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.
Americans To Receive Alert From President In 1st National TestThe test, scheduled for 1:18 p.m. CT on Wednesday, is the first test of a national presidential alert system that will let any president issue a warning about a crisis.
Mother, Baby Among Dead As Florence Drenches The CarolinasA mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. The governor's office said a third person was killed while plugging in a generator.
Category 1 Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall In North CarolinaFlorence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as the Category 1 hurricane strikes coast.
Hurricane Florence's Winds And Rain Begin Lashing CarolinasHurricane Florence's top sustained wind speeds dropped from a high of 140 mph to 110 mph as its outer rain bands approached the North Carolina coast early Thursday.
"Monster" Hurricane Florence Nears Carolina CoastHurricane Florence neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph winds and drenching rain that could last for days.
Millions Prepare For Potentially Catastrophic Hurricane FlorenceMillions of Americans are preparing for Hurricane Florence -- a storm that could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.
Hurricane Lane Barrels Toward Hawaii With Torrential RainsHurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that inundated the Big Island's main city.
Charities Helped With Fixing Homes, Other Needs After HarveyIn the year since Hurricane Harvey caused widespread flooding and damage in Texas, nonprofits and charities have been filling the gaps in aid that government agencies may not have covered.
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.
FEMA Says It Didn't Treat Puerto Ricans Different Than TexansFEMA says it didn't handle housing vouchers for displaced residents of Puerto Rico any differently from those of displaced Texas and Florida residents after last year's hurricanes.
Harvey's Devastating Flooding Boosts Insurance In TexasWhen Hurricane Harvey hit more than 100,000 flooded homes in Harris County didn't have flood insurance. According to FEMA, 80 percent of all households affected by the storm weren't covered.
Housing Extended For 1,700 Puerto Rican Hurricane EvacueesA judge ordered federal emergency officials to extend vouchers for temporary housing for nearly 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees, saying ending the program could cause irreparable harm.
10 Months After Harvey, Last Victims Leave HotelsFEMA said Friday the final 707 displaced households will move out by Sunday.