Emergency Management

Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice on St. Croix

FEMA - News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:55

 

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As Virgin Islanders repair and rebuild their hurricane-damaged homes, FEMA is offering free consultations and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Advisors will be available at the following locations, dates and times:

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Those Building, Rebuilding or Repairing Can Plan for the Future and Get Questions Answered by Mitigation Specialists April 23-28

FEMA - News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:26

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans build, rebuild or repair their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and free literature provided is geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA continues to Support Hurricane Maria Survivors through extension of Transitional Sheltering Assistance program

FEMA - News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:04

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico – Today FEMA approved Gov. Rossello’s request to extend the
Transitional Sheltering Assistance program for approximately 1,700 survivors whose benefits
were scheduled to end. Partnership in recovery is critical to success and Puerto Rico must lead
the way in establishing and executing their recovery goals. FEMA looks forward to this
continued partnership and supporting the government of Puerto Rico and Maria survivors.

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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in April 23-28 in San Juan

FEMA - News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:51

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild and repair homes, FEMA has teamed up with Kmart and Sears to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

FEMA advisors are available April 23-28.

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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice April 23-27 in Carolina, Juncos

FEMA - News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:21

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild and repair homes, FEMA and National Lumber have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

FEMA advisors are available April 23-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: April 20, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:15
 
Colorado Daily Status Report April 20, 2018 Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/Warnings National Terrorism Advisory System | No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level Level 4:Routine operations and activities, including ongoing statewide coordination and information integration.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents
Incident Name117 FireIncident Start DateApril 17, 2018Location/CountyEl Paso County / Pueblo CountySize40,892 AcresContainment100%EvacuationsMandatory Evacuations Issued Small Animals at Pikes Peak Humane SocietyStructures23 homes destroyedResourcesDHSEM South Central Regional Field Manager, DFPC Fire Management Officer, Type 2 Incident Management TeamDisaster DeclarationsCounty Declaration [April 17, 2018]FundingEmergency Fire FundInformation SourcesEl Paso County Twitter @epcpio elpasoco.com

Incident NameBadger Hole FireIncident Start DateApril 17, 2018Location/CountyBaca CountySize48,455 AcresContainment100%Injuries2 Firefighter Injuries (smoke inhalation), 1 minor civilian injuryStructuresReport of damaged and destroyed homes.ResourcesDHSEM Southeast Regional Field Manager, DFPC Fire Management Officer, Full Type III Incident Management Team (IMT)Disaster DeclarationsCounty Verbal Declaration [April 17, 2018]

Major Road Impacts/Closures Normal Operations

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for April 20, 2018.
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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in April 23-28 in San Juan

FEMA - News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:10

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild and repair homes, FEMA has teamed up with Kmart and Sears to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

FEMA advisors are available April 23-28.

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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice April 23-27 in Carolina, Juncos

FEMA - News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:40

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild and repair homes, FEMA and National Lumber have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

FEMA advisors are available April 23-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Declaration: In response to Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration’s April 19 statement “Puerto Rico Government Renews Calls for FEMA Action”

FEMA - News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:16

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico– FEMA staff continue working with members of the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency to respond to Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s April 18 request for a third extension of the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.

FEMA and PREMA staff are coordinating a path forward for Hurricane Maria survivors based on the Governor’s request.

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FEMA In Your Community: FEMA Helps Utah Prepare for the Worst on Wasatch

FEMA - News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:07

FEMA Region VIII’s Response Division recently met with their state and local counterparts in Utah to inform them on the status of emergency planning for an earthquake along the Wasatch Fault Line. In four separate meetings with state emergency management officials, county emergency managers and Special Emergency Response Teams (SERT) and public sector stakeholders, FEMA staff informed meeting attendees of the earthquake response plan and received initial input on issues they presented.

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FEMA Awards $14 Million For Municipal Yacht Harbor in New Orleans

FEMA - News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:24

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $14 million to the City of New Orleans for the Municipal Yacht Harbor and work related to the replacement of the facility. Following Hurricane Katrina, the original facility sustained extensive damage from high winds and tidal storm surge.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: April 19, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report April 19, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level Level 2: Enhanced operations with an identified situation or threat requiring coordination with one or more additional state agencies.

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsThe State EOC is supporting multiple fires
  • 117 Fire: 40,892 Acres | 25% Containment
  • Badger Hole Fire: 48,455 Acres | 85% Containment

The State EOC is monitoring several other incidents including:
  • South River Road Fire | Alamosa, Colo. | 380 Acres | 100% Containment
  • Indian Creek Fire | Douglas County | 11 Acres | 20% Containment
  • Barnett Fire | Pueblo County | 20 Acres | 100% Containment
  • Broken Ranch Fire | Las Animas County | 100% Containment
  • Trinchera Ranch Fire | Las Animas County | 2000 Acres | 75% Containment
  • Highway 94 Fire | Lincoln County | 100% Containment
  • Wind Damage | Denver County

Major Road Impacts/Closures 

Normal Operations

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for April 19, 2018.



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FEMA Assistance Tops $1 Billion for Florida Hurricane Irma Survivors

FEMA - News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:31

Additional $2.3 billion for Floridians and communities through other programs

 

ORLANDO, Fla.– Federal assistance to help individuals and families recover from Hurricane Irma now tops $1 billion, seven months after the Sept. 10, 2017 disaster declaration.

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Wildfire Recovery Continues in North Coast, New Assistance Available for Over-Excavated Parcels in Mendocino County

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:38

Tonight, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the County of Mendocino announced a new service available to those concerned about over-excavation on their parcels who survived the Redwood Valley wildfire in October 2017.

Cal OES is working in coordination with the Mendocino County Executive Office Fire Recovery Team to examine each site and determine if over excavation occurred. For properties that meet the criteria for over excavation, Cal OES will work to make replacement soil available for qualified parcels. This effort is in the continued effort to expedite the recovery process of each survivor and community.

“We’re going to be moving very quickly,” said Eric Lamoureux, Cal OES Deputy Director of Response and Recovery. “My expectation is that this is something that will take a matter of weeks.”

Lamoureux noted that the statewide recovery operations has also worked to address the needs of the many communities impacted by the loss of approximately 11,000 homes, businesses, structures and outbuildings from catastrophic fires of late 2017.

If you believe that your parcel may qualify for over excavation and you want your site assessed, the County Recovery Team is available to receive your concerns and coordinate the process for Cal OES to assess your property. Please call (707) 234-6076.

Full video to tonight’s town hall meeting from Redwood Valley, Calif.

HayWired: Focusing on the Fault

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:47

Today, on the 112th anniversary of the 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake, Cal OES joined experts and representatives from many disciplines and agencies on the UC Berkeley campus to discuss the HayWired Scenario, a regional and statewide earthquake preparedness initiative that aims to shift behavior about earthquakes, bolster awareness, and ensure that everyone is better prepared.

The HayWired Scenario is a hypothetical earthquake sequence that is being used to better understand hazards for the San Francisco Bay region during and after an earthquake of magnitude 7 on the Hayward Fault. A large Hayward Fault earthquake will produce strong ground shaking, permanent displacement of the Earth’s surface, landslides, liquefaction (soils becoming liquid-like during shaking), and subsequent fault slip, known as afterslip, as well as aftershocks.

The next large Hayward Fault earthquake is anticipated to affect thousands of structures and disrupt the lives of millions of people. The HayWired scenario examines earthquake hazards to help provide the crucial scientific information that the San Francisco Bay region can use to prepare for the next large earthquake.

The scenario is used to explore how the region will be affected, what information is needed, and what decisions to make before and after an earthquake. Engagement from partnering agencies, scientists, and the community provides even greater realism ultimately providing an even clearer picture of our common threat and what we can do about it.

“This is a call to action day. Everyone should be asking themselves what more can I do,” said Cal OES Deputy Director of Planning, Preparedness, and Prevention Christina Curry.

HayWired is just one of the programs Cal OES participates to promote planning, preparedness, hazard mitigation, and reduce risks among vulnerable areas of California. Since 77 % of country’s earthquake risk is in California, Cal OES has a large mission and in addition to HayWired, Cal OES is focused on reducing risk through several programs.

In 2013, Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. signed a bill directing Cal OES to implement an Earthquake Early Warning System (EEW) in California. ShakeAlert is what will evolve into the EEW system and a final system will probably look very much like this prototype. Currently, sensors are being placed throughout the state.

On October 18 at 10:18 a.m., millions of Californians will once again participate in the Great ShakeOut, the statewide earthquake drill.  Since 2008, ShakeOut has expanded from California to include more than 20 regions, including multiple states and counties.

There is also the Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program, which designed to help homeowners in ZIP codes that face the highest risk of earthquake damage to homes, based on local geological hazards combined with the vulnerability due to home construction type.

Unless we take action today, there will be major losses of life and property. These programs help raise awareness as well as help Californians prepare for the big earthquakes in our future.

You can learn more about these programs and other earthquake related information by visiting the following sites:

Cal OES Earthquake Preparedness

HayWired Scenario

USGS

Ready.gov

ShakeAlert

2018 Great California ShakeOut!

Earthquake Brace + Bolt

State EOC Remains at Level II Activation

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:43

State EOC Updates
  • Transition to Level II at 7:30 p.m. on April 17, 2018.
  •  Resource Mobilization Fund approved by Director Klein at 1:50 p.m.
Fires Monitored
  • 117 Fire: El Paso County | 40,892 Acres | 5% Containment
  • Badger Hole Fire: Baca County | 48,455Acres | 85% Containment
  • Barnett Road Fire: Pueblo County | 20 Acres | 100% Containment
  • Broken Ranch Fire: Las Animas County | 100% Containment
  • Trinchera Ranch Fire: Las Animas County | 2000 Acres | 75% Containment
  • Highway 94 Fire: Lincoln County | 100% Containment
  • Indian Creek Fire (Rampart 67 Fire): Douglas County | 11 Acres | 20% Containment
  • South River Road Fire: Alamosa | 380 Acres | 100% Containment
Current Fire MapView the Current Colorado Fire Map.  It is always posted in the right hand column of this website for your viewing.
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Colorado Daily Status Report: April 18, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:32

Colorado Daily Status Report April 18, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level Level 2: Enhanced operations with an identified situation or threat requiring coordination with one or more additional state agencies.

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsThe State EOC is supporting multiple fires
  • 117 Fire: 40,892 Acres | No Containment
  • Badger Hole Fire: ~ 70,000 Acres | No Containment

The State EOC is monitoring several other incidents including:
  • South River Road Fire | Alamosa, Colo. | 480 Acres | 30% Containment
  • Indian Creek Fire | Douglas County | 11 Acres | 20% Containment
  • Barnett Fire | Pueblo County | 20 Acres | 100% Containment
  • Broken Ranch Fire | Las Animas County | 80% Containment
  • Trinchera Ranch Fire | Las Animas County | 2000 Acres | 0% Containment
  • Highway 94 Fire | Lincoln County | 100% Containment
  • Wind Damage | Denver County | Denver EOC Activated

Major Road Impacts/Closures Normal Operations
Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for April 18, 2018.
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Transitional Shelter Assistance Deadline Extended to May 31 for Some Survivors as Efforts Continue to Help Texans Move to Permanent Housing

FEMA - News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:56

Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels until May 31, with check-out on June 1, as they continue working toward a permanent housing solution before the temporary program ends. 

Key dates:

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Have 10 Days’ Worth of Supplies Ready for Hurricane Season

FEMA - News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:26

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season approaches, survivors should prepare with essential supplies for at least 10 days. That means having enough food, water and other commodities to sustain the household.

Puerto Rico residents are encouraged to consider the areas where they live and their family-specific needs when gathering supplies. People with disabilities or special healthcare needs should consider those unique needs in their planning.

A basic emergency supply kit includes:

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Wildfire Recovery Continues as October Wildfire Survivors Move to Expanded Lake Mendocino Facilities

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:00

 Recovery continues to move forward, after the October 2017 wildfires ravaged parts of Northern California just over six months ago.    The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and FEMA along with a number of other state and federal agencies, have been working closely together to provide assistance and resources to survivors affected by the wildfires.   Since the Oct. 10 disaster declaration, nearly 4,500 households have been approved for FEMA individual assistance, for a total of more than $15.8 million. The U.S. Small Business Administration has also approved nearly 1,200 loans for homeowners, renters and businesses for more than $151.9 million.   Shortly after the wildfires, FEMA, Cal OES and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started working together with Mendocino County on an innovative arrangement to expand and upgrade Kyen Campground at Lake Mendocino to provide short-term housing for survivors. Lake Mendocino, formed with the construction of the Coyote Valley Dam in 1958, is the largest reservoir in Mendocino County and provides flood risk reduction, water resource management and recreational opportunities to improve the quality of life for the public.   FEMA and the county were given a lease for the campground at no cost and construction began at the end of February. A number of infrastructure improvements were made to make the location ready for interim use by survivors, including upgrades to electrical, water, and wastewater distribution systems. The Kyen Campground location will now provide short-term housing for more than 20 families that have been relocated from a previous location at Redwood Empire Fairgrounds.   Currently, roughly 230 families are being housed in a FEMA-provided housing option such as an RV (travel trailers and fifth wheels), Manufactured Housing Unit (MHUs), or direct lease of apartments. In this disaster, as in most, the vast majority of survivors have found their own housing solution. For the relatively small number of people who were unable to do so, a direct housing resource was a potential option for eligible survivors. These resources are throughout multiple locations in Northern California. The completion of the new site and move for the families comes after all survivors that were found eligible for direct housing, now having an interim housing solution.    For more additional updates on California recovery, visit the disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4344 , Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/femaregion9 and WildfireRecovery.org.

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