FEMA News

FEMA to Offer Home Repair Tips for Ida Victims

FEMA mitigation specialists will give tips about rebuilding and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage such as high winds and water at local hardware stores in Chauvin and Morgan City, Louisiana. They will also have information about selecting contractors, flood …

Tornadoes That Ripped Across Central U.S. Could Be Costliest Outbreak on Record

A group of tornadoes that tore across the central U.S. on December 10 and 11 resulted in widespread damage in several states and could serve as the nation’s costliest tornado outbreak on record. “Based on preliminary assessments of the extensive …

FEMA: $2.5 Billion Ida Aid Given to Louisiana Residents, Businesses

Louisiana residents and businesses have received $2.5 billion in federal aid related to Hurricane Ida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. It said another $27.8 million has been approved in public assistance grants for local governments and nonprofits. Ida was …

Archdiocese of New Orleans to Pay More Than $1 Million Over Katrina False Claims

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans has agreed to pay more than $1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims for payment to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the …

FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ida Assistance to Nov. 29

Louisiana residents seeking disaster aid from Hurricane Ida now have until Nov. 29 to apply for assistance. The Federal Emergency Management announced that the deadline to register for individual assistance has been extended an extra two weeks from the previous …

Residents in 8 Mississippi Counties Can Now Try for FEMA aid for Ida

Mississippi’s governor says residents in eight counties can now apply for federal help with Hurricane Ida expenses, and 19 counties can get public aid. Approval for help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency means “Mississippians will have access to the …

25% of Infrastructure Under Flood Risk in 30 years; FEMA Wants Input on Standards

Just as new research shows that a fourth of the critical infrastructure in the U.S. – along with an increasing number of homes and businesses – are at risk of flooding in the next 30 years, FEMA is seeking public …

Ida Damage Keeps Tens of Thousands of Louisiana Students Out of School

About 70,000 students across southeast Louisiana remain out of school because of Hurricane Ida’s destruction to classroom buildings a month ago, state Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley told lawmakers on Sept. 28. That’s nearly 1 in 10 of Louisiana’s K-12 …

Amid Uncertainty Over Flood Insurance, Florida County Declares Emergency After Unprecedented Rainfall

In what may be a sign of the climate times, a Florida county has declared a local state of emergency after a weather event — even without hope of much assistance from the state or federal government. The declaration by …

Flood Insurance Program Expires Tomorrow Unless Congress Acts

As Democrats and Republicans in Washington continue to haggle over government debt and spending, federal flood insurance is among the programs facing disruption. Without renewed funding, a government shutdown would begin after the end of the fiscal year tomorrow, Sept. …