FEMA

The Story Behind The Waffle House Index

Craig Fugate spoke to Newsweek to tell the story of how a morning ritual and an observation turned into a nationwide storm indicator used by millions of people.

FEMA Director Confirms Ethics Investigation

Brock Long, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security's ethics watchdog office.

Undistributed FEMA Aid Found in Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump praised the government's response to Hurricane Maria on Tuesday as another hurricane predicted to be deadly bore down on the Carolinas.

Hurricane Maria Survivors to Be Kicked Out of Housing

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).

FEMA Removes Climate Change Reference in Four-Year Plan

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.

Puerto Rican Families Removed from Temporary Housing

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.

Puerto Rico Drinking Water Dirtied From Hazardous Waste

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.

FEMA Needs More Workers for Natural Disaster Relief

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.

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