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GAO: FEMA Could Better Document Factors Considered With Individual Assistance Requests

A GAO report has found that FEMA often grants individual assistance requests but could better document the factors it considers. From 2008 to 2016, FEMA received 294 Individual Assistance (IA) declaration requests from states, U.S. territories, and tribes to help individuals meet their immediate needs after a disaster. Of these, the President declared 168 and denied… Keep Reading

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Power in Puerto Rico Restored After Islandwide Blackout

Geraldo Quiñones López, a spokesman for the power authority, told NBC News earlier Thursday that the electrical system was stabilizing. “What’s happening is that the places where there are more clients who remain without power were the areas most impacted, damaged by the hurricane,” he said. Keep Reading

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