FEMA aid News

Decisions Still Pending on 3 Florida FEMA Appeals

Florida communities cleaning up and making repairs after Hurricane Irma may expect the U.S. government to reimburse their costs, but an analysis by The Associated Press shows the Federal Emergency Management Agency make take years to pay those bills – …

New York City Assisted Living Residents Asked to Repay FEMA Sandy Aid

The residents of Belle Harbor Manor spent four miserable months in emergency shelters after Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters surged through their assisted-living center on New York City’s Rockaway peninsula. Now, the home’s disabled, elderly and mostly poor residents have a new …

3 Maine Fire Departments Share Nearly $400K in FEMA Aid

Fire departments in three Maine communities will receive nearly $400,000 in federal assistance. The fire departments receiving Federal Emergency Management Agency money are in Bridgewater, Brownfield, and Skowhegan. Brownfield, in western Maine, will get nearly $239,000 for a new tanker …

New York Seawall Project Gets $1.3M From Feds

A plan to repair the seawall in downtown Troy, N.Y., is moving ahead. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $1.33 million for design and engineering work related to the project. The seawall was damaged in …

Today is Deadline for Mississippi Disaster Aid From FEMA, SBA

Monday, June 30, is the deadline to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, FEMA and SBA say that nearly $17.7 million in federal assistance has been …

Indiana Counties Hit by January Storm Get FEMA Aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster aid for 19 Indiana counties hit by a January storm that brought paralyzing snow and frigid readings. FEMA officials had initially rejected Indiana’s request for federal aid for local governments and some …

Indiana University Plan Would Allow Direct Requests for FEMA Aid

Indiana University is creating a plan to seek federal aid to “disaster proof” its Bloomington, Indianapolis and regional campuses. A goal of the plan is to allow the university to request Federal Emergency Management Agency funds directly instead of going …

Louisiana Disaster Recovery Centers for Isaac Shutting Down

The disaster recovery centers opened in Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes in the wake of Hurricane Isaac will all close this week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the number of people applying for aid has slowed to a trickle in …