Craig Fugate

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NYC Emergency Management Officials Urge Storm Preparedness

Do you know what to do if disaster strikes?

09/05/2014

A truck drives down a flooded street after water levels lowered October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharp Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Set To Take Effect

Flood insurance premiums of $30,000 a year? That’s what some homeowners could be facing as astronomical rate hikes are set to take effect nationwide Oct. 1.

09/24/2013

National Preparedness Month banner in Staten Island, Sept. 4, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City, Feds Launch Ad Campaign For National Preparedness Month

FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, speaking in Staten Island Wednesday, said six in 10 families do not have a disaster preparedness plan.

09/04/2013

Damage from Sandy in Sea Bright, New Jersey - Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

FEMA OKs Plan To Boost Aid To NJ Towns Hit By Sandy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse communities at a rate of 90 percent for certain expenses related to the October storm, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said Wednesday.

06/26/2013

A home in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island damaged by superstorm Sandy - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FEMA Chief: Most Sandy Victims Might Not Notice Sequester

“I think from the standpoint of the immediate response of the things we were doing at Hurricane Sandy, people aren’t gonna see any impacts,” Craig Fugate said Friday.

03/01/2013

Sandy's damage in Connecticut (credit: Governor's Office)

FEMA Chief Tours Storm-Ravaged Parts Of Connecticut

So far, FEMA has approved more than $7.5 million in aid to Connecticut to help with the clean-up and relief effort, according to the agency.

11/27/2012

Sandy's damage to the Rockaways is seen from Chopper 880 - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Cuomo: Tens Of Thousands Of New Yorkers Left Homeless By Sandy

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city expects that it will have to find housing for 30,000 to 40,000 people.

11/04/2012

Governor Chris Christie, President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Christie Do The Right Thing Working Together As The Right Continues Attacks

Governor Christie went out of his way to praise the work that the President and his administration are doing, something that he got a lot of credit for…outside of the right-wing blogosphere.

11/01/2012

In this handout GOES satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 1240 UTC, churns off the east coast on October 29, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Obama: Sandy ‘A Big And Powerful Storm’

President Barack Obama said Hurricane Sandy was a storm that will affect millions of people and urged Americans to heed warnings from state and local officials.

10/29/2012

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Glitches Reported During FEMA’s First-Ever National Emergency Alert System Test

The first-ever nationwide test of the country’s Emergency Alert System has been conducted–but not everyone got the message.

11/09/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Schumer Wants Feds To Pay For Saw Mill River Dredging

After recent flooding, there is a new push by one New York senator to do something to prevent it in the future.

09/26/2011

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No Aid Yet For Irene, Lee Flooding Victims After House Kills Spending Bill With Disaster Relief

If you’re a Tri-state area resident waiting for a FEMA check because of flooding, you’re going to have to keep waiting.

09/22/2011

President Barack Obama (C) talks with Wayne Mayor Christopher Vergano (L) as he sees first hand the devastation left by Hurricane Irene in Wayne, New Jersey, September 4, 2011. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Pledges Federal Aid Assistance During Visit To Flooded NJ Areas

President Barack Obama says he will do whatever it takes to help those communities that were flooded, battered and bruised by Irene.

09/04/2011

Justin Mudge walks through the muddy interior of his great uncle's gun shop which was destroyed by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene on September 1, 2011 in Prattsville, NY.  (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

NYC Officials Kick Off National Preparedness Month; FEMA Offers Tips For Disaster Assistance

As families across the Tri-State continue to clean up from storm damage caused by Irene, officials in New York City are kicking off “National Preparedness Month” by urging residents to plan ahead for catastrophe.

09/01/2011

Storm damage from Tropical Storm Irene in Prattsville, NY (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Cuomo: NY State Irene Storm Damage Totals $1 Billion

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been with the Federal Emergency Management Agency touring upstate New York’s flood ravaged areas.

08/31/2011

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