Summer hurricanes, wildfires and storms loom as FEMA faces pressure to step up

By: - May 26, 2022 4:30 am
LAKE ISABELLA, CA - AUGUST 24: Arroyo Grande Hotshots firefighters are seen behind the flames of a backfire they are setting to battle the French Fire on August 24, 2021 near Wofford Heights, California. The 16,000-acre French Fire began August 18 and is 19 percent contained. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Arroyo Grande Hotshots firefighters are seen behind the flames of a backfire they are setting to battle the French Fire on August 24, 2021 near Wofford Heights, California. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has seen a dramatic increase in the number of disaster declarations around the country, including for wildfires. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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