Latest FEMA Headlines

All the headlines from our FEMA Topic Page, ordered by recency.

Louisiana Town Settles Dispute Over Fraudulent FEMA Claims

Sep 26 2022 // A Louisiana town is preparing to settle a 20-year dispute with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by making a repayment of $163,102. The Town Talk of Alexandria reports that the Town of Ball Council voted unanimously...

Climate Change Is Overwhelming U.S. Flood Maps, FEMA Head Says

Sep 13 2022 // Flood maps used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are out of date and understate the risks to homes and businesses from flooding and extreme rain triggered by climate change, FEMA Director Deanne Criswell...

Louisiana Woman Pleads Guilty to FEMA Fraud

Aug 22 2022 // Schshinetia Anderson, age 44, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, pled guilty on August 11, 2022 to FEMA fraud announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced before the Honorable Mary Ann...

Kentucky Governor Says FEMA Denying Too Many Requests for Assistance

Aug 16 2022 // Gov. Andy Beshear complained Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is denying too many requests for assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, and urged those getting turned down to take their cases...

Biden Admin Announces $3 Billion in FEMA Climate Resilience Funding

Aug 12 2022 // The Biden administration on Friday announced it is putting more than $3 billion into two federal programs to help communities deal with floods, wildfires, extreme heat and other problems imposed by climate change. Funding...

How FEMA’s New Flood Risk Rating System Could Impact Your Clients

Aug 5 2022 // This post is part of a series sponsored by SWBC. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for identifying high-risk flood zones, which are then used to designate areas in which homeowners with...

FEMA Adds Floyd, Pike Counties for Kentucky Flood Assistance

Aug 5 2022 // Federal emergency officials have expanded the number of flood-stricken counties in eastern Kentucky that are eligible for individual assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency added Floyd and Pike counties to the...

FEMA Report: Flood Insurance Hikes Will Drive 1 Million From Market

Aug 1 2022 // When questioned by members of Congress, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said its new update to the nation’s flood insurance program will prompt more people to sign up for coverage, even though many will pay...

FEMA Report: Flood Insurance Hikes Will Drive 1 Million From Market

Jul 25 2022 // When questioned by members of Congress, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said its new update to the nation’s flood insurance program will prompt more people to sign up for coverage, even though many will pay...

FEMA to Send Connecticut $1.3M for May Storm Recovery

Jun 29 2022 // The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending nearly $1.3 million to the state of Connecticut to reimburse it for the administrative costs of recovering from the tornadoes and storms that struck the state on May...

FEMA Pushing for Stronger Building Codes Nationwide

Jun 20 2022 // Federal officials have announced a new initiative to modernize building codes across the country so that communities can be more resilient to hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and other extreme weather events that are...

FEMA Pushing for Stronger Building Codes Nationwide

Jun 2 2022 // On the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, federal officials announced a new initiative to modernize building codes across the country so that communities can be more resilient to hurricanes, flooding, wildfires,...

FEMA Fund of Recovery Firms Debuts as Disasters Grow More Damaging, Costly

Jun 2 2022 // A new fund is betting on companies that help with recovery from natural disasters as climate change raises the risk of hurricanes, wildfires and other catastrophes. The Procure Disaster Recovery Strategy ETF is debuting...

FEMA Opens Proposed Hurricane Ida Housing Site Comment Period

May 25 2022 // A three-day comment period opened Tuesday for a proposed group housing site for Hurricane Ida survivors in one southeast Louisiana parish, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. Up to 75 families could be housed at...

FEMA Contractors Not Liable for Misrepresentations About Flood Risk

May 16 2022 // The North Fork of the White River in southern Missouri is a nationally known fly-fishing destination, teeming with brown and rainbow trout. The stream is fed from underground springs in the Ozark Mountains, keeping its...

FEMA Contractors Not Liable for Misrepresentations About Flood Risk

May 3 2022 // The North Fork of the White River in southern Missouri is a nationally known fly-fishing destination, teeming with brown and rainbow trout. The stream is fed from underground springs in the Ozark Mountains, keeping its...

FEMA Invites Public to Comment on Johnson County, Texas Flood Maps

Apr 22 2022 // Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps are available for review in Johnson County, Texas, FEMA announced this week. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest...

FEMA Extends Hurricane Housing in Louisiana

Jan 31 2022 // Nearly 2,000 households that survived Hurricanes Laura and Delta in Louisiana are getting more time in FEMA-provided housing as they complete the final steps of their recovery. The original end for the temporary housing...

FEMA to Offer Home Repair Tips for Ida Victims

Dec 17 2021 // FEMA mitigation specialists will give tips about rebuilding and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage such as high winds and water at local hardware stores in Chauvin and Morgan City, Louisiana. They will...

FEMA: $2.5 Billion Ida Aid Given to Louisiana Residents, Businesses

Dec 6 2021 // Louisiana residents and businesses have received $2.5 billion in federal aid related to Hurricane Ida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. It said another $27.8 million has been approved in public assistance...