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Federal Emergency Management Agency: United States disaster response agency, part of Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979. The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. The governor of the state in which the disaster occurs must declare a state of emergency and formally request from the president that FEMA and the federal government respond to the disaster. The only exception to the state's gubernatorial declaration requirement occurs when an emergency or disaster takes place on federal property or to a federal asset—for example, the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, or the Space Shuttle Columbia in the 2003 return-flight disaster.

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U.S. charges FEMA official in Puerto Rico for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who oversaw the rebuilding of Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria relief officials arrested, accused of bribery and fraud

Two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency were accused of bribery and fraud in efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Official Indicted For Corruption In Post Hurricane Maria Recovery [Video]FEMA Official Indicted For Corruption In Post Hurricane Maria Recovery

A Federal Emergency Management Agency official was arrested and indicted by the Justice Department on Tuesday. The arrest came as part of an investigation into bribery and fraud during Puerto Rico’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

"We don't even know what's coming at us." Trump on Dorian

President Donald Trump received a briefing on Hurricane Dorian on Sunday and said first responders stand ready to "minimize the effect of what's coming at us." Priscilla Huff has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Dorian intensifies into hurricane, heading for Puerto Rico [Video]Dorian intensifies into hurricane, heading for Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" in a swipe at the U.S. territory's leaders as they prepared for Hurricane Dorian - headed for the island on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Trump Administration Diverts Millions From Federal DIsaster Relief Funds [Video]Trump Administration Diverts Millions From Federal DIsaster Relief Funds

Multiple news outlets said the Trump administration is diverting millions of dollars from federal disaster relief funds. They are using this money to detain migrants and create temporary locations for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

As Hurricane Season Beings, Trump Transfers FEMA Funds To ICE [Video]As Hurricane Season Beings, Trump Transfers FEMA Funds To ICE

The Trump administration plans to shift at least $155 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. CNN reports the money will be moved from FEMA's disaster relief fund to ICE, to support..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Former top FEMA officials arrested on fraud charges in Puerto Rico

The investigation was led by the DHS and the OIG and centers around bribes that were paid out by an electrical contractor
CBS News - Published

U.S. charges FEMA official, contractor in Puerto Rico corruption case

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who worked to rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane Maria..
Reuters - Published

Former FEMA Official Accused of Taking Bribes in Hurricane Maria Recovery

Federal authorities arrested a former top FEMA official and the ex-president of a company that secured $1.8 billion in contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid.
NYTimes.com - Published

ED issues show-cause notice to Amnesty International for 'violating' foreign exchange law

The ED has issued a show-cause notice to Amnesty International, a human rights watchdog, for alleged violation of the foreign exchange law to the tune of over Rs 51 crore. The alleged FEMA..
IndiaTimes - Published

Hurricane Dorian moves dangerously closer to Georgia coast

Georgia's Governor Brian P. Kemp and Acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor hold a news conference in Atlanta Wednesday, in preparation of approaching Hurricane Dorian to the state and warn of high..
USATODAY.com - Published

9/1: Beto O'Rourke, Brock Long, Kevin McAleenan

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, former FEMA Administrator Brock Long and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto..
CBS News - Published

Ex-FEMA chief: Agency burdened by "unrealistic" expectations

"We've got to stop looking at FEMA as 911," Brock Long said on "Face the Nation," adding that he believes everyday Americans need to be better trained for disasters
CBS News - Published

Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on September 1

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke, former FEMA Administrator Brock Long, David Begnaud, Jeff Berardelli, Mark Strassmann, Holly..
CBS News - Published

Former FEMA Administrator on hurricane prep

Former FEMA Administrator Brock Long joins Margaret Brennan to discuss hurricane preparation in light of Hurricane Dorian's anticipated landfall.
CBS News - Published

McAleenan says transfer of FEMA funds to border will have "no impact" on hurricane response

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan joins Margaret Brennan to discuss how FEMA is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.
CBS News - Published

Transcript: Former FEMA Administrator Brock Long on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of the interview with former FEMA Administrator Brock Long that aired Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
CBS News - Published

Trump meets with FEMA officials ahead of Dorian

President Trump is postponing his trip to Poland to deal with the response to Hurricane Dorian. This comes as he faces questions at home on China and Iran. CBS News' Paula Reid and Bloomberg's Kevin..
CBS News - Published

Trump prepares for Hurricane Dorian at Camp David

President Trump is at Camp David Saturday morning after postponing a scheduled trip to Poland. Trump said Friday that with Hurricane Dorian barreling toward the southern coast, he was needed in the..
CBS News - Published

Sunday: McAleenan, Long, O'Rourke

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, former FEMA Administrator Brock Long and 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke will appear on "Face the Nation" this Sunday
CBS News - Published

FEMA: "We have plenty of funds" despite diverting funding to border

Hurricane Dorian is barreling towards the U.S. and expected to hit Florida Sunday or Monday. FEMA's Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor joined CBSN AM to discuss emergency preparedness and whether the..
CBS News - Published

8/28/19: Red and Blue

Trump admin. diverting funds away from FEMA; Teenage activist Greta Thunberg arrives in NY.
CBS News - Published

Trump administration diverting funds away from FEMA

The Trump administration is planning to use $271 million allocated for disaster aid efforts and other initiatives to expand space in migrant detention centers and bolster a program that requires tens..
CBS News - Published

Outdated FEMA flood maps cost uninsured homeowners millions

FEMA maps leave some 100 million Americans and 35 to 40 million uninsured homes and businesses at risk of flooding, according to flood risk group.  
USATODAY.com - Published

As Tropical Storm Barry Strengthens, FEMA Is Already Stretched Thin

Three years of brutal disasters mean fewer trained FEMA workers are available to help victims of Barry -- or whatever storm comes after it.
NYTimes.com - Published

9/16: Long, Tillis, Graham,

This week on "Face the Nation," guest moderator John Dickerson reports on the impact of tropical depression Florence. He interviews FEMA Administrator Brock Long, Sen. Thom Tillis and Sen. Lindsey..
CBS News - Published

Relief to Lalit Modi, N Srinivasan in FEMA case

After investigating for four years and unable to procure enough evidence, in April 2015, the agency informed the BCCI that adjudication proceedings be held against the cricket board.
DNA - Published

Mueller report: No evidence of Russia conspiracy

From Robert Mueller's report to a data breach at FEMA, here's the biggest news you missed this weekend.
USATODAY.com - Published

US disaster relief agency exposed private data of 2.3m survivors

us disaster relief agency exposed private data of 2.3m survivors
Fema admits accidentally sharing 2.3 million people's addresses and bank details.
BBC News - Published

Personal Data of 2.3 Million Disaster Victims Was Released by FEMA, Report Says

The report said sensitive personal information of victims of the 2017 California wildfires and three hurricanes was needlessly shared with a contractor.
NYTimes.com - Published

FEMA error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company,..
Reuters - Published

FEMA mistakes put victims of hurricanes, wildfires at risk of ID theft: report

The misstep has put the survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires "at increased risk of identity theft and fraud."
USATODAY.com - Published

FEMA exposed info of 2.3 million disaster victims

The victims affected include survivors of Hurricanes Harvey​, Irma​ and Maria​ and the 2017 California wildfires
CBS News - Published

U.S. FEMA says it shared survivors' data with outside firm

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said on Friday that it had shared disaster survivors' sensitive personal information with an outside company but added that it had no indication that..
Reuters - Published

ED slaps Rs 14.40 lakh penalty, confiscates Rs 6.8 lakh in FEMA case against Geelani


IndiaTimes - Published

Trump directs FEMA to give Alabama the 'A Plus treatment' after deadly tornado

Trump directed FEMA "to give the A Plus treatment to the Great State of Alabama and the wonderful people who have been so devastated by the Tornadoes."
USATODAY.com - Published

Puerto Rico secures $1.5M for backlog of bodies despite FEMA rejection

The fiscal oversight board, which controls the island's spending, will allow the governor to use the funds to curtail the mounting backlog of bodies
CBS News - Published

Woman who called Michelle Obama an ‘ape in heels’ defrauded FEMA $18K

The ex-West Virginia county official that called former First Lady Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” has pled guilty to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
USATODAY.com - Published

Woman who wrote racist 'ape' post about Michelle Obama defrauded FEMA $18K, report finds

Pamela Taylor admitted to illegally taking FEMA benefits in 2016. The same year, a Pamela Taylor also made headlines for a racist Facebook post.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump to nominate Jeffrey Byard to replace outgoing FEMA head Brock Long

President Trump will nominate Jeffrey Byard, a top disaster response official in his administration, to head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
USATODAY.com - Published

AP Top Stories February 13 P

Here's the latest for Wednesday, February 13th: Trump portrays border security agreement a win; Brock Long, head of FEMA resigns; NASA's longest running Mars rover is pronounced dead; The winner of..
USATODAY.com - Published

FEMA Administrator Brock Long resigns

Brock Long, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is stepping down after two years on the job. Long faced controversy last year over improper use of government vehicles.
CBS News - Published

Brock Long resigns as FEMA chief

Deputy Administrator Pete Gaynor will become acting administrator upon Brock Long’s departure.
USATODAY.com - Published

Study: Puerto Rico received less "generous" federal aid than Texas, Florida

Survivors of hurricanes Harvey and Irma received millions more in FEMA funds than Hurricane María survivors, according to the study
CBS News - Published

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