Federal Emergency Management Agency News

Federal Aid to Rhode Island for January Blizzard Tops $1M

Officials say federal aid to Rhode Island to help cover costs of a January blizzard that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of the state has topped more than $1 million. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, …

Assessment of Storm Damage in 29 Indiana Counties Begins

Federal, state and local officials have begun assessing the damage from severe storms and flooding in 29 Indiana counties between June 7 and July 29. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security said the preliminary damage assessments that began Tuesday morning …

Florida Commissioner McCarty Says NFIP Rates May Be Unfairly Discriminatory

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said on Aug. 14 that the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) rates for Florida may be “unfairly discriminatory” and that his office will ask for the actuarial study, including data and models used to determine …

FEMA Encourages Sandy Claimants Seeking Reviews to Meet Sept. 15 Deadline

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it strongly encourages National Flood Insurance Program policyholders seeking Superstorm Sandy-related payment reviews to submit them by Sept. 15, but will consider all requests that come in. Agency spokesman Rafael Lemaitre said on Aug. …

FEMA Makes 1st New Payments to Sandy Flood Claimants After Review

The federal government has started making new payments to victims of Superstorm Sandy after a review found that some policyholders were not paid what they were due from the National Flood Insurance Program. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Monday …

19 Oklahoma Counties Denied Federal Disaster Assistance

Gov. Mary Fallin says the federal government has rejected the state’s request for disaster assistance for 19 Oklahoma counties affected by severe weather, flooding and tornadoes in May and June. Fallin said Wednesday the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the …

Colorado Asks for Major Disaster Declaration in Wake of Spring Floods

Colorado asked federal disaster managers for a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe weather and flooding this spring and early summer that impacted 11 counties. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management submitted their request in …

N.J. Gov. Christie Seeks Federal Disaster Aid for Storm-Ravaged Counties

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday requested the federal government to issue a major disaster declaration for severe thunderstorms that caused more than $15 million worth of damage and knocked out power to 300,000 people in southern New Jersey …

Damage Assessment Tops $20M in Storm-Hit New Jersey Counties

Southern New Jersey towns hit hard by severe storms that ripped through the area last month could be in line to get federal aid to help offset cleanup costs. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials spent a second day in the …

Colorado Asks for Major Disaster Declaration in Wake of Spring Floods

Colorado is asking federal disaster managers for a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe weather and flooding this spring and early summer that impacted 11 counties. The Denver Post reported the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency …