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FEMA

Two of the top three states to receive FEMA disaster grants through 2012 are led by governors who aren't convinced that climate change poses a threat.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is about to make a significant shift in the way it handles...
Oct 1, 2014 | Read More
FEMA ignores climate change
The agency has needed Congress to approve extra disaster relief funds every year over roughly the past decade to handle mounting climate-related damage.
Thanks to climate change, extreme weather disasters have hammered the United States with increasing...
Jan 27, 2014 | Read More
FEMA released revised flood zone maps of New York City on January 28.
Scientists argue new FEMA flood maps may be too conservative because they don't consider future sea level rise, with implications for Sandy rebuilding.
2/6/13: Paragraph 11 of this story has been updated to include more information from FEMA. When the...
Feb 6, 2013 | Read More
Damaged caused to houses from Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey Coast
An emergency declaration from the White House allowed federal money and responders to flow even before Sandy made landfall.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie captured national headlines—and conservative scorn—for praising...
Nov 5, 2012 | Read More