It's been a busy few months for FEMA planning branch chief Dennis McKeown.
The California Department of Insurance said Thursday the flames caused more than $1 billion in losses across the region.
Ophelia's strong winds and heavy rain damaged buildings, uprooted trees and knocked out power for more than 350,000 residents.
Officials say the government and its partners are providing about 200,000 meals a day for more than 2 million people.
Hurricane Nate continues to gain strength as -
Forecasters predict Nate will become a Category 1 hurricane when it reaches the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The hurricane watch includes the New Orleans metro area, an area vulnerable to flooding.
This system could become Tropical Storm Nate before the weekend.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working on a plan to help Maryland officials know when and where to order evacuations ahead of hurricanes.