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The state of Nevada and members of Congress are again appealing to the U.S. government to reverse an earlier decision to deny disaster assistance to a remote rural area ravaged by a huge wildfire near the Idaho line. Kacey KC, Nevada's state forester and fire warden, wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week for help recouping costs associated with the South Sugarloaf Fire that burned nearly 360 square miles (932 sq. kilometers). The agency denied the initial request Aug. 24 for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant. Critics say the agency doesn't fully appreciate the damage fires... [Read More]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded large contracts to several inexperienced companies after Hurricane Maria's devastating strike on Puerto Rico, some of which had never conducted the kind... [Read More]
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Colorado Task Force 1 is an urban search-and-rescue team based in Lakewood that operates under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The team deployed to Robeson County in North Carolina as Hurricane Florence worked its way toward land. [Read More]
Skagit County Fire District 6 will no longer have to rely on neighboring departments to fill its breathing apparatus tanks after receiving a $69,000 Federal Emergency Management Agency... [Read More]
The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency almost resigned after he learned that his inspector general case had been... [Read More]
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You'll soon be getting a message on your phone from the President of the United States - whether you are a supporter or not. It's not a political message, but an emergency test message sent from President Donald Trump as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's system to ... [Read More]
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is getting ready to test its wireless alert system. [Read More]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently finished drafting floodplain maps for the borough. It's the first time the government agency has updated the maps since about 1972, borough Manager Kevin Steigerwalt told council Tuesday. Most not... [Read More]
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide combined test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Oct. 3. [Read More]
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A Maryland man is accused of stealing hurricane victim's identities as part of an $8 million effort to scam a Federal Emergency Management Agency program.        ... [Read More]
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Federal Emergency Management Agency is in the state already working hard to help. FEMA Representative John Mills says FEMA has now switched from recovery to response mode. [Read More]
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The nation is going to have to wait a few more weeks before they could receive text messages from the president. Originally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA... [Read More]
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A Maryland man is accused of stealing hurricane victim's identities as part what the Secret Service describes as an $8 million effort to scam a Federal Emergency Management Agency program. News outlets reported Tuesday that 30-year-old Tare Stanley Okirika is accused of registering unique pre-paid... [Read More]
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Representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are advising survivors of Hurricane Florence who are able to start the process of filing insurance claims for damage. They may qualify f... [Read More]
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CHARLOTTE, NC—Citing the urgent need for such measures given the devastation wrought by Hurricane Florence, the Federal Emergency Management Agency dispatched crews to affected areas Wednesday with instructions to do everything necessary to appear busy. "Try hitting stuff with a hammer, throwing a few cardboard boxes into a river, or whatever—just make it look like you're doing something," FEMA representative Travis Quinn said in a recent directive to agency workers, adding that their top priority was to act as though they were getting the job done, whether that meant randomly throwing sandbags around, swinging axes into the sides of... [Read More]
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'Unfortunately, the money will be a lot. But it's going to come as fast as you need it,' says Trump; he applauds the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for doing a 'great job,... [Read More]
The Potsdam Fire Department has answered 417 calls this year, as of earlier this month, including 29 actual fires, one explosion, 57 other hazardous conditions, and 220 false alarms, according to Fire Chief Danielle Rose. Rose noted in her report to the village Board of Trustees Monday night that there were three new department members, one local and two college students. She said the department had again been denied a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant they applied for that the department was hoping to use to replace aging and out-of-date equipment. But she said the... [Read More]
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin accepting applications for the Assistance... [Read More]
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Marilyn Viera said Federal Emergency Management Agency Inspectors blew off their first visit to her home in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria tore apart her house on Sept. 20, contaminating it with dirty water and forcing her to evacuate. [Read More]
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While Hurricane Florence barreled through the Carolinas, a different type of storm was brewing within the federal disaster relief agency tasked with responding to the fallout. The fate of Brock Long, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was cast in doubt with revelations that he was being investigated by Homeland Security's internal watchdog and a co... [Read More]
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