Federal Emergency Management Agency
Eight Months after Hurricane Maria, thousands of families are being housed in hotel rooms across the country. They live month-to-month, not knowing where they will be forced to go at the drop of a hat.
The average amount awarded per death is $6,500, according to FEMA.
The two Republican lawmakers have had an increasingly testy relationship.
Deanne Criswell says her agency is helping areas with ongoing rescue efforts after they were hit by a deadly swarm of severe twisters on Friday night.
The agency said it would no longer impose strict ownership requirements that unduly affected Black communities.
Biden tied the powerful storm’s destruction and the California wildfires together to renew his call for legislation addressing climate change.
"We’re not going anywhere,” President Joe Biden said while offering federal support for ongoing search and cleanup efforts at the site of the former condo.
“It’s not about red states and blue states; it’s about having people’s backs,” Biden said of spending $1 billion to prepare for hurricanes and wildfires.
In the past, FEMA has helped pay for funerals of Americans who died in natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina.
The Biden administration is turning to the federal agency for help amid an influx of migrant children at the border.