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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

Capitola, flood, storm, river, mud

ConsumerWatch: Who’s Regulating Payouts From FEMA-Approved Insurers?

In addition to property insurance policies you can also purchase a federal flood policy. The catch is that you can only get the policies through one of a select group of insurers that are authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

10/19/2011

Capitola, flood, storm, river, mud

FEMA Denies Flood-Ravaged Capitola Disaster Assistance Money

Flash floods back in March caused massive damage in the city of Capitola but the town has been rebuffed in its request for federal disaster assistance from FEMA.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/22/2011

Capitola, flood, storm, river, mud

ConsumerWatch: Storm Brewing Over New Flood Maps

The federal government’s flood maps are getting a makeover and some homeowners don’t like what they see.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/08/2011

Capitola, flood, storm, river, mud

Capitola Still Waits On Disaster Relief From Storms

Capitola has not yet received disaster relief following those large storms in March that led to flash floods. Damage following the March floods is estimated at $17 million, AND Capitola’s emergency reserves are gone following flood repairs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/01/2011

A charred car sits in the driveway of a home that was destroyed by fire following a deadly gas main explosion on September 13, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

7th Person Accused Of Posing As San Bruno Blast Victim

A seventh person has been charged with posing as a victim of the San Bruno pipeline explosion to claim disaster aid.

CBS San Francisco–11/04/2010

A chimney is all that remains at a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Appeals FEMA’s Denial Of San Bruno Disaster Funds

California’s governor is appealing a federal decision to deny disaster funds to the city of San Bruno and the state for last month’s fatal gas pipeline explosion.

CBS San Francisco–10/07/2010

San Bruno Explosion Cleanup

Denied By FEMA, San Bruno Declares Local Emergency

The San Bruno City Council has adopted a resolution continuing a declaration of local emergency, even as FEMA has denied a federal major disaster declaration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/06/2010

A chimney is all that remains at a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Officials To Appeal For More San Bruno FEMA Aid

State and local officials are appealing a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny additional funds to help California and the city of San Bruno pay for ongoing efforts to repair and reconstruct a neighborhood struck by a PG&E gas pipeline explosion.

CBS San Francisco–09/29/2010

President Obama Declares Emergency Ahead of Earl

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama says an emergency exists in North Carolina and has ordered federal agencies to help state and local officials with handling any problems caused by Hurricane Earl.

09/01/2010

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