AMBER and weather alerts are sent to devices across the country and, starting Wednesday, "presidential alerts" will be sent to all smartphones in the U.S.
On Wednesday, the notification system will send a push alert and vibrating tone to every wireless phone in the country, with "Presidential Alert."
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly decided to leave Long in his position until the final report was published.
With Hurricane Florence now barreling toward the Carolinas, President Donald Trump is tasked with handling yet another major hurricane set to strike the U.S.
The Trump administration diverted nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's budget to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
When the government failed to bring electricity to Puerto Rican communities, activists stepped in with anarchistic flair.
One year after a devastating hurricane, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz addresses FEMA's inadequate response and Puerto Rico's future.
Nearly 1,800 Puerto Rican hurricane survivors scattered across the United States will be kicked out of their temporary housing this weekend, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The president appeared keen to discuss anything but hurricanes.
"She's doing great, and we're very proud of her. She's done a fantastic job as first lady," President Trump said of his wife.
The FEMA strategic plan gave a blueprint for "before, during and after disasters," but eliminated references to global warning, sea level rise and volatile weather-related events, according to a FEMA document on Thursday that was reported by NPR.
Dozens of Puerto Rican families whose homes were damaged during Hurricane Maria hang in the balance as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reversed its decision to extend temporary housing.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to track disaster disbursements for at least six years, putting billions of dollars of taxpayer money at risk of fraud, waste and abuse.
The official death count from the government is 64.
"The conventional wisdom that Texans hit by Hurricane Harvey have recovered is wrong," said Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Officials say that the blame falls on government agencies at all levels for not doling out aid fast enough.
A FEMA official accused chef José Andrés of self-promotion after he criticized the government agency's response to Hurricane Maria.
The report notes human activity is causing climate change.
In hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, American citizens are growing ill and bacteria outbreaks are spiking as people use dirty water contaminated by urine and hazardous waste for drinking and bathing.
Puerto Rican families are draining savings accounts, running out of resources and healthcare professionals warn that deaths on the island will only increase.
In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, the senator pushed for an evaluation of whether the administration "is selectively disclosing or manipulating data."
FEMA posted a help wanted ad on Monday for job applicants after several natural disasters left portions of the country devastated and without basic supplies, and the federal government struggles to respond.
Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday also ordered an investigation of drinking water distribution.