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Mississippi Approved for Additional Federal Disaster Aid for Easter Tornadoes

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says more counties have been approved for federal disaster assistance following damage by April storms. MEMA announced Saturday that individuals in six more counties – Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall – have been …

7 South Carolina Counties to Receive Federal Disaster Aid for April Storms

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster request from South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster following tornadoes and severe weather that hit the state last month, according to a Saturday news release. Nine people died in South Carolina as a result …

Federal Disaster Aid Coming to 18 New York Counties Hit by Storm

Federal disaster aid is coming to 18 upstate New York counties that endured severe thunderstorms and flooding on Halloween, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Friday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide public assistance funding to the …

Federal Disaster Declared for 6 Imelda-Impacted Texas Counties

Texas officials say a federal disaster declaration has been granted for six Southeast Texas counties that sustained severe flooding caused last month by the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda. Gov. Greg Abbott says the disaster declaration will help provide federal …

North Carolina Gov Asks for More Disaster Aid After Dorian

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking additional federal disaster assistance for counties affected by Hurricane Dorian. Cooper made the request to President Donald Trump’s administration Saturday. Cooper asked for individual assistance for Carteret, Dare, Hyde and New Hanover counties …

North Carolina Residents Hit by 2 Hurricanes Still Waiting on Long-Term Aid

The heating and air conditioning in Carrie Johnson’s home – damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 – still wasn’t fixed when Hurricane Florence flooded her house last September. Now, her home of over 50 years is gutted, the flooring and …

Feds Approve Disaster Flooding Aid for 41 Oklahoma Counties

Gov. Kevin Stitt says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 41 Oklahoma counties as a result of spring flooding and severe weather in the state. The storms produced historic flooding throughout the northern half of the …

GOP Lawmaker Sidetracks Disaster Bill Including Flood Insurance Extension

A single Republican House member temporarily blocked fast-track passage Friday of a $19 billion disaster-aid plan, likely meaning lawmakers will vote when they return in early June from a week-long recess. Freshman Representative Chip Roy of Texas objected to the …

Texans in Congress Push for Release of Billions in Federal Harvey Aid

After urging the Trump administration for over a year to release billions in long-awaited disaster relief funding to Texas and other disaster-affected states to no avail, Texans in Congress are now taking more aggressive measures. This week, U.S. Reps. Randy …

20 Ohio Counties Eligible for Federal Aid After Storms

Federal funding is being made available to help repair damage in Ohio from storms, flooding and landslides after severe weather in February. Local governments, state agencies and certain nonprofit organizations in 20 southern Ohio counties are eligible for that federal …