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- $1.4 million for post-Ike public housing on island
- Pa. woman sentenced in Hurricane Katrina fraud
- AP Top News at 2:13 am EST
- Awareness and Preparation Are Keys to Surviving Tornado
- Sirens tornado drills mark severe weather awareness week
$1.4 million for post-Ike public housing on island
html GALVESTN Texas — Hundreds of families displaced when public housing units were damaged by Hurricane Ike could return to renovated homes by late summer. The Galveston Housing Authority will spend $1. 4 million on the projects. The Galveston County Daily News reported Saturday that Bey Construction in Houston in the next few days plans to begin replacing flooring and drywall in 139 apartments. Councilman Tarris Woods says there is a “fierce urgency” to return the 584 families displaced when Ike on Sept.
Pa. woman sentenced in Hurricane Katrina fraud
28 2009 Pa. woman sentenced in Hurricane Katrina fraud The Associated Press HARRISBURG Pa. – A central Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for using debit cards intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Fifty-year-old Jody Burnett of Harrisburg has also been ordered to pay more than $63000 in restitution. Burnett had pleaded guilty in November to access device fraud. Authorities say she misused the cards while working as an intern at the Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley between ctober 2005 and March 2006. A federal judge in Pennsylvania sentenced Burnett on Friday to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
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AP Top News at 2:13 am EST
The Associated Press
EST13 hours agoNEW RLEANS (AP) — Three and a half years after Hurricane Katrina the National Guard is pulling the last of its troops out of New rleans this weekend leaving behind a city still desperate and dangerous. Residents long distrustful of the city’s police force are worried they will have to fend for themselves. “I don’t know if crime will go up after these guys leave. But I know a lot more of us will be packing our own pieces now to make sure we’re protected” said Calvin Stewart owner of a restaurant and store.
Awareness and Preparation Are Keys to Surviving Tornado
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) encourages Missourians to prepare ahead for the worst. “We remind all Missouri residents that each household needs to have a disaster preparedness plan” said FEMA’s Tom Hall federal coordinating officer for disaster operations in Missouri. “Planning and practicing specifically how and where you will take shelter in the event a tornado could be a matter of survival. Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. They can appear suddenly without warning and can be invisible until dust and debris are picked up or a funnel cloud appears. Heed Severe Weather Warnings issued by the National Weather Service. Knowing what to look for and where to seek shelter could make a difference.
Sirens tornado drills mark severe weather awareness week
That’s why each year the state issues North Carolina’s Severe Weather Awareness Week which begins Sunday. n Wednesday schools across the state – including Cleveland County – will practice a tornado drill at 9:30 a. said Donna Carpenter director of public information for Cleveland County Schools. According to a press release from the N.