Tentative list of the missing in Bahamas has 2,500 names
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — An estimated 2,500 people are listed as missing in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian's aftermath, the government said Wednesday. But it cautioned that the names had yet to...
FEMA officials, contractor accused of hurricane relief fraud
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they have arrested two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the former president of a major disaster relief...
Desperation mounts in Bahamas as shelters turn evacuees away
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Desperation mounted in the Bahamas on Tuesday as hurricane survivors arriving in the capital by boat and plane were turned away from overflowing shelters.
The Latest: Thousands in shelters near Bahamas capital
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian and the Bahamas (all times local):
The spokesman for the Bahamas' emergency management agency says that 2,043 people...
Rhode Island awarded $170K in federal funding for dam safety
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has been awarded federal funding to repair or remove dams that could fail.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced nearly $170,000 in new federal dam safety...
Ricketts issues disaster declaration for summer flooding
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a disaster declaration to help communities struck by flooding since July 15.
The declaration announced Wednesday frees up state...
The Latest: N Carolina officials see Dorian doing less harm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina preparations for approaching Hurricane Dorian (all times local):
North Carolina officials say they expect far less rain or...
NC voters encouraged to cast early ballots as Dorian looms
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials are encouraging voters to cast ballots during an early-voting period to avoid possible disruptions from Hurricane Dorian.
Nevada rescue team deploying to Florida to help with Dorian
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A southern Nevada water-rescue team has been activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is deploying to Florida to be in position to respond to Hurricane...
FEMA stages in Montgomery for Dorian, Guard on standby
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian has grown into a massive Category 3 hurricane, and it's moving toward the east coast of Florida.
As the storm approaches the U.S. and continues to...
Cook County to distribute terrorism preparedness funds
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials are distributing more than $2 million in federal grant money to 18 communities for various terrorism preparedness programs.
Noem requests additional disaster declarations for storms
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is requesting two additional presidential disaster declarations for storm damage this spring and summer.
US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is moving $271 million from other agencies such as FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard to increase the number of beds for detained immigrants and...
Evers: Feds OK disaster declaration for Wisconsin storms
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says Wisconsin has received a federal disaster declaration for 17 counties and two tribes that sustained damage during severe storms in July.
4 more counties eligible for relief from February storms
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Four more counties in Mississippi have become eligible for public assistance for debris removal, road repairs and other storm recovery projects.
Florida governor asked for no storms in Western Wall prayer
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor says when he visited the Western Wall in Israel in May he followed tradition by sticking a slip of paper with a written prayer in between crevices of the...
Storms, floods cause $1.2B damage to public infrastructure
Storms and flooding have caused significant damage throughout the U.S. during the first half of 2019.
The Associated Press tallied about $1.2 billion of damage in 24 states based on...
- Aiken StandardAiken County Emergency Management keeping an eye on stormSeptember 2, 2019
- Daily AmericanWith roads in ruins, Summit Township seeks state aidJuly 11, 2019
- The Journal GazetteDecatur awarded grant to buy flood-prone sitesMay 17, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchFlood relief program fails familiesApril 1, 2019
New Mexico to issue contract for security master plan
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is close to hiring a private firm to develop a security master plan for state government buildings in Santa Fe.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston will receive more than $7 million in grants as initial funding for a pair of flood control projects nearly two years after rain from Hurricane Harvey swamped parts of the...
JEFFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than half of Missouri's counties have been approved for federal aid to fix public infrastructure and remove debris following the most recent round of flooding and...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Lake County, which is grappling with the effects of heavy rainfall and flooding from a storm more than a week...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An eastern North Carolina county is receiving more than $2.3 million for reimbursement of debris cleanup from Hurricane Florence.
Louisiana man admits illegally claiming disaster aid
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than $40,000 in disaster aid after the August 2016 flooding.
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal officials are expected to meet with Kilauea disaster aid recipients who have been told to return the relief funds, a report said.
ORANGE, N.H. (AP) — Federal and state officials are conducting preliminary damage assessments in Grafton County from recent heavy rains and flash flooding.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a growing wildfire north of Flagstaff (all times local):
Gov. Doug Ducey says a wildfire north of Flagstaff has grown to nearly...
- Business WireThe National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Announces Application Deadline Extension for $30 Million Available to Organizations Providing Humanitarian Aid to Southern Border MigrantsSeptember 10, 2019
- Business WireThe National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Announces $30 Million Available to Organizations Providing Humanitarian Aid to Southern Border MigrantsAugust 19, 2019
- BusinessWirePGT Innovations Mobilizes During Hurricane Florence with Emergency SuppliesOctober 3, 2018
- BusinessWireSouth Carolina Emergency Management Division Launches New Site for Business Reentry CertificationSeptember 5, 2018
- BusinessWireGovernor Reynolds Celebrates Deployment of Iowa Statewide Radio SystemAugust 14, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help four counties and the state cover some of the costs of responding to tornadoes and severe storms that...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 41 Oklahoma counties as a result of spring flooding and severe weather in...
EARL, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town official has given up a municipal job over online comments he made about a pregnant woman who died along with her 9-year-old son when her car was swept away by...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is suing a federal agency that rejected expenses for a Hurricane Katrina recovery project.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 18 counties due to spring flooding.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local):
President Donald Trump has declared a federal declaration of emergency...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first look at the damage inside provided to local media since a natural gas explosion blew out walls and windows at a University of Nevada, Reno dormitory last week...
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials formally declared a disaster Tuesday in Douglas, Linn and 4 other Oregon counties for severe storms that hit the area in April.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program are urging people on the Gulf and East coasts to act now to prepare for hurricane season and buy flood insurance.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Emergency Management Agency plans to survey fire departments across the state about a firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals.
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say rusting storm shelters in northwest Alabama will be repaired.
The contractor who installed three storm shelters has agreed to repaint the structures,...
MONROE, La. (AP) — A New Orleans man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for lying to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to get disaster benefits for a house he owned in north...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia will receive $1.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for electrical distribution repairs as a result of damages caused by Tropical Storm...
ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia National Guard is helping with cleanup efforts in parts of the state hit by severe weekend flooding.
Maine emergency director steps down
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine emergency management director is stepping down.
The governor's office announced Monday that Maine Emergency Management Agency Director Suzanne Krauss is heading...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina and the federal government are paying over $1.4 million for 24 generators and other help so communities can keep the power on at public infrastructure during...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Kilauea eruption victims who were ruled ineligible have been asked to return federal disaster relief payments, officials said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says six more counties in the state have been approved for disaster assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Officials say the Florida Keys will receive $21 million for Hurricane Irma recovery, along with $35 million for affordable housing.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is planning to remove flood protection standards from downtown Mount Vernon.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal disaster assistance has been approved for four more Oklahoma counties affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes last month.