Federal Emergency Management Agency News

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 …

Imelda-Impacted Texans Still Don’t Know if They Qualify for FEMA Aid

Two state officials are optimistic that southeast Texans whose homes were flooded by Tropical Storm Imelda will qualify for federal aid. And since it could be weeks before the destruction is fully inventoried, many leaders continue urging residents to report …

Minneapolis Federal Reserve: With Flooding Comes a Torrent of Data

One of the biggest problems with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood insurance program is that, nationwide, few property owners actually choose to buy into it. But that’s not the case in many counties in the Federal Reserve’s Ninth District. …

Virginia to Get $1.8M for Tropical Storm Michael Repairs

Virginia will receive $1.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for electrical distribution repairs as a result of damages caused by Tropical Storm Michael. The grant will be used to reimburse communities for the actions they took in the …

North Carolina, Feds to Purchase 24 Generators for Use During Storms, Disasters

North Carolina and the federal government are paying over $1.4 million for 24 generators and other help so communities can keep the power on at public infrastructure during storms and disasters. The money will go mostly toward generators, with the …

Federal Flood Assistance OK’d for 4 More Oklahoma Counties

Federal disaster assistance has been approved for four more Oklahoma counties affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes last month. Gov. Kevin Stitt said the Federal Emergency Management Agency had added Cherokee, Le Flore, Noble and Nowata counties to a …

4 Arkansas Counties Cleared to Get Disaster Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says four more counties in Arkansas have been approved for disaster assistance as a result of damage from storms and flooding that began May 21. Heavy rains produced record flooding in the state, especially along …

Trump Declares Disaster in Six Vermont Counties

President Donald Trump has made a disaster declaration for Vermont’s Bennington, Essex, Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor counties for flooding in April. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says a preliminary assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency identified more than $2 …

Forecasters Say Hawaii May Have Busy Hurricane Season

Hawaii and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during this year’s hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Wednesday there will be five to eight named tropical cyclones in the region from June 1 through …

Cost of Flood-Prone Home Buyouts in Missouri, Elsewhere: $5B and Rising

The residents of the small riverside town of Mosby, Missouri, have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. Elmer Sullivan has replaced his couch, bed and television. He’s …