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Feds arrest 1 NC man, 2 NY women for Sandy relief fund fraud

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Two women from Long Island and a man from North Carolina have been arrested on fraud charges for falsely collecting Superstorm Sandy disaster relief funds. Prosecutors say 52-year-old Joseph McClam, of Raleigh, received $32,000 for a Brooklyn property that had been mostly vacant since it had been damaged in a 2010 fire. Full story...
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ON '20/20': How FEMA uses Waffle House to target aid

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Federal Emergency Management Administration head Craig Fugate devised the Waffle House Index after leading Florida's response to several hurricanes in the 2000s. Based on the 24-hour restaurant chain's hardy reputation and presence across the Southeast, it is an informal yet handy way to assess an area’s post-calamity condition. Full story...
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More than $64M goes to Hurricane Irene aid in NC

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More than $64 million has been approved for disaster aid in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Emergency Alert System test goes off with a hitch

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The first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System went across the air with a major hitch Wednesday. Full story...
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Flood insurance issues cause NC officials to write

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Two North Carolina state officials want flood insurance claims adjusters to return to areas damaged by Hurricane Irene to ensure home and business inspections are performed adequately so claims can be paid quickly. Full story...
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FEMA opens temporary help center for Irene victims

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Two months after Hurricane Irene swept along the Cape Fear Coast, FEMA is back in Pender County this weekend to help storm victims. Full story...
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FEMA to show off storm-resistant house in NC

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The federal agency charged with helping recovery efforts in the wake of disasters wants to show North Carolinians how to make houses better able to withstand damage from major storms. Full story...
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FEMA sets up Wilmington office to help with Irene questions

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The Disaster Recovery Center is for anyone who would like questions answered face to face, or for folks without access to a telephone. Full story...
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FEMA: $12M approved for NC Irene relief

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Nearly $12 million in state and federal money has been approved for people in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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New Hanover may still get federal storm help

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video The Federal Emergency Management Agency came to Wilmington today to hear from New Hanover County and its municipalities about damage from Hurricane Irene. But are the costs of the destruction, clean-up crews and extra work enough to get federal help? Full story...
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Perdue asks for more federal help; New Hanover not on list

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Gov. Bev Perdue has asked FEMA to add counties to its disaster declaration request for recovery, including derbis removal, after Hurricane Irene. The list includes several counties in our area, including Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Onslow and Pender. Full story...
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New Hanover County waits on FEMA to deal with debris issue

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video As Hurricane Irene crashed through the Cape Fear region it left plenty of debris in it's wake. New Hanover County Commissioners say they are waiting on FEMA to see if the government will cover the cost for debris collection. Full story...
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Perdue asks for federal disaster declaration

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is asking for a federal disaster declaration for seven coastal counties that suffered severe damage during Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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President declares emergency for North Carolina

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FEMA announced that federal aid has been made available to North Carolina to supplement the state and local response efforts in the area due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing. Full story...
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NC storm victims say FEMA assistance spotty

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved just 23 percent of the requests for assistance it has received in the three months since tornadoes tore across North Carolina killing 24 people. Full story...
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