Latest Federal Emergency Management Agency News

New chapters emerge in 6 years since Sandy's devastation

Oct. 29, 2018 4:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meteorological monster Superstorm Sandy roared into the heavily populated New York metropolitan area six years ago Monday, leaving at least 182 people dead from the Caribbean to the Northeast. The storm caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. It also left stories and images of...

6 years after Sandy, stories of the storm have new chapters

Oct. 28, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A community where residents rallied with surfboards and kayaks to rescue neighbors from flood and fire. A survival story in a suburban garage. A religious statue that stood firm while its surroundings were leveled. Superstorm Sandy roared into the nation's most populous metropolitan area...

Islands regain some air, sea access after monster storm

Oct. 27, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

Some airport and shipping access has returned to a U.S. Pacific territory ravaged by a super typhoon, but tens of thousands of residents still without power and sifting through rubble face a long road to recovery. Saipan International Airport reopened with limited service Sunday after Super Typhoon Yutu slammed...

US sends aid to Pacific islands devastated by huge typhoon

Oct. 26, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

The federal government sent supplies to a U.S. territory in the Pacific that was ravaged by a super typhoon as residents of the Northern Mariana Islands dug through crumbled houses, smashed cars and fallen utility poles two days after the deadly storm. Military planes brought in food, water, tarps and other...

The Latest: Military plane bringing food, water to Marianas

Oct. 26, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu in the Northern Mariana Islands (all times local): 5:30 p.m. U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesman David Gervino says a military plane is bringing food, water, tarps and other supplies to help the Northern Mariana Islands cope...

Houston seeks $2B more for Hurricane Harvey housing recovery

Oct. 18, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials are preparing to request an additional $2 billion from Congress to provide more assistance to residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The request comes as lawmakers also consider aid for victims of recent hurricanes Florence and Michael, which devastated...

Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle

Oct. 15, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Michael Rollins shook President Donald Trump's hand Monday at the front door of his hurricane-ravaged home in the Florida Panhandle, saying he decided to ride out the storm because he didn't have anywhere else to go. "I knew I had made my commitment to stay with my animals," Rollins...

The Latest: FEMA Chief: Florida damage among worst he's seen

Oct. 14, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on communities struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long is calling the damage left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen. Long toured several towns in Florida's...

The Latest: Utilities slowly come back in storm-hit Florida

Oct. 13, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Power and cellphone service is starting to be restored in parts of Florida's storm-battered Panhandle. State emergency management officials reported Saturday that nearly 264,000 customers remain without...

Correction: Tropical Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 12, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Hurricane Michael, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Karen Clark & Company is an insurance company. Karen Clark & Company is a risk-modeling firm. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by...