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Obama signs disaster declaration for Yosemite-area Rim Fire

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- President Obama Friday declared a major disaster exists in California and ordered federal resources to aid in the recovery from the Yosemite-area Rim Fire.

Karen: Tropical Storm warning in Louisiana, FEMA prepares

MIAMI, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Karen headed for the central Gulf of Mexico Thursday as the Federal Emergency Management Agency prepared for bad weather along the gulf coast.

Biden tours flood-ravaged Colorado

AURORA, Colo., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden surveyed the massive flood damage in Colorado by air Monday, calling Mother Nature's power "amazing."
83-year-old man is eighth fatality in Colorado flooding

83-year-old man is eighth fatality in Colorado flooding

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An 83-year-old man swept away when the ground beneath him gave way near a creek Monday became the eighth fatality of Colorado's heavy rains, authorities said.

Obama to Oklahoma: 'You are not alone'

MOORE, Okla., May 26 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama told Oklahomans Sunday Washington will be "with you every step of the way" as the state recovers from last week's devastating tornado.
Debris removal becomes priority in Moore, Okla.

Debris removal becomes priority in Moore, Okla.

MOORE, Okla., May 22 (UPI) -- Cleanup crews fanned out Wednesday across Moore, Okla., devastated by a massive tornado that killed at least 24 people two days earlier.
NWS upgrades Oklahoma tornado to EF-5

NWS upgrades Oklahoma tornado to EF-5

MOORE, Okla., May 21 (UPI) -- The National Weather Service Tuesday upgraded the tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., to an EF-5 as Gov. Mary Fallin pledged, "We will get through this."

Maryland denied federal Sandy aid

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Maryland will appeal a finding that the state was not hit hard enough by superstorm Sandy to qualify for federal disaster aid, the state administration says.

Napolitano visits storm-hit Staten Island

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visited New York City's Staten Island Sunday to survey relief efforts and cleanup progress.
Sandy death toll: 88 in U.S., 157 overall

Sandy death toll: 88 in U.S., 157 overall

HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. death toll from superstorm Sandy reached 88 and the number of homes and businesses without electricity fell to 4.9 million, officials said Thursday.
Sandy's U.S. death toll at least 70

Sandy's U.S. death toll at least 70

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Wednesday victims of Hurricane Sandy will "get all the help you need" and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said "we will get up."
Obama tours N.J.; Romney back on trail

Obama tours N.J.; Romney back on trail

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama went to New Jersey Wednesday to survey damage caused by Hurricane Sandy while Republican nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Florida.
Sandy: U.S. death toll at least 39

Sandy: U.S. death toll at least 39

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Sandy, now a post-tropical cyclone, was blamed for at least 39 U.S. deaths and its capacity for damage was nowhere near over, officials said Tuesday.
Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in N.J.

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in N.J.

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Hurricane Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, pushing a massive storm surge and leaving millions of people without power along the East Coast.
Obama: Sandy 'a serious and big storm'

Obama: Sandy 'a serious and big storm'

MIAMI, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Hurricane Sandy is "a serious and big storm" and urged people living along the Eastern Seaboard to "take this very seriously."
Sandy could be 'Frankenstorm'

Sandy could be 'Frankenstorm'

MIAMI, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Hurricane Sandy Friday targeted the U.S. east coast and possible convergence with an icy storm threatened to create what forecasters dubbed "Frankenstorm."

Isaac blamed for Ill. twisters

NEW ORLEANS, Afghanistan, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Much of New Orleans was still without power Saturday, the handiwork of Hurricane Isaac, the remnants of which triggered tornadoes in Illinois, officials said.
Isaac nears hurricane status out in gulf

Isaac nears hurricane status out in gulf

MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Isaac, on the verge of becoming a hurricane, huffed toward Louisiana Monday night and people in three states fled as advised or hunkered down.

Nat'l emergency system test not flawless

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The first-ever U.S. Emergency Alert System test Wednesday was not without a few hiccups, including some people saying they heard Lady Gaga instead of a warning.

Disasters drain FEMA budget

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A flood of disasters across the United States have strained FEMA's resources, leaving communities with unfunded long-term reconstruction needs, experts say.

FEMA head: Katrina could have been worse

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. disaster relief agency says the calamity caused by Hurricane Katrina four years ago could have been even worse had the storm moved faster.
Obama attends hurricane preparedness panel

Obama attends hurricane preparedness panel

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday took part in a meeting with federal officials on preparedness in advance of the unofficial June 1 start of hurricane season.

Fugate confirmed as FEMA chief

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The Senate confirmed Craig Fugate as administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Sen. David Vitter, R-La., dropped his hold on the nominee.
Sen. Vitter holds up FEMA nominee

Sen. Vitter holds up FEMA nominee

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is holding up the confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee as head of FEMA because of questions about Hurricane Katrina.

Obama to tap Florida's Fugate as FEMA head

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday said he intends to nominate Florida's emergency director Craig Fugate to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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