U.S. Spends More Than $5B To Buy Out Flood-Prone Homes; Claims Still ComingOver the past three decades, federal and local governments have poured more than $5 billion into buying tens of thousands of vulnerable properties.
FEMA Administrator Brock Long Announces ResignationLong oversaw FEMA's response to three major hurricanes — Harvey, Maria and Irma — during his time as administrator. The agency was sharply criticized in particular for its response to Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico and knocked out power for months.
5 Tourists Rescued From Flooded Home As Storm Hits HawaiiSirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane bared down.
10 Months After Harvey, Last Victims Leave HotelsFEMA said Friday the final 707 displaced households will move out by Sunday.
Lawmakers Ask If States Or Feds Should Handle Missile AlertsThe confusion — and panic — have raised questions about whether any state should be solely responsible for notifying the public of such an event — especially as Washington and North Korea trade insults and threats.
FEMA Allowing Churches To Apply For Hurricane Disaster AidThe Federal Emergency Management Agency has revised its policies to allow houses of worship to apply for some federal aid to help deal with damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
FEMA: Disaster Relief Now Costing $200 Million A DayThe head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says the U.S. is spending more than $200 million each day on the response to three major hurricanes and huge wildfires.
Irma Looms As FEMA Still Focused On Responding To HarveyFaced with the looming threat of dual disasters, FEMA has ramped up preparations for Hurricane Irma as it barrels towards Florida, even as the agency continues the massive recovery effort in storm-battered Texas.
Gov. Abbott Adds 7 Texas Counties To Presidential Disaster DeclarationThis request will bring the total number of counties receiving assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to 43.
What NOT To Do After Your Home Is FloodedCourage abounds in South Texas as rescues continue after Tropical Storm Harvey. But when it comes to saving your home one restoration expert says "don't be a hero."
Gov. Abbott Requests Addition Of Counties To Presidential Disaster DeclarationThe original request, which was granted by FEMA, will provide Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation to Texas counties affected by the storm.
Mobile Homes Returning To Louisiana After Deadly FloodingMobile homes will fill front yards across southern Louisiana again, just like after Hurricane Katrina, as federal authorities bring in temporary housing for thousands displaced by catastrophic flooding.
North Texas-Area Counties Included In Updated FEMA List For Disaster DeclarationResidents in the counties are now able to apply for disaster assistance.
Deadline For North Texans To Apply For FEMA Storm AssistanceAugust 27 is the deadline for North Texans with damage from the spring storms to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Do You Have Home Flood Insurance? Are You Sure?Flood insurance is one of those things you may think you have, but you probably don't. If your home is flooded, your homeowners insurance will most likely not cover the damage.