FEMA: Hurricane Recovery Continues in Florida with More Than $835.4 Million in Federal Support

Three months after Hurricane Michael made landfall, communities continue recovery efforts with support from the State of Florida and federal agencies. More than $835.4 million in federal funds has been provided for homeowners, renters, businesses and flood insurance policyholders as of Jan. 9. The State of Florida and local communities […]

FEMA: Puerto Rico’s Recovery Brings Opportunity to Improve

As 2018 ends, Puerto Rico’s transformation from hurricanes Irma and Maria has pivoted toward making the island stronger and more resilient. The island’s long-term recovery envisions enhanced infrastructure and communities more capable of withstanding events like the 2017 hurricanes. The Government of Puerto Rico and FEMA have collaborated on several […]

FEMA: Federal Disaster Assistance Exceeds $656 Million Two Months after Hurricane Michael’s Landfall

Two months after Hurricane Michael raked Northwest Florida with 155 mph winds and devastating storm surge, federal disaster assistance awarded to survivors exceeds $656 million. “The Florida State Emergency Response Team provided a historic response to the strongest hurricane to impact the Panhandle in living memory, completing thousands of missions […]

CFPB: Natural Disaster Assistance Is Reported on a Minority of Credit Records Among Potentially Affected Consumers

Today the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) released the latest quarterly consumer credit trends report, this time focusing on the reporting of natural disasters in credit reports. This report explores how financial institutions furnish natural disaster assistance to credit reporting agencies, and summarizes trends in natural disaster reporting for consumers […]

FEMA: Additional Federal Assistance Approved for 10 Florida Counties

Ten Florida counties affected by Hurricane Michael are now eligible for federal assistance to help pay for the cost of repairing damaged public infrastructure and responding to the storm. FEMA announced that state and local government agencies, and certain private nonprofits including houses of worship, in these counties will now […]

EDA: $5 Million Invested to Aid Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Efforts on Port Aransas, TX

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5 million grant to the city of Port Aransas, Texas, to boost recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey by improving the Port Aransas Municipal Marina and by helping the city […]