FEMA News Releases

  1. FEMA Awards $741,619 Grant to the Village of Ottawa

    CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $741,619 in Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funds to the village of Ottawa, Ohio, for the acquisition of seven flood-prone homes located in the floodplain of the Blanchard River.

  2. FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Speeds Recovery

    Advanced payments of $5,000 available to policyholders

    WASHINGTON – FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is supporting policyholders impacted by the devastating flooding following Hurricane Florence.

  3. Check your coverage before disaster strikes

    AUSTIN, Texas — The first two weeks of National Preparedness Month focused on helping Americans survive a disaster by encouraging everyone to make and practice their disaster plan and learn lifesaving skills. Week 3 turns attention to the post-disaster phase, when proper insurance can mean the difference between full recovery and financial devastation.


  4. Hurricane María Was No Match for Survivor’s Spirit

     BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico – Ilia González had to make some tough decisions in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane María’s landfall a year ago. Chief among them: whether to leave her home and support network in Barrio Santa Olaya and give up her job.


  5. Insurance Auto Dialer

    ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – FEMA wants eligible survivors to receive all their assistance. Virgin Islanders may receive a phone call as a reminder that survivors affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria have up to 12 months from the date of registration to submit insurance settlement documents, exclusion, or a denial letter, especially if there has been a 30 day or more delay.

  6. FEMA Awards $571,573 Grant to Defiance County

    CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $571,573 in Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds to Defiance County, for the construction of a safe room at Camp Lakota Boy Scout Camp in Defiance, Ohio.

  7. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Reaching Out in North Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. –Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams are working in Hurricane Florence affected-areas in North Carolina to help survivors register for assistance, identify and address immediate and emerging needs, and make referrals to other local, state and voluntary agencies to best meet survivors’ needs.


  8. Statement by FEMA Administrator Brock Long

    WASHINGTON - “I am not focused on this investigation. I am fully focused on those impacted by Hurricane Florence. I am looking forward to meeting with Governor Cooper tomorrow and discussing with him how the federal government can best help him meet his response and recovery needs."


  9. FEMA Awards $49 Million to PR Emergency Management Agency, Electric Power Authority and Rio Grande

    GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico– FEMA has awarded the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency, Electric Power Authority and the Municipality of Rio Grande $49.3 millionto cover Hurricane Maria-related expenses.

    The grants approved are distributed as follows:

  10. Voluntary Organizations Work to Repair, Furnish Homes

    MAUNABO, Puerto Rico – Throughout Puerto Rico, voluntary organizations are addressing the disaster-related unmet needs of survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.   

    More than 100 local and national voluntary organizations are helping Hurricane María survivors by cleaning and repairing damaged homes so they are safe and sanitary, and providing additional services to storm survivors to assist with their recovery.


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