FEMA

Bill Knight – April 3
11:20 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Tax Dollars Supporting Corporations

Bill Knight

Dissatisfaction in the area with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues as the income-tax deadline approaches.

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Considering Outside Auditorium Management
9:59 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Burlington Seeks FEMA Money

Burlington Memorial Auditorium

Burlington is seeking federal help in protecting several downtown properties from flooding.

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Assistance Centers
2:29 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

FEMA in Region to Help Flood Victims

The FEMA assistance center in Macomb
Credit Chris Lovingood

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has disaster survivor assistance crews available in Macomb and Mason County this week to help flood victims register for federal assistance.

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More Properties to Demolish
11:21 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Des Moines County Flood Buyout Nearly Over

Des Moines County Board of Supervisors

Des Moines County is close to completing a project that is more than four years in the making.

Regional Planner Dan Eberhardt says 19 structures in the northeast corner of the county had to be addressed after the devastating flood of 2008.

He says about 2/3 of them have already been demolished, with the remaining 6 in Huron Township to be taken down within the next few weeks.

The lots are as large as three acres. 

The remaining demolition projects would complete the county’s buyout program.

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Not total amount city sought
3:13 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

FEMA Comes up with Money for Warsaw

Board Chairman David Walker

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to compensate Warsaw for some of the money it paid to repair its  water treatment plant after it was badly damaged by the 2008 flood.

At the time, the city expected to be reimbursed 100% for the repairs. FEMA later decided the city was due 75% of the repair costs because the county didn't meet its poverty guidelines.

City finances were strained to come up with the $285,000. The city has tried to recoup that money ever since.

County Board Chairman said FEMA has agreed to pay two-thirds of the city's share.

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