Tag Archives: FEMA

Most Oregonians Who Applied for Wildfire Disaster Aid Denied

Oregon’s high rates of denial are on par with previous natural disasters     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — More than 24,000 Oregonians applied for federal disaster assistance after the catastrophic 2020 wildfires and about 57% of them were denied. Jefferson ...

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FEMA Rejects Malden, WA Fire Request for Individual Assistance

More than 85% of the buildings in Malden burned in the Babb Road Fire     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee’s request for individual assistance for residents in eastern Washington who were displaced when wildfires devastated their communities ...

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Construction Begins on FEMA Site for Oregon Wildfire Victims

Homes are expected to arrive in Mill City in three to four weeks       PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials are starting to build a temporary housing site for residents in Linn and Marion county who lost everything ...

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Wildfires During Pandemic Intensify Economic Pain in West

The financial fallout will be measured in the low billions of dollars     By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also ...

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FEMA Wrongly Releases Disaster Victim Personal Data to Contractor

Information was released to a housing contractor     By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, ...

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President Threatens to Withhold FEMA Money for California

President Trump ordered halt of funds in a Twitter post   WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold Federal Emergency Management Agency money to help California cope with wildfires if the state doesn’t improve its forest management ...

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FEMA Approves Over $1.5M in Tennessee Fire Relief

Disaster relief approved for Sevier County fire victims   STEVE ALLEN, Knoxville News Sentinel GATLINBURG – More than $1.5 million in disaster relief for victims of the Sevier County fires of Nov. 28 has been approved by the Federal Emergency ...

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