FEMA response

  • People sort through belongings found in Hurricane Harvey flood damage in Houston, Texas, U.S. September 2, 2017. Photo By Rick Wilking/Reuters
    September 2, 2017  

    More than a week after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Houston is shifting to recovery mode and surveying the damage. The Federal Emergency Management Administration has already granted $83 million in aid to survivors of the storm, including funding for housing and other critical needs, as thousands of people remain in shelters. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Marcia Biggs reports from Houston. Continue reading

  • November 15, 2012  

    FEMA is still working hard to help get relief for storm victims in the Northeast — not a small task considering the size and scope of that natural disaster. To help fill in the gap, volunteers from a movement called Occupy Sandy are trying to reach residents in need who live in New York City’s boroughs. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading