Emergency Management

FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight Alaska’s Deshka Landing Fire

FEMA - News - 2 hours 38 min ago

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Deshka Landing Fire burning in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

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New Sirens Save Lives During 2019 Missouri Tornado

FEMA - News - 3 hours 7 min ago

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thanks to new sirens blaring a warning message about the approaching tornado this past May, no lives were lost in Missouri’s Cole County and Jefferson City, the state capital.

 

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Don't Pump Out Basements Too Early or Too Fast

FEMA - News - 3 hours 55 min ago

Emergency management officials in Nebraska are urging residents with basements flooded by the recent storms to use caution when pumping them out. Removing all the water at once may cause serious structural damage to the house.

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Get Home Repair Advice on August 27 - September 7 in Bayamón, Mayagüez and San

FEMA - News - 4 hours 44 min ago

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Home Depot and Kmart have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and tsunamis.

 

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Two years after Harvey, flood insurance is still a smart investment

FEMA - News - 5 hours 1 min ago

AUSTIN, Texas — August 25, the second anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall along the Texas coast, is a great reminder to buy or renew a policy with the National Flood Insurance Program.

 

When Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast two years ago, it brought prolonged rain and flooding to much of southeast Texas. After the storm, about 92,000 Texans received flood insurance payouts for an estimated $8.92 billion.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 22, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - 5 hours 37 min ago
Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus082219


Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment
Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status: Level 4:Supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state
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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Canyon Fire

FEMA - News - 5 hours 51 min ago

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada in combatting the Canyon Fire burning in Douglas County.

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Matagorda County, Texas

FEMA - News - 6 hours 35 min ago

Denton, Texas– New revised preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Matagorda County, TX. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps.

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

FEMA - News - 6 hours 59 min ago

Denton, Texas– New revised preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Plaquemines Parish. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps.

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Okfuskee County Added to Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance Funding

FEMA - News - 7 hours 46 min ago

OKLAHOMA CITY – Okfuskee County has been added to the federal disaster declaration issued for Oklahoma on July 12 for the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred April 30 to May 1. Okfuskee is now eligible to apply for FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) funding to supplement state and local recovery efforts.

 

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Group Flood Insurance Policies Issued for June 2016 Flood Expire August 24, 2019 ‒ Purchase Standard Flood Insurance Now

FEMA - News - 8 hours 13 min ago

PHILADELPHIA – Over 500 West Virginia citizens were provided three-year Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) certificates as part of their federal aid package following the June 2016 flooding disaster. These certificates will expire on August 24, 2019.

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Fulton rebuilding fishing pier, convention center destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 14:43

AUSTIN, Texas — The Town of Fulton will begin rebuilding the 1,200-foot Fulton Fishing Pier this Saturday alongside the new Fulton Convention Center—Paws and Taws Building, which workers began erecting late last month. The two structures’ reopening, slated for January, will mark a milestone in the recovery of a town devastated by Hurricane Harvey two years ago.

 

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FEMA Announces Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 13:49

WASHINGTON — Today, FEMA announced $10 million in competitive awards for its Fiscal Year 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program to eight local governments to assist in developing innovative regional solutions to issues related to catastrophic incidents.

The grant program plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 21, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:26
Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus082119


Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment
Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status: Level 4:  Supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state

New fire starts: 0. Fires tracked: 12. Flooding reports: 0.
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FEMA Teams in Carroll County August 22-27 to Share Repair, Rebuilding Advice

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:01

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – FEMA’s mitigation experts will be visiting Carrollton in Carroll County August 22-27 to offer home-improvement tips on rebuilding better and stronger after this year’s severe storms in Missouri.

 

The team will also share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors and those willing to take on do-it-yourself projects.

 

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FEMA Teams in St. Charles County August 22-27 to Share Repair, Rebuilding Advice

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:00

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – FEMA’s mitigation experts will be visiting the city of St. Charles in St. Charles County August 22-27 to offer home-improvement tips on rebuilding better and stronger after this year’s severe storms in Missouri.

 

The team will also share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors and those willing to take on do-it-yourself projects.

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Get free advice on protecting your home from natural disasters

FEMA - News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:02

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Free hazard mitigation consultations are available from FEMA representatives by visiting local home improvement stores in Garland, Independence, Mississippi and Washington counties.

Mitigation advisers will be on hand at Home Depot in Fayetteville and Batesville, and Lowe’s in Hot Springs and Blytheville to answer questions about mitigation activities and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage. Topics will include flood insurance and elevating utilities, with most of the information geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA Individual Assistance deadline is less than a month away

FEMA - News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:21

AUSTIN, Texas – The deadline to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is less than one month away. South Texas survivors have until Sept. 16, 2019, to register with FEMA for grants to help with housing repairs and rebuilding as well as other needs.

 

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FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight Alaska’s McKinley Fire

FEMA - News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:43

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the McKinley Fire burning in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

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FEMA Funds L.A. Elementary School's Earthquake Protection

FEMA - News - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:53

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1.9 million to the Los Angeles Unified School District (L.A. Unified) to earthquake retrofit Seventy-Fourth Street & Gifted Magnet Elementary School. Funds will be used to strengthen the resistance of the building’s foundation, walls and roof against seismic activity.

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