| Dec 7, 2013
Craig Fugate: Yet another hurricane season was predicted to roar like a lion, but left quiet as a church mouse. Meanwhile, Fugate, who once managed Florida's recovery from disastrous 'canes and now quietly oversees FEMA, got a roaring attaboy Thursday...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:02 AM
President Barack Obama today declared a major disaster exists in his home state of Illinois and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas hit by severe storms and tornadoes on Nov. 17.
The declaration makes federal...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Hoping to ward off a big boost in flood insurance premiums, Florida officials are joining a lawsuit filed by Mississippi that challenges recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. “This unfair rate hike could devastate Florida’s...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:41 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- When Craig Fugate was Florida's emergency operations chief, he achieved a celebrity status alongside then-Gov. Jeb Bush during the disastrous 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons.
Now as President Barack Obama's top administrator at the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:56 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- When Craig Fugate was Florida's emergency operations chief, he achieved celebrity status alongside then-Gov. Jeb Bush during the disastrous 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons.
Since then, as President Barack Obama's top administrator at...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snowstorm.
In a letter to Federal Emergency Management...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott took a shot at President Obama yesterday about the federal sequestration forcing some furloughs of National Guardsmen as the hurricane season ramps up.
Today, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is shooting back with a letter...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:26 PM
A month after Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore, hundreds of Marylanders affected by the storm are still waiting for the federal government to provide funding for housing and living expenses.
Federal assistance has been flowing for weeks to families in...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 6:37 PM
The Obama administration has denied Maryland's request for federal aid for hundreds of Eastern Shore residents affected by superstorm Sandy, prompting an outcry from state officials, who vowed to appeal the decision.
Though the federal government issued...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:32 PM
U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin publicly challenged on Wednesday a federal decision not to provide aid to Maryland residents affected by Hurricane Sandy — calling on President Barack Obama and federal emergency officials to rethink the...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation continued to press the Obama administration Friday to reconsider its decision to deny federal aid to Eastern Shore families hurt by superstorm Sandy as state leaders encouraged victims to report damage.
In a letter...