The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the modern state of Israel began last night at sundown.
On January 2, 2018, President Trump signed orders for federal assistance to supplement state assistance in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont which were all impacted by severe storms and flooding from Hurricane Irene earlier this fall. Over 25 counties in the states were impacted by the natural disasters. The states presently need federal financial assistance in making repairs, replacements, and doing emergency work due to the storms and flooding.
The funding for the states will go to state efforts, local governments, and qualifying nonprofit organizations who are aiding affected areas. Funding can also be awarded to the states for disaster prevention efforts at the states’ request. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, Brock Long, chose James N. Russo as the Federal Coordinating Officer to head up the disaster relief in the affected areas.