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A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How To Prepare Yourself For A Hurricane

Though Hurricane Irene may not hit Charlotte directly, it’s still important to be prepared for any spur-of-the-moment changes in weather. There has been an impressive amount of tornado activity this year so take a look at these quick tips from the National Hurricane Center.

CBS Charlotte–08/25/2011

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Staying Safe After The Hurricane

Once a hurricane has hit, it’s important to know your next steps.

CBS Charlotte–08/24/2011

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