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Natomas Ready To Start Building As Feds Expected To End 7-Year Moratorium

Concerns over flooding in the wake of Hurricane Katrina were felt thousands of miles away in Natomas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency raised standards for levees after the 2005 hurricane. This put previously OK levees classified as substandard, which halted construction in Natomas in 2008.

03/12/2015

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City Gears For Construction Boom As Natomas Building Moratorium May Be Lifted

The city’s planning department is preparing for development to take off, with thousands of projects expected this year.

01/07/2015

NAPA, CA - AUGUST 24:  A car is seen covered in bricks following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California. A 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after 3:00 am on Sunday morning causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Federal Help For Victims Of Napa Quake

Individuals and homeowners who sustained damage in the South Napa Earthquake may now be eligible for certain kinds of federal assistance. Money is available to help eligible displaced individuals in Napa and Solano counties to repair essential living areas.

11/11/2014

Expert Advice On How To Prepare For An Earthquake

A leading earthquake expert offers important tips for sheltering in place and evacuation. Be prepared.

08/07/2014

Top 10 Earthquake Survival Kit Must-Haves

Earthquakes can happen at any time, so preparedness should be maintained on an ongoing basis.

08/07/2014

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FEMA Lifts Flood Insurance Requirement For Homes Along Morrison Creek In Sacramento

Residents in more than 1,000 homes that border Morrison Creek in South Sacramento have had to pay flood insurance for the last 20 years or so, but now they are getting a financial reprieve.

01/22/2014

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Gov. Brown Renews Call For Federal Rim Fire Aid

California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal to President Obama in a renewed effort to obtain federal aid in the wake of a Rim Fire that raged for months.

12/03/2013

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FEMA Restrictions Keep Natomas Homeowners From Rebuilding Burned-Out Homes

In 2008, the Federal Emergency Management Agency increased the danger of flood zones in places such as Natomas. This has halted all construction due to flood concerns.

08/02/2013

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Gov. Brown Sending 6 Urban Search & Rescue Specialists To Oklahoma

Gov. Jerry Brown directed the California Emergency Management Agency to deploy specialists from California’s Urban Search & Rescue teams to assist in response and recovery efforts in Oklahoma City following Monday’s devastating tornado.

05/21/2013

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Federal Regulation Won’t Allow Natomas Family To Rebuild Home

A family’s Sacramento home burned down and now it’s abandoned because federal regulations won’t allow them to rebuild.

12/11/2012

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

Barack Obama (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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

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