Stories tagged: disaster relief
Mon., June 10, 2019
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring’s widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Deb Eberhart couldn’t sleep and was easily moved to tears as she worked to coordinate repairs to her Houston home in the months after flooding from Hurricane Harvey besieged it …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
J.J. Watt had a modest goal when he launched a fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials had nothing to do with approving a pricey no-bid contract to restore the power grid in Puerto Rico, the head of the agency told Congress …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, it caused catastrophic damage to the island – flooding roadways, collapsing power grids and destroying homes. Valley resident Devin …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Sunday sketched a bright outlook for the U.S. economy and for inflation prospects in coming months, saying the impact of the recent hurricanes will …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
The White House as soon as Wednesday will ask Congress to authorize almost $30 billion in new funding to address recent natural disasters, a senior administration official said, adding to …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Federal officials say certain private nonprofit organizations are eligible for low-interest disaster loans following President Donald Trump’s disaster declaration due to heavy flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred earlier this …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by storms throughout the state in November, making federal assistance available in 16 Washington counties.
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, …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 6:34 a.m.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — King salmon fisheries in major Alaska watersheds have been declared failures by the U.S. Department of Commerce, making commercial fishermen eligible for disaster relief.
Mon., Oct. 20, 1997
Growing tension between Acapulco residents and hurricane aid workers added to Mexico’s hardships Sunday, as the nation tries to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Pauline. About 2,000 people lined …
Tue., June 20, 1995
Eighteen Eastern Washington counties have been declared eligible for federal natural disaster relief from drought and low temperatures that have occurred since Sept. 1, 1993. The Rural Economic and Community …