Hurricane


FEMA Expands Policy to Include Houses of Worship

Shuls and other houses of worship damaged in natural disasters will now be eligible to receive relief funds from the federal government in keeping with a policy change announced last…

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FEMA Rethinking Ban on Disaster Aid to Houses of Worship

When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied aid by the Federal Emergency Management…

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ACLU Challenges No-BDS Clause in Texas Hurricane Relief

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called unconstitutional a Houston suburb’s hurricane-repair grant program that says residents cannot boycott Israel as a condition of receiving any money. The ACLU…

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Hurricane Ophelia Heads Toward Ireland, Then U.K.

Authorities in Britain and Ireland say the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia could bring disruption and damage as the work week gets underway. Ophelia was a category 2 hurricane Sunday as…

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WWII Ordnance Washes Ashore in Heavy Maria Surf

Officials say an apparent piece of World War II ordnance has washed up on North Carolina’s Outer Banks amid heavy swells from Hurricane Maria lurking offshore. The U.S. National Park…

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