federal emergency management agency

Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting to take place on Aug. 24

The meeting will gather public input for updating the plan

VICTORIA, Texas - At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, Victoria County and the City of Victoria will hold a public meeting to gather public input for updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan. The meeting will take place at 205 N.…

'The State of Texas is urging federal government to step up in this fight'

Governor Abbott, TDEM, DSHS request federally-supported Covid-19 resources

AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Dec. 31, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the State of Texas has requested resources for federally-supported testing locations and medical personnel. Texas has also requested additional federal allocations of monoclonal antibodies. These requests were done…

'Local officials and Texas citizens are fatigued and running out of resources'

Governor Abbott submits formal appeal of federal emergency declaration denial

AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, Oct. 7, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to President Joe Biden. The letter formally requested an appeal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) denial of an emergency disaster declaration for the State of…

Carnival Glory cruise ship to house essential workers

In efforts to help Hurricane Ida recovery

Originally Published: 08 SEP 21 12:00 ET Updated: 08 SEP 21 12:03 ET By David Williams, CNN (CNN) -- The Carnival Glory cruise ship will house hospital staff, first responders and other emergency workers in New Orleans to help with…

FEMA nominee says he doesn't know what causes climate change

The Trump administration's nominee to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency repeatedly said Thursday he doesn't know the reasons behind climate change, despite his agency often being in the position of responding to the crisis' impacts.

White House to withdraw Trump's nominee to head FEMA

The White House plans to withdraw the nomination of Jeff Byard, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seven months after he was nominated to the position, a senior administration official and congressional source tell CNN.

DOJ: FEMA official took bribes for Hurricane Maria recovery work

Federal prosecutors charged one of the top FEMA officials to respond to Puerto Rico after the hurricane there in 2017 with conspiracy to commit bribery and disaster fraud after she allegedly took gifts and favors from and steered recovery work toward a contractor on the island.

DHS watchdog: FEMA's IT issues 'hindered' response to 2017 hurricanes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017 was "hindered" by the agency's IT resources, which led to employees having to use personal computers and public wireless networks during its recovery effort, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general said in a report released Tuesday.

About 200 DHS volunteers deployed to border

The Department of Homeland Security is shifting personnel from various agencies to the southern border to assist with the surge of migrants arriving from Central America, according to DHS officials.

What isn't getting done at DHS during shutdown

While the majority of Department of Homeland Security employees are working without pay during the partial government shutdown, thousands are furloughed and no longer doing the daily work of the department.

How partial government shutdown could play out

Washington is on the brink of a partial government shutdown, with funding set to expire for several key federal agencies at midnight on Friday and no guarantee that lawmakers can come up with a plan that President Donald Trump will support to extend the rapidly approaching deadline.