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June 3, 2020
NASHVILLE – Your house has never flooded. You have a homeowner’s insurance policy. You’re thinking: “I’m covered.”Maybe not.Many Tennesseans may believe they don’t need to buy flood insurance. They...
June 3, 2020
WASHINGTON – Earlier today, FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor spoke with The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore about the active start to the Atlantic hurricane season, with Tropical Storm Cristobal forming...
June 2, 2020
During May, 501 projects were approved, 426 of which were for municipalitiesGUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have obligated...
June 2, 2020
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — FEMA has approved an additional four projects totaling $10,957,490 for the state of Florida to reimburse Bay District Schools for Hurricane Michael recovery work. Grant funds...
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...
May 28, 2020
Canton, MS – Individuals and households in Clarke, Covington, Grenada, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones,  Lawrence, Panola and Walthall counties have until June 15, 2020 to register with FEMA for...
May 28, 2020
WASHINGTON  -- Today, President Trump announced his intent to extend the Title 32 orders through mid-August. The President’s current authority provides governors continued command of their National...
May 28, 2020
WASHINGTON  -- Today, President Trump announced his intent to extend the Title 32 orders through mid-August. The President’s current authority provides governors continued command of their National...
May 28, 2020
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Communications systems used to handle emergencies on the island as well as several Puerto Rico Police buildings will benefit from over $1.6 million in grants awarded under...
May 27, 2020
WASHINGTON -- As of May 26, FEMA, HHS and the private sector combined have coordinated the delivery of or are shipping: 92.7 million N-95 respirators, 144.3 million surgical masks, 15 million face...
May 27, 2020
Oakland, Calif. – Due to the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on Butte County survivors recovering from the Camp Fire, FEMA will delay rent collection for three more months for residents living...
May 27, 2020
Canton, MS – If you were impacted by the April 12 tornadoes, severe storms, winds or flooding in Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall counties, you may be eligible for limited...
May 27, 2020
CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that $5.5 million has been made available in federal disaster aid for medical supplies and...
May 27, 2020
NASHVILLE – FEMA reminds Tennesseans who have received federal disaster assistance to use the money for its intended purpose and to keep receipts for three years.Disaster assistance is intended to...
May 27, 2020
Salem, Oregon – Over a period of just two months, a combined total of more than $3 million in disaster assistance funds are in the hands of residents of Umatilla County and the Confederated Tribes of...
May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020DR-4465-NC NR 009Media Contact: 919-825-2514 News ReleaseState, Federal Disaster Dollars Reimburse Dare County Debris Removal Expenses  RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and...