FEMA

Homeland Security News: Secretary Nielsen Statement on FEMA 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement regarding the release of FEMA’s 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report yesterday: “By capturing the insights gained from the previous hurricane season, this report, which is focused only on the efforts of DHS and FEMA, provides a transformative roadmap for how we respond … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Secretary Nielsen Statement on FEMA 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report

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

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $1 Million Awarded for Stormwater Drainage System in Ellicott City

Howard County Residents, Businesses to Benefit from Multiyear Project Developed by State and County ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Governor Hogan today announced that Maryland, in collaboration with Howard County, has been awarded $1,044,224 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund a project that will reduce the flood risk of areas surrounding Main Street … Continue reading Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $1 Million Awarded for Stormwater Drainage System in Ellicott City

North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Aid for Guilford and Rockingham Residents Affected by Tornado

RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a federal disaster declaration to help tornado victims in Guilford and Rockingham counties was approved today by President Donald Trump.  The declaration means people recovering from the April 15 storm will be able to apply for low-interest federal loans or grants to help them repair … Continue reading North Carolina Governor Cooper Announces Aid for Guilford and Rockingham Residents Affected by Tornado

FEMA Statement provided to CBS News from Public Affairs Director William Booher

May 2, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The fact is that FEMA will pay every dime to a policyholder that they are due based on the coverage in their policies and the damage that occurred. For the 2016 floods in Louisiana, the NFIP had over 29K claims with just over 300 appeals and has paid out $2.4B … Continue reading FEMA Statement provided to CBS News from Public Affairs Director William Booher

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Tinder Fire

OAKLAND, Calif./ April 30, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News)  — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Arizona to combat the Tinder Fire burning in Coconino County. On April 29, 2018, the State of Arizona submitted a request for a Fire Management … Continue reading FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Tinder Fire

Fact Sheet: Myths vs. Facts – FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program

April 30, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Myth: FEMA sent survivors from Puerto Rico to areas with high rental rates in the continental United States. Fact: FEMA did not send or pay for any disaster survivors to travel from Puerto Rico to the states. FEMA has helped survivors who voluntarily left for the states by providing eligible … Continue reading Fact Sheet: Myths vs. Facts – FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program

Texas Governor Abbott Encourages Mayors & County Judges To Take Advantage Of Harvey Relief Funds

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Mayors, County Judges and Emergency Management officials in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, urging them to take immediate advantage of the $500 million in funds from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program that are available now. “The hazard mitigation funds available today can provide … Continue reading Texas Governor Abbott Encourages Mayors & County Judges To Take Advantage Of Harvey Relief Funds