We’ve been fielding your questions about navigating federal assistance after Hurricane Ida. A longtime FEMA employee has some answers.
The deadline for Louisiana residents impacted by Hurricane Ida to apply for Critical Needs Assistance from FEMA is Wednesday, September 22. But applicants’ experiences have varied widely, leaving many to wonder what makes someone eligible for the aid.
The historic Alabama town is already surrounded by polluting industries. An impact study says traffic avoiding a proposed toll bridge would only make the air more toxic.
Earlier this week, the agency said that only people with damaged homes would qualify.
As extreme weather events become more frequent and intense, multiple disasters in southwest Louisiana during the pandemic show how unequipped disaster aid systems are during compounding events.
Nearly half of known Gulf of Mexico worker fatalities didn’t fit the agency’s reporting criteria.
Many rural jails and prisons face environmental pollution and flooding, but they aren’t often considered in emergency planning.