| Dec 16, 2009
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has ruled another $30 million in Hurricane Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish is ineligible for federal reimbursement.
The Advocate reports all of the latest round of work by the general contractor and two...
| Dec 16, 2009
The acting director of FEMA's Louisiana hurricane recovery office is being promoted.
Tony Russell is being sworn in Wednesday as a regional administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He'll be based in Texas.
Russell took over the...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 7:13 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Tens of thousands of homeowners in Southern California are being forced to buy costly flood insurance because new maps issued by a federal agency say they live in a high-risk flood area.
The federal government has informed property...
| Jan 14, 2010
| 3:53 AM
Eighty members of an urban search and rescue team based in Brooklyn are set for deployment to assist with relief efforts in Haiti Thursday morning.
New York Task Force One (NY-TF 1) is part of the city's Federal Emergency Management Agency and is managed...
| Jan 14, 2010
On a mission to save lives, Texas Task Force One organized supplies to help fight through the chaos in Haiti.
The group includes Houston firefighters and got the go ahead to deploy early Thursday morning as a disaster response team. It's a significant...
| Jan 15, 2010
In the aftermath of Haiti's 7.0 magnitude earthquake, amateur radio operators like Jeff Walter tuned in and listened.
"We are listening for anything, any information that we can possibly relay or use in some manner to benefit somebody," said Walter,...
| Jan 24, 2010
A three-judge panel in Washingtion will hear a dispute between the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office and the federal government over $3.4 million in overtime costs paid to deputies in the year after Hurricane Katrina.
The sheriff's office has argued...
| Jan 25, 2010
Seven months after Broward School District auditors accused a contractor of overcharging taxpayers $765,000 for hurricane cleanup work, administrators have hired an outside accounting firm to scrutinize those findings.
The district can't say how much...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 2:33 PM
A federal arbitration panel has awarded over $474 million in compensation for hurricane-related damage to Charity Hospital, ending a long-standing dispute with the federal government and giving the state a substantial boost in its efforts to build a new...
| Feb 5, 2010
The federal government has extended a housing program for about 11,000 Louisiana and Texas families displaced by hurricanes Ike and Gustav in 2008.
Recipients now have until May 27 to find long-term housing. The program was established in November 2008...
| Feb 6, 2010
A New Orleans woman has been charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $75,000 in federal funds earmarked for repairing Hurricane Katrina damage.
Federal prosecutors said 38-year-old Elizabeth Holiday secured grants from the Federal Emergency...