Latest Federal Emergency Management Agency News

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...

Feds: FEMA applications faked after 2016 Louisiana flood

Apr. 25, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Ten Louisiana residents are accused of collecting about $6,000 each by faking applications for disaster benefits for car damage after floods in August 2016. All lived outside the disaster area but filed applications saying their cars were totaled...

Big Tucson vaccine site plans halted, mobile service sought

Apr. 21, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A plan to establish a large federally supported mass vaccination site in metro Tucson is being shelved and Pima County instead is now asking for it in mobile form. Following weeks of discussions, state and federal officials did not come to terms on...

Federal virus vaccination center in Tulsa to be open to all

Apr. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A coronavirus vaccination site in Tulsa operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with state and local officials and the Oklahoma National Guard will provide vaccinations for all eligible, from any state, a FEMA official said Tuesday. ...

Experts: J&J pause shouldn't affect Nevada vaccination push

Apr. 13, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada stopped using Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday while federal authorities investigate reports of some people in other states experiencing serious reactions, including blood clots. However, state and local health officials said...

Maine tells health care providers to pause J&J vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

OXFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine officials told health care providers Tuesday to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine following new guidance from federal officials. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited six reports of a rare but...

FEMA trailers being used for Oregon wildfire survivors

Apr. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say that trailers at an industrial site in southwest Oregon, which were rumored to house unaccompanied immigrant children, are actually for survivors of the September 2020 wildfires. The Mail Tribune reported on Sunday that the...