Tag: FEMA

Selective Service Clarifies Tweet on FEMA Partnership in Event of Military Draft

At a time of rising tension between NATO and Russia the U.S. government agency responsible for managing conscription should a military draft be reinstated posted on Twitter on March 23 suggesting how conscientious objectors might be treated. “In the event of a draft, our agency would partner with @fema [Federal Emergency Management Agency] to provide…


FEMA Has Reimbursed $2 Billion in Funeral Costs for COVID-19 Victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said on Tuesday that its funeral assistance program has reimbursed more than $2 billion in funeral costs for more than 300,000 families of COVID-19 victims. The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program provides up to $9,000 per funeral and covers COVID-19 related deaths since Jan. 20, 2020. The average amount awarded…


Fact Check: US Nuclear Explosion Guidance on Masking Not Recently Changed After Putin Order

Federal guidelines on masking in the case of a nuclear explosion were not changed this week, said a spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday. The guidelines, posted on the Ready.gov website, were shared widely on social media after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said he would raise his country’s nuclear deterrence level,…


Florida Governor Announces State Aid to Tornado Victims

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on March 1 he is making $7.1 million available to assist the victims of the Southwest Florida tornadoes after the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied aid. DeSantis’ government, together with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and local community action agencies in Lee and Charlotte counties, is allocating “funding and…


DeSantis Launches Donation Portal After Biden Admin Denies Aid to Tornado Victims

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.–Gov. Ron DeSantislaunched a donation portal on Feb. 22 following news that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied southwest Florida tornado victims recovery aid. “We cannot continue waiting on the federal government to provide relief to these Floridians,” DeSantis said in a Feb. 22 press release. “After meeting with survivors last week,…


Biden Announces Increase in Medical Military, COVID Tests

President Joe Biden announced Thursday his administration is deploying additional medical military personnel and buying more COVID-19 tests to try to deal with the latest surge in cases of the Omicron variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. In an address ahead of a meeting with military members and others involved with the federal…


Biden Ups Federal Funds for Kentucky Disaster Relief

President Joe Biden took an aerial tour over parts of Kentucky Wednesday morning to assess storm damage from deadly weekend tornadoes, and later in the day approved the federal government covering the entire cost for cleanup. Over the weekend, Biden approved Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s request for a major disaster declaration, making federal funding available for the…


Biden To Travel to Kentucky to Survey Storm Damage

President Joe Biden is planning to travel to Kentucky Wednesday to assess storm damage in Ft. Campbell, Mayfield, and Dawson Springs. The trip comes in the wake of devastating tornadoes that ripped through the South and parts of the Midwest Friday leaving fatalities across five different U.S. states. At least 64 people were killed in…


Biden FEMA Rejects Texas Governor’s Appeal for Emergency Aid Over Border Surge

The White House rejected Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s request that the federal government reimburse the state for millions of dollars on the border crisis, according to a letter sent to his office. “After a thorough review of all the information contained in your initial request and appeal, we reaffirm our original findings that supplemental federal…


‘No Action Is Needed’: FEMA Tests National Emergency Alert System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) tested the U.S. national emergency alert system on Wednesday. The test of both the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Emergency Alert System, the second of which required people to opt-in on their cellular phones, was carried out at around 2:20 p.m. ET. Not…