Challenge accepted: Researchers redraw FEMA flood maps
Two years ago, when flood expert Sam Brody finished giving a presentation at an annual flood conference in Washington, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official approached Brody with a challenge.
'Wake-up call.' Early storms redefine hurricane season
Tropical storms arrived at the United States' doorstep before hurricane season started in each of the last six years. Scientists are now thinking about extending the season.
FEMA seeks to limit evacuations, countering past advice
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is taking the unprecedented step of trying to minimize the number of people who evacuate before a hurricane to prevent spreading the coronavirus.
Storm path dilemma: Face peril at home or virus at a shelter
Emergency officials across the United States are racing to avoid a health catastrophe if massive evacuations are needed during hurricanes or wildfires. It's safer to seek refuge outside a disaster zone than remain quarantined to avoid the coronavirus.
Send National Guard, not FEMA, to hurricanes — Army general
The National Guard should be put in charge of hurricane response this year because the Federal Emergency Management Agency will likely be overwhelmed as it handles the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the military leader who oversaw the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.