Up to 2,000 FEMA trailers planned for Camp Fire victims

California 11/28/18, 15:32

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says up to 2,000 trailers could be used to help house survivors of a Northern California wildfire that has killed at least 88 people and destroyed 13,000 homes.Toney Raines, head of FEMA's housing task force, says survivors could begin living in the trailers sometime this ...

Hawaii’s false missile alert leads to new recommendations

U.S. 11/26/18, 20:17

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's inspector general has recommended changes to the nation's emergency alert system after Hawaii officials in January mistakenly warned the public about an incoming ballistic missile. The report issued last week calls for mandating that software vendors include message preview and cancelling features in their alert ...

Feds have given over $20 million in aid to wildfire victims

California 11/26/18, 17:28

The U.S. government has distributed more than $20 million in assistance for people displaced by the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official said Monday as hundreds of searchers kept looking for more human remains. The massive wildfire that killed at least 85 people and destroyed nearly ...

FEMA opens disaster recovery center for flood victims in Reedsburg

Business 10/27/18, 18:36

A disaster recovery center opened Oct. 26 in Reedsburg for federal, state and county officials to provide information and assistance with programs to help those affected by the late summer floods.The center is located between Pizza Hut and Jay’s Power Center at 1375 Main St. It's open from 9 a.m. ...

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

U.S. 10/14/18, 23:50

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida's Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen. Members of a South Florida urban search and rescue team look for survivors of hurricane Michael in a debris pile ...

Missed deadlines cost millions in potential disaster aid

U.S. 10/03/18, 09:18

As the floodwaters recede and the recovery begins, communities swamped by Hurricane Florence soon will be on the clock to document the billions of dollars in damage it caused if they want to be reimbursed by the federal government.A missed deadline could be costly, even if it's not directly the ...

Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

U.S. 09/24/18, 00:49

Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the coast. Authorities in Georgetown County, South Carolina, said ...

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