FEMA

Hurricane season is well underway for East Coasters. With the season not ending until November, the EPA is calling on the public to prepare now for natural disasters to aid recovery efforts. One point always challenging during a natural disaster is debris and household hazardous waste management, which ultimately has a great impact on public safety. Based on the responses to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Florence, EPA responders were in the field during the aftermath and managed a tremendous amount of waste as part of the...

Funding to disaster areas will now be quicker thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding recently announced by the EPA and FEMA. The process will now be streamlined for easier and quicker distribution. The EPA said this Memorandum will give disaster-stricken communities faster access to federal funds that will aid in their rebuilding process by helping to restore crucial infrastructure and water services. Some of the highlights of the Memorandum of Understanding include: Encourages a tribe or local government to access a no-interest or low-interest loan from its state...

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