Newnan, Georgia residents are desperately urging President Joe Biden to send FEMA for assistance after major destruction was caused by a tornado in late March.
Starting in April, Americans can apply for up to $9,000 in COVID funeral costs incurred after January 20, 2020.
Mayor John Giles of Mesa praised the president's response to the border crisis and ongoing pandemic, while describing some fellow Republicans in Washington as "diehard partisan."
"We have a short-term plan, a medium-term plan, and a long-term plan," Biden's secretary of homeland security explained.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will allocate $2 billion for COVID-19-related funeral costs starting in April.
"We don't mind doing our part, frankly, but, we all have limits, and I've said that many times," Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz said.
"We are expelling most single adults and families," Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said.
The Department of Homeland Security has drafted in FEMA support to deal with the surging number of new arrivals, particularly of unaccompanied minors, at the southern border.
Those applying for both home and business disaster assistance can complete one application to cover both.
On day one, President Joe Biden and his team of health experts recommitted our country to good public health practice, based on science and a shared set of facts about the challenges we face.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that some American families affected by COVID-19 "don't have money for a proper funeral and a proper burial. And that is just awful and inhumane."
County officials in northwestern Washington are concerned about meeting requirements for FEMA's public assistance program, which should reimburse costs to establish non-congregate shelter space for people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic.
The Echo Mountain Complex wildfire is 90 percent contained, according to emergency service officials.
If Congress passes new legislation offering COVID-19 relief, people who received $300 payments from the Lost Wages Assistance program may need to return it if the payments overlap.
President Donald Trump signed several executive orders Saturday which extend payroll cuts and a moratorium on evictions, as well as diverting funds to provide $400 in weekly enhanced unemployment benefits.
Thousands of residents of San Bernardino and Riverside counties have been threatened by the wildfire.
Hurricane Hanna hit the Texas coastal bend Saturday close to where Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017. Harvey was the last hurricane to slam the Lone Star State prior to Hanna.
Hospitalizations in Texas climbed to 9,869 on Thursday, the highest level recorded in the state since early April.
The Atlantic hurricane season doesn't officially start until June 1, but there have already been two named storms.
Social distancing will force authorities along the south and east coast to rethink how they manage people who must evacuate their homes in the event of a disaster.
The number of new daily confirmed infections from the novel virus will surge by about 700 percent by the end of May, according to the projections.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis said that the state did not announce a recent shipment of coronavirus test kits because "we simply didn't know if anybody would swoop in" and take the shipment.
A heatwave is also ravishing the Desert Southwest, making California more vulnerable to landslides.
"Notwithstanding how this government has talked about the Defense Production Act, it has used it regularly in a wide range of areas," one former FEMA official said.
The supply is potentially enough to treat up to 1.6 million patients.
"Some level of mitigation will be needed until vaccines or broad community immunity is achieved for recovering communities," the plan states.
FEMA was "fighting the last war"—worrying about Russia-—even as COVID-19 became a national emergency.
"The states are doing it, and we're backing them up, but we've got 4 million N95 respirators," Trump said Thursday.
The index is an informal metric used to determine the severity of a disaster, such as a hurricane.
While the administration has in the past claimed that testing was available to anyone who needed it, this assertion has not been borne out in reality.