Latest Federal Emergency Management Agency News

Individual assistance available in more flood-stricken areas

Aug. 04, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal emergency officials have expanded the number of flood-stricken counties in eastern Kentucky that are eligible for individual assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency previously added Floyd and Pike counties to the list, Gov. Andy Beshear's...

Biden names FEMA, CDC officials to head monkeypox response

Aug. 01, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to name top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve as the White House coordinators to combat the growing monkeypox outbreak. The White House said Biden will...

Harris cites climate 'crisis,' pushes $1B for floods, storms

Aug. 01, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris called climate change an “immediate” and “urgent” crisis Monday as she detailed more than $1 billion in federal spending to respond to disasters such as deadly flooding in Kentucky and wildfires ravaging her home state of California. ...

Haines continues long recovery from late 2020 landslides

Jul. 25, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — More than a year and half after the Haines landslides, organizations, both local and out-of-state, are still helping to repair damage from the dozens of landslides that occurred around the borough. That recovery work has evolved over time, said members of the...

FEMA report: Flood insurance hikes will drive 1M from market

Jul. 22, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When questioned by members of Congress, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said its new update to the nation's flood insurance program will prompt more people to sign up for coverage, even though many will pay more for it. But in a FEMA report obtained by The...

Federal help approved for many ND counties damaged by storms

Jul. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Joe Biden has issued a major disaster declaration for many of North Dakota's 53 counties which sustained damage caused during a series of snow storms in April. The declaration was approved for 40 of the state’s 53 counties, and allows for FEMA...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 14, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. July 12, 2022. Editorial: Intermediate court: Finally in session for W.Va. West Virginia’s long-planned and much debated Intermediate Court of Appeals is finally in session, offering a path to handle civil cases that otherwise may or may...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 14, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

The Times and Democrat. July 12, 2022. Editorial: Bipartisanship works for heirs’ property owners A provision of the 2018 Farm Bill was important in providing “fair access” to U.S. Department of Agriculture programs. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., worked...

WVa gov to appeal denial of federal flood assistance

Jul. 06, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he plans to appeal a ruling that denied federal assistance for flooding in three counties. Justice said Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency ruled that May 6 storm damage was not severe enough to qualify...

FEMA releases largest update to its mobile app in a decade

Jun. 30, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is releasing the largest update to its mobile application in a decade, the agency announced today. FEMA is releasing the app at the beginning of a hurricane season that experts predict will be above average and a wildfire season that's already devastating,...