Friday, October 20, 2017

FEMA

Congressman Francis Rooney addressed the issues facing Southwest Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma while speaking to a gathering of Republican supporters Thursday Debris removal has been an unexpectedly difficult problem after the storm, with the hurricane leaving around ...
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, destroyed communities are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico.

BY KEN THOMAS and ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame ...

On September 10, Hurricane Irma made landfall bringing an unprecedented amount of damage across the state. While life has returned to normal for many in Southwest Florida, local and federal agencies are still working to help those hardest hit and ...

Life is slowly returning to normal for most in Southwest Florida as the lights come back on and the waters recede, but one issue that still looms large after Hurricane Irma is the massive amount of debris it left in ...

Hurricane Irma had a wide range of impacts on Southwest Florida residents and FEMA is teaming up with other federal agencies to offer a number of different programs that help residents and businesses cope with damage or loss due to ...
National Guard personnel offer evacuation to a Toa Ville resident after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico, Friday, September 22, 2017.

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agencies grappled Saturday with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. ...

Hundreds of residents poured into the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs to learn more about FEMA assistance during a town hall meeting Friday. The town was one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Irma, with heavy rains a ...
In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Harvey rise in Houston.

BY Damian J. Troise NEW YORK (AP) — Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast. The initial accounting Thursday follows warnings from other insurers that ...

Governor Rick Scott held a roundtable briefing with local officials at Lee County’s Emergency Operations Center to discuss ongoing recovery efforts and FEMA relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. FEMA Regional Administrator Gracia Szczech was on hand to discuss ...
In this Sept. 11, 2017, photo, damaged houses are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys.

BY MICHAEL KUNZELMAN BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ...
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