Millions of hurricane and wildfire survivors are learning that they’re at “increased risk of identity theft and fraud” because the Federal Emergency Management Agency shared their banking and other private information.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported.
Brock Long said in a letter to FEMA employees that he was resigning to spend more time at home with his family. His last day is March 8.
With Hurricane Michael headed toward the Southeast, the Montgomery County-based Maryland Task Force One and the Fairfax County-based Virginia Task Force One deployed for the region, anticipating operations in Florida, Alabama or Georgia. The teams will help with water rescues and other emergency operations.
A tone will sound at 2:18 p.m. EDT, similar to that of an Amber Alert or flood watch warning, and the subject of the alert will read: “Presidential Alert” and text will say: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
You will soon get an emergency test message sent from President Donald Trump as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s system to warn the public in cases of national emergencies.
Montgomery and Fairfax counties are sending members of their rescue teams to places affected by Tropical Storm Florence.
As the monstrosity that’s Hurricane Florence moves closer to the Carolinas, the Waffle House is joining the list of agencies and businesses tracking the storm’s every twist and turn.
FEMA Administrator Brock Long and the Department of Homeland Security rejected a Democratic senator’s claim that nearly $10 million was diverted from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
As Hurricane Florence looms off the East Coast, disaster planners simulated what a Category 4 storm would look like.
Blue tarps or sturdier plastic sheets are still widely visible around the island, though FEMA and local government agencies say they can’t say for certain how many roofs still need to be replaced.
The Frederick County Emergency Management Division released a post-storm assessment survey Saturday to help businesses and residents affected by the heavy rain and flooding.
The funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to improve a storm drainage network and a culvert near Main Street in Ellicott City.
D.C. celebrity chef Jose Andres has helped provide more than 3 million warm meals to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
“People say FEMA is going to help us,” Maribel Valentin Espino told reporters as she showed them the sodden wreckage of her home. “We’re waiting.” Valentin and her husband say they have not seen anyone from the local or federal government since the storm tore up the island Sept. 20, killing at least 16 people and plunging nearly all 3.4 million people in Puerto Rico into the dark.
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