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Sacramento Search and Rescue Team Sends Two to Florida

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Two members of the Sacramento Urban Search and Rescue team arrived in Florida Saturday morning to help with the recovery efforts at the Surfside condominium collapse. Demolition workers are planning to bring down the rest of a the partially collapsed building in South Florida ahead of an approaching storm that is heightening concerns that the structure could come down on its own. A top Miami-Dade fire official tells relatives of people missing in the rubble that workers plan...
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Sacramento Search and Rescue Team Sends 2 To Florida

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Two members of the Sacramento Urban Search and Rescue team arrived in Florida Saturday morning to help with the recovery efforts at the Surfside condominium collapse. Demolition workers are planning to bring down the rest of a partially collapsed building in South Florida ahead of an approaching storm that could cause the rest of the structure to come crashing down, experts warn. A top Miami-Dade fire official tells relatives of people missing in the rubble that workers plan...
Tags: Japan, Florida, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Mexico City, San Diego, Orange County, Search And Rescue, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department, Sacramento Fire Department, Miami Dade, Ron DeSantis, Surfside


No Federal Payments for Individual Damage in Georgia Tornado

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says individual residents won’t get disaster assistance after a March 26 tornado damaged more than 1,700 homes southwest of Atlanta.
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Rescue efforts resume at collapse site; demolition planned

By TERRY SPENCER and RUSS BYNUM SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Rescue efforts at the site of a partially collapsed Florida condominium building resumed Thursday evening after a 15-hour pause for safety concerns, and officials said they had started planning for the likely demolition of the remaining structure. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the decision about the demolition needed to be made “extremely carefully and methodically,” considering the effect on the search-and-rescue operatio...
Tags: Florida, New York, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Associated Press, Biden, Fort Lauderdale, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Miami Dade County, Jill Biden, Ron DeSantis, RUSS BYNUM, Surfside, Mark Kennedy


A world-class search and rescue team at the Surfside collapse has responded to disasters including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina

They're the members of Urban Search and Rescue Florida Task Force-1, a group of search and rescue experts that operates under FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency. When they're not being dispatched to countries in crisis, many of them work for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue as local firefighters.
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Psaki says Biden won't visit Miami-area building collapse and supports an investigation

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, June 28, 2021. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Biden does not plan to travel to the area of the Florida building collapse, Psaki said. The trip would divert local resources away from ongoing rescue efforts, she added. The White House has sent federal assistance to state and local officials. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pres...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Fema, Miami, Biden, Collapse, Building, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Army Corps of Engineers, Ron DeSantis, Jen Psaki


Biden to bolster extreme weather preparation funding during FEMA visit

President Joe Biden is expected to scale up his administration's investment in extreme weather preparation when he makes a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters on Monday afternoon.
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NASA has led 7 asteroid-impact simulations. Only once did experts figure out how to stop the space rock from hitting Earth.

An artist's illustration of asteroids flying by Earth. Peter Carril/ESA In a recent simulation, a fictitious asteroid was approaching Earth but experts couldn't stop it. NASA has led seven such simulations, and the participants only fully stopped the asteroid once. It shows how challenging it would be to stop an Earth-bound space rock, even with ample warning. See more stories on Insider's business page. An international group of space experts have been bested by a hypothetica...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, News, Dart, Virginia, India, New York City, Africa, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Czech Republic, Austria, Harvard University, Fema


FEMA's Covid funeral assistance program is up after a rocky start. Here's how to apply

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved more than 2,585 applications for newly available Covid-19 funeral assistance in the first month after the program launched -- but there are many more people waiting for help.
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FEMA's Covid funeral assistance program is up and running after a rocky start. Here's how to apply

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved more than 2,585 applications for newly available Covid-19 funeral assistance in the first month after the program launched -- but there are many more people waiting for help.
Tags: Cnn, Fema, Federal Emergency Management Agency, COVID


Out-of-touch academics defend homeless encampments

In March, when the city of Los Angeles decided to clear a massive homeless encampment from Echo Park Lake so the park could be closed for unspecified repairs, the residents of the tents and the activists protesting on their behalf told reporters it was actually a community, where residents shared a supportive environment that included a vegetable garden, a kitchen, and showers. That seems at odds with a recent report in the Los Angeles Times that said L.A. Sanitation and Environment crews remove...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Staples Center, Los Angeles Times, Ucla, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Grand Hotel, Echo Park, Occidental College, Palmdale


Have you applied for FEMA's Covid funeral assistance program? Tell us about it

The Federal Emergency Management Agency launched a program in April to help people pay for funeral expenses for loved ones lost to Covid-19.
Tags: Cnn, Fema, Federal Emergency Management Agency, COVID


A long look at 2021 tax facts & a glimpse at all the Tax Days

Among the many numbers critical to tax filing is the deadline returns are due. That's not always the same for all taxpayers. This year we have three due dates for filers in five states. I love tax visuals. There are tons of fun tax graphics (yes, I used "fun" and "tax" in the same sentence) out there, many from the Internal Revenue Service. I just ran across another one, an infographic from WalletHub. A very long infographic that, since I'm awarding it this weekend's Saturday Shout Out, y...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Kentucky, Alabama, United States, Fema, Jack, Irs, Puerto Rico, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Internal Revenue Service, Central Texas, Tejas, Louisiana Oklahoma, Lone Star States, Jill Taxpayers


FEMA receives more than 130,000 applications for COVID-19 funeral assistance

FEMA said Friday that more than 130,000 Americans have applied for coronavirus funeral assistance. Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images More than 130,000 Americans have applied for COVID-19 funeral assistance, FEMA said Friday. Americans who lost loved ones to the coronavirus can receive up to $35,500. The aid money was included in Democrats' $1.9 trillion stimulus package. See more stories on Insider's business page. In less than two weeks, more than 130,000 A...
Tags: US, Trends, Fema, Healthcare, Charles Davis, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Getty Images More, Jeffrey Greenberg Universal Images Group, Funeral Assistance


Garcetti’s proposed budget includes funding for 5,600 Prop HHH units for homeless

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s budget proposal, which was released Tuesday, April 20, allocates $362 million in Proposition HHH funding to construct 89 supportive housing projects with more than 5,600 units for people experiencing homelessness. Voters in November 2016 passed Proposition HHH to use $1.2 billion to build 10,000 units for homeless Angelenos, more than tripling Los Angeles’ annual production of supportive housing. Garcetti’s 2021-2022 fiscal year budget proposal allocates $362 mi...
Tags: Budget, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, Vermont, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Drew Pinsky, Los Angeles City, Barger, LA County, Garcetti


Inside the rise of police department real-time crime centers

At a conference in New Orleans in 2007, Jon Greiner, then the chief of police in Ogden, Utah, heard a presentation by the New York City Police Department about a sophisticated new data hub called a “real time crime center.” Reams of information rendered in red and green splotches, dotted lines, and tiny yellow icons appeared as overlays on an interactive map of New York City: Murders. Shootings. Road closures. You could see the routes of planes landing at LaGuardia and the schedules of container...
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More than 1 million calls inundated FEMA's new Covid-19 funeral assistance hotline on first day

More than 1 million callers dialed into the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new funeral assistance program hotline on its first day, the agency said, signaling an increased need for funeral aid as the nation's coronavirus death toll continues to climb.
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When will the surge of migrants at the border end?

There are two questions that government officials should be forced to answer about every pending decision. One is, “At whose expense?” and the other is, “And then what?” Those questions might look cranky and churlish when dropped into the warm soup of good intentions. Nonetheless, unintended consequences are not scared away by warm soup. They’re just waiting to plunge in with a splash, spattering the walls with everybody’s best-laid plans. And that brings us to the crisis at the border. In the e...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, United States, New York Times, Fema, Long Beach, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Eric Garcetti


FEMA inundated with calls from people seeking up to $9,000 in funeral assistance for the death of a loved one with COVID-19

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference to announce FEMA will help pay for the funeral and burial of COVID-hit families during the coronavirus disease pandemic in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon FEMA this week began accepting applications for COVID-19 funeral assistance. The agency is providing up to $9,000 per funeral and up to $35,500 per applicant. The aid was sought by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
Tags: Politics, New York, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fema, Queens, Healthcare, Charles Davis, New York Daily News, Aoc, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Schumer, Chuck Schumer


FEMA overwhelmed by calls on first day to apply for $9,000 for Covid-19 funeral expenses

Families who lost loved ones to Covid-19 can now get help with funeral expenses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, though the program got off to a bumpy start.
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Financial help for funeral expenses from coronavirus deaths now available

Beginning Monday, April 12, people can apply for financial help for funeral expenses from coronavirus deaths through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program, the L.A. County Office of Emergency Management said. “We can never take away the pain and suffering of those grieving the loss of a loved one from COVID-19, but in so many communities already struggling to pay for basic necessities, like food and rent, funeral costs only compounds that grief,” said Los ...
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FEMA Opening Mass Vaccination Site in Louisiana Capital City

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open its first Louisiana mass coronavirus vaccination site in Baton Rouge, capable of administering up to 3,000 shots a day.
Tags: Fema, Louisiana, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Capital City


Vaccine-seekers being turned away as available slots at Cal State LA swiftly fill up

Hundreds of people lined up early at Cal State Los Angeles’ mass vaccination site on Thursday, April 8, after word spread that COVID-19 shots were available without an appointment, but by mid-morning site managers were turning people away, citing a surge that gobbled up available doses. The governor’s Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday that many appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine were going unfilled at the federally run site, and as a result, the site planned to off...
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Fueled by surplus Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Cal State LA site has ‘immediate appointments’ available

With relatively few vaccine appointments slots being filled, state and federal officials are putting out the call to any eligible person to sign up for “immediate appointments” to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the mammoth Cal State LA site. The call comes just days before the Federal Emergency Management Agency and California’s Office of Emergency Services cease control of the site, which next week will transition to the city of L.A. to operate. “We’re light on appointments for the next sev...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Colorado, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Government, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Soccer, Fema, Community, Pfizer


Long Beach gives feds the OK to temporarily house 1,000 migrant children in Convention Center

Federal officials now have Long Beach’s permission to use the city’s Convention Center to temporarily house up to 1,000 migrant children. The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, April 6, meeting to allow the City Manager to execute agreements with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to operate a shelter for unaccompanied minors who are en route to be reunified with family members or sponsors. Immigrant rights advo...
Tags: Texas, News, Immigration, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Ice, San Diego, Long Beach, Biden, Central America, Luna, Southern California, Garcia, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County


Mobile Unit Will Bring COVID-19 Shots to Rural Maine Areas

Maine officials say the state is going to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to get coronavirus vaccines to residents in rural and under-served communities.
Tags: Maine, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Rural Maine Areas


Minnesota to Host FEMA Vaccination Site at State Fairgrounds

Gov. Tim Walz and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced plans for a mass vaccination site at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul next week that will have the capacity to vaccinate 100,000 Minnesotans over eight weeks.
Tags: Minnesota, St Paul, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Tim Walz, State Fairgrounds, Host FEMA


Trump adviser Peter Navarro pressured officials to reward untested companies connected to the White House with lucrative COVID-19 contracts, House inquiry says

White House Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the press briefing room of the White House on March 27, 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Peter Navarro, Trump's former trade adviser, is accused of rewarding companies with White House links. Trump officials steered contracts to companies without "adequate diligence," a House inquiry says. On one occasion, Navarro pushed for a brand-new start-up to secure a $354 mill...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, China, Trends, House, Healthcare, News UK, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Contracts, Kamala Harris, Trump, Peter Navarro


LA County’s evolving vaccine landscape: Racing to herd immunity before variants can take hold

More than 4 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have now been injected into the arms of people who live and work in Los Angeles County with more than 1.4 million now fully vaccinated. As a study this week showed, even one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine provides significant protection. The county was now vaccinating on average 80,000 people per day, putting it on track to achieve about 75% immunity by the end of June, officials said Friday. As of a week ago, March 27, 68% of those 65 and ...
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Vaccine eligibility widens in LA County despite limited doses

As another million people in Los Angeles County on Thursday, April 1, were able to get in line for often scarce coronavirus vaccine appointments, public health officials urged residents to be patient and avoid gathering and follow pandemic safety rules as they wait to be inoculated. Residents age 50 and older are now eligible for the shots, but at least 631,000 residents in that age group have already received at least one vaccine dose, officials have said, by qualifying in another eligible cate...
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