Latest Federal Emergency Management Agency News

The Latest: Trump moves closer to emergency declaration

Jan. 10, 2019 11:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says what's happening on the U.S. southern border is no emergency. W. Craig Fugate, who ran the national disaster agency for...

Former FEMA boss says border situation is not an emergency

Jan. 10, 2019 7:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that what's happening on the U.S. southern border is no emergency. Craig Fugate, who ran the national disaster agency for nearly eight years under President Barack Obama and was head of Florida's disaster agency...

Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds

Jan. 9, 2019 5:04 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires, a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management. Trump again suggested poor forest management is to blame for California's deadly...

Some California evacuation orders could be lifted next week

Nov. 28, 2018 10:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some evacuation orders could be lifted early next week for areas devastated by a Northern California wildfire, and residents should be prepared to find bones or bone fragments as they sift through their properties, an official said Wednesday. The death toll from the nation's deadliest...

Zinke says Northern California fire costs likely in billions

Nov. 27, 2018 2:13 AM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday as he returned to the town of Paradise, saying he has never witnessed such devastation. "There's a lot of things I'd rather spend this federal...

The Latest: Sheriff: 88 killed, 203 still missing after fire

Nov. 26, 2018 10:17 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): A Northern California sheriff says no additional remains were found Monday, but the wildfire's death toll rose to 88 after investigators determined that three separate sets of human remains contained remains for more than one...

Hawaii's false missile alert leads to new recommendations

Nov. 26, 2018 8:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's inspector general has recommended changes to the nation's emergency alert system after Hawaii officials in January mistakenly warned the public about an incoming ballistic missile. The report issued last week calls for mandating that software...

Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly

Nov. 26, 2018 1:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Floodwaters rose about 15 inches (40 centimeters) into Danielle Rees' home in September when Hurricane Florence drenched this tidewater city on the Pamlico River and overwhelmed a local creek and marshland. The first floor was a sopping mess of gritty, swampy water in three...