An effort to make the National Flood Insurance Program more affordable for them would necessite private-sector involvement, according to a new FEMA report.
If you look at the number of hours customers lost access to electricity stemming from a single event, the disruption from Hurricane Maria has been massive.
Hurricane Harvey focused the city's efforts to use technology, citizen engagement and lessons from around the world to steer its disaster response and address long-term needs.
Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.
Of the total, about $16 billion is slated for mitigation projects geared toward preventing future damage.
Heavy rain is expected to fall on areas burned by recent wildfires, increasing the risk for deadly mudslides and destructive debris flows.
The agency has its hands full with 21 disasters in 14 states, which means federal assistance may arrive slowly in the event of yet another national emergency.
As Minot, North Dakota continues to recover from 2011's record-setting flooding, efforts to repair the city’s relationship with the Souris River continue.
“We begin recovery the minute we start response,” according to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency's executive director.
Work conditions at the territory’s Department of Justice haven’t been the same since Hurricane Maria, to the detriment of morale and legal proceedings.
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FEMA wants state and local governments to play a 'larger role' post-disaster while shifting those funds to mitigation.
A provision tucked into the budget bill requires FEMA to treat religious institutions like other nonprofits.
Some officials in the U.S. territory think so. And they’ve already secured a smart cities grant with hopes to expedite resilient hurricane recovery.
The figure from NOAA sets a new record.
With heavy rain predicted in some areas, this U.S. Geological Survey tool shows where the hazards of highest concern are located.
The Thomas Fire has been winding down but the risk of mudslides has put state and local agencies on alert. “Every canyon within this burn zone is at risk.”
Puerto Rico's post-Maria communications effort could serve as a disaster-response playbook for other governments.
It’s the latest way the Bay State has assisted the U.S. territories in the wake of the destruction brought by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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