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Puerto Rico Marks Holiday Season Amidst Slow Hurricane Recovery

Puerto Rican Homeowners Suffer As FEMA Pays Exorbitant Prices for Home Repairs

An investigation from The New York Times reveals extreme markups and disappointed residents.

A man waves down to rescue crew as he tries to leave the area after he was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Flooded Coastal Communities No Safer After Being Rebuilt With FEMA Dollars

A failure to consider climate change guarantees that towns and residents stay vulnerable in post-hurricane recovery efforts.

Carolinas Face Flooding After Hurricane Florence Lumbers Through States

READ: Black Homeowners in the Gullah-Geechee Islands Could Lose Land After Florence

A new Mother Jones article details how property laws could complicate post-storm recovery.

DHS documents show FEMA diverted money to ICE to deport immigrants, just as 2018 hurricane season began

Trump Administration Funneled $10 Million from FEMA to ICE Detention Program

Newly released DHS documents show that, at the start of hurricane season, the money was diverted to buttress the federal government’s detention and deportation efforts.

Puerto Rican Families Displaced By Hurricane Maria Facing Hotel Eviction Hold Rally At City Hall

FEMA Admits It Bungled Response in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

The agency released a report that supports the criticisms leveled against it.

Man stands in front of collapsed building

Nearly 2,000 Puerto Rican Hurricane Survivors Face Eviction

A federal judge will decide if Puerto Ricans forced to evacuate their homes following Hurricane Maria will be evicted from their hotels and motels, as FEMA seeks to end the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.

Man stands in front of collapsed building

Houston and Puerto Rico Unprepared for Upcoming Hurricane Season

Amid housing and financial concerns, residents face the possibility of new storms from a disadvantaged position.  

Puerto Rico Faces Extensive Damage After Hurricane Maria

FEMA Ignored Puerto Rico Supermarkets' Requests for Generator Fuel After Hurricane Maria

The result was the loss of tens of thousands of dollars of food, while people stood in lines outside, hungry.

A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Congress Investigates FEMA's Failure to Deliver 18.5 Million Meals to Puerto Rico

The agency awarded a $156 million contract to a company with no experience in the food industry.

Person in dark, lit only by flashlight

Puerto Rico Cancels Energy Restoration Contract With Montana Firm

FEMA has significant concerns with how PREPA procured this contract and has not confirmed whether the contract prices were reasonable.”

Man fills plastic bottle with water from hose, woman stands nearby holding an organge container

House Committee Approves $36.5 Billion in Hurricane and Wildfire Recovery Aid

“These funds are vital right now, in the near term, to get the aid where it is needed most.”

Evacuees ride in the back of a pickup truck after the area was inundated with flooding of Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017, in Port Arthur, Texas.

FEMA No Longer Depending on Trailers to House Flood Victims

Drawing on lessons learned post-Katrina, agency officials say they are exploring other options after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

A Jetski is used to help people evacuate homes after flooding with Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Why Texan Communities of Color Are Particularly Vulnerable to Hurricane Harvey

As rains continue to flood the state, some residents face increased dangers.

A flooded home is seen on August 15, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Record-breaking rains pelted Louisiana that weekend leaving the city with historic levels of flooding that caused 13 deaths and damaged thousands of homes.

Congress Investigates How FEMA Handled Louisiana's Historic Flooding Last Year

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a letter to the federal agency demanding documents.

The South Street Seaport, an area of lower Manhattan that was severely flooded during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

FEMA and NYC Revise Flood Maps With Climate Change and Affordability in Mind

The agency is taking preventative steps in New York, but it refused to do so after storms ravaged Louisiana.

Undocumented Can Apply for FEMA Sandy Relief Through Citizen Kids

If history repeats itself undocumented immigrants will be a large part of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts but they themselves won’t qualify for financial assistance from FEMA.

NYC's Chinatown Devastated After Sandy, Advocates Say Race to Blame

What happens if you’re not Wall Street or Times Square post-Sandy.

Watch Romney Refuse to Answer Questions About Defunding FEMA 11 Times

Is Romney Serious About Defunding FEMA? No one knows.

Bush's Heckuva-Job FEMA Director Criticizes Obama For Responding to Sandy 'So Quickly'

Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, who faced a great deal of backlash for the Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is back in the headlines.

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers--and Maybe the People in Them

The new tough-on-blight policy doesn’t mean the city will help people work out stable housing.