Latest Federal Emergency Management Agency News

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...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 07, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Austin American Statesman. November 6, 2022. Editorial: On Election Day, vote for candidates who respect democracy Texas has more election deniers on the ballot than any other state, according to the FiveThirtyEight website As you cast your ballot for...

Additional Kentucky county approved for direct housing aid

Nov. 07, 2022 04:15 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Direct temporary housing assistance has been approved for an additional Kentucky county to help people affected by flooding in July. The Federal Emergency Management Agency added Pike County, making six counties approved, including Breathitt, Floyd, Knott,...

SC governor seeks disaster declaration for Ian cleanup

Nov. 01, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster has asked President Joe Biden to authorize a disaster declaration to help with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts in South Carolina, his office said Tuesday. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the Federal Emergency Management...

Hurricane Ian's lucrative cleanup deals generate new storm

Oct. 27, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

It has been a month since Hurricane Ian wiped out parts of southwest Florida. Now multimillion-dollar cleanup contracts are generating new tempests in the Category 4 storm's wake. Contractors who remove debris and perform post-storm repairs are fighting over local government...

Hurricane Ian floods leave mess, insurance questions behind

Oct. 07, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Christine Barrett was inside her family’s North Port home during Hurricane Ian when one of her children started yelling that water was coming up from the shower. Then it started coming in from outside the house. Eventually the family was forced to climb...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 05, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel. September 30, 2022. Editorial: Lessons from Hurricane Ian that Florida must heed Every time a major hurricane approaches landfall in Florida, one question dominates most people’s minds, no matter how much outward...

Biden: 'Our country hurts' after Hurricane Ian slams Florida

Sep. 29, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday said “our entire country hurts” along with the people of Florida after Hurricane Ian flooded communities across the state, knocked out power, forced people into shelters and raised fears of a “substantial loss of life." Biden...