Sandy could be 'Frankenstorm'

Sandy could be 'Frankenstorm'

MIAMI, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Hurricane Sandy Friday targeted the U.S. east coast and possible convergence with an icy storm threatened to create what forecasters dubbed "Frankenstorm."

Isaac blamed for Ill. twisters

NEW ORLEANS, Afghanistan, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Much of New Orleans was still without power Saturday, the handiwork of Hurricane Isaac, the remnants of which triggered tornadoes in Illinois, officials said.
Isaac nears hurricane status out in gulf

Isaac nears hurricane status out in gulf

MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Isaac, on the verge of becoming a hurricane, huffed toward Louisiana Monday night and people in three states fled as advised or hunkered down.

Nat'l emergency system test not flawless

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The first-ever U.S. Emergency Alert System test Wednesday was not without a few hiccups, including some people saying they heard Lady Gaga instead of a warning.

Disasters drain FEMA budget

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A flood of disasters across the United States have strained FEMA's resources, leaving communities with unfunded long-term reconstruction needs, experts say.

FEMA head: Katrina could have been worse

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. disaster relief agency says the calamity caused by Hurricane Katrina four years ago could have been even worse had the storm moved faster.
Obama attends hurricane preparedness panel

Obama attends hurricane preparedness panel

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday took part in a meeting with federal officials on preparedness in advance of the unofficial June 1 start of hurricane season.

Fugate confirmed as FEMA chief

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The Senate confirmed Craig Fugate as administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Sen. David Vitter, R-La., dropped his hold on the nominee.
Sen. Vitter holds up FEMA nominee

Sen. Vitter holds up FEMA nominee

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is holding up the confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee as head of FEMA because of questions about Hurricane Katrina.

Obama to tap Florida's Fugate as FEMA head

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday said he intends to nominate Florida's emergency director Craig Fugate to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Florida emergency chief in FEMA hunt

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Florida's emergency chief, Craig Fugate, said he spoke with U.S. officials but wasn't asked specifically about heading the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Craig Fugate
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks, as John Brennan (2nd L), homeland security advisor, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet A. Napolitano (4th L), Craig Fugate (3 rdR), administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and others listen, at a briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington on May 29, 2009. (UPI Photo/Brendan Smialowski/Pool)

William Craig Fugate (born May 14, 1959) was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009 to be the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He had been the Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. He was appointed director by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2001 and later re-appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist.

Fugate trained in high school as a volunteer firefighter and has cultivated a low profile during his two decades in emergency management. He is also the founder of disastersrus.org, a website with disaster planning advice and links to disaster-related resources.

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