June 22, 2021

‘Investors’ funds are safe at WazirX,’ says Nischal Shetty on receiving FEMA notice

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From Business Today ED says accused Chinese nationals had laundered proceeds of crime worth around Rs 57 crore by converting INR deposits into cryptocurrency USDT and then transferring the same to Binance accounts The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a show-cause notice to Mumbai-based firm WazirX for transactions involving cryptocurrency worth Rs 2,790.74 crore. Mumbai-based […]

Trump halts FEMA funds for Calif. wildfires, forest management

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he has ordered a halt to federal emergency funds for California to fight wildfires and manage its forests unless officials in the western U.S. state can “get their act together.””Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest (sic) […]

Thousands of survivors from California wildfires struggle to find housing

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From WN After thousands were forced to flee their homes from when the Camp Fire became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, a number are still unsure where to go on Wednesday, according to NBC News. Victor Marino said he has been living in a tent and accepting donations from people on […]

US: FEMA postpones ‘Presidential Alert’ test

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By Jeffrey Rodack From Newsmax The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Presidential Alert” test, which was scheduled for Thursday, has been delayed until to Oct. 3. FEMA announced the postponement, citing the “ongoing response effort to Hurricane Florence,” according to NBC News. And in a tweet, the agency noted: “Due to severe weather across much of […]

FEMA approves $140 million more for recovery in Puerto Rico

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From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it has awarded more than $140 million in Public Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico. To date, the FEMA program has provided $2.6 billion in funding to the island’s central government and municipalities for debris removal and emergency protective […]

FEMA releases the 2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After-Action Report

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WASHINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) – The following is a news release from FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released the 2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After-Action Report. The report examines the agency’s performance during the record breaking season. Last year, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastated the nation at a time when FEMA was already supporting […]

US: Embattled FEMA CIO reassigned to Caribbean post

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By Aaron Boyd From Next Gov Patsy Garnett will step in as acting CIO until a permanent replacement is hired. The embattled technology leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been reassigned to the Caribbean amid reports the agency is not properly managing its IT and has misled investigators. FEMA officials confirmed that Chief […]

Caribbean hurricane aftermath – 10 things that have become the new norm fFor Crucians after Hurricane Maria

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From NAM News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Oct. 20, 2017: It’s been a month since Hurricane Maria slammed into St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, turning the lives of its 50,000 plus residents upside down and sending them back in time overnight.  While the mainstream US media has focused largely on the impact of […]

1 month after Hurricane Harvey hit, over 60,000 Texans are still displaced, living in shelters or hotel rooms paid for by FEMA

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By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press From Business Insider HOUSTON (AP) — It has been a month since Hurricane Harvey brought devastating wind and flooding to the Texas coast and Houston area, and while the water has receded and businesses have reopened, huge debris piles in front of thousands of homes serve as a constant […]

US: Terrible response on Caribbean disaster

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By Thomas Gans letter to Napa Valley Register I am distressed to the point of righteous rage over our American government’s despicable response to the devastation of Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. President Trump, after a bit of hesitation, rushed military, civilian, and FEMA help to Texas and […]