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FEMA denies aid for Illinois flood victims.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has decided against helping victims of last summer's record flooding in the Chicago area. In a letter to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, FEMA administrator Brock … Click to Continue »

FEMA offers to send Puerto Ricans to the US mainland

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering to take Puerto Ricans displaced after Hurricane Maria to New York or Florida. But many don't seem interested. Read more...

FEMA assessing damage from devastating wind storm in Vermont

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in Vermont to assess damage from a devastating wind storm that tore through the region last week. Federal teams were tallying up damage done … Click to Continue »

FEMA to relocate about 3,000 Maria survivors to US mainland

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide passenger flights to relocate about 3,000 Puerto Ricans still sleeping in emergency shelters to temporary housing on the U.S. mainland. FEMA spokesman Ron … Click to Continue »

Trump Ignores Climate Change. That’s Very Bad for Disaster Planners.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to prepare for bigger floods even as the White House is hostile to talking about climate change.

Sen. Carper eviscerates Trump’s Homeland Security pick for her climate science denial

President Donald Trump’s choice to run the Department of Homeland Security — which oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response to disasters — refuses to acknowledge the basic climate science needed for her to protect the nation from future disasters during her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday. Ignoring the fact that the White House just approved […]

FEMA Won't Disclose Disaster Plan for Puerto Rico

Connecticut Mirror: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, citing unspecified "potentially sensitive information," is declining to release a document it drafted several years ago that details how it would respond to a major hurricane in Puerto Rico. Show More Summary

The Latest: FEMA says 'a lot wrong' with PR contract

The Latest on FEMA testimony (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says there was "a lot wrong" with a $300 million no-bid contract … Click to Continue »

Trump administration is too ‘afraid’ to talk FEMA

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The mayor of San Juan says the Trump administration is so “afraid” to discuss its “deplorable” response to Hurricane Maria that it hastily canceled a meeting between her and the Federal Emergency Management Agency after she had flown all the way to Washington on Tuesday....

FEMA: Disaster relief now costing $200 million each day

The 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. FEMA … Click to Continue »

New York City is spending $145 million to battle storms on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

New York City is investing $145 million toward protecting waterfront communities in Rockaway, Queens, a neighborhood that still hasn't recovered from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is granting...Show More Summary

Tiny Firm Given $300 Million Puerto Rico Contract

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sounding an alarm over Puerto Rico's $300 million contract with a small Montana company to restore power infrastructure, amid concerns over the firm's tiny staff and lack of competitive bidding. Show More Summary

Tiny energy firm awarded $300m Puerto Rico electricity contract bars government from auditing agreement

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has “significant concerns” with the process that led to a small electric company in Montana gaining a major contract to rebuild Puerto Rico’s energy grid, just as news has emerged that the contract has a no-audit clause. Show More Summary

FEMA: We Have 'Significant Concerns' Over Whitefish Contract In Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday became the latest party to question Puerto Rico Power Authority’s decision to award Whitefish Energy a $300 million contract to restore the island’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid...

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: One Fish, Two Fish, Whitefish, $300 Million Fish

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it has “significant concerns” over how a $300 million contract was awarded to a small Montana company to rebuild Puerto Rico’s infrastructure.

FEMA probes $300 million no-bid contract for Puerto Rico grid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is investigating a controversial $300 million contract to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid, a no-bid award that has drawn scrutiny from Congress and... To view the full story, click the title link.

FEMA disavows Puerto Rico power contract amid investigations

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's damaged power grid. The contract went … Click to Continue »

FEMA had a 100-page plan for what to do if a hurricane hit Puerto Rico — but now they’re refusing to release it

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, citing unspecified “potentially sensitive information,” is declining to release a document it drafted several years ago that details how it would respond to a major hurricane in Puerto Rico.....

Saving Puerto Rico: A month after Hurricane Maria, private help and government failure

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Citizens and businesses are proving more capable in relief efforts than the Federal Emergency Management Agency or local government.        

Richland County to pay back FEMA $125,000 in flood money

The Richland County Commission is paying back the Federal Emergency Management Agency for flooding projects. The Wahpeton Daily News reports that the county will likely pay nearly $125,000 to FEMA … Click to Continue »

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