Latest Federal Emergency Management Agency News

FEMA staff to help Kentuckians in seeking storm-related aid

Jun. 04, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal emergency officials will be in three Kentucky counties in coming days to meet with people who suffered damage from severe storms and flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be available...

Disaster declaration for Louisiana approved for May floods

Jun. 02, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has approved Louisiana’s request for a major disaster declaration after flash flooding in mid-May damaged several thousand homes and left five people dead, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday. Residents in...

Mobile vaccination units hit tiny US towns to boost immunity

May. 31, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Pick-up truck drivers motor up to a white trailer in a parking lot on Fallon Paiute-Shoshone land in Nevada’s high desert and within a few moments they’re handed forms to sign, jabbed with coronavirus vaccine and sent on their way. The pop-up...

Louisiana governor seeks disaster order for flooding

May. 28, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday asked President Joe Biden to declare a federal disaster for the state after severe weather and flash flooding caused damage to at least 2,000 homes. Edwards' request is for individual assistance from the...

FEMA OKs more support for flood-stricken Kentucky counties

May. 28, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's request for individual assistance for 22 additional counties hit by severe flooding has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home...

Biden doubling spending to prepare for hurricanes, storms

May. 24, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that he's doubling U.S. emergency spending to help communities prepare for hurricanes and other extreme weather events, while launching a new effort at NASA to better understand and track the impact of climate change. ...

Federal funding approved for winter storms in 5 counties

May. 14, 2021 04:40 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five West Virginia counties have qualified for federal funding as a result of severe winter storms this year, the state Emergency Management Division said. The counties are Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam and Wayne, the Federal Emergency...

Deadline nears in Louisiana to seek aid for winter storms

May. 01, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners have fewer than two weeks left to apply for federal disaster aid for property damages and losses caused by the severe winter storms that struck the state in February. The deadline to register for...

Pastor of disaster: Minister weathered tornado, hurricane

May. 01, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — You could call the Rev. Louis Johnson the pastor of disaster. In fact, he’s working on his Ph.D. at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and he’s planning to write his dissertation on church emergency preparedness. ...

Beshear: Vaccination efforts aimed at convenience for public

Apr. 28, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's expanding COVID-19 vaccination campaign is aimed at making it increasingly convenient for people to get the shots needed to defeat the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday. The governor visited a newly opened community...