The test alert will be blasted across TV and radio and will be sent to individuals who opted-in to receive emergency text messages.
"We don't want to draw resources that are needed in the ongoing search and rescue operations and efforts," Psaki said.
Nearly 100 people are still unaccounted for after the Florida condo collapsed in the wee hours of Thursday.
Americans who lost loved ones due to the coronavirus can receive up to $9,000 for each funeral they paid for and up to $35,500 in total.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and other Dems pushed for the aid. Thousands of people are calling for help with funeral costs.
FEMA will assist in a 90-day "government-wide effort" to respond to the thousands of migrant children arriving in the US.
While power has been restored to most of Texas, millions are still without clean drinking water after severe weather devastated the state.
FEMA has requested help from the Defence Department in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pentagon is considering the request and could send thousands of troops to help. FEMA is setting up 100 vaccination sites nationwide in an effort to speed up distribution. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said FEMA is readying a scheme to reimburse $US2 billion in funeral costs. “We finally got it done,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter on Friday. The funding effort began last spring, as New York City became the US epicentre for COVID-19 cases. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
President-elect Joe Biden announced during a Friday speech he would instruct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to build facilities to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the American public. Biden said his administration would build 100 federally funded community vaccination centres, including in school gyms and sports stadiums, by the end of […]
Republicans and Democrats are struggling to settle longstanding policy differences in a matter of days after several months of gridlock. One top GOP senator described the negotiations like a game of “whack-a-mole.” The major hangups include stimulus checks, Federal Reserve lending, and emergency aid to states. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state’s request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, […]
Thirty-four White House staffers and contacts have been infected with COVID-19 in recent days, according to an internal Federal Emergency Management Agency memo, ABC News reported Thursday. The memo was leaked as multiple reports said White House staffers are afraid to come back to work now that President Donald Trump […]
After the weekly federal supplemental unemployment benefits lapsed in July, President Trump allotted $US44 billion in additional funds for FEMA to provide to states for unemployment relief. Every state besides South Dakota received funds, and at least 21 have at least begun processing the payments, according to CNBC. Some states […]
Several states say the federal funding for President Donald Trump’s $US300 weekly unemployment benefit is being exhausted. Texas, Tennessee, Iowa, and Montana said this week that they would end their Lost Wages Assistance programs after distributing six weeks’ worth of benefits. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said that every state […]
Summary List Placement On Tuesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it would no longer reimburse states for most personal protective equipment used in schools, courthouses, and other businesses. FEMA said that under new guidelines it would pay only for PPE to prevent a “direct emergency,” including direct medical care, […]
California will begin issuing $US300 a week in supplemental unemployment benefits on September 7 now that the state’s application for $US4.5 billion in aid from FEMA has been approved. The weekly $US300 payments should cover about 85% of the average worker’s wage. Congress is still deadlocked on a long-term stimulus […]