William Shatner reflects on life in new book "Boldly Go"
William Shatner has a new book, "Boldly Go," which features reflections on his career from Captain Kirk to exploring the edge of space. "CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Shatner about his passion for life, loss and his love of adventure.news.yahoo.com
This week on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan," October 2, 2022: Criswell, Scott, Krebs, McMaster, Anderson
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, Florida Sen. Rick Scott, former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs and more will appear on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan" this Sunday.cbsnews.com
Biden says differences with DeSantis not an issue in getting aid to Floridians
Responding to a reporter at FEMA headquarters, President Biden said his political differences with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has not gotten in the way of helping in recovery efforts after Hurricane Ian. “This is about saving people’s lives, homes and businesses,” Biden said. “It’s not a matter of my disagreements with him on other items.”news.yahoo.com
How people across the country are denied recovery after natural disasters by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Post spent a year chronicling how the Federal Emergency Management Agency is struggling in its increasingly urgent mission to help America’s disaster survivors in the age of climate change and stark inequalitywashingtonpost.com
FEMA COVID-19 testing site in Brownsville to open at a later time Friday
Due to inclement weather, the FEMA COVID-19 testing site at the Brownsville Sports Park in Brownsville will delay its opening on Friday by three hours. The testing site will be open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.Officials said individuals that were scheduled to test anytime between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday will receive an email notification informing them of their updated schedule time. The testing site will resume its normal hours of 8 a.m. to 6 pm. This testing site will remain open for the next three weeks or while federal resources last. The testing site is only for those individuals who have registered online and received a confirmation.myrgv.com
County puts horse race betting on the ballot, taps grants for infrastructure and border enforcement – The Big Bend Sentinel
By Abbie PerraultPRESIDIO COUNTY — Presidio County voters will have the chance to approve or reject the legalization of horse race betting in the county after commissioners voted last Wednesday to put it on the ballot this November. At that same meeting, commissioners heard about opportunities to tap into two federal grant funds. The county would be on the hook only for paying those employees’ benefits out of pocket, at most $6,684, Roach told commissioners. The first marker under discussion was the “Presidio County” marker, which was placed on Highway 90, half a mile east of Marfa, in 1936 and commemorates the formation of Presidio County. County seat Fort Davis, 1875, Marfa, since 1885.”The second was the “Presidio – Oldest Town in America” marker, which is placed next to the Presidio County marker, just outside of Marfa.bigbendsentinel.com
Applying for FEMA winter storm aid? Here’s how the agency’s virtual inspections work.
Figueroa said people can apply for FEMA assistance online or by phone if their insurance didn’t cover all damages or if they don’t have insurance. AdFigueroa is reminding people that FEMA aid does not cover the following:Food lossInsurance deductiblesElectricity and water bills. Once you for disaster assistance, make sure you save the nine digit pin code you are given. To get more information or apply for assistance, visit the FEMA disaster assistance website or call 1-800-621-3362. AdAfter applying, you may stay on DisasterAssistance.gov to create a personal online disaster assistance account to stay in touch with FEMA.
The Latest: SKorean economy shrinks for 1st time in 22 years
It marked the first annual contraction for the country’s economy since 1998, when it was in the midst of a crippling financial crisis. In comparison, the federal government previously said 38% of people would receive two doses by the end of June. Still, that’s 700,000 doses on hand, when the state is getting 200,000 doses this week, rising to 223,000 next week. AdBharat Biotech has already signed an agreement with Brazil to supply 20 million doses of the vaccine by September. ___COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s mask mandate will continue until a “critical mass” has been reached of people who have received the coronavirus vaccine, a spokesperson for Ohio Gov.
Bexar County homeowners affected by winter storm can now apply for Federal Disaster Assistance
(FEB 16 2021 FILE PHOTO Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2021 file photo, Morgan Handley, left, helps move people to a warming shelter at Travis Park Methodist Church to help escape sub-freezing temperatures, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)Bexar County homeowners and residents in 77 other designated counties that were affected by this week’s devastating winter storm can now apply for federal assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Abbott’s request for major disaster declarationAccording to officials, If you have insurance and are applying for disaster assistance, you must also file a claim with your insurance company as soon as possible. If insurance does not cover all of your damages, you may be eligible to receive federal assistance.
Congress members ask Biden administration for resources to set up federal pilot community vaccination center in San Antonio area
SAN ANTONIO – Rep. Henry Cuellar and other Congress members representing the San Antonio area are urging the Biden administration to establish a federal pilot community vaccination center in the region. Cuellar -- along with Reps. Joaquin Castro, Chip Roy, Tony Gonzales, and Lloyd Doggett -- sent a letter to the federal government to request the community vaccination centers, which can administer 6,000 vaccines per day. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -- in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and local officials -- would provide the necessary staffing and operational support to expand vaccination efforts in the area. “We applaud the work of the President and the Federal Emergency Management Administration to increase the availability of COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities,” the Congress members wrote in their letter. “In addition to being the third most populous area in the state, Bexar County is ranked first in the Centers for Disease Control’s Social Vulnerability Index.
FEMA warns of hotel scam for people looking for shelter during Texas freeze
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Thursday morning there is a scam circulating about hotel room assistance for Texans looking for shelter from freezing temperatures. The FEMA Region 6 Twitter account posted there is a false phone number being shared with a message about FEMA paying for hotels for Texas Disaster Relief. Staging Management Team Atlanta is scheduled to arrive in Texas on Thursday to give additional support to the state. FEMA said the best information on legitimate sources of help in your area will come from local officials and the Texas Division of Emergency Management. AdThe TDEM has a list of agencies that are providing aid throughout the state and a list of warming centers.
White House: Biden confident in FBI Director Chris Wray, will retain him
FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a briefing about the upcoming presidential inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, at FEMA headquarters, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has confidence in FBI Director Chris Wray and plans to keep him in the job, the White House press secretary said Thursday. But Biden's spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, was notably noncommittal when asked at her first briefing Wednesday whether Biden had confidence in Wray. "I have not spoken with him about specifically FBI Director Wray in recent days," Psaki said. Wray was appointed in 2017 by President Donald Trump following Trump's firing of James Comey.
Pence won’t attend Trump’s presidential sendoff
Vice President Mike Pence listens during a briefing about the upcoming presidential inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, at FEMA headquarters, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence is among those who will not be attending President Donald Trump’s sendoff event at Joint Base Andrews. The caution comes weeks after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to try to stop Congress from confirming Biden’s victory. Trump and Pence’s relationship has been strained since Trump tried to pressure Pence to stop the election certification and Trump supporters roaming the Capitol chanted, “Hang Mike Pence!” after the president tweeted disapprovingly of him. Aides have been organizing an elaborate sendoff, but it is unclear how many invitees plan to attend.
FBI tracking 'extensive' online chatter about armed protests
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)WASHINGTON – The FBI is tracking an “extensive amount of concerning online chatter,” including calls for armed protests leading up to next week's presidential inauguration, Director Chris Wray said Thursday. Wray said the FBI was receiving a “significant” amount of information that it was pushing out to other law enforcement agencies ahead of the inauguration. States nationwide have already been stepping up security in preparation for possible armed protests and violence this weekend, particularly at statehouses amid legislative sessions and inaugural ceremonies. An FBI bulletin earlier this week warned of potential armed protests in all 50 states. The vice president visited with guard troops keeping watch outside the Capitol, telling them he’s familiar with the National Guard because he used to be a governor.
FEMA, President Trump approve request for hurricane relief after Hannas landfall
Greg Abbott today announced Sunday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and President Donald Trump have granted an emergency declaration request in the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Hanna. FEMA is authorized to provide reimbursement for mass care, evacuation and shelter support at 75% federal funding. Abbott submitted the request Saturday. I thank President Trump and our partners at FEMA for their quick response in granting this Federal Emergency Declaration, Abbott said. We will continue to work with our federal and local partners as we assess the damage from Hurricane Hanna and may seek additional federal assistance as we continue to respond, recover, and rebuild our communities.