Because We’re NY Strong NYC Urban Search And Recuse Team Activated To Assist In Hurricane Ida Response

On Sunday, August 29, 2021, 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has activated Urban Search and Rescue – New York Task Force 1. Continue Reading →


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Mayor de Blasio Presses FEMA On Massive Almost $1 Billion Cut To Fight COVID-19

Today, Mayor de Blasio released the following statement after a phone call with FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor on the recent rule change to cut federal payments. Continue Reading →


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Statements From Eecteds Officials On FEMA’s Temporary Assistance Extension For Puerto Ricans In NYC

“For far too many of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, the Temporary Shelter Assistance Program means the difference between a roof over their heads or homelessness,” said Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Continue Reading →


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Harlem Rep Espaillat On FEMA Decision To Vacate Puerto Rican Families From Temporary NYC Housing

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat, issued the following statement in reaction to news that FEMA will immediately cutoff temporary relocation services for nearly 90 families who sought refuge in communities throughout the United States, including in New York City. Continue Reading →


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Harlem Doctor And Others Respond To FEMA’s Absence Deep In Puerto Rico’s Countryside

NY Daily News reports on a great story of New York-based physicians are answering desperate calls to bring aid to Puerto Rico, sending teams of medical professionals to hard-to-access parts of the hurricane-battered island that have been largely neglected by the federal government’s relief effort. Continue Reading →


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Mandatory Nationwide Test Of The Emergency Alert System To Be Conducted Today

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) today, September 27, at 2:20 PM. Continue Reading →


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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Fight For Affordable Flood Insurance

The cost of flood insurance could reach crisis levels for low-income New Yorkers and other low-income Americans if Congress does not act to reform FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Continue Reading →


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