News

‘Mother Nature is not letting up’: FEMA to streamline relief funding

Anyone who has lived through a natural disaster and then applied to the federal government for assistance knows that it can be a lengthy, frustrating, and bureaucratic process. New rules announced Jan. 19 by the federal agency in charge of emergency management aim to simplify and speed up the process.

With natural disasters now affecting more people across the United States, insurance markets in many states are buckling under the weight of payouts to those hit by wildfires and hurricanes.

Deanne Criswell, who heads the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the changes are designed to make it easier for disaster survivors to get help – a challenge for those often struggling to recover from the worst day of their lives.

Previous ArticleNext Article