Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: February 23, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - 2 hours 32 min ago
Colorado Daily Status Report February 23, 2018 Information 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 LevelLevel 4 -Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported


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Colorado Daily Status Report: February 22, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:00
Colorado Daily Status Report February 22, 2018 Information 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 LevelLevel 4 -Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported


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Disaster Recovery Centers Will Transition to Emergency Home Repairs VI Walk-In Centers

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:56

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Disaster Recovery Centers will close permanently on Feb. 27. At the same locations, they will reopen the following day, Feb. 28, as Emergency Home Repairs VI Walk-In Centers where survivors can sign up for help with home repairs.
To receive emergency repair assistance:

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If Traveling, Be Aware Freezing Temps Could Make Driving Treacherous

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:42

Forecasts indicate a shift in the weather this week. After a relatively mild winter thus far, the majority of California is in the midst of a significant cool down. Aside from the potential for rain and snow in various parts of the state, freezing temperatures were also expected to impact travel following a three-day holiday weekend.

In Southern California, a winter weather and wind advisory was in effect in some areas, with wind gusts up to 50 to 60 mph expected in the mountains and deserts earlier this week.

Cold air from western Canada will bring widespread freezing temperatures to Northern California Wednesday morning, per the National Weather Service. Mountain and foothill showers are possible Wednesday night and Thursday. Snow could cause slick roads and travel delays in the mountains and foothills, while a dusting of snow is possible down to 1000 feet. Due to freezing temperatures, the National Weather Service warns to take precautionary measures to protect sensitive plants, trees and pets/livestock.

As forecasts show noticeable weather changes this week and present more common winter-like temperatures, be alert and stay prepared for the next storm. Extended forecasts show below normal temperatures possibly extending into next week.

To deal with freezing temperatures and potential winter-storm inconveniences, here are some easy ways to prepare and tips to keep in mind ahead of significant weather concerns:

  • Prepare an emergency kit with a flashlight, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable food, blankets, warm clothing, first aid kit and other items you might need for several days.
  • Monitor local news and weather stations for updates.
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings from authorities.
  • If you don’t have to go out, stay home.
  • Use extreme caution around downed trees and slow down for debris in the street.
  • Treat all non-working traffic signal lights at intersections as stop signs.
  • Avoid all downed power lines and objects touching them. Report downed lines to your local authorities.
  • Keep pets inside and ensure they have shelter from the elements.

To alleviate winter storm concerns, Cal OES created a one-stop informational page with additional insight on how to be prepared for specific events, including: snow and ice, flooding and rain, debris flow, extreme cold and wind.

Visit the Winter Storm Preparedness page for more in-depth tips and information.

 

Additional resources

Cal OES

Storms.ca.gov

Ready.gov

 

 

Colorado Daily Status Report: February 20, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:38



Colorado Daily Status Report February 20, 2018 Information 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 LevelLevel 4 -Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

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Colorado Daily Status Report: February 21, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:38

Colorado Daily Status Report February 21, 2018 Information 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 LevelLevel 4 -Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported


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Flood Risk in Your Area: Get Ready Now

FEMA - News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:07

CHICAGO – With a forecast of heavy rainfall through mid-week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V encourages you to get ready for the possibility of flooding in your community.

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SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Santa Rosa to Close

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:16

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Santa Rosa Disaster Loan Outreach Center at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018.

“SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to California businesses and residents who were affected by the wildfires that occurred Oct. 8-31, 2017. Until the center closes, SBA customer service representatives will continue to be available to meet with businesses and residents to answer their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program and close their approved disaster loans,” said Garfield.

Businesses and residents can meet with SBA representatives on the days and times indicated below. No appointment is necessary.

 

SONOMA COUNTY

Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Press Democrat Building

427 Mendocino Ave.

Santa Rosa, CA  95401

Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closes 12 p.m. Friday, March 2

Even though the deadline to apply for a loan for property damage has passed, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size still have until July 12, 2018, to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Business owners may apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Interest rates are 3.305 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

To receive additional disaster assistance information, visit SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

 

Update Your Information with FEMA

FEMA - News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:40

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Survivors of Hurricanes Irma and María are encouraged to contact FEMA and update their information. This is crucial to keeping your application current and to help avoid complications.

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Progress. Partnerships. Preparedness: Six Months after Hurricane Harvey

FEMA - News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:27

AUSTIN, Texas – Six months since Hurricane Harvey battered the Lone Star State, Texans in coastal towns, urban areas, and rural counties continue to move forward with their unprecedented recovery.

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Katy Mills Mall (Parking Lot) Disaster Recovery Center Relocates Within Harris County

FEMA - News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:19

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the Katy Mills Mall parking lot (Harris County) located at 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy, Texas 77494 is relocating a short distance away.

The new location is:

Clay Road Shopping Center

19214 Clay Road

Katy, TX 77449

 

              Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

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FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council

FEMA - News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:13

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requests that qualified individuals who are interested in serving on the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) submit an application to be considered for appointment.

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FEMA Seeks Youth Leaders for National Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA - News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:59

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council, which brings together teens from across the country who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities, and their potential to expand their impact as national leaders for preparedness. Students in 8th through 11th grade are eligible to apply.

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FEMA and Emergency Management Partner Organizations Release Second PrepTalks Video Presentation

FEMA - News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:38

WASHINGTON — FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, released today the second video presentation from the inaugural PrepTalks Symposium, John Barry’s “The Next Pandemic: Lessons From History.”

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Fact Sheet 46: TSA Resources for Survivors Moving On

FEMA - News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:35

With the Feb. 20 Review for FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program Approaching, Resources Are Provided to Help Remaining Survivors Move on From Temporary Option

Survivors preparing to move on from the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program have a plethora of resources available to them, but these resources require survivors to be active participants in their own recovery:

 

PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITES FOR:

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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in Peñuelas and Aguas Buenas

FEMA - News - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:53

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.

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Progress. Partnerships. Preparedness: Six Months after Hurricane Harvey

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:27

AUSTIN, Texas – Six months since Hurricane Harvey battered the Lone Star State, Texans in coastal towns, urban areas, and rural counties continue to move forward with their unprecedented recovery.

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California’s Disaster Recovery Remains Top Priority for State, Local, Federal Leaders

State - California - CALOES - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:40

Lives and landscape have been forever changed following the recent devastating wildfires and mudslides in California. Recovery efforts began with a proactive approach even before response operations to the emergencies had concluded.

With recovery in full swing, state, federal and local leaders from all over California came together today at the California State Association of Counties Disaster Recovery Summit and Roundtable in Sacramento to discuss progress, resources, issues and solutions. These leaders are directly involved with helping communities rebuild and recover from the October and December wildfires as well as January flooding, debris flows and mudflows.

These recent wildfires and mudslides were some of the worst in state history and the recovery that followed was unprecedented. “A lot of monumental efforts are going on here,” said Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci.

Recovery is no easy task, but all hands are on deck. Agencies have been working together to find recovery solutions and resiliencies with housing, watershed and debris issues that follow major disasters.

Representatives in attendance included (but no limited to) California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, California Environmental Protection Agency, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GoBiz), California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, CalRecycle, California Housing Finance Agency, Caltrans, CAL FIRE, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Food and Agriculture, California Department of Finance, Workforce Development Agency, and the counties of Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake, Yuba, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Mendocino, Butte, Nevada and Los Angeles.

For more information and resources, visit www.WildfireRecovery.org.

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