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June 1, 2020
NASHVILLE – Tennessee has sustained damage from severe windstorms, including tornadoes, in recent months and now hurricane season is beginning. This is a good time to make preparations to reduce the...
June 1, 2020
Fellow Emergency Managers:As we approach the three-month mark of our Nation’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, I want to start by thanking you all for the heroic efforts...
June 1, 2020
BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $31.9 million to the University of Washington for expenses incurred during the first 163 days of the COVID-19...
June 1, 2020
PHILADELPHIA – During these unprecedented times, it is important to remember disasters won’t wait. As we continue our efforts with the whole of America to respond to and recover from coronavirus (...
May 31, 2020
Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Arizona in combating the Ocotillo Fire burning in Maricopa County.On...
May 30, 2020
PONCE, Puerto Rico – FEMA has extended the application deadline for residents who had damage from the earthquakes. Residents now have until July 2 to apply for FEMA disaster assistance for the...
May 29, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,280,162 for the State of Florida to help the City of Miami Beach defray the costs of preparing for and responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance...
May 29, 2020
WASHINGTON -- As FEMA, under the direction of the White House Task Force, has led the whole-of-America response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past several weeks, billions of essential resources...
May 29, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,634,853 for the State of Florida to help the Sunshine Water Control District defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance...
May 29, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $3,654,088 for the State of Florida to help the City of Lakeland electric department defray the costs of repairs associated with Hurricane Irma. FEMA funds will be...