Federal Emergency Management Agency News

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 …

N.J. Sen. Menendez Warns of Predatory Groups Targeting Sandy Victims

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) is urging Sandy victims to be wary of scam-artists offering to help them navigate through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims review process in exchange for a substantial cut …

Mayor: Many Will Leave Delmont Due to Tornado

Many residents of tornado-ravaged Delmont, S.D., don’t plan to come back, and the community is looking for ways to pull through. About 200 people live in the town, and “it looks like maybe half will return,” Mayor Mae Gunnare told …

10 More Oklahoma Counties to Receive Federal Help

Ten more Oklahoma counties have been approved for federal disaster assistance following severe storms in May that caused tornadoes and flooding. Gov. Mary Fallin said the Federal Emergency Management Agency had approved the state’s request to add the counties to …

$4M Fire-Prevention Grant Ignites Passions in Northern California

City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region. The Oakland City Council voted …

FEMA: Nearly 1,000 Sandy Claimants Signed Up for Claims Review So Far

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last week sent out its first round of letters to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy-related claims, offering them a chance to have their claims reviewed — and FEMA …

South Dakota Officials Assess Delmont-Area Tornado Damage

South Dakota and federal officials this week were assessing tornado damage to homes and businesses in Charles Mix and Douglas counties, including the town of Delmont. Officials say the preliminary assessment is the first step to determining whether aid will be made …