Federal Emergency Management Agency News

FEMA Awards Nearly $7.4M to Mississippi for Storm Safe Rooms in Schools

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved almost $7.4 million for the State of Mississippi to fund the construction of eight stand-alone safe rooms designed to withstand winds up to 200 mph at schools in Forrest County. The $7.38 …

Vermont to Hold Briefings for Those Interested in Storm Help

The Vermont Department of Public Safety is going to be holding briefings for municipalities and others interested in applying for federal disaster assistance to help pay for repairs made following storms May 4-5. Attendance is mandatory for any municipalities or …

Five Vermont Counties Get Disaster Declarations for May Storms

President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for five Vermont counties that were damaged during severe storms in early May. Republican Gov. Phil Scott says that a preliminary damage assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency identified almost $1.3 …

New Orleans Won’t Have to Return $2B in Hurricane Katrina Grants

Congressman Cedric Richmond says New Orleans can keep $2 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants approved to fix sewers and water pipes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A Department of Homeland Security audit last July said FEMA should take back …

FEMA Assessing Tornado Damage in Connecticut

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials on Monday began assessing damage from a tornado and a macroburst that hit Connecticut during severe storms last month, a process that could lead to federal aid. Officials reviewed damage from an EF1 tornado with …

‘Stable’ Flow Lets Some Hawaii Lava Evacuees Return to Homes

Officials on Hawaii’s Big Island let some people back into their homes and scaled down emergency operations this week as lava flowed into the ocean on a path that wasn’t threatening new areas. “We’ve pretty much thrown everything at this …

Texas Agency Wants to Know: How Much Damage Remains from Harvey

More than nine months after Hurricane Harvey devastated homes in nearly 50 Texas counties, the state agency charged with overseeing the largest housing recovery in American history is trying to gauge how much devastation remains. The General Land Office is …

With a Roar, Flash Flood Smashes Into a Maryland Community

Roaring flash floods struck a Maryland city Sunday that had been wracked by similar devastation two years ago, its main street turned into a raging river that reached the first floor of some buildings and swept away parked cars, authorities …

Maryland’s Frederick County to Conduct Flood Damage Survey

A western Maryland county hit hard by flooding last week is surveying residents and businesses to get a handle on the extent of the damage. Frederick County announced Saturday that the survey will help determine whether the county is eligible …

Delaware DOI Working With FEMA to Fine-Tune Disaster Response

The Delaware Department of Insurance (DOI) is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the next two weeks as part of a National Level Exercise designed to help FEMA and other federal partners, state and local governments, as …