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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

A worker drills holes into the cement pad to anchor a safe room shelter. (credit: Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Get Reimbursed For Storm Shelter Construction

The odds of a tornado hitting your home are extremely small. But, if it were to happen, you would need a place to stay safe. That has pushed many people into building storm shelters.

06/05/2013

US President Barack Obama hugs Julie Lewis whose son was a student in the tornado affected Plaza Towers Elementary School on May 26, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Obama is in the Oklahoma City area to survey damage from the tornado which struck a week ago and to meet with victims and first responders. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Gov’t With Oklahoma ‘Every Step’ Of The Way

President Barack Obama says tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., is “a strong community with strong character” but needs help.

05/26/2013

Rockwall County Tornado. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Preparing For Severe Weather In North Texas

The forecast for this afternoon in North Texas again includes heavy storms, hail and the possibility of dangerous tornadoes. So, how should you prepare?

05/21/2013

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Help May Be Available For Uninsured In West

Disaster help may be available for some losses not covered by insurance in the Central Texas town of West, still recovering from a fertilizer plant explosion last month.

05/21/2013

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Obama Expands Disaster Aid To West

President Obama has approved expanded disaster relief for those impacted by the plant explosion in West. The help includes grants for temporary housing and home repairs.

05/02/2013

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Cash Donations Coming In For West Residents

At the Czech Stop Bakery in West, a white bucket on the counter is as hot as the kolaches coming out of the oven.

CBS 11–04/30/2013

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“The Great Shakeout” Prepares Texans For Quakes

When you think about severe weather in North Texas, flash floods and tornadoes come to mind. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants to make sure everyone knows what to do in the event of a major earthquake.

CBSDFW.COM–02/07/2013

Governor Chris Christie, President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues Attacks

Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.

11/01/2012

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Could Sandy Postpone The Election?

One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election might even be postponed.

10/30/2012

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Opinion: Selectively Presidential: Obama Chooses To Be Presidential When It’s Convenient

When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.

10/30/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

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