Federal Emergency Management Agency News

3 California Entitles Get FEMA Preparedness Awards

Three California entities were named by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as winners for its annual preparedness awards. The winners of the 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards were announced today. The awards are to recognize outstanding efforts of …

FEMA Claims Mississippi Misused $30M in Funds to Retrofit Homes After Katrina

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it won’t repay Mississippi for nearly $30 million spent to retrofit homes after Hurricane Katrina unless the state can prove the money was well spent. The state failed to provide documentation for the program, …

86,500 People Affected by Louisiana Floods Seek Federal Aid

Some 86,500 people have filed for federal aid after deadly flooding hit Louisiana in the past several days and damaged some 40,000 homes, Gov. John Bel Edwards told a news conference on Aug. 18. He said the death toll from …

Louisiana Receives $19.5M Federal Disaster Recovery Grant

State health officials say Louisiana has received a $19.5 million federal grant to help communities that are still recovering from devastating floods this past spring. The Disaster Case Management grant is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It will fund …

NW Wisconsin Flood Damage Up to $30M

Flooding from recent heavy rains has caused $30 million dollars in damage in northwestern Wisconsin. State emergency management officials said that storms have caused nearly $1.8 million in damage to homes and businesses. Damage to roads, bridges and trails is …

New Mexico Village Gets $2.4M for Repairs from 2008 Storms

The village of Ruidoso in New Mexico will receive more than $2.4 million from the federal government to help with the cost of repairing sewer pipes damaged by storms and flooding nearly eight years ago. Members of New Mexico’s congressional …

Firefighters Advance on California Blaze That’s Destroyed 200 Homes

Fire crews are making inroads against a raging wildfire in central California that has claimed two lives and destroyed 200 homes. Roughly 2,000 firefighters were battling the blaze, according to officials. Federal fire officials said Sunday evening that containment on …

Flawed Flood Maps Hurting Condo Sales in Ocean City, Maryland

Flawed Federal Emergency Management Agency flood insurance maps have caused insurance premiums at some Ocean City, Maryland, properties to skyrocket, but city officials say a resolution could still take months. The Daily Record reports that FEMA officials drew the line …

Arkansas Emergency Official Likes FEMA’s Disaster Deductible Proposal

Arkansas’ emergency management director said he favors a proposal from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that gives states disaster “deductibles” as an incentive for the state to be better prepared for natural disasters. FEMA’s proposal would give states deductibles to …

Louisiana Residents Face June 13 Deadline for FEMA Assistance

Louisiana disaster survivors in 36 parishes have until June 13 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for recovery assistance. The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness requested the extension to provide more time for those …