Months after Hurricane Harvey ravaged Southeast Texas, data is coming out in regards to what areas received more federal aid compared to others. Early data from the Episcopal Health Foundation showed that wealthier neighborhoods by zip code received more federal aid compared to lower income areas. However, the Health Foundation has yet to run the […]


A museum will also go alongside the memorial to trace the country's history from slavery to present day. The structure is slated to open in April 2017.

Record rainfall in northern Fort Bend County and the watersheds of many rivers, creeks, and streams spelled trouble once again for Fort Bend County residents last month, many for the second time in less than a year. Many survivors of this year’s floods are still recovering from last year, whether financially or emotionally. “We saw […]

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Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about the conditions on the ground and the latest developments in the deadly historic Houston flooding.


  AUSTIN, Texas — Today, Monday, Jan. 25, is the last day Texans may register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Survivors of the Oct. 22-31 disaster can register today: By calling the toll-free FEMA Helpline (voice, 711 or relay service) at 800-621-3362, until 10 p.m. (CST). TTY users should call 800-462-7585., or By […]


State and federal recovery officials encourage Texas residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors vulnerable due to the October severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) does not endorse […]

Gov. Rick Snyder requested the president declare a federal emergency on Thursday after nearly exhausting all efforts to prevent residents from cooking, drinking, and bathing using the lead-filled water.

A microscope has returned to New Orleans – the city forever changed ten years ago by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The category five hurricane began…

FEMA Seeks Texans to Work at Disaster Recovery Offices.  Temporary positions include:  *Administrative/Clerical  *Customer Service   *Logistics  *Report Writing  *Switchboard/Help desk  *Technical/Architecture/Engineering   Please follow instructions; create account, log in and click on “Search All Jobs” then type”FEMA” into the search bar.   Click here to apply today!

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended federal disaster aid to include 51 additional Texas counties. This amendment provides for supplemental funding for infrastructure repairs in the wake of May’s severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding.  Eligible applicants in the following counties can now apply for FEMA Public Assistance (PA) reimbursement […]


(HOUSTON) — Dancing around a decorated pole might not be your idea of fun, so you might want to follow the City of Houston’s lead…


The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed 15 people.  Find out why, here.