to stop giving the state money “unless they get their act together.” FEMA could not immediately comme...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Oregon, Uncategorized, California News, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Fema, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Kathleen Ronayne, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Kate Brown


Trump threatens to axe emergency fire aid for California

"Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest Management, would never happen," Trump tweeted, initially misspelling the word forest before repeating the tweet with the word corrected. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!" he said, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The warning extends Trump's feud with California authorities over responsibility for a recent series of deadly fires including the Camp Fire in Nov...
Tags: News, California, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Forrest, Forrest Management


Trump blames California wildfires on forest mismanagement

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold Federal Emergency Management Agency money to help California cope with wildfires if the state doesn’t improve its forest management practices. Trump tweeted Wednesday that California gets billions of dollars for fires that could have been prevented with better management. The state’s former top firefighter Ken […]
Tags: News, California, Washington, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ken


NAR Helps Secure FEMA Reversal On New Flood Policies During Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – December 28, 2018 (nar.realtor) In a critical win for home sales while the partial shutdown of the federal government is ongoing, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will issue and renew flood insurance policies, reversing an unexpected and controversial ruling the agency released earlier this week. “FEMA and the Administration deserve credit for hearing our concerns and acting swiftly to address them,” says NAR President John Smaby. “This new decision means thousands of ...
Tags: Real Estate, Congress, Washington, Radio, Fema, Shutdown, Flood, Federal Emergency Management Agency, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Real Estate News, National Flood Insurance Program, Independent Insurance Agents Brokers of America, Jane Dollinger, Flood Insurance


Rick Scott Delays Senate Oath In Midst Of Largely Blank Public Schedule

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott was supposed to start his new job as a U.S. senator Thursday, but he delayed his swearing in ostensibly to keep his promise to fight for Floridians every day of his term. So what’s he doing while other senators take their oath in Washington? His official public schedule has him beginning the day at 3:15 p.m. for about two hours of “staff and call time.” But even that’s a busy day compared with most since the Nov. 6 election, contradic...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Senate, Ap, Mitch McConnell, Miami, Lewis, Scott, Capitol, Federal Emergency Management Agency, George H W Bush, Rick Scott, TALLAHASSEE Fla, Miami Dade, Bill Nelson


GOP Punts Shutdown Mess Until Dems Take Over House In January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown will almost certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year — the first big confrontation between President Donald Trump and newly empowered Democrats — as agreement eludes Washington in the waning days of the Republican monopoly on power. Now nearly a week old, the impasse is idling hundreds of thousands of federal workers and beginning to pinch citizens who count on varied public services. Gates are closed at some nat...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Nasa, House, Manhattan, Cbs, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Interior Department


CBP Orders Medical Checks After Second Child In Custody Dies

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump’s request for border wall funding . The boy, identified by Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gómez Alonzo, had been in CBP’s cus...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Ap, Dhs, CBP, Houston, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Trump, El Paso, Phoenix, U S Customs, Border Protection, Federal Emergency Management Agency


Medical checks ordered after 2nd child immigrant dies

By NOMAAN MERCHANT HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump’s request for border wall funding . The boy, identified by Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gómez Alonzo, had been ...
Tags: Health, News, Congress, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Dhs, Soccer, Mexico City, Associated Press, CBP, Houston, Guatemala, Donald Trump


What To Expect In A Partial Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump and Congress bicker over Trump’s call for $5 billion to build a border wall with Mexico, government agencies are preparing for a partial government shutdown set to begin at midnight Friday. The dispute could affect nine of 15 Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Interior, Agriculture, State and Justice, as well as national parks and forests. More than 800,000 federal employees...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Barack Obama, Reagan, Ap, Nasa, Fbi, Gop, House, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter


Government help for Woolsey fire victims

  Greg Meneshian looks at the remains of his home on November 10. The Woolsey fire swept through Meneshian’s Bell Canyon neighborhood on November 9. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) As individuals, families and business owners affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires are allowed to return home to assess any damages to their properties, their concerns shift from immediate personal safety to practical repairs. Help from county, federal and state government agencies is one o...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Fema, Local News, Ventura County, Brad Sherman, Malibu, Pepperdine University, Ventura, Dec, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, Hill


After a California Wildfire, New and Old Homeless Populations Collide

Butte County already had 2,000 homeless people and a crisis on its hands before the Camp Fire’s devastation added tens of thousands more to their ranks.
Tags: News, California, Wildfires, Federal Emergency Management Agency, American Red Cross, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Evacuations and Evacuees, Homeless Persons, Butte County (Calif, Chico (Calif, Paradise (Calif


Disaster victims could get tax relief as part of new tax bill; IRS already offering some easier retirement plan access

North Carolina flooding in the wake of extensive hurricane rains. Photo courtesy Federal Emergency Management Agency A bill that would extend some expired tax laws, enact a handful of new ones and correct some errors in last year's tax reform bill is now before the House of Representatives. The extensive and expensive — the Congressional Budget Office estimates it will add another $55 billion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years — measure has a decent chance of clearing the House...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Senate, White House, Gop, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Ira, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Irs, Rice, Brady, House Senate


Government help for Woolsey fire victims

  Greg Meneshian looks at the remains of his home on November 10. The Woolsey fire swept through Meneshian’s Bell Canyon neighborhood on November 9. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) As individuals, families and business owners affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires are allowed to return home to assess any damages to their properties, their concerns shift from immediate personal safety to practical repairs. Help from county, federal and state government agencies is one o...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Fema, Local News, Riverside County, Brad Sherman, Malibu, Southern California, Ventura, Dec, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, Hill


Official: 2,000 trailers could be used for fire evacuees

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says as many as 2,000 trailers could be used to help house survivors of a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 88 people and destroyed 13,000 homes. Toney Raines, head of FEMA’s housing task force, says survivors could begin living in the trailers sometime this […]
Tags: News, Ap, Fema, Northern California, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Nation & World, PARADISE Calif, Toney Raines


Zinke At Wildfire Site: ‘A Lot Of Things I’d Rather Spend This Federal Money On’

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday as he returned to the town of Paradise, saying he has never witnessed such devastation. “There’s a lot of things I’d rather spend this federal money on rather than repairing damage of things that have been destroyed,” he said. Zinke nodded to other public services, such as improving visitor experiences at Yosemite National Park or th...
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Ap, Fema, Chico, Associated Press, Perdue, Sierra Nevada, Northern California, Calif, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Interior, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Zinke, U S Agriculture


Feds give over $20M in aid to wildfire victims

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. government has distributed more than $20 million in assistance for people displaced by the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official said Monday as hundreds of searchers kept looking for more human remains.The massive wildfire that killed at least 85 people and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes in the town of Paradise and surrounding communities was fully contained over the weekend after igniting more than two weeks ...
Tags: News, California, Fema, Chico, Associated Press, Sierra Nevada, Northern California, Calif, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U S Interior, U S Agriculture, Ryan Zinke, Mansell, PAUL ELIAS, Honea, Sonny Perdue


Feds have given over $20 million in aid to wildfire victims

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. government has distributed more than $20 million in assistance for people displaced by the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official said Monday as hundreds of searchers kept looking for more human remains. The massive wildfire that killed at least 85 people and destroyed nearly […]
Tags: News, Ap, Northern California, Calif, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Nation & World


Woolsey fire victims funds, services help from government agencies

  Greg Meneshian looks at the remains of his home in Bell Canyon on November 10. The Woolsey fire swept through his neighborhood on November 9, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/ Orange County Register/SCNG)   As individuals, families and business owners affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires are allowed to return home to assess any damages to their properties, their concerns shift from immediate personal safety to practical repairs. Help from county, federal and state government agencies is o...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Local News, Brad Sherman, Malibu, Ventura, Klos, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, Hill, SBA, San Fernando Valley, Woolsey, California Department of Insurance


Woolsey fire victims can get funds and services help from government agencies

As individuals, families and business owners affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires are allowed to return home to assess any damages to their properties, their concerns shift from immediate personal safety to practical repairs. Help from county, federal and state government agencies is one of the next steps to getting back to a normal way of living. Here are some resources available: NEW • Los Angeles County Disaster Assistance Centers: Two locations: Conrad L. Hilton Foundation (30440 Agoura ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Local News, Brad Sherman, Malibu, Ventura, Dec, Klos, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, Hill, U S Department of Health and Human Services, SBA, San Fernando Valley


$3,700 Generators and $666 Sinks: FEMA Contractors Charged Steep Markups on Puerto Rico Repairs

FEMA is spending more than $1 billion on emergency repairs to homes in Puerto Rico damaged by Hurricane Maria, but much of it is going to contractors charging steep markups and overhead.
Tags: News, Fema, Puerto Rico, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Prices (Fares, Home Repairs and Improvements, Fees and Rates, Government Contracts and Procurement, Building (Construction, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Disasters and Emergencies, Hurricane Maria (2017, Puerto Rico Repairs