Latest Federal Emergency Management Agency News

FEMA individual aid: 8 Mississippi counties; public aid: 19

Oct. 25, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor says residents in eight counties can apply for federal help with Hurricane Ida expenses, and 19 counties can get public aid. Approval for help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency means "Mississippians will have...

Deadline Monday to apply for FEMA aid after Tennessee floods

Oct. 25, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The deadline is approaching for people impacted by deadly, destructive flooding in Tennessee to apply for federal aid. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says homeowners and renters with uninsured damage or losses in Dickson, Hickman,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Unvaccinated FEMA...

Governor: FEMA teams helped Vegas-area get-the vaccine push

Oct. 07, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A decrease in COVID-19 case rates and increase in vaccinations can be credited to a nearly two-month effort led by federal emergency management “surge teams” in parts of Las Vegas, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday. Test positivity, a key...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Oct. 06, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

The Advocate. October 6, 2021. Editorial: More temporary housing needed, and soon, in hard-hit Ida parishes In Louisiana, we are attached to our communities and the huge impact of Hurricane Ida requires more innovation on the part of the government...

Louisiana creates temporary housing program for Ida victims

Oct. 04, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents grappling with severe home damage from Hurricane Ida and unable to shelter nearby may be eligible for a new program offering travel trailers and other temporary housing, the state announced Monday, five weeks after the storm struck southeastern...

Tennessee: $116K from FEMA for flood victims' mental health

Oct. 04, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say they are receiving more than $116,000 in federal funding to address the mental health needs of victims of deadly flooding in August. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services says the money...

FEMA flood insurance update could mean higher premiums

Oct. 03, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Flood insurance premiums figure to increase for thousands of Connecticut residents when the federal government implements a new rate system, some by as much as $100 per month — but most by up to $10 monthly. The Federal Emergency Management...

Analysis: Louisiana braces for flood insurance sticker shock

Oct. 03, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana homeowners, many of them still digging out of Hurricane Ida's destruction, will soon see rising flood insurance bills. But the federal government is providing few details about how much its recalculation of rates will boost premiums...

EXPLAINER: Flood insurance revamp aims for fairer rates

Oct. 01, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

A revamped U.S. flood insurance program going into effect this month will charge rates the federal government says better reflect a home's risk, a change that could mean higher premiums for coastal mansions and -- for the first time -- reduced rates for others. The...