FEMA

With another hurricane season around the corner, there could be some changes to the way school districts and counties receive reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cost of storm shelters.

Federal disaster officials are ending a program that paid for hotel rooms for more than 27,000 Florida households in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Four months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, FEMA analysis showed that only 1 percent of island residents still rely on emergency food and water to survive. So the federal agency plans to “shut off” those supplies on Jan. 31, 2018.

Quincy J Walters

Hurricane season ended Thursday. Hurricane Irma hit Florida back in September. Six weeks ago, Lee County commissioners sent a letter to the White House, asking for more help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. County officials seem pleased with the emergency agency’s response.

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People impacted by Hurricane Irma have until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 to register for assistance from FEMA and/or submit an application for a Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan. We’re joined by representatives from both agencies to answer your questions about applying for disaster-related assistance.

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