GovBeat: disaster


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/03/2014

California’s drought is only going to get worse. Here’s proof, in one photo.

Record low snowpack has officials worried the West’s drought is only going to get worse.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, disaster relief, newsletter

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Administration releases half a billion in emergency heating funds

The cold snap has sent propane prices soaring, and stretched emergency home energy budgets.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, States

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Georgia governor apologizes for snow mess

Gov. Nathan Deal accepted responsibility for Atlanta’s unpreparedness.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, georgia

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Georgia officials under fire over snowstorm response

Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed are playing defense as traffic snarls continue.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, georgia, newsletter, States

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/29/2014

The South’s disastrous response to the winter storm, in pictures

If you live in the Atlanta area, and if you can, work from home.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, disaster relief, georgia, snow, South Carolina, States

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Midwest faces propane emergency as more cold weather moves in

Winter weather is causing a propane shortage in the Midwest and Northeast.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, newsletter, States

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/16/2013

California wins appeal for Rim Fire disaster funds

FEMA reversed itself after initially denying the request for aid.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, disaster relief, fema, jerry brown, Obama, States

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 10/28/2013

After Sandy, New York will hold strategic gasoline reserves

A year after Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will keep 3 million gallons in reserve.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:21 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, hurricane sandy, New Jersey, New York, States, superstorm sandy

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 10/23/2013

USDA will provide some relief to South Dakota farmers after blizzard

The Agriculture Department can provide some emergency relief, but lack of a farm bill is still delaying aid.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:27 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  disaster relief, farm bill, South Dakota, States, USDA

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Senate shutdown compromise includes Colorado flood relief

A compromise to reopen the government includes disaster relief after floods damaged roads and bridges.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, disaster, flooding, relief, shutdown, States

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Blizzard, lack of Farm Bill threatens South Dakota cattle ranchers

Cattle ranchers can’t get emergency relief until Congress acts to pass a Farm Bill.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:31 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agriculture, disaster relief, farm bill, livestock, South Dakota

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Christie takes on Colorado GOP: ‘They’re hypocrites’

Chris Christie (R) called four Colorado Republicans “hypocrites” for opposing funding for Sandy victims.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, disaster, disaster relief, funding, New Jersey, shutdown, States

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Threat of shutdown delaying Colorado flood relief

Congress has until Monday night to solve a budget crisis, but the threat of a shutdown is already delaying some Colorado flood relief efforts.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, disaster relief, funding, shutdown