Federal Emergency Management Agency

New Jersey News: Ambler Man, Nicholas Ochs Admits Defrauding FEMA Relating To Major Disaster

CAMDEN, N.J. – An Ambler, Pennsylvania, man today admitted defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of thousands of dollars after Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Nicholas Ochs, 54, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle in Camden federal court to Counts One (disaster benefit fraud) and Four (mail fraud) of … Continue reading New Jersey News: Ambler Man, Nicholas Ochs Admits Defrauding FEMA Relating To Major Disaster

South Carolina News: Chesterfield County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Chesterfield County eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program.  Residents in Dillon, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro counties were previously made eligible to apply for aid through … Continue reading South Carolina News: Chesterfield County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

HONOLULU | Warnings dropped as tropical storm turns away from Hawaii

HONOLULU — Weather officials dropped all warnings Saturday after tropical storm Lane weakened and turned away from Hawaii. The storm began moving to the west, breaking its northward march toward Honolulu after drenching the Big Island and Maui over the past two days. The slow-moving storm, moving less than 5 mph, dumped nearly four feet … Continue reading HONOLULU | Warnings dropped as tropical storm turns away from Hawaii

North Carolina News: North Carolina Governor Cooper requests federal disaster declaration for Western North Carolina flooding, mudslides

RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a major federal disaster declaration for 13 Western North Carolina counties that were affected by heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in May. The request is for federal disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help local … Continue reading North Carolina News: North Carolina Governor Cooper requests federal disaster declaration for Western North Carolina flooding, mudslides

Texas News: Federal Disaster Declaration Granted For Texas Counties Following Severe Weather, Flooding In The Rio Grande Valley

AUSTIN, TX – United States President Donald J. Trump and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today granted Governor Greg Abbott‘s federal disaster request for Individual Assistance for Cameron and Hidalgo Counties following recent severe weather and flooding.  The Governor requested this assistance following his visit to the Emergency Operations Center in Edinburg, Texas where … Continue reading Texas News: Federal Disaster Declaration Granted For Texas Counties Following Severe Weather, Flooding In The Rio Grande Valley

BOSTON | Hearing to consider order blocking Puerto Rican evictions

BOSTON — A hearing is planned on a federal judge’s restraining order temporarily blocking the evictions of nearly 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees from hotels across the U.S. Judge Leo Sorokin of U.S. District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts, granted the temporary restraining order over the weekend. It extends the evacuees’ time in hotels until midnight … Continue reading BOSTON | Hearing to consider order blocking Puerto Rican evictions

WASHINGTON | First lady returns to public eye after ‘little rough patch’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump’s disappearing act is over. The first lady showed herself in public Wednesday for the first time in nearly a month, seated alongside her husband, President Donald Trump, for a briefing on the federal government’s preparedness for the hurricane season that began June 1. The routine meeting at Federal Emergency Management … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady returns to public eye after ‘little rough patch’

Emails show FEMA silent as Puerto Rico sought generator fuel

WASHINGTON /March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce. Emails and text messages made public Tuesday in a letter sent … Continue reading Emails show FEMA silent as Puerto Rico sought generator fuel