FEMA

Ditches overflow due to remnants of Tropical Storm Michael.
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David Madden
October 12, 2018 - 12:14 pm
SMYRNA, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — What was left of Hurricane Michael barely brushed the tri-state region. It left us with a good deal of wind and rain, but nothing like the devastation that has ravaged a good swath of the South. Most of the problems that surfaced centered on the shore, like southern...
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Hurricane Florence
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
October 03, 2018 - 4:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As the floodwaters recede and the recovery begins, communities swamped by Hurricane Florence soon will be facing deadlines to document the billions of dollars in damage it caused if they want to be reimbursed by the federal government. A missed deadline could be costly,...
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At 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, your phone will buzz with a Presidential Alert test.
FEMA/Justin Singer
Ian Bush
October 02, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Whether or not you follow President Donald Trump on Twitter, you'll be getting a message from him on your phone Wednesday afternoon. Federal authorities are testing the Presidential Alert System, which is designed to get your attention in the event of a coming crisis...
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In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, photo, Jose Santiago checks on items in the kitchenette in his room at the WoodSpring Suites in Orlando, Fla.
AP Photo/John Raoux
September 13, 2018 - 11:05 am
By Mike Schneider and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Like many Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria, Jose Santiago has been scrambling to find a place to live. The federal vouchers that pay for his hotel room near the Orlando airport expire at...
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Waves crash under the Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.
AP Photo/Gerry Broome
September 13, 2018 - 6:51 am
By Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The outer bands of wind and rain from a weakened but still deadly Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina on Thursday as the monster storm moved in for an extended stay along the Southeastern coast, promising to drench the homes...
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President Donald Trump, left, listens to a reporters question as FEMA Administrator Brock Long, center, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, right, listen during a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office of the White House.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
September 12, 2018 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials pushed back Wednesday against a Democratic senator's claim that nearly $10 million from the government's disaster relief agency was transferred to immigration enforcement. Sen. Jeff Merkley's claim, which came as a monster hurricane barreled toward...
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In this Aug. 28, 2017 file photo, rescue boats fill a flooded street as flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File
August 25, 2018 - 9:04 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Voters in Houston and its surrounding county were marking Saturday's anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore by deciding whether to approve the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds to fund flood-control projects that might mitigate the damage caused by future storms. Harvey, which...
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A firefighter walks around a swimming pool sprayed by phos-chek fire retardant after an air tanker made a pass while fighting a wildfire near Lakeport, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.
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August 05, 2018 - 8:27 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season. Brown, who inspected neighborhoods wiped out by a wildfire in the Northern California city of Redding, said he was confident the...
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Trees remained damaged and destroyed on the edge of a lake and blue FEMA tarps covered rooftops more than seven months after Hurricane Maria, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Villalba, Puerto Rico.
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Andrew Kramer
July 28, 2018 - 9:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been almost a year since Hurricanes Irma and Harvey — then followed by Hurricane Maria, which wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico. In an effort to see how recovery efforts are going, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is visiting Puerto Rico along with a congressional...
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Left to right, Liza Hernandez, Christine Gonzalez, Kahil Olmeda Gonzalez and dad David Olmeda, at the Super 8 motel in Kissimmee, Fla., on May 25, 2018. They are staying in motels after evacuating the island in the wake of hurricane Maria.
Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel/TNS/Sipa USA
July 01, 2018 - 8:36 am
By Nicole Chavez (CNN) -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Federal Emergency Management Agency from ending a housing assistance program for Puerto Rico residents displaced by Hurricane Maria. Nearly 1,800 Puerto Ricans were expected to move out Sunday from hotels on the island and the US...
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