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FEMA sold off more than 100 disaster relief trailers at auction in days before Harvey hit

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The Federal Emergency Relief Management Agency (FEMA) auctioned off more than 100 disaster relief trailers only days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall and sowed destruction across southeastern Texas. The Hill said Saturday night that FEMA were sold at discounted prices and were 2017 models that...

Democrats ask: How could Trump have nominated this man for FEMA?

WASHINGTON — After the sudden withdrawal this week of President Donald Trump's nominee for a top post at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Senate Democrats are raising concerns about the White House's vetting process. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

The Latest: FEMA shifting focus to the recovery process

The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long says the government response to Hurricane Irma has shifted from saving lives to … Click to Continue »

Iowa trail repairs delayed as FEMA freezes funding

Repairs to a nature trail in Iowa have been delayed after the Federal Emergency Management Agency put a hold on a funding request. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that FEMA's … Click to Continue »

Trump to visit Floridians after Hurricane Irma

For President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, the visit Thursday to Naples and Fort Myers on Florida's southwestern coast offered the chance to see how people were coping and how the Federal Emergency Management Agency has responded. Continue reading ? The post Trump to visit Floridians after Hurricane Irma appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Hurricane Irma update: FEMA slow to respond, has few specifics for Fort Myers disaster recovery

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Ahead of President Trump's planned visit Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has not opened any Disaster Recovery Centers in Lee County.        

Harvey losses could top $11 billion, FEMA official says

That would likely put Harvey as the second costliest storm in the history of the federal insurance program, said Roy E. Wright, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's deputy associate administrator for insurance and mitigation. Continue reading ? The post Harvey losses could top $11 billion, FEMA official says appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump nominee for FEMA post withdraws over travel audit

President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as the No. 2 official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has withdrawn from consideration following questions about a 2011 federal investigation. NBC News … Click to Continue »

Trump FEMA Nominee Withdraws After Report Emerges That He Falsified Records

Things continue going smoothly at the Trump administration. President Donald Trump’s nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Federal Emergency Management Agency withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after NBC News raised questions about a federal investigation that found he had falsified government travel and timekeeping records when he served in the Bush administration in […]

HECKUVA JOB: Trump’s FEMA Nominee Withdraws Amid Questions About His History Of Falsifying Records

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The Daily Beast reports: The man President Trump nominated to be deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has withdrawn from consideration after NBC News raised questions about his history of falsifying records during the Bush administration. Show More Summary

Trump FEMA nominee withdraws after getting busted for falsifying records

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Daniel A. Craig, who was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve at the No. 2 spot at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has withdrawn from consideration after an NBC News report revealed that he allegedly falsified travel and timekeeping records during his tenure at the Bush administration...

Trump FEMA nominee withdraws after NBC questions on falsified records

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Federal Emergency Management Agency withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after NBC News raised questions about a federal investigation that found he had falsified government travel and timekeeping records when he served in the Bush administration in 2005. Show More Summary

One-third of FEMA leadership positions unfilled

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Updated | As the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helps Florida, Texas and other states recover from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the agency faces a leadership staffing shortage that analysts worry could hinder relief efforts. More than a third of leadership positions at FEMA lacked...

Record-breaking hurricanes stretch and strain FEMA

The devastating paths of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have stretched the Federal Emergency Management Agency to a point unlike any in recent memory as the country looks to recover from … Click to Continue »

FEMA: 25% Of Homes Destroyed In Florida Keys

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CNN reports: Initial estimates indicate 25% of the houses in the Florida Keys have been destroyed, and 65% have major damage, said Brock Long, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s administrator. Basically, every house in the Keys was impacted some way,” Long said Tuesday. Show More Summary

FEMA approves disaster assistance for 2 more Montana fires

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for two wildfires on northwestern Montana. FEMA funding is available to pay 75 percent of the state's eligible firefighting costs for … Click to Continue »

Decade of data shows FEMA flood maps missed 3 in 4 claims

(Rice University) An analysis of flood claims in three Houston suburbs from 1999-2009 found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's 100-year flood plain maps failed to capture 75 percent of flood damages from five serious floods, none of which reached the threshold rainfall of a 100-year event.

Decade of data shows FEMA flood maps missed 3 in 4 claims

An analysis of flood claims in several southeast Houston suburbs from 1999-2009 found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's 100-year flood plain maps—the tool that U.S. officials use to determine both flood risk and insurance premiums—failed to capture 75 percent of flood damages from five serious floods, none of which reached the threshold of a 100-year event.

Aerial spraying to try to control mosquitoes after Harvey

Texas health officials say the Federal Emergency Management Agency will use modified Air Force C-130 aircraft to spray chemicals in an effort to control disease-carrying mosquitoes in the aftermath of … Click to Continue »

Trump Backs Churches Suing FEMA over Harvey Aid

President also donates $100,000 to Samaritan’s Purse for Texas hurricane relief efforts. Four days after three Texas churches sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for barring them from relief funding, the President took...Show More Summary

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