Federal Emergency Management Agency News

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 …

Wyoming Gets Federal Disaster Declaration After June Flooding

Wyoming homes and businesses damaged by flooding in Niobrara and Johnson counties can seek federal aid thanks to a federal disaster declaration. President Barack Obama has approved a federal disaster declaration requested by Gov. Matt Mead, according to the Federal Emergency …

Maryland to Appeal FEMA Denial of Millions in Riot Disaster Aid

The state of Maryland says it will appeal the federal government’s denial of disaster aid to help the state and Baltimore city recover millions of dollars in riot-related costs. A spokesman for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday the administration …

Deadline to File Flood Insurance Claims in Oklahoma Extended

Oklahoma’s insurance commissioner says property owners who experienced flood damage during heavy rainfall in May and June have more time to file insurance claims. Commissioner John Doak said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given National Flood Insurance Program policyholders …

Disaster Aid Approved For More Oklahoma Counties

The federal government has approved disaster assistance for nine more Oklahoma counties following a series of severe storms. Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had accepted her request for aid, raising the number of …

Can Lower-Income Households Afford to Live at the Jersey Shore Anymore?

It was a Superstorm Sandy double-whammy. About 15,600 rental units in New Jersey sustained severe damage during the hurricane, forcing thousands of renters out of their homes. These newly homeless tenants quickly learned that they were priced out of the …

FEMA Sets Sept. 15 Deadline for Requesting Sandy Flood Claims Review

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Sept. 15 would be the last day for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy flood claims to sign up for the review process. “While extensions may be granted …