Hurricane

Louisiana News: Louisiana Governor Edwards – Hurricane Season 2018 Begins

BATON ROUGE, LA – Yesterday, as Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced the beginning of the 2018 Hurricane season, he and LSU Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron are encouraging all Louisianans to GetAGamePlan and get prepared.  Hurricane season is June 1-November 30, and while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting an average number … Continue reading Louisiana News: Louisiana Governor Edwards – Hurricane Season 2018 Begins

Florida News: FLorida Governor Scott – Floridians Should Pay Attention to Potential Severe Weather

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Governor Rick Scott today made the following statement regarding the National Hurricane Center’s monitoring of a weather system that could potentially develop into a tropical or sub-tropical depression.  Governor Scott was briefed this afternoon by FDEM while traveling back to Florida.  The Governor also directed the Florida Division of Emergency Management … Continue reading Florida News: FLorida Governor Scott – Floridians Should Pay Attention to Potential Severe Weather

North Carolina Could Get up to $125 Million More in Hurricane Matthew Recovery Help

Funds in congressional budget agreement would help North Carolinians recovering from Matthew RALEIGH, NC (STL.News) North Carolina may be eligible for an additional $125 million in disaster recovery funding to provide much needed relief for communities still recovering from Hurricane Matthew, Governor Roy Cooper said Thursday. Under the U.S Senate budget proposal announced today, North … Continue reading North Carolina Could Get up to $125 Million More in Hurricane Matthew Recovery Help

Watchdog to investigate flood risks to Superfund sites

WASHINGTON/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A federal government watchdog agency will investigate the threats from flooding and other natural disasters to the nation’s most polluted places. The Government Accountability Office says it assigned investigators to study the risks to human health and the environment posed by natural disasters at the more than 1,300 sites in the Environmental … Continue reading Watchdog to investigate flood risks to Superfund sites

Trump says Iran people acting against ‘brutal’ regime

WASHINGTON/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— President Donald Trump has returned from an end-of-year holiday to face fresh legislative challenges, midterm elections and threats abroad. The president opened the second year of his presidency with confrontational tweets targeting Iran and Pakistan. He tweeted Tuesday: “The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. … Continue reading Trump says Iran people acting against ‘brutal’ regime

U.S. Department of Education Releases Additional Funding to Support Schools and Students Impacted by Hurricanes

Washington, DC/December 14, 2017 (STL.News) – Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $10.4 million in additional funds to assist students at more than 900 schools affected by the recent natural disasters. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program funds will be distributed to schools located in Federal Emergency Management Agency-declared major disaster areas impacted by hurricanes … Continue reading U.S. Department of Education Releases Additional Funding to Support Schools and Students Impacted by Hurricanes

At UN, over $2 billion pledged to help hurricane-affected Caribbean nations ‘build back better’

November, 23 2017 (STL.News) The U.N. published a press release yesterday, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 offering the following information: The international community mobilized over $1.3 billion in pledges and more than $1 billion in loans and debt relief to help Caribbean nations recover from the strong hurricanes that pummelled the region a few months ago, … Continue reading At UN, over $2 billion pledged to help hurricane-affected Caribbean nations ‘build back better’

USDA Provides More Than $10 Million to Help Caribbean Area Farmers Recover Following Hurricanes

SAN JUAN, P.R./November 21, 2017 (STL.News) – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing $10.9 million in technical and financial assistance to help farmers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands repair damage and rebuild following hurricanes Irma and María. This investment through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, a Farm Bill conservation program, … Continue reading USDA Provides More Than $10 Million to Help Caribbean Area Farmers Recover Following Hurricanes