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Towns team up for Main Street repaving

MUNSTER | After a rough winter, who wouldn’t like to see Main Street repaved?

August 04, 2014 6:58 pm

Cedar Lake firefighters given grant for equipment, training

CEDAR LAKE | The Cedar Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $58,247 grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program

July 18, 2014 12:05 am

Munster council OKs spending up to $10K to remove last 5 properties from flood zone

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.

February 03, 2013 8:15 pm
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November 02, 2012 12:00 am
HHS JROTC partners with FEMA and Homeland Security to train and certify cadets

HHS JROTC partners with FEMA and Homeland Security to train and certify cadets

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.

May 23, 2012 11:13 am

Hammond works to remove more homes from flood plain zone

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.

May 04, 2012 8:15 pm

Why give foreign aid while denying relief after tornado?

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?

March 19, 2012 12:00 am

New FEMA maps could cost some M'ville homeowners

MERRILLVILLE | New Federal Emergency Management Agency maps show 732 Merrillville parcels designated in a flood plain, according to the town.

February 29, 2012 7:45 pm

The Chief's Email

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,…

November 07, 2011 5:09 pm
Keep flood insurance, residents urged

Keep flood insurance, residents urged

FEMA Regional Flood Insurance Liaison David Schein addresses a public meeting Wednesday to discuss flood insurance for certain homeowners in Hammond and Highland.

October 19, 2011 8:10 pm
Keep flood insurance, residents urged

Keep flood insurance, residents urged

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.

October 19, 2011 8:10 pm

Forum provides info about areas being removed from special flood hazard areas

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.

October 15, 2011 12:00 am

Calumet Twp. officials will talk about preparation for crises

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.

September 21, 2011 12:00 am

McDermott: 1,700 buildings removed from flood plain

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.

April 28, 2011 8:00 pm

Disaster aid theft nets prison time

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.

March 11, 2011 6:30 pm

Dolton man who schemed with Gary friend to steal FEMA funds gets probation

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.

February 09, 2011 9:00 pm
Document - flood costs for Munster

Document - flood costs for Munster

This spreadsheet shows how much overtime Munster spent in several department and the amount FEMA reimburse the town.

September 13, 2009 12:00 am
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