Emergency Management

Statement on NFIP Reauthorization from David Maurstad, Chief Executive of NFIP

FEMA - News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:30

“FEMA is grateful to Congress and the president for the continued extension of the National Flood Insurance Program. The reauthorization of this program will allow individuals, families, businesses, and communities to purchase insurance to protect their homes and businesses from flooding, the most costly type of natural disaster in the United States. As we have witnessed over the years, floods can happen anywhere, at any time.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Assist Hurricane Survivors in Decatur County as Registration Deadline Nears

FEMA - News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:56

ATLANTA —A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open for four days only, from Monday, Dec. 10 to Thursday, Dec. 13, in Decatur County to assist Georgia residents who suffered damages and property loss due to Hurricane Michael.

Thursday, Dec. 13, is also the deadline for Georgians affected by Hurricane Michael to register for assistance. Anyone impacted by the hurricane who hasn’t yet registered should do so as soon as possible.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: December 7, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report December 7, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus120718

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

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: supporting response and recovery across the state.

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsSEOC/Field Services is not tracking any significant incidents at this time

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Fact Sheet: Orange County at a Glance

FEMA - News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:00

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Orange County has been approved for more than $4 million in state and federal assistance:

  • More than $226,000 in state and federal grants have gone to 56 homeowners and renters.
  • As of Dec. 3, 81 flood insurance claims have been filed and an estimated $3.7 million in claims have been paid to date.
  • Nearly $125,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for six homeowners and businesses.

Individual Assistance

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Fact Sheet: Moore County at a Glance

FEMA - News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 07:58

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Moore County has been approved for more than $2 million in state and federal assistance:

  • Nearly $734,000 in state and federal grants have gone to 209 homeowners and renters.
  • As of Dec. 3, 30 flood insurance claims have been filed and an estimated $477,000 in claims have been paid to date.
  • Nearly $872,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 34 homeowners and businesses.

Individual Assistance

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Fact Sheet: Lee County at a Glance

FEMA - News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 07:50

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Lee County has been approved for approximately $826,000 in state and federal assistance:

  • Nearly $204,000 in state and federal grants have gone to 72 homeowners and renters.
  • As of Dec. 3, 11 flood insurance claims have been filed and an estimated $491,000 in claims have been paid to date.
  • Nearly $131,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for nine homeowners.

Individual Assistance

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FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available at Home Depot in Cordele

FEMA - News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 07:28

ATLANTA – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.

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FEMA Rebuilding Advice Will Be Available at Lowe’s in Moultrie

FEMA - News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 07:24

ATLANTA – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.

Advisers will be available Monday, Dec. 10, through Saturday, Dec. 15, in Moultrie, Colquitt County, from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. at:

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Pre-Position of Resources Near Holy Fire Burn Scar Area

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:41
As storms continue to saturate much of Southern California, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Fire and Rescue

Fact Sheet: Chatham County at a Glance

FEMA - News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:07

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Chatham County has been approved for nearly $696,000 in state and federal assistance:

  • Nearly $105,000 in state and federal grants have gone to 27 homeowners and renters.
  • As of Dec. 3, seven flood insurance claims have been filed and an estimated $470,000 in claims have been paid to date.
  • Nearly $121,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for four homeowners.

Individual Assistance

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Fact Sheet: Anson County at a Glance

FEMA - News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:04

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Anson County has been approved for more than $146,000 in state and federal assistance:

  • Nearly $50,000 in state and federal grants have gone to 40 homeowners and renters.
  • As of Dec. 3, no flood insurance claims have been filed in Anson County.
  • More than $96,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for five homeowners.

Individual Assistance

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Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Bay and Leon Counties

FEMA - News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:58

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Bay and Leon counties are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

 FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance 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.

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Disaster Recovery Centers in Six Counties to Close Permanently, Help Remains Available

FEMA - News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:26

RALEIGH, N.C. – As the Dec. 13 deadline to register for assistance approaches, disaster recovery centers in six counties will close their doors soon. The centers are currently open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. All are closed Sunday.

The New Hanover County recovery center located at the Old Independence Mall, 3500 Oleander Drive in Wilmington will remain open until further notice.

The following recovery centers will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12:

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One Week Left to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Florence

FEMA - News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:08

RALEIGH, N.C. – Time is running out for survivors of Hurricane Florence to apply for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for assistance from FEMA or for a low-interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration is 11:59 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

More than $975 million in state and federal funding has been provided to Hurricane Florence survivors in North Carolina. This includes $529 million in flood insurance payments to policyholders, $118 million in grants to homeowners and renters and $329 million in low-interest disaster loans.

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Disaster Recovery Centers in Liberty and Leon Counties Will Close Saturday, Dec. 8

FEMA - News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:24

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery centers in Bristol (Liberty county) and Tallahassee (Leon county) will permanently close at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Many of the services are available by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362.

Nine other recovery centers will remain open after December 8 to provide information and guidance for Hurricane Michael. To locate a disaster recovery center go to: fema.gov/DRC, or call the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Connecticut

FEMA - News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:18

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 Connecticut.
Assistance for State, Tribal, and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Connecticut

FEMA - News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:17

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Connecticut to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from September 25 to September 26, 2018.

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FEMA Announces $64 Million in Additional Federal Grants to Puerto Rico

FEMA - News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:34

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded more than $64 million to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane Maria.

 

These awards bring to $4.6 billion the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program.

                                                        

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Wildfire Debris Removal Operations FAQ for Butte County

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:31
Following are the most frequently asked questions specific to the Butte County Debris Removal Program.  This operation initially involves removal of hazardous waste

Puerto Rico Contractor Begins Recycling Excess Water Bottles

FEMA - News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:27

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico—A local contractor has begun safely disposing 20 million liters of surplus water that FEMA brought to Puerto Rico in response to the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

 

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