FEMA News

FEMA: NW Arkansas Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps Ready to View

FEMA has made available for review Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for certain municipalities and unincorporated areas in northwest Arkansas. The maps cover Elm Springs, Elkins, Farmington, Fayetteville, Greenland, Johnson, Springdale, West Fork, Tontitown, Winslow, Lincoln, Prairie Grove, Goshen; …

Texas to Get Federal Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Laura Recovery

Federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Laura from Aug. 23-27, 2020, according to FEMA. Federal funding is available to the …

California Wildfire Survivors Urged to Call FEMA Helpline by Dec. 16

People with losses due to the California wildfires in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties have just five days left to register for federal aid. These counties are included in federal …

FEMA to Louisiana Homeowners: Don’t Pay Company for Blue Roof Tarps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is letting homeowners know that its Operation Blue Roof is free, and they should let authorities know if any company tries to make them pay. The program installs tarps on damaged roofs to waterproof them …

Future Unsure for Many After Louisiana’s Back-to-Back Hurricanes

Michele Vincent’s home was largely intact in spite of hurricanes Laura and Delta. But tears streamed down her face as she looked at her church’s broken windows and shattered pews. “It’s hard to come back and see it again and …

Last Year Was Among Earth’s 3 Hottest Years on Record, Climate Report Shows

Last year will be remembered as among the world’s hottest, while greenhouse gases reached their highest levels on record, according to the 30th annual State of the Climate report. The international annual review of the world’s climate, led by scientists …

Insurers, Agents Propose Pandemic Business Relief Plan; Plaintiffs Offer BIG Compromise

Key segments of the property/casualty insurance industry, which is facing mounting claims for business interruption losses from the pandemic, have thrown their lobbying weight behind a proposed federal program to replace revenues lost by businesses shut down during pandemics like …

Flood Disaster Declaration Declared for Oregon, Funding Available

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Oregon will receive federal help for flooding and storms that happened in February in the northeastern section of the state. Federal disaster assistance will supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas …

Federal Disaster Declaration Approved for Louisiana Due to COVID-19

President Donald Trump has granted a federal disaster declaration in Louisiana and ordered assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by COVID-19. Louisiana’s governor asked the White House to declare a major disaster in his state to free …

Louisiana Governor Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration for State

Louisiana’s governor has asked the White House to declare a major disaster in his state to free up more direct federal aid to cope with the surging coronavirus outbreak, warning that the New Orleans area could run out of hospital …