FEMA http://wunc.org en Military Leaders To Discuss Climate Change & National Security http://wunc.org/post/military-leaders-discuss-climate-change-national-security <p></p><p>Current and former members of the military want to talk about how climate change could be threatening national security.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://fortbragg.patch.com/articles/renewable-energy-and-local-economy-to-be-discussed-at-fayetteville-town-hall-meeting-tuesday">A public meeting in Fayetteville tonight</a> will include discussions about evidence linking climate change to a rising risk of stronger natural disasters.&nbsp; Spring Lake mayor Chris Rey is one of the speakers at the meeting and a former Army captain.&nbsp; He says storms that cause widespread damage divert military resources, leaving the impacted areas more vulnerable. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Will Michaels 17420 at http://wunc.org Military Leaders To Discuss Climate Change & National Security State Leaders Push Preparedness For Hurricane Season http://wunc.org/post/state-leaders-push-preparedness-hurricane-season <p>State leaders are stressing the importance of preparation for residents and themselves as hurricane season begins this weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp; Forecasters say the 2013 Atlantic storm season could be another busy one.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Their prediction of up to 20 named storms could surpass last year's 19.&nbsp; North Carolina leaders stood along with Governor Pat McCrory to say now is the time for everyone to prepare for whatever may come. Fri, 31 May 2013 08:50:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 16315 at http://wunc.org State Leaders Push Preparedness For Hurricane Season Irene Victims Get More Time in FEMA Trailers http://wunc.org/post/irene-victims-get-more-time-fema-trailers <p>More than a hundred coastal families displaced by Hurricane Irene faced a deadline yesterday to move out of mobile homes provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But North Carolina Emergency Management says all of them have been given a 30-day extension. Dawn Baldwin Gibson of the Pamlico County Disaster Recovery Coalition says many residents are still trying to get money for repairs from their insurance or mortgage companies.<br> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2956 at http://wunc.org Irene Deadline Approaching http://wunc.org/post/irene-deadline-approaching <p>The deadline approaches for victims of Hurricane Irene to file flood insurance claims. Residents who experienced damage have until Wednesday to send a damage report to insurers that issued a National Flood Insurance Policy. This week's deadline is a 30-day extension of the original October cutoff. FEMA spokesman Jeff Welsh says that was in response to residents who were not satisfied with inspections immediately after Hurricane Irene.<br> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:55:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7197 at http://wunc.org Hatteras Business Still Slow After Irene http://wunc.org/post/hatteras-business-still-slow-after-irene <p>Small businesses on Hatteras Island are struggling to turn a profit a month after Hurricane Irene swept across the Outer Banks. That's despite a decision from the Department of Transportation earlier this month to restart ferry service for both visitors and residents. Keith Andre owns a construction business in Frisco. He says building centers that usually provide his equipment are nearly empty.<br> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:10:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7413 at http://wunc.org Flooded Counties Fronting Bill for Mosquito Spray http://wunc.org/post/flooded-counties-fronting-bill-mosquito-spray <p>FEMA's announcement that it won't run out of funds this week is good news for counties in eastern North Carolina. Local governments have been fronting the bill for disaster relief without a guarantee of reimbursement after Hurricane Irene. In Hyde County, health director Wesley Smith says officials ordered an insecticide spray from low-flying planes for 20,000 acres. He says flooding caused a boom in the mosquito population.</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:25:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7417 at http://wunc.org Perdue Praises Disaster Declaration http://wunc.org/post/perdue-praises-disaster-declaration <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Governor Bev Perdue says she's thankful the White House moved quickly to send federal assistance to North Carolina.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:05:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 8983 at http://wunc.org