Saturday, February 12, 2011

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The city of Los Angeles discriminates against disabled people because it lacks specific plans to meet their needs in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency, a federal court ruled Friday, the first such decision in the country.
Federal judge orders disaster plan for LA disabled

The city of Los Angeles is discriminating against people with disabilities by not including them in city disaster planning, according to a district court judge. The city of Los Angeles is unprepared to meet the needs of the disabled in the case of a disaster and is discriminating against them by failing to include the disabled in its emergency preparedness plans, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Los Angeles' disaster plans discriminate against people with disabilities, judge rules

disaster relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture could help farmers recover from property damage and livestock losses due to weeks of snow and ice buildup. The USDA's Farm Service Agency's emergency loans go to help supplement farmers' incomes after crop and livestock loss, pay to replace or repair of property, alleviate production costs and refinance debts.
Farm disaster relief possible

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