Hurricane Irma

FEMA Approves $3.1 Million for Lee County Sheriff’s Office for Hurricane Irma

ATLANTA, GA (STL.News) Georgia Lee County Sheriff’s Office will receive $3,186,963 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse the agency for costs associated with emergency response and protective measures for Hurricane Irma in September 2017. This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which provides grants to state, tribal, territorial, and … Continue reading FEMA Approves $3.1 Million for Lee County Sheriff’s Office for Hurricane Irma

FHA Expands Foreclosure Relief for Victims of 2017 Disasters

WASHINGTON/February 22, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) – The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced expanded mortgage relief to FHA-insured homeowners who live or work in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as California wildfires and subsequent flooding and mudslides. FHA is instructing mortgage servicers to offer additional options to eligible disaster victims in … Continue reading FHA Expands Foreclosure Relief for Victims of 2017 Disasters

Senate advances $36.5B disaster relief package

WASHINGTON/October 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Senate on Monday gave a preliminary OK to a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would provide Puerto Rico with a much-needed infusion of cash and keep the federal flood insurance program from running out of money to pay claims. The 79-16 procedural vote set the stage for a … Continue reading Senate advances $36.5B disaster relief package

Senate presses ahead on $36.5B disaster relief package

WASHINGTON/October 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash. The measure also would replenish rapidly dwindling emergency disaster accounts and provide $16 billion to permit the financially troubled federal flood insurance program to pay an influx of … Continue reading Senate presses ahead on $36.5B disaster relief package

Minimal Damage from Hurricane Irma Delays Hundreds of Miami Home Sales

MIAMI/October 21, 2017 (PRWEB)(StlRealEstate.News) –Minimal damage from Hurricane Irma stalled hundreds of Miami-Dade County home sales in September as local buyers and sellers experienced delays in clearing tree debris and rescheduling inspections and appraisals, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Miami single-family … Continue reading Minimal Damage from Hurricane Irma Delays Hundreds of Miami Home Sales

Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico

October 8, 2017 (STL.News) Facebook and Google once planned to connect with the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect with it. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed to ship out a “connectivity team” to help restore communications from ravaged Puerto Rico. Google parent company Alphabet wanted to … Continue reading Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico

The Latest: Firefighters remove boards to rescue family

LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, FL/September 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 6:25 a.m. Firefighters had to remove boards from a home that caught on fire in St. Petersburg, Florida, before pulling two adults and two teens to safety. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue District Chief Steve Girk tells local news outlets … Continue reading The Latest: Firefighters remove boards to rescue family

FEMA estimates 25 percent of Florida Keys homes are gone

LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, FL/September 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Search-and-rescue teams made their way into the Florida Keys’ farthest reaches Tuesday, while authorities rushed to repair the lone highway connecting the islands and deliver aid to Hurricane Irma‘s victims. Federal officials estimated one-quarter of all homes in the Keys were destroyed. Two days after Irma roared … Continue reading FEMA estimates 25 percent of Florida Keys homes are gone