Latest Federal Emergency Management Agency News

Recovering from wildfire, New Mexico bill passes first test

Jan. 24, 2023 15:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A measure that would clear the way for New Mexico to provide zero-interest loans to local governments to repair or replace public infrastructure damaged by wildfires or post-fire flooding has cleared its first legislative hurdle. The bill comes as the arid...

3 more Alabama counties eligible for FEMA aid for storms

Jan. 21, 2023 16:45 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — More Alabama counties are now eligible for federal help after last week's storms and tornadoes. Emergency Management Agency Director Ernie Baggott said Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance in the designated disaster area will be extended beyond...

Sheriff tries to influence public policy beyond policing

Jan. 07, 2023 03:11 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The banner on the Nov. 28 Facebook video blared: “Breaking news! It’s time to put discipline back in our schools!!” But when the video opened, rather than fading to the Brevard Public Schools headquarters in Viera or any of the 85 district-run schools...

West Virginia flood victims frustrated over FEMA denial

Dec. 03, 2022 17:17 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Residents affected by an August flood that hit a West Virginia county are frustrated that federal emergency aid is not coming. Rhonda Hudson's Kanawha County home took on more than a foot of water when a nearby creek flooded on Aug. 15. ...

Remaining Disaster Recovery Centers closing in Kentucky

Nov. 21, 2022 04:11 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The remaining Disaster Recovery Centers in eastern Kentucky as a result of flooding last summer are closing this week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said the centers will close at the end of the day Tuesday. Help will remain available, the agency...

US to supply Puerto Rico with emergency power generation

Nov. 15, 2022 17:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it will provide Puerto Rico with temporary electric generation via barges to help´in restoring the island’s storm-devastated power grid and ease repeated widespread outages. The move will allow crews to take...