Much of FEMA's widely-praised response is the product of laws and procedures that grew under Trump's predecessors after the government's botched response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press
The disaster relief cut was proposed to finance President Trump's border wall well before Harvey. The politically bad optics are sure to lead lawmakers to do an about face, though that would create a money crunch in homeland security accounts.
FEMA will speak about the recovery efforts that have followed the record-breaking storm. Watch live here.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Trump insisted Congress will act swiftly on a multibillion-dollar Hurricane Harvey recovery package as the government signaled current funds will be exhausted in the next few weeks.
By Ken Thomas, Associated Press
President Donald Trump said Friday that states can count on his administration to dispense U.S. emergency funds efficiently.
North Carolina will receive less than 1 percent of the federal funds it requested to cover damages associated with Hurricane Matthew, which hit the East Coast in October.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the money is needed for housing, economic development and public works after the August flooding caused more than $8.7 billion in damage.
By Michael D. Regan
Residents in Louisiana are beginning to return to their homes after torrential rains caused devastating flooding across the state. More than 80,000 people have applied for aid through FEMA and 4,000 people who lost their homes remain in shelters.
It’s when, not if, the Pacific Northwest is due for a major seismic disaster; scientists say there’s a 37 percent chance one could strike in the next 50 years. FEMA estimates such an earthquake and resulting tsunami could kill thousands…
By PBS NewsHour
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency -- FEMA -- was widely blamed for a lack of preparedness and an inadequate response. FEMA was slow to deliver food and supplies and housed displaced residents in toxic…
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