In a news report filed Friday at 8:29 a.m., FEMA said that, due to the flooding and mudslides, search and rescue teams are "actively" rescuing people from.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a woman in Long Island who tested positive for the Ebola virus is the first case of the disease on Long Island and the first case in the country since an outbreak in West Africa killed 11 people in 2014 and sickened at least 162.
Health officials say the woman is a United States citizen who recently visited Guinea.
There's no danger to the public in Long Island, according to the CDC.
The woman was being treated at Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York.
The agency says it does not have any specific information about the woman's travel history or possible exposure to the virus in the 14 days prior to her illness.
"This was not a person who had any recent travel to West Africa or had any contact with a person who recently traveled to West Africa," said Matt Zahn, a CDC spokesman. "So at this point, it would be really hard for the risk to the public to be elevated."
The woman, a 36-year-old woman who is being identified only as Jane Doe because she hasn't been publicly identified, was hospitalized on July 9 and died on Wednesday. The New York Post first reported that she died.
The patient's husband, a 41-year-old man, is in isolation at the hospital and is not exhibiting symptoms, according to the newspaper.
The man is being monitored for signs of Ebola, according to the CDC.
The agency says the man is the wife's husband. He is not a close relative and he was not in the wife's presence when she was in West Africa.
The patient's travel history is not known.
The CDC says her husband was not in the United States when she was diagnosed with Ebola.
All people traveling to or from Ebola-affected areas who do not meet the criteria for an Emergency Use Authorization, as outlined in CDC's guidelines, should seek pretravel vaccination before they leave. The patient had not been vaccinated.
It is not known how long the patient had symptoms of Ebola before she was admitted to the hospital, the CDC says.
The woman's death comes on the same day that the CDC announced that the first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States was in Texas.