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New FEMA flood maps may mean insurance changes for coastal Marylanders

Floodplain maps have been redrawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, a change that could shift properties into or out of a flood risk zone.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:08am EDT

Tags: flooding, flood maps, FEMA

Free CERT training aims to prepare communities for emergencies large and small

Whether it's a big disaster or someone gets hurt around the house, knowing how best to respond might affect who lives or dies. Many communities offer free training to ensure their residents are prepared for the worst.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 07:35am EDT

Tags: emergency, FEMA, CERT, duct tape, Kristi King

Voters asked to fund levee to prevent Huntington flooding

The Huntington neighborhood, near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, has flooded three times in the last 10 years, damaging cars and homes.

Monday - 10/22/2012, 07:52pm EDT

Tags: Huntington, Cameron Run, flooding, Hank Silverberg, FEMA

Fallen firefighters honored with memorial service

Firefighters from all over the nation who were killed in the line of duty are being honored during the 2012 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Frederick County, Maryland.

Sunday - 10/07/2012, 12:42pm EDT

Tags: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Ernie Mitchell Jr, FEMA


SMECO gets $4M for Hurricane Irene relief

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $4 million to the Southern Maryland Electrical Co-op in three Maryland counties.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:27am EDT

Tags: FEMA, SMECO, Hurricane Irene

FEMA giving $1M to protect Va. homes from flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a grant of more than $1 million to elevate and protect 11 residences in Gloucester County from flooding.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 10:44am EST

Tags: FEMA, Gloucester County, flooding

Fed, Va. officials to close emergency op office

Federal and state officials are closing the joint field office set up to coordinate recovery operations following Hurricane Irene, Tropical Strom Lee, and the central Virginia earthquake.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 03:34pm EST

Tags: FEMA, Tropical Storm Lee, Hurricane Irene

Va. earthquake recovery centers to close Feb. 11

State and federal officials are preparing to close two disaster recovery centers set up after an August earthquake, but officials say assistance will continue to be available.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 09:08am EST

Tags: Disaster Recovery Center, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, FEMA, louisa, Spotsylvania County

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