As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
In addition to property insurance policies you can also purchase a federal flood policy. The catch is that you can only get the policies through one of a select group of insurers that are authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).
Flash floods back in March caused massive damage in the city of Capitola but the town has been rebuffed in its request for federal disaster assistance from FEMA.
The federal government’s flood maps are getting a makeover and some homeowners don’t like what they see.
Capitola has not yet received disaster relief following those large storms in March that led to flash floods. Damage following the March floods is estimated at $17 million, AND Capitola’s emergency reserves are gone following flood repairs.
A seventh person has been charged with posing as a victim of the San Bruno pipeline explosion to claim disaster aid.
California’s governor is appealing a federal decision to deny disaster funds to the city of San Bruno and the state for last month’s fatal gas pipeline explosion.
The San Bruno City Council has adopted a resolution continuing a declaration of local emergency, even as FEMA has denied a federal major disaster declaration.
State and local officials are appealing a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny additional funds to help California and the city of San Bruno pay for ongoing efforts to repair and reconstruct a neighborhood struck by a PG&E gas pipeline explosion.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama says an emergency exists in North Carolina and has ordered federal agencies to help state and local officials with handling any problems caused by Hurricane Earl.