FEMA 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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …