Federal Emergency Management Agency News

N.J. Gov. Asks FEMA to Give Sandy Victims More Time to File Flood Claims

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to give the state’s residents and businesses who suffered flood damages from Superstorm Sandy an additional six-month extension to file a complete flood insurance claim, or …

March Flooding in Montana to be Evaluated By FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency teams have come to Montana to begin assessing damage from flooding. Ed Tinsley, of Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, told the Independent Record that the teams will be looking at only damage to public infrastructure. State …

Colorado Flood Survivors New Worry: Insurance Cost Hike

Thousands of Coloradans could face major cost increases for their flood insurance, just as many are trying to decide whether to rebuild or move on after the devastating September flooding. More than 5,700 federally subsidized policies in Colorado could be …

Louisiana Parish Denies FEMA Fraud Allegations in Gustav Cleanup

Attorneys say the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s threat to have Livingston Parish’s Hurricane Gustav debris removal monitors investigated for fraud is “gratuitous” and “improper.” FEMA has alleged that monitors hired by the parish to oversee the removal of leaning trees …

Iowa Council Facing Possible $50M Bill On Levees

Repairs and improvements on Council Bluffs river and creek levees in Iowa could cost the city $50 million. The Daily Nonpareil reported the estimate comes from a study on the work needed to repair river and creek levees to meet …

West, Texas Schools Receive $20M for Fertilizer Blast Recovery

A federal agency is granting $20 million to a rural Central Texas town to help rebuild two schools destroyed in last year’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion, town and federal officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide the West …

Some Mass. Towns Still Waiting for Federal Reimbursement Post-Sandy

Several Cape Cod communities in Massachusetts are still waiting for federal reimbursement for repair work after Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 and the blizzard of February 2013. The Cape Cod Times reports that Sandwich, for example, had $5 million in …

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps Released for 2 N.J. Counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Monday released Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for New Jersey’s Middlesex and Monmouth Counties that reflect the latest refinements to the ongoing analysis of flood hazards. FEMA said this release is the …

Federal Flood Aid to Colorado Reaches $246M

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says nearly $246 million in federal aid has flowed into Colorado since the deadly September floods. FEMA said the aid includes $96 million in loans, $59.3 million in flood insurance settlements and $54.5 million in …

Secret Benefactor Aiding Louisiana Parish in Gustav Claims Fight

A financial institution is paying lawyers $700 per hour to help Louisiana’s Livingston Parish fight the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denials of $60 million in claims for Hurricane Gustav-related cleanup costs. But its identity is shrouded in secrecy. The Advocate …