FEMA

FEMA Working to Stop Coronavirus Rumors

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working to stop rumors concerning coronavirus from spreading over social media and elsewhere. It has launched a web page that will address many of the rumors concerning the severity of the situation in the U.S. and what possible action may take place. One myth that FEMA is addressing is the widespread concern that…

More Than 800 Seek FEMA Aid After Deadly Alabama Tornado

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The government says hundreds of people have sought federal aid since a tornado killed nearly two dozen people in east Alabama this spring. A statement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency says 817 homeowners and renters have applied for disaster assistance since the March 3 twister. More than $1.2 million has gone to Lee County residents…

FEMA Opens 4 Mobile Intake Centers in Lee County

Senator Doug Jones got a first hand look at the devastation today. About 20 agencies and 100 or so people are helping with the recovery effort. The areas of the Beauregard community that took the worst of the EF-4 tornado lie in ruins. Despite the loss of life and physical possessions, the spirit of resilience among those in the community…

FEMA Supply Trucks At Maxwell Air Force Base, Ready To Send Supplies After Hurricane Irma

Hundreds of tractor trailers are lined up at Maxwell Air Base ready to send aid to communities in Irma’s path. That’s because Maxwell is an incident staging base for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For the last 2 days those trucks have been heading to the base waiting to be put into service, if needed. “Some of the supplies actually…

Federal Auditors Question Tuscaloosa 2011 Tornado Funding

Federal auditors say Tuscaloosa improperly received more than $1 million in aid following the monster tornado that struck in 2011. The Tuscaloosa News reports the Office of Inspector General has determined the Federal Emergency Management Agency should reclaim about $1.2 million in storm assistance. Mayor Walt Maddox says the city disagrees with auditors’ findings, and so does the Alabama Emergency…

FEMA Funds Available to Flood Victims

Federal funding will soon be available to Alabamians affects by December flooding. Thursday, President Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-31, 2015. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and…