FEMA News Releases

  1. FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight the Buckshot Fire

    BOTHELL, Wash. –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Buckshot Fire burning in Grant County, Washington.


  2. Get Home Repair Advice July 23 - 28 in Caguas, Carolina, Hatillo, Ponce and San Juan

    GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Home Depot has teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes stronger and safer for hurricane season as they repair and rebuild their homes.

    FEMA specialists will offer home improvement tips and share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Specialists will also suggest techniques to build hazard-resistant homes and answer questions. Most of the information and free publications provided are aimed at do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

  3. Statement from FEMA Administrator Brock Long on the Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program

    WASHINGTON – The current statutory authority granted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire at 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2018. This lapse will only be prevented if Congress renews the authority by that date. As the Congress considers legislation to reauthorize the program, the Administration continues to strongly support reforms to the program to ensure its long-term viability. As currently structured, the NFIP cannot handle catastrophic losses like those caused by the devastating hurricanes in 2017.

  4. Statement on Court Order Regarding Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program for Puerto Rico

    WASHINGTON -- FEMA is aware of the judge’s ruling regarding the continuation of its emergency sheltering program, Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA), for Puerto Rico survivors with a new checkout date of Aug. 7.  FEMA is working with its vendor and notifying participating hotels that the TSA program has been extended to comply with the court’s order. Beyond that, FEMA will not comment on pending litigation.

  5. Heat warnings issued; Texans urged to seek air-conditioned spaces

    Texans in FEMA housing units should call maintenance immediately if their cooling unit fails


    AUSTIN, Texas– Extreme heat is expected in several parts of Texas today and may continue through Sunday in some areas, the National Weather Service has warned. The extreme weather creates conditions in which heat-related illnesses are possible.

  6. The 2018 Hurricane Season is Here, Now is the Time to Prepare

    U.S. Virgin Islands –As recovery from hurricanes Irma and Maria continues, territorial and federal officials emphasize the critical importance of preparing for the 2018 hurricane season.Virgin Islanders need to take immediate steps to prepare themselves and their loved ones. Build a kit, make a plan and stay informed.


  7. President Donald J. Trump Approves a Disaster Declaration for the Federated States of Micronesia

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the government of the Federated States of Micronesia under the Compact of Free Association between the government of the United States of America and the government of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, due to severe storms, flooding, and landslides during the period of March 16 to March 17, 2018. 

  8. FEMA's Public Assistance Process Explained

    PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is aware of recent local media reports within West Virginia that raise questions about how and when FEMA Public Assistance (PA) projects are funded. We want to contribute to an environment of plain language and help simplify these complicated roles and processes that are governed by statute in order to protect taxpayer dollars while meeting the needs of the communities.

  9. FEMA Selects Mackenzie Hinson for the 2018-2019 Youth Preparedness Council

    ATLANTAThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) welcomes Mackenzie Hinson from Mount Olive, North Carolina as one of the 15 national selectees for the 2018–2019Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).

  10. FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight the Substation Fire

    BOTHELL, Wash. –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for theSubstation Fire burning in Sherman and Wasco counties, Oregon.



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