FEMA http://michiganradio.org en Palisades nuclear plant passes emergency drill this week with no violations http://michiganradio.org/post/palisades-nuclear-plant-passes-emergency-drill-week-no-violations <p>Officials from both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission shared their preliminary results Friday of an emergency drill at Palisades earlier this week. During the two-day drill officials from the plant in Covert Township had to react to a simulated release of radiation into the environment. Agencies from several counties in Michigan and Indiana took part in the drill as well.</p><p>NRC Senior Emergency Preparedness Inspector Bob Jickling evaluated how the licensee, Entergy, responds.</p> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 03:38:07 +0000 Lindsey Smith 9759 at http://michiganradio.org Palisades nuclear plant passes emergency drill this week with no violations Commentary: Devil’s night and the witching hour http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-devil-s-night-and-witching-hour <p></p><p></p><p>I’m writing this with rain coming down, the wind howling, tree limbs down all over the place, and I‘m feeling lucky.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:36:26 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 9687 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Devil’s night and the witching hour Federal aid coming to parts of Michigan hit hard by flooding in May http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-aid-coming-parts-michigan-hit-hard-flooding-may <p>Genesee County residents hard hit by a May flood will soon get some help from the federal government.</p><p>More than 5 inches of rain fell on parts of Genesee County on May 3 and 4.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 17:17:39 +0000 Steve Carmody 8095 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's governor asks (again) for federal help for Genesee County flood victims http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-governor-asks-again-federal-help-genesee-county-flood-victims <p>Gov. Snyder is trying again to get some federal help for people in Genesee County hard-hit by spring floods.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:07:24 +0000 Steve Carmody 8054 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's governor asks (again) for federal help for Genesee County flood victims State asks federal officials to assess storm damage in Calhoun County http://michiganradio.org/post/state-asks-federal-officials-assess-storm-damage-calhoun-county <p>The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) hasve requested support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct joint Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA) in the City of Battle Creek and Calhoun County.</p><p>Beginning Friday, teams made up of local, state and federal officials will conduct joint PDAs in areas most severely impacted by the storms on May 29. The teams will review and verify damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure. This information will assist state officials in determining whether a federal declaration should be requested.</p><p>&ldquo;We look forward to FEMA&rsquo;s assistance in reviewing the impacted areas,&rdquo; said Capt. W. Thomas Sands, commander of the MSP/EMHSD. &ldquo;Their support greatly enhances the state&rsquo;s capabilities to obtain a clear and accurate assessment, and determine the potential need for requesting federal assistance.&rdquo; Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:07:07 +0000 The Associated Press 2919 at http://michiganradio.org State asks federal officials to assess storm damage in Calhoun County