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  • American Scene

    Some residents of one of the central Alabama cities devastated by last month's tornadoes are angry about a local ban on single-wide-trailer mobile homes.

  • After FEMA snub, McDonnell offers surplus to Va. tornado victims

    Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell is putting an anticipated $600,000 year-end surplus toward disaster relief in areas of the state hurt by severe weather and tornadoes last month.

  • "If the recent disasters that have affected the South and Midwest aren't emergencies, then what are?" asked Rep. Robert B. Aderholt. (Associated Press)

    House panel advances bill to supplement disaster aid

    A House panel on Tuesday proposed $1 billion in emergency disaster relief money to ensure that aid to tornado and flood victims in the South and Midwest doesn't run dry.

  • This aerial photo taken Sunday, April 17, 2011, shows damage to Page Middle School by a tornado that ripped through Gloucester, Va., on Saturday. Tornadoes and flash flooding left several people dead in Virginia, and crews are continuing to assess damage that severe weekend storms caused across several areas of the state. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Randall Greenwell)

    McDonnell to appeal denial of FEMA disaster aid

    Gov. Bob McDonnell will appeal denials by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of disaster assistance for Virginians affected by a series of strong tornadoes in April, his office said Tuesday.

  • Residents affected by the tornado come to receive help at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster recovery center at the Ashley Furniture Store in Fultondale, Ala. on Monday. The center is one of six set up in four Alabama counties. (Associated Press/The Birmingham News, Michelle Campbell)

    FEMA seeks to redeem agency reputation with storms response

    Though FEMA administrator Craig Fugate has been quick to remind anyone who will listen that the states are in charge of responding to the series of massively powerful tornadoes that ripped across Alabama and other parts of the South, his office has also been making sure everyone knows what his agency is up to with a flurry of press releases outlining each step.

  • "A storm of this size and scope needs to be taken seriously," says FEMA administrator Craig Fugate. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Beltway

    It helps to know that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is ever at the ready while Americans face another round of terrible snowstorms. FEMA'S on it.

  • FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate

    FEMA: U.S. evacuations may be required for Earl

    Federal officials said Tuesday that evacuations may be required in the United States if Hurricane Earl tracks too close to the East Coast.

  • Overhaul of flood insurance advances in House

    Some subsidies would be ended and a measure of financial health would be restored under a House-approved overhaul of a program that provides flood insurance to more than 5 million homeowners and businesses in flood-prone areas.

  • Joan Woolley, a volunteer with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Oklahoma, reaches for a tray of lasagne from a portable oven as she and other volunteers prepare meals for the people of Galveston, Texas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in September 2008. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

    Disparate faith groups come together in disaster relief

    For every hurricane, earthquake or flood, there is help: food, bottled water, crews of volunteers nailing shingles to brand new roofs.

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