Federal Emergency Management Agency

Texas News: Houston Resident, Patricia Rodriguez Convicted of Fraud Scheme Linked to Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON, Ts. ‐ A Houston area resident has entered a guilty plea to fraud in connection with a major disaster for her scheme to defraud the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Patricia Rodriguez, 38, of Houston, entered her guilty plea today before U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore. As part of … Continue reading Texas News: Houston Resident, Patricia Rodriguez Convicted of Fraud Scheme Linked to Hurricane Harvey

FRB News: Agencies issue statement on financial institutions issuing loans when National Flood Insurance Program is unavailable

WASHINGTON – The federal bank regulatory agencies remind banks, savings associations, and Farm Credit System institutions that they can continue to make loans during periods when the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is unavailable. The attached guidance issued in 2010 is generally applicable whenever the NFIP is … Continue reading FRB News: Agencies issue statement on financial institutions issuing loans when National Flood Insurance Program is unavailable

HOUSTON | Medical checks ordered after 2nd child immigrant dies

HOUSTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over … Continue reading HOUSTON | Medical checks ordered after 2nd child immigrant dies

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