FEMA has 280 certified detection dogs trained to find people in disasters, and it has another 80 that look for human remains. And they are the goodest boys and girls.
As part of the collaborative effort, the NAACP's Emergency Management Task Force will regularly meet with FEMA to advance its progress on equity within disaster preparedness.
The White House has asked Congress for emergency funding for Ukraine, disaster recovery, and the border. The package would be tied to a broader deal to keep the government running.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency needs $16 billion in emergency funding, the White House says. That's up $4 billion from a request it made last month, due to recent disasters.
The states - from the Gulf Coast, the west and Midwest - along with dozens of municipalities are trying to block rate hikes under the National Flood Insurance Program.
Guam still faces dangerous winds and flash floods as the powerful storm moves away from the island. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero spoke to Morning Edition about damage so far and federal help on the way.
FEMA has a pool of cash set aside to reimburse burial costs — even retroactively — to the families of COVID victims. But clerical challenges and slow outreach have stymied the application process.
Guilford County emergency service crews are getting some temporary assistance from the federal government.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development disproportionately sells homes in flood-prone areas, NPR finds. Housing experts warn that this can lead to big losses for vulnerable families.
At 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the federal government will be testing two emergency alert systems on televisions, radios and certain cellphones across the country.