Federal Emergency Management Agency
Northwest Indiana is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We are able to enjoy the changing seasons, sometimes in a single 24-hour period. Our unpredictable weather can be a source of enjoyment, or it can wreak havoc. A few weeks ago, several blocks in South Haven had four feet of w…
When the weather's strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?
VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department might have to introduce water polo to its program choices in order to make any money from Creekside Golf Course for a while.
GRIFFITH | Residents along the Cady Marsh Ditch, who may be forced to buy federal flood insurance, are asked to attend a special Town Council forum tonight.
Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, and grandstanding members of Congress. Finally, major reform bills get …
INDIANAPOLIS | The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Gov. Mike Pence's request for funds to cover a portion of the snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe winter storm.
EAST CHICAGO | Several agencies are combining forces to help East Chicago residents qualify for utility and rental assistance.
HEBRON | The shutdown of the federal government last fall apparently is still having an impact.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants to cover a portion of the local snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe winter storm.
VALPARAISO | One month into winter and the city already has used almost as much salt as it did all last winter.
VALPARAISO | Porter County has been chosen to receive $24,000 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
VALPARAISO | The city of Valparaiso may take possession soon of a 10-acre shovel-ready development site. All it would have to do is demolish the former Natural Ovens Bakery dome.
Everybody in south suburban Cook County is aware that on April 18, the area was drenched with rain from the storm that knocked out power in many households, caused huge traffic delays and flooded basements.
It has been more than two months since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. However, we are still being asked about our involvement.
WHITING | The Whiting Fire Department recently received a $23,616 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to purchase 20 portable P25 digital radios.
Cyclone Sandy was technically downgraded from hurricane status just before striking the U.S., but remains highly disruptive. Both the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns temporarily suspended their frenetic activity. In part, this reflected the practical impossibility of moving through t…
PORTAGE | Portage's new fire/rescue boat, launched just this summer, has seen its share of duty.
Hobart's Civil Defense, a program first formed during World War II, has taken a new direction.
In my column back in May I reported on several notable human service programs being implemented in south suburban communities this summer.
LAKE STATION | All the trailers have been removed from the abandoned, flood-ravaged Riverside Mobile Home property.
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