Texas Cities Seeking More Help With Recovery From Hurricane HarveyOfficials in southeast Texas are calling for state legislators to give communities more assistance as they continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey.
FEMA Rethinking Ban On Disaster Aid To Church BuildingsWhen disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied aid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency when it comes time to repair or rebuild their damaged sanctuaries.
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.
Texas FEMA Federal Disaster AssistanceU.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued the following statement urging Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to qualify for federal disaster assistance by FEMA’s new Friday, November 24th deadline
Political Firestorm Between Texas Republicans Over Harvey Relief AidA source tells CBS11, Governor Abbott felt let down by Texas Republicans in the House for a lack of leadership and for not fighting hard enough for Harvey relief.
President Trump Tweets Puerto Rico Can't Get Aid 'Forever'President Donald Trump is criticizing hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and says the government can't keep federal aid there "forever."
White House To Seek $29B Disaster Aid PackageThe Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims.
President Trump Heads To Puerto Rico To Survey Hurricane DamagePresident Donald Trump is meeting Tuesday with some of the 3.4 million Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, as criticism of the federal government's sluggish response continues.
EPA Clarifies Earlier FEMA Statement On Texas Toxic SitesThe Environmental Protection Agency is clarifying an earlier statement about Texas toxic waste sites and more than 500 containers of unknown material.
EPA Clarifies FEMA Statement On Texas Toxic SitesThe EPA said Sunday that a statement issued Friday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency created confusion by conflating two separate issues.
Texas Task Force 1 Heads To Caribbean To Help After Hurricane MariaThey're answering the call to help and doing what they are best known for.
Study: FEMA's Houston Flood Maps Outdated Long Before HarveyAccording to research, FEMA's flood plain maps for that area missed about 75 percent of the damages from Ike, Allison, and three other storms.
Immigrant Hurricane Victims Turn To Churches Amid FearFor many of them, the church was the safest place to seek relief after Harvey devastated Houston and left thousands of immigrants fearful of turning to the government for help amid fears they would get deported.
Appreciation Turns To Frustration For Some Harvey Evacuees In DallasHurricane Harvey evacuees in Dallas say they feel trapped, and that they haven't received any federal help.
Harvey Evacuees In N. Texas Shelters, Hotels Prepare For Next StepThat next step is finding a new, permanent place to live.