FEMA funding News

FEMA Awards More Than $31.2M to Texas for Firefighting Costs

More than $31.2 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for reimbursement of costs to fight wildfires in Bastrop, Cass, Coke, Grimes, Jeff Davis, Kimble, King, Knox, Marion, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, …

New Jersey Recovers Slowly From Costliest Disaster, Irene

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s blunt warning a year ago to “get the hell off the beach!” kicked off what became the costliest natural disaster in the state’s history, causing more than $1 billion in damages and killing 11 residents. …

Construction of Mississippi Shelter Could Begin Soon

The preliminary plans for what will be Adams County’s hurricane super shelter, in Mississippi, are complete. Adams County Emergency Management Director Stan Owens tells The Natchez Democrat that means construction on the FEMA 361 shelter near Natchez High School could …

Residential And Public Safe Rooms More Common Now

It’s been more than 20 years since a massive tornado decimated about one-third of Andover, killing 13 people in the Golden Spur mobile home park. But folks in the Butler County town haven’t forgotten about the tornado – or the …