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Mississippi Seeks Federal Disaster Aid After Winter Storms

Mississippi is asking President Joe Biden to approve a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit groups recover costs from responding to winter storms that brought large parts of the state to a standstill. Gov. Tate Reeves’ office …

FEMA Aid OK’d for Iowa County Hardest Hit by Storm

President Donald Trump has approved Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for eastern Iowa’s Linn County, which was the county that was hardest hit by last week’s rare hurricane-strength windstorm. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office announced the approval. The FEMA individual assistance …

Trump Approves Federal Emergency Aid for Storm-Damaged Iowa

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he approved federal disaster aid for Iowa after a hurricane-force storm hit last week, causing widespread damage in towns and farms and leaving thousands without power. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said on Sunday …

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 …