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Disaster Relief

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Gov. Quinn Offers $45 Million for Disaster Relief

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announcing a $45 million aid package for towns in Illinois still recovering from a tornado last November.

03/06/2014

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Nixon Criticizes Missouri Senate For Emergency Response Cuts

“These dollars are essential to supporting our folks on the front line of emergency response. That’s why the federal government provides this”

04/25/2013

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Overnight America: November 27th, 2012 – Melanie Pickens, Stephen Lynch

Melanie Pickens from the Red Cross called in to talk about how you can still help those in need.  She reminded Jon that they are not only there during a disaster; the Red Cross responds […]

11/27/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

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Disaster Assistance Still Available in Southern Illinois

MARION, Ill. (AP) __ Southern Illinois residents who suffered damage and losses during recent severe weather have about a week left to apply for federal disaster assistance. The application deadline for assistance is Aug. 8. […]

07/30/2011

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FEMA Provides Aid for Disaster-Stricken Missouri

Period to register for FEMA aid ends July 8.

06/09/2011

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Funds, Supplies Flow Into Joplin for Recovery

Support continues to come in for the people of Joplin, Missouri.

06/08/2011