FEMA

Army Corps of Engineers: Not all Puerto Rico officials are accepting FEMA's help

(Worthy News) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maj. Gen. Donald E. Jackson told Senate lawmakers on Tuesday that some Puerto Rico officials have refused to cooperate with the military and the Federal Emergency Management Agency during ongoing recovery efforts. “We’ve run into some really interesting politics within the 78 municipalities that make up Puerto…

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Puerto Rico aid: FEMA approves $140M; House panel OKs $36B

(Worthy News) – The Federal Emergency Management Administration and a House commission both approved sizable financial assistance for relief efforts to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricanes Maria and Irma. FEMA approved $140 million in aid on Wednesday. The agency said $44 million will help individuals and $96 million will go toward emergency work on…

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Senators push for churches to get disaster relief grants

(Worthy News) – Four Republican senators introduced a bill Monday that would allow churches to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants, putting the houses of worship on the same playing field as non-religious nonprofits. Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Oklahoma Sen.…

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Trump meets with Hurricane Irma responders and victims in Florida

(Worthy News) – President Donald Trump met with emergency responders in Florida today, thanking them for what he called their “incredible” work after Hurricane Irma hit the state over the weekend. The president and first lady Melania Trump – both sporting white baseball hats — were greeted on the tarmac by Vice President Mike Pence,…

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25 percent of Florida Keys homes are gone after Irma, FEMA estimates

(Worthy News) – With 25 percent of the homes in the Florida Keys feared destroyed, emergency workers Tuesday rushed to find Hurricane Irma’s victims — dead or alive — and deliver food and water to the stricken island chain. As crews labored to repair the lone highway connecting the Keys, residents of some of the…

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