As the country faces an increasing number of billion-dollar disasters, federal officials are considering scaling back that spending, aiming to save taxpayer money and encourage states to prepare for disasters with their own resources.
By Sarah Breitenbach, Stateline
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 Michael Rios
As the Louisiana flooding begins to subside, the state looks toward rebuilding. The disaster affected over 20 parishes, including areas outside flood zones -- meaning residents there do not have flood insurance. William Brangham speaks with Billy Nungesser, Louisiana's lieutenant…
By PBS NewsHour
Ray Suarez gets an update from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on how residents, municipalities and transportation hubs are coping with the onslaught of bone-chilling temperatures and dangerous precipitation.
In the second in a series of reports on Gulf Coast housing problems, Betty Ann Bowser examines FEMA's plans to find more permanent housing for hurricane evacuees who have spent months living in trailers.
The Centers for Disease Control found high levels of formaldehyde in trailers issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to house Hurricane Katrina victims. In the first of a series of reports, Betty Ann Bowser examines the housing problems along…
Wildfires that have forced thousands to evacuate continued to burn across parts of Southern California Thursday and the number of deaths blamed on the blazes rose to 10. Experts discuss what makes the fires difficult to contain and how the…
Nearly one-quarter of Department of Homeland Security positions remain vacant, according to a House committee report, raising concerns that the office may be unprepared for future emergencies.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The city of New Orleans filed a claim against the Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday, seeking $77 billion for damages sustained when the corps-built levees broke during Hurricane Katrina, flooding 80 percent of the city.
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