Federal Emergency Management Agency News
Latest disasters stir Katrina veterans' hopes, hard memories
Katrina survivors share hard-earned coping skills with this year's hurricane victims: Don't give up. Do get counseling. Don't look back.
Common reasons FEMA denies money after major disasters
Local entities trying to recover from disasters have sometimes learned the hard way that money spent on protective measures, cleanup and rebuilding is not always reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
US House speaker vows to secure money needed by Puerto Rico
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is vowing to help Puerto Rico secure the money it needs to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria
The Note: Trump takes a chainsaw to health care
THE TAKE President Trump is once again the bull in the china shop, telling Congress, “I broke it, you buy it.” Within 24 hours, he will make two statements that could wreak havoc on systems in place expecting lawmakers to pick up the pieces. First, the monumental decision to end subsidies the
Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package
President Donald Trump is lashing out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, insisting that federal help will be limited and blaming the U.S. territory for its financial struggles
Trump tweets that FEMA , the military and first responders cannot stay in Puerto Rico forever
Questions arose about the amount of federal help for U.S. territories, compared with aid for states.
Trump: FEMA , first responders can't be in Puerto Rico 'forever'
President Donald Trump said Thursday the federal government cannot keep the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Puerto Rico "forever," even as the U.S. territory continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in September. "We cannot keep FEMA, the Military, the First
Congresswoman grills HUD secretary on Trump's Puerto Rico tweet
Rep. Maxine Waters asked Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson about the president's tweet that FEMA can't stay in Puerto Rico "forever."
Only 16 percent of Puerto Rico has power 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall, only 16 percent of Puerto Rico's residents have electricity, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. But the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority said the number is more like 10 percent after an outage at one nuclear plant. Power continues to be a