MUNSTER | The Town Council recently voted to spend up to $10,000 for on-call engineering services and documentation to FEMA aimed at removing the last five homes from the flood hazard zone protected by the levee system.
Offering perspective on today's issues
HOBART | For most of the second semester, Hobart High School JROTC has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the Hobart Fire Department to train and certify over 100 cadets as Community Emergency Response team (CERT) members.
HAMMOND | New controls over Little Calumet River water levels are expected to allow more homes along the southwest shoreline in the city to be removed from costly flood insurance requirements.
I am often surprised and disappointed with the decisions of the federal government. But this time I am totally appalled. Victims of the recent tornadoes in southern Illinois and Indiana are being denied aid from FEMA because they have not been faced with enough devastation. Really?
MERRILLVILLE | New Federal Emergency Management Agency maps show 732 Merrillville parcels designated in a flood plain, according to the town.
PORTAGE | I am just going through my emails after a short vacation and came upon an email from the wife of a Portage Firefighter who was kind enough to bring a rather important matter to my attention. It seems that a Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) , is set for Wednesday,…
FEMA Regional Flood Insurance Liaison David Schein addresses a public meeting Wednesday to discuss flood insurance for certain homeowners in Hammond and Highland.
FEMA National Hazards Program Specialist Laurie Kuypers answers questions from Highland resident Mark Lash at a public meeting Wednesday to discuss flood insurance for certain homeowners in Hammond and Highland.
HIGHLAND | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, is sponsoring a forum Wednesday evening where representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide information about removing designated areas of Hammond and Highland from the special flood hazard area.
GARY | Calumet Township officials, in conjunction with federal and state disaster agencies, are sponsoring a special emergency preparedness town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at Calumet Township Multipurpose Center, 1900 W. 41st Ave., Gary.
HAMMOND | Almost 1,700 buildings in Hammond's Robertsdale neighborhood could be removed from a flood plain under a plan released by the city of Hammond on Wednesday.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago man who printed fraudulent documents and stole identities and government disaster relief money to fund his drug addiction was sentenced to just under three years in prison Friday.
HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced a Dolton man to two years of probation Wednesday for his role in a scheme with a Gary friend to steal more than $13,000 in federal disaster relief funds.
This spreadsheet shows how much overtime Munster spent in several department and the amount FEMA reimburse the town.
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