It is my hope some solution comes from Driving on Wood . Some of you are off grid but are at risk to forest fire .
I do not think any of you have district heating .
FEMA mistakenly exposed personal information, including addresses and bank account information, of 2.3 million disaster victims
The victims affected include survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the 2017 California wildfires.
PANAMA CITY - The Florida Division of Emergency Management is appealing the end of a federal aid program that has placed families displaced by Hurricane Michael
More than 260 families will have to pay seasonal hotel rates or face eviction as early as Tuesday, as the Federal Emergency Management Agency winds down its Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program. FEMA agreed to extend the program another 60 days for only 17 out of 278 area families.
When asked why so few families were eligible for the extension, a FEMA spokeswoman wrote in an email, “to be eligible for the extension, households must have a realistic, feasible and practicable permanent housing plan with a confirmed successful implementation date within the 60 day period beyond April 8. We are still identifying all of those who are eligible for the extension.”
The email also stated that, “TSA is not a long-term or permanent housing solution for disaster survivors.”
Meanwhile in California’s Butte County, years of recovery — and millions of dollars — face the communities demolished by the Camp Fire. It’s been more five months since the blaze was contained, yet FEMA is only now constructing survivors’ long-promised housing units.
“We still have a lot of people displaced, living in hotels, or trailers, or whatever,” Steve Lambert, chair of the Butte County Board of Supervisors, told CBS News. “It’s going to be a couple years before we even get back to a point of any real building.”
“It’s unconscionable, quite frankly, that we are still sitting six months into this event and a disaster aid package has not been approved,” Mark Ghilarducci, the director of California’s Office of Emergency Services, tells CBS News.
“Disasters keep happening, people lives keep getting impacted, and yet there’s still no aid package. So it’s a little frustrating, as you can imagine.”