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Biden sets a new goal of having at least 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4

President Joe Biden is proposing a $2.2 trillion infrastructure and tax bill. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The White House on Tuesday announced a goal to at least partially vaccinate 70% of US adults by July 4. The Biden administration says its effort will include walk-in appointments, pop-up clinics, and mobile units. Biden directed the allocation of FEMA resources to support vaccine distribution across the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden ...
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New tax deadlines for disaster victims in Kentucky (June 30) and Alabama (Aug. 2)

Severe storms in late February produced flooding in Franklin County, Kentucky, shown here, as well as other parts of the Blue Grass State. That led to a major disaster declaration and associated tax relief. (Photo by National Weather Service) We Texans, especially here in the usually more temperate central-to-southern part of the state, learned a hard lesson in February from Mother Nature. She can be as bad as she wants, whenever and wherever she wants. We Lone Star Staters are not alone ...
Tags: Florida, National Weather Service, Texas, Taxes, Kentucky, Alabama, Fema, Ira, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Irs, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Internal Revenue Service, Shelby, Wolfe, Yellowhammer


LA County to remain in orange tier as case rates slightly increase this week

Vaccine-seekers wait in line at Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 13, the day the site shifted operations from FEMA to the City of Los Angeles. Photo: Mark McGreal Darlene Toledo waited in line at CSULA to get the first of her COVID-19 vaccinein Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Hundreds wait in line for COVID-19 vaccine shots in a parking garage Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Cal S...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Colorado, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Long Beach, Community, Oakland, Pasadena, Dorothy, Eric Garcetti


‘They couldn’t care less’: plan to solve sewage crisis in Illinois town merely ‘a patch’

Residents of Centreville, a majority-Black town, say their calls for help have been met with silence or half-measures from officialsResidents of a majority-Black community that have endured long-term flooding from sewage claim that a proposed plan to remedy the issue is insufficient. The Guardian reported last month on how even modest rainfall causes Centreville, 10 minutes from downtown St Louis, to be overwhelmed by sewage that overwhelms homes and streets.Following the Guardian’s reporting on...
Tags: Water, US news, Guardian, Flooding, Tammy Duckworth, Illinois, St Louis, Black, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Dick Durbin, Centreville, Centreville Illinois


Disaster season 2021 is here. Get ready!

This is the weather we in the Austin area have to look forward to this evening. Severe weather and natural disasters occur year-round across the country. Regardless of where you live and the potential disaster threat, get ready now! (KXAN NBC4 weather graphic) I always look forward to spring, but when it arrives, I wonder why. In addition to warmer weather and new growth in my garden (yes, even after last month's Arctic Blast!), the seasonal change also brings severe weather. I'm chargin...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Austin, United States, Fema, Noaa, Irs, Mother Nature, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Internal Revenue Service, Hill Country, La Niña, KXAN


House GOP leader blames Biden's immigration plan for surge in migrants at border

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy addresses the press during the congressional border delegation visit to El Paso, Texas on March 15, 2021. Justin Hamel/Getty Images House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy said Biden is to blame for the surge in migrants at the border. A record number of unaccompanied migrant children are being held in jail-like facilities. The surge presents a challenge to Biden's pledge to take a more humane approach to immigration. See more stories on Insider's busin...
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Biden administration sending FEMA to border amid influx of migrant children

The Biden administration is sending the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the U.S.’s southern border to care for...
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DHS chief directs FEMA to assist in ‘government-wide effort’ to house child migrants, as number surge

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Saturday that he has directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to...
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Expanding Project Roomkey to shelter homeless Angelenos ‘unfeasible,’ LA county officials say

Los Angeles county officials say they will continue to ramp down Project Roomkey, a program that opened up hotel rooms to shelter unhoused people during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to ramp down, despite the availability of federal emergency funding. For weeks now, county and other public officials have cited budget constraints, saying that they have limited funds to pay for hotels while they apply for and await reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). So while F...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, Airtel, Infinity, Los Angeles County, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, LA County, San Fernando Valley


After the Capitol attack, lawmakers were quick to increase security for themselves. But after countless school shootings, we haven't seen any gun reform.

Rep. Rep. Ruben Gallego on a chair directing traffic as staffers and House members get safety hoods from under desks as protestors breach the Capitol building, January 6, 2021. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images Lawmakers now join ranks with over 240,000 children who have experienced the trauma of gun violence and fear for their lives at school since 1999. It's been 27 years since any legislation to protect citizens from gun violence has passed — a law which lapsed just ...
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Considerations in making a major disaster tax claim

Winter can be gorgeous. It also can be disastrous, as all us Texans more accustomed to heat waves than winter storms found out last week. (Photo by Kay Bell) It's been near 80 degrees for the last two days in my part of Texas. This time last week, we were in the teens during the day, after single-digit overnight low — and record-breaking — cold temperatures. This surprisingly strong cold snap left a lot of damage. People lost power and water. Freezing pipes in freezing houses burst. Food ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Taxes, White House, Joe Biden, Ted, Hawaii, House, Fema, Biden, Sam, Agi, Irs, South Florida, Heidi, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA


Biden approves major disaster declaration over Texas deep freeze

Fema announces move to free up federal fundingIcy blast of anti-Cruz outrage shows little sign of abatingJoe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Texas, which has suffered widespread power blackouts and water shortages during a deep freeze, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) said on Saturday. Related: Why the cold weather caused huge Texas blackouts – a visual explainer Continue reading...
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An emergency kit from Judy is a great place to start when preparing for an impending storm or natural disaster

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Although ready-made emergency preparedness kits aren't a one-stop solution, they're a good place to start. is a brand that offers four different emergency kits along with other disaster preparedness resources.I tested the brand's Mover Max, a kit that has supplies for four people and comes in a rugged, bright orange backpack. No matter where you live, disasters can strike suddenly. The last thing you w...
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Trump lashes out after McConnell blames him for Capitol insurrection – live

Senate minority leader has said Trump is responsible for attackHomeland security committee chair Bennie Thompson files lawsuitWhite House increases states’ weekly vaccine doses to 13.5mBiden action to provide aid to 2.7 million at risk of losing homesPelosi plans 9/11-style commission to examine Capitol riotRocket attack on US airbase in Iraq kills civilian contractorDemocrats urge Joe Biden to fire USPS chief and Trump ally 10.24pm GMT Hi all - Sam Levin in Los Angeles, taking over our live...
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COVID-19 In California: First FEMA Mass Vaccination Sites Open Amid Supply Shortage

(CNN/CBS13) — Two new coronavirus mass vaccination sites opened in California on Tuesday, where cities continue to struggle with securing vaccine supply. The sites are the first to open as part of a wider effort by the federal government to establish 100 vaccination sites nationwide in 100 days. In a joint effort with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the large-scale vaccination sites at California State Universit...
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2020 tax return filing checklist and pre-filing tips

Tax Season 2021 is finally here! The Internal Revenue Service has started accepting tax returns and, more importantly, is now processing the filings as of today, Friday, Feb. 12. Millions have already filed. Most of them used tax software, either on their own or through the Free File program, which the IRS and its tax prep partners opened up a month ago. Those 1040 forms have been on hold. Now they've been transmitted to the IRS. Others, however, still have some work to do. We're waiting for so...
Tags: Taxes, NEC, Social Security, Ira, Kansas City Chiefs, Agi, Irs, Don, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Internal Revenue Service, Uncle Sam, EITC, Earned Income Tax Credit EITC, The IRS, ITIN, COVID


GAO-21-91, 2018 Pacific Island Disasters: Federal Actions Helped Facilitate the Response, but FEMA Needs to Address Long-Term Recovery Challenges, February 03, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) took steps prior to the 2018 disasters in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, and Hawaii to facilitate response in the...
Tags: Hawaii, Fema, GAO, Pacific Island, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Northern Mariana Islands


GAO-21-140, Disaster Resilience: FEMA Should Take Additional Steps to Streamline Hazard Mitigation Grants and Assess Program Effects, February 02, 2021

From fiscal years 2010 through 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) obligated over $11 billion through four grant programs that fund state and local hazard mitigation efforts. FEMA...
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US watchdog to investigate whether officials made 'improper attempts' to alter election result – live

DoJ watchdog investigation will look into possible internal collusion with Trump’s attempts to overturn Biden’s 2020 victoryFauci: US scientists working to upgrade Covid vaccines for variantsDominion Voting Systems to file lawsuit against GiulianiBiden to drop Trump’s military transgender banSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.22pm GMT Psaki just announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been dispatched to assist at an under-staffed vaccinat...
Tags: White House, US, West Virginia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Fema, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Biden Administration


AOC says FEMA is preparing to cover $2 billion in COVID-19 funeral costs across the US: 'We finally got it done'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks with colleagues on the floor of the House Chamber. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said FEMA is readying a scheme to reimburse $2 billion in funeral costs. "We finally got it done," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter on Friday. The funding effort began last spring, as New York City became the US epicenter for COVID-19 cases.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reimburse ...
Tags: New York, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Fema, Queens, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Aoc, Lee, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Barbara Lee


How Biden plans to fight the pandemic: 100 million shots, 100 new vaccine centers, and lots more testing and PPE

Joe Biden being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts. Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP President Biden issued several coronavirus-related executive orders during his first two days in office. The orders aim to increase mask-wearing, accelerate vaccine distribution, and tighten international travel restrictions. Over 100 days, Biden hopes to give most K-8 schools funding to reopen and administer at least 100 million shots. Visit Business Insider's hom...
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Biden says he'll direct FEMA to set up COVID-19 vaccination sites across the country to speed up distribution

President-elect Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP President-elect Joe Biden announced during a Friday speech that he will instruct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to build facilities to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the American public.  Biden said his administration will build 100 federally-funded community vaccination centers, including in school gyms and sports st...
Tags: Trends, Joe Biden, Fema, Biden, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, NEWARK Del, Carolyn Kaster, Christiana Hospital, Eliza Relman


Revised tax deadlines: Jan. 15 for some disaster-affected 2019 returns, March 1 for Mississippi hurricane victims

I'm feeling a bit like the Internal Revenue Service's appointments secretary, but this Friday, Jan. 15, is a date when many taxpayers need to take action. Yes, I'm talking about the fourth estimated tax payment due at the end of this week, but also about some final tax year 2019 housekeeping. Specifically, individuals and businesses who were in the paths of some major disasters last year. The timing of those catastrophes prompted the IRS to give taxpayers who had already filed for an extension ...
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GAO-21-116, Disaster Housing: Improved Cost Data and Guidance Would Aid FEMA Activation Decisions, December 15, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) relied primarily on rental assistance payments to assist 2017 and 2018 hurricane survivors but also used direct housing programs to address housing...
Tags: GAO, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Improved Cost Data and Guidance Would Aid FEMA


Half of US states worry they'll run out of COVID-19 tests, and even more fear they won't have the supplies to distribute a vaccine, according to a government report

Medical workers in Florida test a person for coronavirus. Joe Raedle/Getty Images States were still short of personal protective equipment, COVID-19 tests, and other vital medical supplies nine months into the pandemic, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report Monday. Half of states who responded to a survey by the watchdog in mid-October said they were short of rapid COVID-19 testing kits. Around the same number said they expected to have shortages over the next two mon...
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3 ways companies can safely reopen their offices during the pandemic, according to an epidemiologist

When bringing employees back into the office, it's important to make new habits stick. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Dr. Syra Madad is an infectious diseases epidemiologist and the senior director of NYC Health + Hospitals System-wide Special Pathogens Program. As businesses around the US enter various phases of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Madad says it's critical that employers create a flexible operating plan to adapt to evolving restrictions and keep employees and customers sa...
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Waffle House CEO slams lockdowns, as restaurant owners fight a new wave of orders shutting down indoor dining

Chris Heithaus returns to work at Waffle House restaurant in Savannah, Georgia in late April. AP Photo/Russ Bynum Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer slammed lockdowns and orders forcing indoor dining to close in an interview with Business Insider.  "The people making the decisions are not paying the same price that the workers in this country are paying," Ehmer added. "We're trying to provide reliable careers and jobs for people."  The National Restaurant Association is fighting against studies l...
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GAO-21-54, Puerto Rico Electricity: FEMA and HUD Have Not Approved Long-Term Projects and Need to Implement Recommendations to Address Uncertainties and Enhance Resilience, November 17, 2020

As of October 2020, 3 years since the hurricanes destroyed much of Puerto Rico's electricity grid, neither the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) nor the Department of Housing and Urban...
Tags: Fema, Hud, Puerto Rico, GAO, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Puerto Rico Electricity


Why Cloud Backup and Recovery Must Be Key Components of Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Our world is increasingly besieged by hurricanes, floods, wildfires, or another natural disaster. These events are taking a severe economic toll on businesses worldwide, causing billions of dollars of damage. And this cost will only rise. Extreme weather events are accelerating, and they will increasingly pummel communities and businesses. All businesses need to take the steps necessary to protect themselves and minimize damage to their operations caused by these events. Unfortunately, too many ...
Tags: Business, Management, Mother Nature, Right Now, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Bill Hansen, United States Small Business Administration, StorageCraft


A Lame Duck Trump Admin Will Do All It Can To Pilfer Before Jan. Dems Must Be Ruthless In Thwarting It.

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  The way tomorrow’s election will go remains highly uncertain. If Trump loses, however, there is no doubt that his administration will set about destroying and pilfering all that it can. Already, as they stare down the barrel of electoral defeat, Trump and his entourage are previewing their lame-duck plan to shovel every federal dollar they can to family and friends.  On many issues, the Trump team seems to simply ...
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