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 Anonymous
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22/06/1999 7:47 pm  

June 21, 1999 -- Flooding caused by heavy rainfall destroyed homes and farmland in China's eastern province of Zhejiang.

Officials reported that in the county of Lin'an, more than 20 towns and 1,600 acres of farmland were inundated, while 100 homes were damaged. Shipping on the nearby Qiangtang River has been halted due to high water.

More than four inches of rain fell in the Dongzhaoxi River Valley during a 24-hour period last Wednesday. The Xin'anjiang hydroelectric power station on the Qiangtang suspended operations on Monday as a safety precaution in anticipation of the approaching crest of the flood.

The rains began on June 10 and heralded the beginning of the "Plum Rain" -- the annual rainy season in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Officials reported Thursday that this year's rains have already claimed 21 lives in northwestern region of the country.


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29/07/1999 3:08 pm  

President Declares Major Disaster for Minnesota

Washington July 28, 1999 - Federal disaster aid was made available today
to help families and communities in northern Minnesota recover from the
effects of extreme weather conditions that began earlier this month,
according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the
assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this
afternoon. The declaration covers damage from severe storms, high winds
and flooding starting July 4.

Immediately after the President's action, Witt designated the counties of
Cook, Itasca and St. Louis eligible for federal funding to supplement the
recovery needs of stricken residents and business owners.

The assistance, to be coordinated by FEMA, can include grants to help pay
for temporary housing, minor home repairs and other serious
disaster-related expenses. Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small
Business Administration also will be available to cover residential and
business losses not fully compensated by insurance.

Additionally, Witt said federal funds will be provided for local
governments to pay 75 percent of the eligible costs for restoring damaged
public facilities in the counties of Aitkin, Cass, Clay, Cook, Hubbard,
Itasca, Lake and St. Louis. The declaration also makes cost-shared
funding available to the state for approved projects that reduce future
disaster risks.

Witt indicated that damage surveys are continuing and additional
designations may be made later based on the results of the assessments.
He named Ron Sherman, of FEMA's regional office in Chicago, to coordinate
the federal relief effort.

Sherman said those in the counties designated for aid to affected
residents and business owners can begin the disaster application process
by calling 1-800-462-9029, or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and
speech impaired. The telephone numbers will be available starting
Thursday, July 29, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) seven days a week until
further notice.


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29/07/1999 6:33 pm  

What about Michigan, we had a tornado hit in Sanilac county on Wednesday night , is any relief coming for those people??


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 tom
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02/08/1999 4:13 pm  

Torrential rains caused flash floods and mudslides in South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand, killing more than 69 people and forcing tens of thousands to evacuate to safety, officials said Monday.


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 fema
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02/09/1999 12:08 am  

President Declares Major Disaster for Pennsylvania;
Mckean County Designated for Aid to Flood Victims

Washington September 1, 1999 - Federal disaster aid was made available
today for flood victims in Pennsylvania's McKean County under a major
disaster declaration issued for the state by President Clinton, according
to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President's action authorizes the
use of federal funds to help meet the recovery needs of county residents
and business owners who sustained damage from severe storms and flooding
that hit the area August 20-21. Witt designated the county eligible for
the aid immediately after declaration.

The assistance, to be coordinated by FEMA, can include grants to help pay
for temporary housing, minor home repairs and other serious
disaster-related expenses. Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small
Business Administration also will be available to cover residential and
business losses not fully compensated by insurance.

Additionally, Witt said the declaration makes cost-shared funding
available to the state for approved projects that reduce future disaster
risks. He named Jack Schuback, of FEMA's regional office in Philadelphia,
to serve as the federal coordinating officer for the recovery.

Schuback said affected residents and business owners in McKean County can
begin the disaster application process by calling 1-800-462-9029, or
1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free
telephone numbers will be available starting Thursday, September 2, from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) seven days a week until further notice.


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 fema
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23/09/1999 7:31 pm  

Federal Disaster Funds Authorized For New Mexico To Aid To Local
Government Flood Recovery

Washington Washington September 22, 1999 -- Federal disaster funds were
authorized today to help communities in New Mexico recover from the
effects of recent floods in the western part the state, according to the
head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the aid was authorized under President
Clinton's major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon
because of damage to public facilities resulting from severe storms and
flooding that occurred over the period of July 16-August 7.

Immediately after the President's action, Witt designated the counties of
Dona Ana, Luna, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, Sandoval, Sierra and the
Mescalero Indian Reservation eligible for federal funding to affected
local governments. He indicated that additional jurisdictions may be
qualified for assistance later if requested and warranted by the results
of further damage assessments.

Under the declaration, Witt said the federal government will pay 75
percent of the approved costs for debris removal, emergency services
related to the disaster, and restoring damaged public property, such as
roads, buildings and utilities. Federal funds also will be available to
the state on a cost-shared basis for approved projects that reduce future
disaster risks.

Joe D. Bray, of FEMA's regional office in Denton, Texas, was named by Witt
to coordinate the federal relief effort. Bray said that procedures for
requesting assistance will be explained at a series of applicant briefings
at locations to be announced shortly in the affected areas.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Office of Public Affairs --- Washington, D.C.


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 fema
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23/09/1999 7:36 pm  

Disaster Aid Ordered For Pennsylvania Flood Recovery

Washington September 22, 1999 - The head of the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid was
made available to help families and businesses in four central
Pennsylvania counties recover from flash floods spawned by Tropical
Depression Dennis earlier this month.

FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the
assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this
afternoon. The declaration covers damage to private property from the
flooding that occurred September 6-7.

Under the declaration, Witt said affected residents and business owners
are eligible to apply for federal assistance in the counties of Lycoming,
Northumberland, Snyder and Union.

The assistance, to be coordinated by FEMA, can include grants to help pay
for temporary housing, minor home repairs and other serious
disaster-related expenses. Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business
Administration also will be available to cover residential and business
losses not fully compensated by insurance.

Additionally, Witt said federal funds also will be available to the state
on a cost-shared basis for approved projects that reduce future disaster
risks.

Witt, who designated the areas eligible for assistance following the
declaration, indicated that more counties and additional forms of
assistance for state and local government agencies may be designated later
if requested and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Jack Schuback, of FEMA's regional office in Philadelphia, was named by
Witt to coordinate the federal relief effort. Schuback said residents and
business owners who sustained hurricane losses in the designated counties
can begin the disaster application process on Thursday, September 23, by
calling 1-800-462-9029, or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech
impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Office of Public Affairs --- Washington, D.C.


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 Anonymous
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07/10/1999 1:01 am  

Punishing rains worsened flooding and hampered rescue and relief efforts in central and southern Mexico on Wednesday as a disaster that already has killed at least 66 people and forced 157,000 from their homes continued to unfold.


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 ap
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09/10/1999 3:11 am  

Digging into mounds of mud with buckets, shovels and their bare hands, soldiers and survivors searched desperately on Friday, October 8, for people buried alive when soaked hillsides collapsed in southeastern Mexico.

Hundreds of small mountain communities had yet to be contacted since the storm cut communication links and blocked roads with mud. At least 450,000 people in Veracruz, Tabasco and Oaxaca states were without electricity.


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04/11/1999 1:39 am  

Floods caused by torrential rain wreak havoc across central coastal Vietnam, killing hundreds of people and damaging hundreds of thousands of homes.


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13/11/1999 11:41 am  

At least thirteen people are known to have died and ten more are missing following fierce rainstorms in south-western France.

The floods hit the regions of Aude, Tarn and Pyrenees Orientales on Friday and continue to inundate southern regions.


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 dms
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20/02/2000 11:38 pm  

Flood waters receded Sunday after weekend flooding that killed five people in West Virginia and Kentucky.


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