Emergency Management

Disaster Recovery Center in Aurora Opening at New Location June 22

FEMA - News - 4 hours 35 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Aurora will open at a new location Friday June 22, 2018.

The DRC remains at the following address through 5 p.m., Thursday, June 21:

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Don’t bring contaminated items into your manufactured housing unit

FEMA - News - 4 hours 7 min ago

Prevent microbial growth by cleaning, drying or discarding contaminated items

 

AUSTIN, Texas — Before you bring any items into your FEMA/Texas General Land Office (GLO) manufactured housing unit, protect your health by discarding or treating items that are possibly contaminated by microbial growth.

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Flood Insurance: the only way to protect against a flood event

FEMA - News - 5 hours 19 min ago

 

In Florida, less than 50 percent of those living in a high-risk flood areas carry flood insurance; after Hurricane Irma, many others probably wished they did. Neither homeowners nor rental insurance covers damage caused by flooding. Most business insurance policies exclude flood damage. Only flood insurance protects you in a flood event.

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Disaster Preparedness Speaks Many Languages

FEMA - News - 5 hours 46 min ago

It’s only June and we have already seen the first named storm of the season. Don’t wait until a hurricane is approaching, act now to protect your home and family. FEMA has preparedness tips in 13 languages.

 

Hurricanes are Part of Living in Florida

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Colorado Daily Status Report: June 19, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - 8 hours 4 min ago


Colorado Daily Status Report June 19, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus061918

Alerts/Warnings National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 2: Supporting response and recovery for fires and incidents statewide.
Current Disasters/Large Incidents
  1. 416 Fire in La Plata County
  2. Burro Fire Montezuma County
  3. Buffalo Fire Summit County
  4. Upper Mailbox Fire
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Podcast – Rattlesnake Encounters and How to Avoid Them: We’re Hands-on for Your Sssafety!

State - California - CALOES - 8 hours 34 min ago


In this episode we tag along with professional rattlesnake wrangler Lou Fraser, and state park ranger Kerrie Launey. Fraser shows us the kind of habitat in which rattlesnakes can be found, and educates us on their some of their behavior and some of the mistakes people make that lead to bites, all while catching four of the venomous reptiles. Meanwhile, California park ranger Launey tells us about snakes in parks and what you can expect, and she gives us tips for avoiding an unwanted encounter, and what to do in the event you are bitten.

We also have a video that accompanies this podcast at the link below.  And be sure to flip through the really cool (and creepy) slideshow below.

Click to view slideshow. Links

INSIDE LOOK: Rattlesnake Awareness, Warm Weather Tips and Backyard Pool Safety (VIDEO)

Snakes Slither Into Summer (oesnews.com)

Lou Fraser’s Rattlesnake Removal USA

Rattlesnakes in California (CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife)

Rattlesnake Safety (California Department of Parks and Recreation)

Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available at Lowe’s in Michigan City

FEMA - News - 11 hours 8 min ago

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As Hoosiers repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred Feb. 14-March 4, 2018, FEMA and Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Michigan City have teamed up to provide information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: June 18, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:16


Colorado Daily Status Report June 18, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus061818

Alerts/Warnings National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 2: Supporting response and recovery for fires and incidents statewide.
Current Disasters/Large Incidents
  1. 416 Fire in La Plata County:  34,161 Acres | 30% Containment
  2. Burro Fire Montezuma County: 3,715 Acres | 12% Containment
  3. Buffalo Fire Summit County: 81 Acres | 95% Containment
  4. Upper Mailbox Fire:  474 Acres | 35% Containment
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresUS 550 is open.
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FEMA Registration Period Ends Next Monday

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:33

ANNISTON, Ala. — If you are a survivor of the tornadoes and severe storms that struck Alabama’s Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties March 19-20, you have a week to register for federal disaster assistance. The registration deadline is Monday, June 25 at 11:59 p.m.

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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Upper Colony Fire

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:50

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada to combat the Upper Colony Fire burning in Lyon County.

 

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Three Weeks Remain to Register for FEMA Assistance and Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

FEMA - News - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:50

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Indiana residents and businesses recovering from losses and damage caused by the flooding that occurred Feb. 14 through March 4, 2018 in designated counties have three weeks left to register with FEMA for disaster assistance. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 5, 2018.

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Get Home Repair Advice June 18-23 in Caguas, Guaynabo, Naranjito, Yabucoa and Yauco

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:43

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –  As the people of Puerto Rico repair and rebuild their homes, FEMA has teamed with Kmart, National Lumber and Hardware and Sears to provide free information and tips on how to make homes stronger and safer.

FEMA advisors are available June 18-23 at the following locations:

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Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk preparedness June 18-23

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:44

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 41,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores.

 

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Governor Larry Hogan Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Frederick, Washington Counties Following May Flooding

State - MD Emergency Management - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:42

Governor Larry Hogan Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Frederick, Washington Counties Following May Flooding

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Maryland as a result of the heavy rainfall and flooding that affected Frederick and Washington counties from May 15-19. This was the first of two major flooding events that occurred in May 2018. Officials continue to collect and validate damages from the second incident, which primarily affected Howard and Baltimore Counties and Baltimore City.

“The flooding in Frederick County and Washington County severely impacted residents, businesses, and infrastructure in the area. I have requested a disaster declaration in order to facilitate federal assistance to the counties that were affected by the storm in mid-May,” said Governor Hogan. “This was not the only recent severe storm—I have also directed MEMA to assess damages and work with the jurisdictions affected by flooding over Memorial Day weekend to seek federal assistance.”

This request comes after MEMA conducted damage assessments with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and officials from Washington and Frederick counties.

“MEMA and FEMA worked closely with our partners in the affected jurisdictions and we jointly assessed the damages and costs incurred,” said MEMA Executive Director Russ Strickland. “Our initial estimates have validated the devastating impact of the heavy rainfall, severe storms, and flooding.”

If the federal government issues a Major Disaster Declaration, it would allow for federal assistance to be made available through the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Earlier today, Governor Hogan announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request for a physical disaster declaration for Frederick County following flooding that occurred in mid-May. This declaration will allow affected businesses, homeowners, and renters to apply for low-interest loans to repair damages. People who live in adjacent counties, including Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, and Washington counties are also eligible to apply.

Governor Larry Hogan’s Request for a Small Business Administration Physical Disaster Declaration Approved

State - MD Emergency Management - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:24

SBA Low-interest Loans Available to Qualifying Homeowners, Renters, and Businesses Affected by Flooding in Mid-May

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (June 15, 2018) — Governor Larry Hogan has announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved his request for a physical disaster declaration for Frederick County following flooding that began on May 15 and lasted for days. This declaration will allow affected businesses, homeowners, and renters to apply for low-interest loans to repair damages. People who live in adjacent counties, including Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, and Washington counties are also eligible to apply.

“Many businesses, homeowners, and residents were profoundly affected by the flooding that occurred in May,” said Governor Hogan. “The loans offered by the SBA are one important component of the rebuilding process. In addition, we are also seeking additional federal assistance through FEMA for which I have submitted a request for a major disaster declaration.”

State officials from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) joined Frederick County and SBA staff last week to assess damages in order to apply for this program.

Officials have announced the location and hours for disaster loan outreach centers where residents can go to apply for assistance. SBA staff at these centers will help residents apply for low-interest loans to repair damaged homes and businesses. Centers will be open in Frederick and Washington counties.

  • Frederick County will open a center on Monday, June 25 through Saturday, June 30. Hours will be Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm, and Saturday, June 30, 10:00am-2:00pm. The location is: Public Safety Training Facility, 5370 Public Safety Place, Frederick, MD 21704.
  • Washington County will open a center on Tuesday, June 19 through Tuesday, June 26 from 9:00am-6:00pm and Saturday, June 23 from 10:00am-2:00pm. The center will be close on Sunday. The location is: Sharpsburg Fire Department, 110 W Chapline St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets. For more information, please visit www.sba.gov.

Technology Builds on ‘Passive Measures’ that Increase Energy Efficiency

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:09

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The raw beauty of Puerto Rico is striking—the azure sea, the ragged coastline, its lush mountainous interior—beauty that is only eclipsed by the appeal of its Old World architecture.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: June 15, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:04

Colorado Daily Status Report June 15, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus061518

Alerts/Warnings National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 2: Supporting response and recovery for fires and incidents statewide.
Current Disasters/Large Incidents
  1. 416 Fire in La Plata County
  2. Burro Fire Montezuma County
  3. Buffalo Fire Summit County
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresUS 550 is closed north of Durango and south of Silverton due to wildfire and evacuations. (MM 32 - 64). Alternate route: CO 145
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Harvey survivors can partner with disaster case managers for recovery support

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:09

Individuals can get long-term, one-on-one help by calling 211

AUSTIN, Texas – Recovering from a natural disaster can be trying for many reasons, but difficulty navigating the available resources and support shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why disaster case managers (DCMs) are available to simplify your recovery process. They provide a single contact person who can guide you through the process, advocate on your behalf and help secure resources to address your unmet needs.

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Landlords Have Until July 1 to Participate in FEMA Direct Lease Program

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:05

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands –FEMA seeks landlords on St. John to join its direct lease program before the July 1 deadline. FEMA uses direct lease as a way to secure temporary lodging for residents whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged by last year’s hurricanes.

This program authorizes FEMA to pay rent directly to the landlord.

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Disaster Recovery Center in Mentone to Close June 16; Help Remains Available

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:50

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Mentone will close permanently at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018. The DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, June 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

The DRC is at the following address:

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