FEMA

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

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Perry May Appeal FEMA’s Decision Not To Help West Rebuild

FEMA has denied Governor Rick Perry’s request for a major disaster declaration in West, Texas again.

06/13/2013

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West Residents, Officials Upset Over FEMA Decision

Residents and officials in West are upset about FEMA’s decision to deny a major disaster declaration for the ravaged Texas town.

06/13/2013

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

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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