Stories tagged: FEMA
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is ramping up preparations for Hurricane Irma as it barrels toward the Florida coast, even as the agency continues the massive recovery effort in storm-battered …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed $7.9 billion in Hurricane Harvey disaster relief as warring Republicans and Democrats united behind help for victims of that storm as an ever more …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
As Houston recovers, House GOP eyes $1 billion in cuts to disaster funds to finance Trump’s border wall
President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Eager to show he’s attentive and on the job, President Donald Trump touched down in storm-ravaged Texas on Tuesday, taking pains not to interfere with Harvey recovery efforts.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Hurricane Katrina. Deepwater Horizon. And now, perhaps the worst disaster Texas has ever seen.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
WASHINGTON – A senior senator warned President Donald Trump on Friday not to underestimate Hurricane Harvey or have the same kind of lackluster federal response experienced during Hurricane Katrina. Sen. …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
U.S. government officials have rejected Montana’s request for aid in battling a group of wildfires that have been classified as the nation’s top firefighting priority.
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee asks for federal aid to help cover costs of winter storms.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Spokane County officials are asking businesses, renters and homeowners to report any property damage caused by late-winter flooding. They’re trying to determine whether the county meets cost thresholds to apply …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday appealed to Congress to approve $2 billion in aid for his state, part of a two-day trip to Washington to ask for federal …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:40 a.m.
The first out-of-state congressman to survey Louisiana’s damage from catastrophic flooding says the Federal Emergency Management Agency response has been “pitiful.”
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
After a tour of flood-ravaged southern Louisiana, the nation’s Homeland Security secretary is pledging that the federal government “will be here as long as it takes to help this community …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
At least 40,000 homes were damaged and 10 people killed in the historic Louisiana floods, the governor said Tuesday, giving a stark assessment of the widespread disaster.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Washington has filed a formal request for federal disaster aid to help with damage from November’s windstorms and floods.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 9:28 p.m.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency denies aid to individual homeowners burned out by last summer’s wildfires in Eastern Washington.
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015, 3:33 p.m.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared that several fires in Washington and Idaho threaten widespread destruction and are eligible for federal funding.
Wed., June 3, 2015
A $509,000 federal grant will allow Bonner County to purchase and raze a home that was improperly built in the Pack River’s floodway, potentially jeopardizing other local landowners’ ability to …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
The Federal Emergency Management Agency may not be up to the task of helping fire victims, but their neighbors are. In fact, local and state capacity to assist those who …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
President Barack Obama denied a request Tuesday for disaster aid to individuals who lost homes and property in the Central Washington wildfires less than a day after approving a disaster …
Thu., Aug. 7, 2014, 10:25 a.m.
Central Washington families, businesses and governments need federal aid to help cover the losses from this summer’s wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee says in a request to the federal government.
Wed., July 23, 2014, 9:08 a.m.
OLYMPIA — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control. With more rain in the forecast, …
Thu., July 10, 2014, 7:51 a.m.
Federal authorities will help bankroll the cost of fighting the Lake Spokane wildfire that’s already charred hundreds of acres across Stevens County.
Thu., June 6, 2013
Spokane County commissioners voted recently to move forward with a wetland restoration project on the Saltese Flats south of the Spokane Valley city limits without the participation of the city. …
Sun., Nov. 7, 2010
Otis, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s in-training rescue dog, recently spent time with Anita Dahmen’s second-grade students at Holy Family Catholic School. The 1-year-old black Lab is being trained by …
Thu., March 18, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
Local governments, schools and nonprofit agencies in Spokane County have been reimbursed $5.7 million for their costs in responding to record snows that began in mid-December 2008 and continued through …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2010
After nearly 20 years of slogging through government regulations and appeals, some residents near Chester Creek are breathing a sigh of relief and looking forward to a few more dollars …
Thu., March 26, 2009
Spokane Valley may be paying for this winter’s snow removal over the next four years. Federal disaster assistance is expected to remove a little of the sting, though.