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  • EMERGENCY ALERT: Percy Quin Dam Failure Imminent (Southern Mississippi, TANGIPAHOA)

    08/30/2012 9:03:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Tangipahoa Parish Government ^ | 8-29-12 | Tangipahoa Parish Government
    MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS NOTIFIED GOHSEP AND TANGIPAHOA PARISH GOVERNMENT OF AN "IMMINENT FAILURE" OF THE DAM AT LAKE TANGIPAHOA AT PERCY QUINN STATE PARK. THIS FAILURE IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE ADDITIONAL FLOODING ALONG THE ALREADY SWOLLEN TANGIPAHOA RIVER. RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS.
  • U.N. to invade Texas? "Ridiculous," says world body

    08/25/2012 1:17:51 PM PDT · by Derp Mountain · 76 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 24, 2012 | Reuters
    The United Nations scoffed on Friday at claims by a judge in Lubbock County, Texas, that U.N. troops could invade the southern U.S. state to settle a possible civil war, which the judge warned could be sparked if Obama is re-elected in November. Read more...
  • Sacramento levees fail federal maintenance criteria -

    08/24/2012 5:29:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 24, 2012 | Matt Weiser
    Levees protecting most of the city of Sacramento and 15 other areas of the Central Valley were declared on Thursday to have failed federal maintenance criteria. As a result, those levees are no longer eligible for federal money to rebuild if damaged in a storm. The U.S.ArmyCorps ofEngineers made the declaration after concluding that a new state plan to improve Central Valley levees does not provide enough detail to ensure that maintenance problems, such as erosion and intruding structures, will be fixed. The affected areas include 40 miles of levees wrapping most of the city of Sacramento on the American...
  • Local teen helps FEMA prep for disaster

    08/18/2012 11:41:26 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kxan ^ | Aug. 18, 2012 | Erin Cargile
    He would also like to put together 24-hour emergency packs for the elderly and disabled who have trouble doing their own shopping. "I'm prepared, my neighbors are prepared. I know everybody is not and we need to get that point across," said DeLong. It's not just talk, DeLong walks the walk. He keeps two backpacks in his car at all times full of tools and first responder items that could come in handy -- a hard hat, thermal blankets, face mask, snacks and water are just a few of the items.
  • FEMA denies individual assistance for W.Va. from June 29 storm; Tomblin plans to appeal

    08/09/2012 9:13:14 PM PDT · by FLAMING DEATH · 6 replies
    The Republic ^ | August 9, 2012 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The federal government has denied Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's request for individual assistance to help homeowners hit by a June 29 windstorm, Tomblin said Thursday night.
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 628 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • APNewsBreak: FEMA trailer litigation nears end

    05/28/2012 7:44:43 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/28/2012 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    A class-action settlement agreement has been reached to resolve nearly all the remaining court claims over allegations that government-issued trailers exposed Gulf Coast residents to hazardous fumes after Hurricane Katrina, a lead plaintiffs' attorney said Monday. In a court filing late Monday, plaintiffs' lawyers and several companies that manufactured FEMA trailers after the 2005 storm asked U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt to approve an expanded version of a multimillion-dollar deal initially announced in April. A separate agreement with four FEMA contractors that installed or refurbished trailers will be filed Tuesday, lead plaintiffs' attorney Gerald Meunier told The Associated Press. Nearly...
  • National Responder Support Camp (NRSC)

    04/27/2012 11:09:51 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 4 replies
    Fed Biz Opps ^ | Da Gubberment!
    National Responder Support Camp (NRSC) Solicitation Number: HSFE70-12-R-0033
  • Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

    03/16/2012 11:06:46 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 440 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/16/12 | The White House
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 16, 2012 Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness EXECUTIVE ORDER NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: PART I - PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION Section 101. Purpose....
  • An Announcement From FEMA and AmeriCorps

    03/13/2012 10:09:00 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    White House ^ | March 13, 2012 | White House-Matt Compton
    Later today, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, and Robert Velasco, the acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will announce a new partnership between FEMA and CNCS designed to strengthen the nation's ability to respond to and recover from disasters. They'll be joined by Cecilia Muñoz, the Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Walter Maddox, the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. You can watch live right here at 11:00 am ET.
  • Just Another Vanity - FEMA meeting this PM - need advice

    01/11/2012 11:01:30 AM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 31 replies · 1+ views
    1/11/11 | CPF
    I'm going to a FEMA meeting this afternoon as part of the local government delegation. FEMA is coming in to 'help' our town coordinate volunteer efforts in the case of another flood or whatever. They have already designated a Citizen Superior to head up the thing and he has gotten his own committee together to run it. The local gov is invited, but not sure what our role is supposed to be. Questions for Freepers - Does anyone have priors with this FEMA program? Are there any particular things I should ask? Should I be as suspicious as I am?...
  • Feds find failures in Cook Co. homeland security project

    01/09/2012 8:56:54 AM PST · by radioone · 6 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 1-8-2012 | Carol Marin and Don Moseley
    Project Shield was supposed to make citizens safer. But in the end, the $45-million Homeland Security program more resembled a disaster, wasting taxpayers’ dollars and failing to make a single citizen more secure. The failed Cook County initiative was replete with equipment that failed to work, missing records and untrained first responders according to a report by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The report, to be released Monday but obtained by The Sun-Times and NBC5 News, found “millions of tax dollars may have been wasted.”
  • Obama: I can so hold you indefinitely without trial if I want

    01/03/2012 12:06:47 PM PST · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-03-12 | DrJohn
    In his latest signing statement Obama said: "My administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens," Obama said in the signing statement. "Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation." Now why would he even need to say that were it not possible? Does his signing statement make you feel safer? It ought not. After all, it was Obama who said unequivocally that he would not use signing statements to "get his way." [VIDEO AT SITE] Obviously it is now possible for Obama to hold...
  • 6 Years Later, Katrina Victims Fight FEMA Debts

    12/28/2011 10:44:09 AM PST · by edpc · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 28 Dec 2011 | Michelle Kunzelman
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the Federal Emergency Management Agency mailed out 83,000 debt notices this year to victims of Hurricane Katrina and other 2005 storms, one of the letters showed up in David Bellinger's mailbox. Bellinger, who is blind, needed a friend to read it and break the news that FEMA wants him to pay back more than $3,200 in federal aid he received after Katrina.
  • Federal Agents Demand Customer Lists From Mormon Food Storage Facility [Oathkeepers pulls story]

    12/09/2011 9:27:14 AM PST · by Just4Him · 198 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | 12/8/2011
    <p>Oath Keepers has learned that federal agents recently visited a Later Day Saints (Mormon) Church food storage cannery in Tennessee, demanding customer lists, wanting to know the identity of Americans who are purchasing food storage from the Mormons.</p> <p>“A fellow veteran contacted me concerning a new and disturbing development. He had been utilizing a Mormon cannery near his home to purchase bulk food supplies. The man that manages the facility related to him that federal agents had visited the facility and demanded a list of individuals that had been purchasing bulk food. The manager informed the agents that the facility kept no such records and that all transactions were conducted on a cash-and-carry basis. The agents pressed for any record of personal checks, credit card transactions, etc., but the manager could provide no such record. The agents appeared to become very agitated and after several minutes of questioning finally left with no information. I contacted the manager and personally confirmed this information.</p>
  • Question for any RACES Hams out there (Vanity)

    11/18/2011 2:35:59 PM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 8 replies
    Vanity | Self
    Like many other ham operators, I have been involved in the RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) aspect of the hobby for some time. RACES teams generally work with county emergency management agencies and support emergency communications. All of this, of course, rolls up to our corrupt FEMA/DHS bureaucracy and a lot of the ham physical resources are supported by FEMA grant money, strings attached. While the head is rotten, many of the local agencies are pretty good to work with while some aren't. I am seeing a number of hams expressing discontent with, or curtailing their level of activity...
  • FEMA EAS Test [Live Thread]

    11/09/2011 11:00:40 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 337 replies
    FEMA ^ | 11/9/11
    Okay everyone...approaching 2:00pm Eastern...ready for the "Big EAS Test"?
  • FEMA,FCC Announce Nationwide (November 9, the public will hear a message("This is a test." )

    10/12/2011 12:40:29 PM PDT · by TaraP · 20 replies
    FEMA ^ | June 9th, 2011
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. eastern standard time and may last up to three and a half minutes. The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies. NOAA's National Weather Service, governors and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to...
  • Why The Federal Deficit is So Large

    10/03/2011 4:43:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2011 | Bruce Bialosky
    Federal entitlements, which comprise 60% of the budget, have been correctly identified as the root cause of our growing annual deficit. We certainly need to enact significant reforms of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. However, in order to achieve some level of fiscal integrity, there is an equally important change that we must all accept – just saying no. This became apparent when Congress went home for their August break without an agreement on an FAA funding bill – leaving 4,000 federal employees out of work for 13 days. The center of this dispute – and a pristine illustration of...
  • FEMA: Include pets in preparedness plan

    09/27/2011 3:14:08 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Times-Journal ^ | 9/27/11 | Lindsay Slater Times-Journal
    FEMA officials said pet owners should keep a pet emergency supply kit, which should include at least a three-day supply of food in an airtight, waterproof container, drinking water, bowls for the food and water, current photos of you and your pets together, physical descriptions of each pet, medication, vaccination records and first aid pet supplies.