41 States See Their Low-Income Residents Living in the Most Flood-Prone Areas

An effort to make the National Flood Insurance Program more affordable for them would necessite private-sector involvement, according to a new FEMA report.

Puerto Rico's Blackout Is Now the Second-Worst in History

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.

In Houston, a Focus on Innovation to 'Build Back Better'

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.

2018 Hurricane Season Awaits Communities Still Recovering From 2017

Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.

HUD Awards Unprecedented $28 Billion of Disaster Recovery Grants

Of the total, about $16 billion is slated for mitigation projects geared toward preventing future damage.

Major Evacuations Ordered as ‘Strongest Storm of the Season’ Approaches California

Heavy rain is expected to fall on areas burned by recent wildfires, increasing the risk for deadly mudslides and destructive debris flows.

FEMA Wants Counties to Take Charge of Pre-Disaster Logistics

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.

Reconnecting a Community With a River That Once Brought Disaster

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.

Treating Disaster Response Like a Trauma Patient

“We begin recovery the minute we start response,” according to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency's executive director.

Puerto Rico’s Government Agencies Need Aid, Too

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.

A Tough Recovery Question After California’s Deadly Mud Disaster

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Madison eyes a connected vehicle project; keeping a winter-weather homeless shelter open in Sacramento; a city in Alaska considers plastic bag ban; and coal ash dumping sites to close in Missouri.

'Federally Supported, State Managed, Locally Executed' Disaster Recovery

FEMA wants state and local governments to play a 'larger role' post-disaster while shifting those funds to mitigation.

The Government Gets Into the Church-Rebuilding Business

A provision tucked into the budget bill requires FEMA to treat religious institutions like other nonprofits.

Could Puerto Rico Turn Out to Be Trump’s First Infrastructure Win?

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.

Mapping the Post-Wildfire Landslide Risk in California’s Burn Zones

With heavy rain predicted in some areas, this U.S. Geological Survey tool shows where the hazards of highest concern are located.

With California’s Largest Wildfire on Record Nearly Contained, Officials Warn of New Danger

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.”

How Puerto Rico Is Rebuilding Its Network 3 Months After Maria

Puerto Rico's post-Maria communications effort could serve as a disaster-response playbook for other governments.

Massachusetts Offers In-State Tuition Break for Students From Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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.