FEMA


Board Approves $364.2M for Major Holland Tunnel Project

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a major rehabilitation and resiliency project for the Holland Tunnel to repair and restore critical mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems caused by Superstorm Sandy, and to install protective measures to mitigate future flooding in the facility....


Port of Baltimore Receives Federal Security Funding

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) recently received $1,189,600 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s federal port security grant program to improve security initiatives at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore's public marine terminals....


Crews to Finish Cleanup of Irma Debris in Central Florida

Orlando, Fla. (AP) Dec. 11 marked three months since Hurricane Irma blew into Central Florida on Sept. 11 with gusty winds that toppled trees and shook loose several million cubic yards of branches and limbs....


Hurricane Harvey Updates

Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. All Texas counties declared disaster areas will continue to be eligible for assistance as they recover and rebuild after Hurricane Harvey....


Puerto Rico Continues to Recover From Hurricane Maria

When Hurricane Maria, the devastating category 4 hurricane, made landfall on Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, it spawned what the island's Governor, Ricardo Rossello, deemed a “humanitarian disaster,” impacting the lives of 3.4 million U.S....


Fire Clean-Up 'For the Record Books' in California

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) Government officials outlined plans for what they said will be the largest fire clean-up in California history, aimed at removing hazardous substances and ash from 8,400 homes and other structures burned in Northern California wildfires....


Texas Seeks $61B for Harvey Damages to Public Infrastructure

The state of Texas needs more than $61 billion in additional federal assistance to rebuild the public infrastructure of the Texas Gulf Coast damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, according to Commissioner John Sharp with the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas....


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Puerto Rico Power Restoration

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in coordination with the Huntsville Engineering and Support Center, has awarded a contract toward the repair of the power grid in Puerto Rico. The contract for $240 million has been awarded to Fluor Corporation, headquartered in Irving, Texas....


Norbord Donates $1M to HBI Training

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) is gearing up to help prepare the local workforce for reconstruction in Texas and Florida following the recent hurricanes. Norbord Inc.'s donation of $1 million to HBI will help train individuals in the building industry to rebuild in communities that were hard-hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma....


FEMA, Federal Partners Unite to Support Commonwealth Stabilization Efforts in Puerto Rico

As Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long visits Puerto Rico for the third time since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the islands, focus remains on making roads accessible, and providing emergency power for the purposes of life sustaining activities....






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