Emergency Management

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Eagle River to Help With Earthquake Losses

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 21:09

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The State of Alaska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center on Feb. 16 in Eagle River. The center will provide in-person advice and referrals to those affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake.

Center location and hours are:

Community Covenant Church
16123 Artillery Rd.
Eagle River, AK 99577

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FEMA Press Secretary Lizzie Litzow Statement on the Nomination of Jeff Byard to Serve as FEMA Administrator

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:34

“The Administrator applauds the President’s intent to nominate Mr. Jeffrey Byard as FEMA Administrator. Mr. Byard, Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA, is an exceptional team member and will carry out the Agency’s mission of helping people before, during and after disasters, as he has skillfully done for the past two hurricane seasons. During the confirmation process, Mr. Byard will continue to serve in this capacity as Associate Administrator as we prepare for the 2019 hurricane season.”

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

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:59

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Bexar County. 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 Denton County, Texas

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:43

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Denton County. 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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FEMA Issues Public Notice on Grant Programs

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:01

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – As required by Executive Order 11988, FEMA has issued a public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through its Public Assistance, Individual Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation Grant programs in the state of Alaska.

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FACT SHEET: National Flood Insurance Program’s Increased Cost of Compliance Can Help with Rebuilding

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:30

If you have a policy with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and your home was damaged extensively by flooding in Hurricane Michael and is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area, you can ask your claims adjuster or insurance agent about Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage.

 

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Disaster Recovery Center in Callaway to Close Feb. 20

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:23

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center in Callaway will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Help is still available by phone, online or by visiting a nearby center.

 

The center will be open normal business hours on the Presidents Day federal holiday, Monday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

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Flood insurance can be a sweetheart of a deal for those in lower-risk areas

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:23

AUSTIN, Texas – Floods are the most frequent—and the most costly—natural disasters in the United States, and most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage.

 

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Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshops in Jacksonville and Kinston

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:23

RALEIGH, N.C. – Area residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at community mitigation resiliency workshops.

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Federal Aid Programs for The State Of Mississippi

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:43

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Mississippi.
Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Mississippi

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:37

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding and tornado from Dec. 27-28, 2018.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: February 16, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report February 15, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus021519


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

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: monitoring weather-related needs and supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone

Please note that the Colorado Daily Status Report will not be published on Monday, February 18 due to the state holiday.
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Individual Assistance FAQs

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:34

What is State Individual Assistance and what does it cover?

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State, FEMA Transitioning Individual Assistance Programs to Aid Earthquake Survivors

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:29

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – As the State Individual Assistance program deadline approaches, the State and FEMA are working together to ensure survivors of the Cook Inlet earthquake have the opportunity to apply for federal assistance, which may provide additional assistance to that provided by the State.
 

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Bay County

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:20

As of Feb. 11, unless otherwise noted

 

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received more than $620 million in federal funds:

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FEMA Helpline to Remain Open During Presidents’ Day

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:18

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA’s Helpline will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. during Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 18.

 

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Housing Assistance; Help Remains after Deadlines

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:57

Hundreds of thousands of homeowners continue to repair and rebuild their hurricane-damaged properties with assistance from several FEMA programs and other resources.

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Assistance Available as Direct Lease and Rental Assistance Deadline Approaches

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:39

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Case management services are available for survivors still receiving FEMA housing assistance.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: February 14, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report February 14, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus021419


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

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: monitoring weather-related needs and supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Renter beware: Scam artists often target disaster survivors

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:52

AUSTIN, Texas — When Hurricane Harvey forced tens of thousands of people from their homes, it suddenly increased Texans’ need for temporary housing. It also sent a signal to scam artists that families and individuals in Texas may be vulnerable to rental fraud.

 

If you’re paying rent to FEMA for a manufactured housing unit or a direct lease apartment:

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