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Bucks Volunteer Firefighter Groups Hoping to Refresh Membership Ranks

Volunteer firefighter numbers have been dwindling over the years in Bucks County, so a recruitment drive is now underway to try to get a younger generation interested in giving back to their communities.

03/31/2014

DOVER BEACHES NORTH, NJ - OCTOBER 29:  A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

FEMA Agrees To Extend Housing Privileges For Sandy-Displaced NJ Residents

But starting May 1st, the 57 families still remaining in FEMA housing will be charged market-rate rent.

03/14/2014

(Gov. Corbett, in red sweater, holds a briefing at the Peco operations center in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.   Photo by Brad Segall)

Gov. Corbett Says Federal Government, Outside Utilities Helping Ice Storm Recovery

Corbett toured a section Blue Bell, Pa. where Peco crews were working to fix downed power lines, and he urged those without electricity to be patient.

02/06/2014

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Bucks County Playhouse Hoping Old Flood Map Doesn’t Delay Expansion Plan

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map that dates back nearly fifteen years puts the playhouse and its highly anticipated expansion in a high-risk flood zone.

12/16/2013

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey. (Credit: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Senator Casey Seeks Legislation To Stem Tide Of Rising Flood Insurance Premiums

Senator Bob Casey is pushing for legislation that would roll back some changes that were mandated in flood insurance reform that was enacted by Congress last year.

12/16/2013

(Advocates for Spanish speakers in New Jersey said the state's Spanish web site for Sandy recovery information was incomplete.  Image from renewjerseystronger. org)

Hispanic Group Says NJ Still Giving Latino Victims of Sandy Short Shrift

Many in Sandy-ravaged sections of New Jersey are complaining, one year after the superstorm, that they’re still waiting on promised state and federal help.

10/29/2013

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Emergency Organizations Reach Out To Philadelphia’s Commuting Public

FEMA, Amtrak police, and the Red Cross were among the many agencies who set up information booths inside the main lobby at the 30th Street train station.

09/20/2013

(The waters of the Schuylkill River rose during Hurricane Irene to flood Main Street in Manayunk wall to wall.   Photo provided by Michael Dornblum)

Part 3: Direct Damage and Other Costs

A major storm could cause a business to close its doors for good. But even those able to recover may suffer.

12/06/2012

(Storm waters surround a home in Lumberton, Burlington County, NJ following Hurricane Irene.  Credit: Karin Phillips)

Part 4: Finding A Better Way

Lessons learned from past storms have resulted in stricter building codes and other requirements on the federal, state, and local levels.

12/06/2012

Fire Commissioner Ayers (third from left at table), at a meeting with
Governor Corbett, Mayor Nutter and others at the city's Emergency Ops
Center, discussing clean-up efforts following the storm.

Philadelphia Firefighters Deployed To Flooded Areas Of New York To Provide Support

Philadelphia firefighters are part of a task force helping out a neighboring state in distress, following the hurricane that rampaged through harder hit areas, including New York.

11/01/2012

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Federal Disaster Declaration In Place For 3 South Jersey Counties Ravaged By Summer Storms

A federal disaster declaration is now in place for three South Jersey counties ravaged by summer storms on June 30th.

07/19/2012

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened several disaster recovery centers in the area for home and business owners affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. For more information visit, http://www.fema.gov/ or call (202) […]

09/26/2011

Manayunk flooding

Assistance Available For Philadelphia Victims Of Tropical Storm Lee

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Philadelphia have been made eligible for federal assistance to help recover from the affects of Tropical Storm Lee, which inundated the area with rain and flood waters earlier this month.

09/25/2011

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IRS Giving Mini-Extension To Some Taxpayers In Areas Hit By Irene

The Internal Revenue Service has decided to cut taxpayers in certain New Jersey counties a break in filing their taxes and quarterly payments, because of Hurricane Irene.

09/01/2011

(Flooding along East Lafayette Street in Norristown following Hurricane Irene.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Montco Officials Pleased With County’s Response To Hurricane Emergency

Overall, Montgomery County public safety officials say, they feel good about the way the county handled the emergencies that arose out of Hurricane Irene this past weekend.

08/31/2011

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