US agency closing California trailer park for fire victims

U.S. 05/14/19, 14:27

Federal authorities are almost done disbanding a makeshift neighborhood of trailers where Northern California wildfire victims have been living for 19 months.The Santa Rosa Democrat reported Tuesday that the last seven trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will ...

Housing vouchers ending for Hurricane Michael survivors

U.S. 04/09/19, 13:50

Hundreds of residents in the county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael faced losing a roof over their heads on Tuesday as housing vouchers allowing them to stay at hotels after the Category 4 storm expired.Around 250 households in Bay County, ...

Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

Politics 03/22/19, 14:16

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday. Homeland Security Department's Office ...

President Trump to tour tornado devastation in Alabama

Politics 03/08/19, 10:37

President Donald Trump headed to Alabama on Friday to survey the damage from a deadly tornado that devastated a small town, killing nearly two dozen people. Trump was expected to tour rural Lee County in eastern Alabama, where 23 people died ...

Head of FEMA resigning, questioned over use of vehicles

Politics 02/13/19, 15:49

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is resigning, months after an investigation found he misused government vehicles to travel to his home in North Carolina. Brock Long said in a letter Wednesday to agency employees that he was resigning ...

Missourians want action over too-high Illinois levee

Enviroment 12/26/18, 13:49

Missouri landowners and environmentalists are urging a federal agency to sanction a levee district on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, arguing that the earthen barrier has been built above its authorized height, worsening flooding for its neighbors.Great Rivers ...

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

U.S. 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, ...

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 ...

Dodge, Columbia among counties denied FEMA aid, Marquette approved

U.S. 11/03/18, 13:43

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied requests for federal assistance for individuals in Dodge, Adams, Columbia, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Ozaukee and Washington counties. FEMA investigated storm damage claims from Aug. 17 through Sept. 14 involving high winds, ...

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 ...

PHOTOS: For Puerto Rico’s poor, hurricane was heavy blow

U.S. 09/20/18, 00:14

NARANJITO, Puerto Rico (AP) — After Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, 2017, thousands of Puerto Ricans living below the poverty line were pushed to the brink of despair — struggling for food and housing, diapers and medicine.Gilberto Cosme Rodriguez, ...

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