Emergency Management

Defend Yourself Against Fraud!

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 13:30

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you did not register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following the October fires, but you are being contacted by phone or mail by FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), it’s a good bet your personal information has been compromised.

There has been a surge in fraudulent registrations this year. FEMA is notifying survivors and instituting additional verification and controls in cases where there was suspicious activity. The agency is committed to ensuring all claims for assistance from eligible applicants are reviewed and processed appropriately.

If you suspect your personal information has been compromised, immediately get in touch with FEMA at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 for TTY users. Applicants who use VRS or 711 can call 800-621-3362. You can also visit the nearest disaster recovery center or local assistance center to report your suspicions.

FEMA also recommends you monitor your credit report for any accounts or changes you do not recognize. If you discover someone is using your information, you will need to take additional steps, including filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission through their website: IdentityTheft.gov.

Stay vigilant and protect yourself against identity theft and fraud.

INSIDE LOOK: Recovery from October 2017 Wildfires Well Underway, Making Great Progress

State - California - CALOES - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:39

It’s a massive undertaking; that is no understatement. The most destructive wildfire siege the state of California has ever witnessed literally, without remorse, demonstrated a scorched earth policy. But now that the smoke has long-since cleared and locals have joined state and federal forces, recovery has a firm hold on areas devastated by fire.

This episode of Inside Look shows you what impact winter storms are already having, how one county finds itself recovering from its fourth disaster in a row, and how state and federal officials view progress.

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Disaster Recovery/Local Assistance Centers Closed Thanksgiving; New Hours Start Monday, Nov. 20

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif.The five Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma and Yuba counties, and the Local Assistance Center (LAC) in Napa County will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Hours of operation will change beginning Monday, Nov. 20.

Napa County LAC, HHSA Admin. Bldg. A, 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa 94558

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday

Lake County DRC, Clearlake Senior Community Center, 3245 Bowers Ave., Clearlake 95422

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DHSEM Update: November 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:56
The DHSEM Update for November 2017 is ready to read. Read it online at http://mailchi.mp/5898e4e8f335/dhsem-update-november-2017.
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FEMA Approves Permanent Housing Construction for U.S. Virgin Islands

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:25

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Since hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the U.S. Virgin Islands in September, more than $11.2 million in federal and territorial recovery grants has been disbursed to eligible homeowners and renters for temporary housing assistance and other needs.

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One Week Remains for Homeowners, Renters and Businesses in Florida to Apply for Disaster Assistance

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:49

ORLANDO, Fla. – Just one week remains for Florida homeowners, renters or business owners who sustained property damage or loss caused by Hurricane Irma to register and apply for federal disaster assistance.

The deadline to register for assistance from FEMA and to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Matagorda County

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:40

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bay City will close permanently at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center is at the following location:

Matagorda County
Bay City Civic Center
201 Seventh Street
Bay City, TX 77414

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One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

State - California - CALOES - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:02

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded California private nonprofit organizations of the Dec. 18, 2017, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by severe winter storms, flooding and mudslides that occurred Jan. 18-23, 2017. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

According to Garfield, eligible private nonprofits of any size may apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. “Economic Injury Disaster Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the private nonprofit suffered any property damage,” Garfield said.

These low-interest federal disaster loans are available in Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Trinity, Tuolumne and Yolo counties.

The interest rate is 2.5 percent with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. 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.

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Disaster Recovery Center Changes in Montgomery County

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:49

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) located at the R.B. Tullis Branch Library in the city of New Caney has closed permanently.

However, a new Disaster Recovery Center will open in New Caney at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the following location:

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Help Remains after Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Jefferson County

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:46

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in the city of Hamshire will close permanently at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center is at the following location:

Jefferson County
First Baptist Church
25304 Hwy 124
Hamshire, TX 77622

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Colorado Daily Status Report: November 17, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:00


Colorado Daily Status Report November 17, 2017 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 LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

View the full Colorado Daily Status Report for November 17, 2017
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Resources for Smart Rebuilding After Hurricane Irma

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:13

If your property was damaged by Hurricane Irma, there are resources available to help you build back stronger and safer to prevent damage from future disasters.

Start repairs to make your home safe and livable again as soon as possible. Get a building permit from your local building department before beginning structural work.

As you clean up debris, be sure to take photos of damaged property. Do not wait for a flood insurance adjuster or FEMA home inspector to come to your home.

Clean and Removal Assistance

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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:21

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Pasadena will close permanently at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center is at the following location:

Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77507

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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:15

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Webster will close permanently at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center is at the following location:

Webster Civic Center
311 Pennsylvania Avenue
Webster, TX 77598

 

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Alabama

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:28

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 Alabama.

Assistance for the State and affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alabama

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:24

WASHINGTON  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alabama to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Nate from October 6 to October 10,  2017.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Nate in Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington counties.

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Disaster Recovery Center in Harris County to Close Temporarily

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:14

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Harris County will close temporarily starting Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 and reopen at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. The center is located in:

Harris County
The Church Without Walls
5725 Queenston Blvd.
Houston, TX 77084

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Colorado Daily Status Report: November 16, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:30
Colorado Daily Status Report November 16, 2017 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 LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

View the full Colorado Daily Status Report for November 16, 2017
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Puerto Rico Hurricane Survivors Should ‘Stay in Touch’ With FEMA

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:15

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are encouraged by recovery officials to “stay in touch” with the agency after they have applied for assistance.

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AmeriCorps Helping Hurricane Survivors in St. Thomas

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:33

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – They’ve come from as far away as Washington and California to help Virgin Island survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Young women and men from AmeriCorps are taking on some of the toughest jobs in hurricane recovery – mucking out sodden homes, cleaning up debris and working on rooftops to make emergency repairs.

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