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The extreme weather this year is causing some major headaches for homeowners around the state and the cost to protect homes is getting more expensive. Homeowners will now pay more for FEMA flood insurance as premiums are expected to rise this year. According to FEMA, flood premiums will ...
Collier County will soon receive its first federal reimbursement for the tens of millions of dollars it spent clearing roads of debris following Hurricane Irma. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved sending $10.6 million to Collier County to help cover the cost of the first wave of ... FEMA

Schneckenburger said. "The short answer was, 'Yes!'" The boxes of food, packed to provide 12 shelf stable meals, came from Federal Emergency Management Agency to the Maryland Department of General Services. Nick Cavey, director of communications for DGS, said the food came to Maryland by ...
Collier County will receive a $10.6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for reimbursing the cost of debris cleanup, the agency said on Monday. The second grant received by a Southwest Florida entity in the last two weeks, FEMA said that it funded 90 percent of the first wave ...
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing a $2.9 million grant to help pay for flood damage that occurred last year in central Wyoming. The aid will go to the Riverton Valley Irrigation District for permanent restoration of an irrigation canal and ... FEMA
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Flood insurance premiums will rise again this year, according to federal officials. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said flood premiums will jump about 8 percent, the Asbury Park Press reported. The average flood policy will cost $935 annually, up from $866 last year.

Southern California homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the December wildfires and January mudslides and flooding, are encouraged to stay in touch as their applications are processed. Financial help for home repair, temporary rental ...
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico back in the fall of 2017, but the commonwealth is still struggling to get back on its feet. In her latest special, “The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It's Complicated),” Full Frontal's Samantha Bee investigated why FEMA left the island in the dust. Because this thing goes straight to ...
FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, released today the seventh video presentation from the inaugural PrepTalks Symposium, John Hope Bryant's “Financial Literacy and Overcoming Liquid Asset Poverty.” Bryant is the founder, ...
From the beginning, Keys officials understood that every “i” had to be dotted and every “t” had to be crossed in order to apply successfully and receive the federal dollars administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the so-called Public Assistance Grants. “It's cumbersome,” said Key West ...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded the city of Huntsville more than $5 million for drainage improvement projects. The $5.25 million award from FEMA will fund drainage improvement projects along Dallas Branch and Pinhook Creek, the agency announced Friday. According to FEMA ...
MANDAN, N.D. - The Little Heart River south of Mandan has a levee meant to keep property safe in case of ice jams or flooding. That levee was finished in 1949, and was certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the 1980s. Now, FEMA has changed their standards, meaning the levee is ...
RIVERTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover fewer than 60 percent of reimbursements local governments requested to cover flood damage in 2017. FEMA ... Lander requested FEMA money for the work that was done to create barriers on Fremont Street and elsewhere in the city.
And like clockwork, we are about to see an onslaught of stories about FEMA's performance following the previous year's disaster season. The Politico Investigation “How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico” is the first of what I expect will be a number of reports as Hurricane Season 2018 opens on June ...
County officials in the Florida Keys are looking to get federal money to reimburse them for expenses related to Hurricane Irma. Monroe County officials traveled to Washington D.C. last week to meet with FEMA officials. The county has submitted about $16 million in expenses for reimbursement. So far ...
Samantha Bee got David Duchovny to help her uncover the mystery behind FEMA's atrocious response to hurricane damage in Puerto Rico, X-Files style. The segment was part of Full Frontal's special episode, The Great American* Puerto Rico, about the island's recovery efforts after Hurricanes Irma and ...
In a perplexing decision earlier this month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency decided it will no longer take climate change into account as it plans ahead for the future. ... On Thursday, Ellison sent a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long with some pointed questions seeking clarification.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the federal agency primarily responsible for funding community rebuilding in the aftermath of a large-scale disaster, has removed any reference to climate change, including sea level rise and extreme weather, from its just-released strategic plan.
RINCON, Puerto Rico - Ever since I was a little kid, I've been listening to various experts telling me to never, under any circumstances, go near downed wires - even if you think they're not electrified. Those experts need to take a trip to Puerto Rico. I did last week. More than five months after Hurricane Maria ... FEMA
Mike Williamson holds his dog, Mini Pearl, in the hotel room he has been living in for months through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's ... FEMA also has provided trailers and modular homes to 321 Brazoria County households through its Direct Housing Assistance program, and that ... FEMA
The wrath of Hurricane Harvey sparked debate over how the country manages flood insurance and brought fresh scrutiny on incentives for new construction on the country's precarious floodplains. But meaningful reform faces a hurdle: the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood hazard maps. FEMA
No resident will be able to purchase a flood insurance policy from FEMA through the NFIP program. That does not mean that their mortgage does not require flood insurance to be purchased. All it means that you can't buy it from the NFIP. You can't buy it subsidized. You still have to go and find it from ... FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has pulled back the awards on an almost $610 million contract for advisory and assistance services to support its emergency response and disaster recovery missions. FEMA is taking corrective actions regarding those awards for the fourth iteration of its Public ... FEMA
In a management alert to FEMA Administrator Brock Long, OIG is reporting that based on field work in January and February, it has found FEMA has made "limited progress" on improving IT management issues dating as far back as 2005. OIG states these issues "remain unchanged," and have an "adverse ... FEMA
The mission for the Federal Emergency Management Agency was clear: Hurricane Maria had torn through Puerto Rico, and hungry people needed food. Thirty million meals needed to be delivered as soon as possible. For this huge task, FEMA tapped Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta entrepreneur with no ... FEMA
AUBURN — Cayuga County thinks the Federal Emergency Management Agency was wrong to dismiss a disaster declaration for the southern end of the ... Natale and Lynch discovered at least seven instances in the past 20 years in the state when FEMA declared disasters that group multiple storm events. FEMA
In an admirable act of solidarity, a former male press secretary for the Federal Emergency Management Agency resigned in part over the front office's treatment of his former female colleague who he alleges faced gender discrimination, Politico reports. In his resignation letter obtained by Politico, Paul ... FEMA
As more than half a million families sought disaster relief aid and damage estimates surpassed the $100 billion mark, the Federal Emergency Management Agency worried that it didn't have the capability to handle what was quickly becoming the largest housing recovery effort in American history, according ... FEMA
Percy turned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance in December once he was out of the hospital. He said an inspector visited his home — without going inside — and FEMA later told him he was ineligible for housing assistance because his home was habitable. So Percy enlisted ... FEMA
SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – The former head of FEMA, Craig Fugate, was very critical of the Sarasota County's response to Hurricane Irma. Before Hurricane Irma made landfall, Sarasota was in a panic. Many had no idea where to go, and it led to large, confused crowds. Former FEMA Director Craig Fugate ... FEMA
“In early 2015, FEMA faced intense scrutiny from the media and Members of Congress regarding the handling of Hurricane Sandy NFIP claims,” said the audit. “As a result, FEMA embraced a 'survivor-centric' approach to flood insurance.” Under that approach, FEMA ultimately offered to review all claims ... FEMA
Tiffany Brown, Head of the 1-Woman Company Which Delivered Only 50,000 of 30 Million Meals to Puerto Rico, Blames FEMA ... An Atlanta woman whose one-person company was contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide millions of meals to Puerto Rico in the ... FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced it is seeking applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council, which brings together teens from across the country who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public ... FEMA
The school and members of the community are excited the project is now underway, but also disappointed in some thieves. The FEMA shelter the district has hoped for for years is on the way. "Knowing that we could be, all of our students and staff, over in that building in a matter of a few minutes is very ... FEMA
An after-action review about how the county dealt with Hurricane Irma before, during and after the storm was overseen by Craig Fugate, former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida's former top emergency management chief. Together with three other peer-reviewers, everything ... FEMA
Tucked among the provisions in the budget bill passed by Congress on Friday are new rules about how FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, works with houses of worship. According to the new law, religious nonprofits can't be excluded from disaster aid just because of their religious ... FEMA
FEMA Agrees to Reduce Rent to $50 for Residents Still in Their Temporary Housing Units in Lousiana. FEMA had previously planned to charge rents starting in March that would range from $789 per month for a one-bedroom unit to $1,155 for a three-bedroom unit. by Grace Toohey, The Advocate, Baton ... FEMA
FEMA was going to charge rents ranging from $789 to $1,155 a month starting next month, but changed planned rates after receiving complaints from state and local officials including Edwards and East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome that victims wouldn't be able to afford rent ... FEMA
ATLANTA -- More than four months after Hurricane Maria, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still providing food and water to devastated communities in Puerto Rico. Early in the crisis, FEMA awarded a large contract to a businesswoman from Atlanta to supply millions of meals, but ... FEMA
Advocate staff photo by David J. Mitchell — Don Guidry, 61, talks Friday about his home in Prairieville. Guidry says he has to move out of his Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer, background right, by Feb. 14 and will move into a metal shed on his property. Two floods in 2016 destroyed his ... FEMA
The mission for the Federal Emergency Management Agency was clear: Hurricane Maria had torn through Puerto Rico, and hungry people needed food. Thirty million meals needed to be delivered as soon as possible. For this huge task, FEMA tapped Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta entrepreneur with no ... FEMA
The prospect of food and water assistance coming to an end for Hurricane Maria survivors in Puerto Rico blindsided the island's government this week, prompting angry reactions from local leaders and alarming lawmakers in Washington, who urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reverse ... FEMA
In those early days, the only food and water many of these communities received arrived by helicopter, sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Eventually, towns and villages dug themselves out, but lacking electricity and in many cases running water, their need for emergency food and water ... FEMA
Richard Neal, D-Springfield, praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to damage caused by Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico Saturday, despite offering that initial efforts could have been more efficient. Neal, who toured the island with several other members of the state's ... FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide an additional $573,000 to repair the damage to Purdue Mountain Road in Benner Township, state Sen. Jake Corman announced on Friday. Parts of the road were completely washed away during heavy rainfall and flooding in October 2016, and it ... FEMA
Santa Barbara County communities affected by recent mudslides and flooding will be getting additional federal disaster relief funds to help offset emergency response and recovery costs. Gov. Jerry Brown announced on Thursday the Federal Emergency Mangement Agency (FEMA) granted California's ... FEMA
ORLANDO, Fla. (WCTV) -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Hamilton County may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma. To be eligible for federal aid under FEMA's Individual Assistance Program, storm ... FEMA
Ever since hurricane Harvey pummeled Texas months ago, several religious organizations have been trying to get Federal Emergency Management Agency-sanctioned disaster relief, to no avail. FEMA chose to exclude all religious nonprofits from access to its funds based entirely on their religious ... FEMA
FEMA denies Montana's request for $44M in disaster aid after historic fire season. Associated Press; 12 hrs ago. Facebook · Twitter · Email. Rice Ridge fire. Buy Now ... Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock's request for additional aid in late December. FEMA


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