FEMA 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 …

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 …

Grant to Help Raise Houses in Louisiana; Flood Insurance a Requirement

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing a grant to help pay for the elevation of 16 houses Jefferson Parish. The grant covers about $2.1 million of the estimated $2.7 million total cost of the project. FEMA officials say elevating …

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 …

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 …

Roanoke, Va., Family Stays Afloat After Summer Floods

Joel Kirby loaded his young stepson Seth into his truck in the rain and headed over to the mall. “Despicable Me 2” was playing, and a movie on a damp summer night seemed like a good idea while his wife, …

N.J. Sen. Menendez Calls on Congress to Delay Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Thursday joined residents and local officials in Brick, N.J., to call on Congress to pass the Homeowner’s Flood Insurance Affordability Act. The bipartisan, bicameral bill, originally introduced by Sen. Menendez on the anniversary of …

Flood Maps Still Wrong, Oregon Homeowners Still Paying

Months after Carol Justice was wrongly told her home needs flood insurance, the Cornelius resident is still paying up – even though a surveyor has since determined her house is not in the flood zone. Justice is one of hundreds …