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West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

FEMA Grants Nearly $3 Million For West Schools

After denying an initial funding request by Gov. Rick Perry, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced a $2.8 million grant to help schools devastated by a plant explosion in West, Texas.

07/26/2013

A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Millions In Reimbursements For 2011 Wildfire Costs

By December of 2011 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had declared wildfire disaster declarations in more than 150 Texas counties. Today the agency refunded some of the money spent to fight those fires.

CBSDFW.COM–07/10/2013

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded  on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Legal Expert: City of West’s Lawsuit “Difficult Case To Win”

The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the fertilizer company that exploded and its supplier, but an environmental law attorney says it will be a difficult case.

CBS 11–06/24/2013

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

City Of West Files Lawsuit Against West Fertilizer Company

The City of West has filed a lawsuit against the West Fertilizer Company late Friday afternoon, in the wake of the April 17 explosion that killed 15 people and injured 200.

CBS 11–06/21/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

FEMA Denies Assistance To West After Deadly Explosion

The small city of West that was rocked by a powerful and deadly explosion is being jolted again: This time by FEMA.

06/12/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Requirements Vary For FEMA Disaster Assistance

The individual victims of the West explosion are getting help. But the announcement that FEMA has denied disaster money, to help rebuild infrastructure destroyed in April’s fertilizer plant explosion, directly affects the city’s request for help.

CBS 11–06/12/2013

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West Mayor “Pissed Off” At FEMA Denial

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the Texas town of West, where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous structures and killed 15 people.

06/12/2013

Flooding in Fort Worth - Ram Guzman

Flooding Concerns Have Fort Worth Looking At Gas Well Roads

Engineers are analyzing unpermitted gas well access roads in Fort Worth, to see if they could be contributing to extensive flooding to properties along the Trinity River.

06/07/2012

Storm Clouds

The Waffle House Index: An Unofficial Guide To Storm Damage

Downed trees, broken power lines and missing shingles are all one way to gauge storm damage. You could also check to see if the corner restaurant can still make you a waffle.

05/30/2012

The wall of smoke during the Bastrop County wildfire in September.

3 More Texas Counties Can Apply For FEMA Help

Three more Texas counties affected by last year’s wildfires can apply for disaster recovery aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

03/16/2012

Emergency crews drop fire retardent slurry while battling a running wildfire that is threatning homes on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

FEMA Wildfires Declaration Now Includes 119 Texas Counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded its wildfires disaster declaration area for Texas to include 119 counties.

12/14/2011

AUSTIN, TX -  SEPTEMBER 6:  Aerial view of burned area around Bastrop. TX Tuesday September 6, 2011.  Several large wildfires have devastated Bastrop County since Sunday.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Central Texas Wildfire Destroyed 1,554 Homes

The number of homes destroyed by a Texas wildfire has risen to 1,554 and is expected to further increase as officials enter more areas where the blaze has been extinguished, officials said Sunday. Seventeen people remain unaccounted for.

09/11/2011

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