It’s unclear if the final fiscal 2024 Homeland Security Department spending bill due March 8 will provide a vehicle for more disaster aid money, leaving FEMA in a potential shortfall during hurricane and wildfire season.
In a statement, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said the adjustments to the federal cost share are an extension of the Biden-Harris administration's and FEMA's commitments to support long-term recovery.
“Do not let your guard down,” Ariel Cohen, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Oxnard, said Tuesday during a briefing in Los Angeles. “There could still be some very significant impacts.”
Through the tax-free weekend, customers will pay no state sales tax on a broad range of preparedness items, from batteries and flashlights to plywood, duct tape, smoke detectors and portable ice chests.
With potentially record-breaking rainfall predicted for Sunday and Monday, Los Angeles and its neighboring counties were well-prepared, having endured a storm of similar magnitude in January 2023.
The most recent earthquake means at least 106 have been detected in the Palmetto State since the start of 2022, according to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
The grant has to be accepted by the council for the city to begin building the emergency shelter. The council will consider accepting the grant during today's 6 p.m. meeting at City Hall.
Gusts up to 80 mph are also anticipated in the highest peaks of the Santa Lucia Range and San Benito County mountains. A flood watch is in effect from the North Bay to Big Sur until at least Monday morning.
Councilman John Meredith said the only information he had on the status of city roadways came from citizens’ posts on social media and Huntsville Police Department posts listing street closures.
It’s a story that will only continue to play out across New Jersey for the years and decades to come, forcing residents statewide to confront the realities more floodwaters will inevitably bring.
Firefighters and paramedics en route to the south Wichita complex were given no indication over the radio of a possible fire, dispatch archives reviewed by The Eagle show.
As hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes grow in strength and frequency, first responders are increasingly adopting new digital tools like drones and integrated dispatch systems to improve response.
Last week marked one year since Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on Florida, particularly its coastal communities. The people of Fort Myers Beach mostly survived. How many can afford to stay remains an open question.
Record-breaking rainfall in January and March caused extensive damage to California's coastal parks, according to a report submitted to FEMA seeking federal aid.
Officials have linked about 100 deaths across 10 Florida counties to Hurricane Ian, including 52 in Lee County, where storm surges reached 10 feet high and destroyed bridges that connect some islands to the mainland.