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Fairhaven Homeowners Look For Help With Flood Insurance Premiums

High flood insurance premiums in Fairhaven are leaving residents out to dry.

At Monday's Selectmen's meeting, representatives spoke about FEMA's Community Rating System that gives discounts to participating communities going beyond the minimum standards for flood preparation

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Governor Charlie Baker / Getty Images

Obama Signs Disaster Declaration For Mass.

(Associated Press) - President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Massachusetts and ordered federal aid to help the state recover from the blizzard that hit the region from Jan. 26-28.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials issued the declaration Monday after Gov

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Baker Seeks Federal Disaster Aid For Snowstorms

Gov. Charlie Baker has formally asked the federal government to declare a disaster in 10 Massachusetts counties after a record-setting series of winter storms.

The request was made Friday in a 22-page letter to President Barack Obama, delivered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Freetown FEMA Flood Maps (credit: fema.gov)
Freetown FEMA Flood Maps (credit: fema.gov)

Freetown Residents Asked To Review FEMA Floodplain Maps

Residents of Freetown are being asked to review preliminary flood insurance rate maps that were recently released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The four maps cover sections of East Freetown and, if they are finalized, officials say they will become the basis for the town's floodplain management plans.

Officials say those plans mus

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FEMA to Allow Fire Department Positions to Stay Vacant as SAFER Money Runs Out

A day of reckoning is on the horizon as the clock ticks down on the federal grant funding a third of the fire department through fiscal year '15. New Bedford's Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky told the City Council during Monday's budget hearing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant the city waivers to allow vacant positions due to retirements or fire fighters leaving to remain that way

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Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

White House: 60,000 Undocumented Minors In U-S

President Obama is putting together a group to handle America's growing influx of children who are entering the U.S. illegally and without family members to support them for the journey.

In a memo from the White House, the President calls the situation an "urgent humanitarian situation

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Jim Phillips / TSM

City Councilors Express Frustration With New Flood Maps

City councilors expressed their frustration with impending changes to New Bedford's FEMA flood map. The council's Ordinance Committee sent the changes to the full council without a recommendation. Council President Joseph Lopes, whose South End district could be heavily affected, said he is working with the mayor's office to appeal some of the changes

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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper to Discuss Flooding with FEMA Administrator

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is meeting with FEMA administrator Craig Fugate today to let the public know how they are responding to massive flooding.

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