Federal Emergency Management Agency News
Trump admin weighing cuts to Coast Guard, TSA to fund border wall
The Trump administration is considering cuts to the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration , Secret Service and FEMA -- including cuts to several notable national security and emergency response initiatives -- to help fund the president’s border wall and deportation efforts, according
Hearing of retired cop who shot moviegoer puts Florida’s Stand Your Ground law back in the spotlight
Vivian Reeves was emotional as she testified Wednesday before a judge at her husband's hearing in Florida, attesting that her husband, Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police captain, had his head in his hands after he shot a fellow moviegoer over a disagreement about a cellphone in January 2014.
Book Excerpt: Robert Gates' 'A Passion for Leadership'
Excerpted from A Passion for Leadership by Robert M. Gates Copyright © 2016 by Robert M Gates. Excerpted by permission of Vintage. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Why Bureaucracies So Often Fail Us
Inside the Life of a Displaced Baton Rouge Family in the Months After Devastating Flooding
It's been three months since deadly flooding swept through southeastern Louisiana, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes. But for many of the displaced Baton Rouge area families, the chaos hasn't subsided because the water has -- the journey is ongoing and at times unpredictable. One of
How a Drone and Social Media Aided in One Man's Rescue From NC Flooding
A drone and social media played a role in one North Carolina man's rescue from his flooded home during Hurricane Matthew . Craig Williams of Austin, Texas, told ABC News today that his brother, Chris Williams, had stayed in his home in Cumberland County, North Carolina, as the storm approached over
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew makes landfall Friday morning and ABC News' Arlette Saenz chats with FEMA administrator about preparations and actions being taken to support the towns being affected by Hurricane Matthew.
President Obama Warns Hurricane Matthew Is Far From Over
President Obama warned this morning that the devastation from Hurricane Matthew is far from over, and the potential for storm surges, flooding and property damage "continues to exist." "I just want to emphasize to everybody that this is still a really dangerous hurricane," Obama said during a
Hurricane Matthew: How You Can Protect Your Home Ahead of Deadly Storm
Hurricane Matthew, blamed for more than 100 deaths in the Caribbean, appears to be taking aim at the Southern U.S. coast, with a potential landfall early Friday morning in Florida and deteriorating conditions expected before then. Government officials and forecasters have issued dire statements
How Florida Is Preparing for Hurricane Matthew Ahead of Expected Landfall
Floridians are bracing for what meteorologists say could be the strongest storm to hit the United States in more than a decade. After pummeling the Caribbean and the Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew is expected to make landfall in West Palm Beach, Florida, early Friday morning. According to the National
How to Evacuate Safely Before Hurricane Matthew Hits US
As Hurricane Matthew barrels toward Florida, hundreds of thousands of residents are packing up their bags and fleeing the coast lines. While many Americans who live in Florida and its neighboring states may be familiar with hurricane season , safety guidelines are regularly updated with regard to