Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) News

Biden Admin Announces $3 Billion in FEMA Climate Resilience Funding

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 for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and …

FEMA Adds Floyd, Pike Counties for Kentucky Flood Assistance

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 list, Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said. The expansion was …

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

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 more for it. But in …

7,500 Louisiana Ida Victims Move From Tent Camps to Trailers

More than four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed or did major damage to their houses, some Louisiana residents are just now moving from tent camps to government-supplied mobile homes and RV trailers. Shantell Campbell of Houma and her three school-aged …

Louisiana Mayor: 300-400 Buildings Condemned From Hurricane Laura Damage

A Louisiana mayor says 300 to 400 commercial buildings damaged last year by Hurricane Laura are being condemned or marked for demolition. Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter told the City Council on Wednesday that he realizes business owners have needed …

Rates to Rise for Millions of Homeowners Under National Flood Insurance Program

The federal government Friday rolled out a flood-insurance program revamped to reflect worsening climate change, a program that will raise rates for millions of homeowners in wealthy coastal areas and humble inland communities alike. The Federal Emergency Management Agency in …

Biden Stresses Disaster Preparedness as Extreme Weather Exacts Toll

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that his administration needs to “bring every resource to bear” to deal with natural disasters as huge swaths of the country have already endured extreme weather with the summer season just starting. The president said …

FEMA Approves More Flood Aid for 22 Kentucky Counties

Kentucky’s request for individual assistance for 22 additional counties hit by severe flooding has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, plus low-cost loans …

Kentucky Receives Federal Disaster Declaration for Winter Storms

President Joe Biden has approved a disaster declaration in Kentucky from winter storms in February, Gov. Andy Beshear said last week. The declaration is for harsh weather that hit the state from Feb. 8 to Feb. 19, including an ice …

Florida Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Lying About Hurricane Irma Damage

A Florida man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for lying about damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Steven Rembert, 49, of Orange County, was sentenced Monday in Orlando federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty …