Emergency Management

FACT SHEET: FEMA Individual Assistance is Not a Substitute for Insurance

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:56
  • FEMA assistance alone cannot make you whole. Our programs are designed to help you move forward in your recovery.
  • For renters and homeowners who sustained losses from Hurricane Florence, FEMA may provide you and your family a temporary place to stay while you develop your own recovery plan.
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FEMA grants more than $1.3 million to the City of Port Aransas

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:35

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.3 million to the City of Port Aransas for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.


The city removed more than 280,000 cubic yards of debris after the storm.


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Residents in Hurricane Michael's Path Urged to Take Precautions

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:59

WASHINGTON – Hurricane Michael makes landfall today as one of the strongest storms ever to strike the Florida panhandle.

“This is a dangerous, life-threatening Category 4 hurricane,” said FEMA Administrator Brock Long. “Its impact will be felt far beyond just the Florida coast. Do not underestimate it. People in Georgia and the Carolinas need to prepare for high winds, heavy rain and possible tornadoes today.”

Residents in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina should:

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Colorado Daily Status Report: October 10, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:42

Colorado Daily Status Report October 10, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus101018
Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

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

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsSilver Creek, Routt County
Bull Draw, Montrose County
Ryan, Routt County

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open this Week

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:33

The CNMI Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) has identified permanent sites for Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) on the islands of Rota, Saipan and Tinian.

Beginning Thursday, October 11, 2018, the following sites will be open to allow homeowners, renters and business owners impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut to register for Disaster Assistance. These sites will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9AM to 6PM and Saturdays, from 10AM to 4PM ( CLOSED on Sundays ):

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State/FEMA Disaster Centers to Close Temporarily Due to Hurricane Michael

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 08:54

COLUMBIA, S.C. – With Hurricane Michael threatening to produce dangerous conditions across South Carolina, State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close temporarily due to poor weather conditions.

DRCs located in Chesterfield, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Marlboro Counties will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 10 and will re-open Friday with new hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday.

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SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Key to Recovery Process

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 08:16

RALEIGH, N.C. – If you are a disaster survivor in North Carolina applying for assistance with FEMA and are referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), it’s important to complete the application for a low-interest disaster loan.


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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Help Available at Disaster Recovery Centers

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 07:31

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Farmers in Puerto Rico who sustained crop losses after hurricanes Irma and María can learn about sources of financial help at disaster recovery centers across the island.
Representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and Rural Development will be available in these locations:

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FEMA - News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 01:04

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to provide financial assistance to the U.S. Territory of Guam (Guam), local governments, and private nonprofit organizations under major disaster declaration FEMA-4398-DR-GU. This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207.

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SBA Amends Disaster Declaration, Disaster Assistance Now Available to Private Nonprofit Organizations in Lake County

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 21:45
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in the additional Lake County

President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Florida

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 19:48

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's FEMA announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Michael beginning on Oct. 7 and continuing.

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California Marks New Wildfire Debris Removal Milestone

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:20
Debris Removal Completed in Siskiyou County, Cleanups Continue in Shasta and Lake Counties SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Resources

EDD receives $6 million grant for wildfire clean-up in Shasta County

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 17:58
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) today announced it received a $6 million National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S.

FACT SHEET: Direct Temporary Housing for North Carolina Disaster Survivors

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:58
  • FEMA understands that rental resources and housing are limited in some areas. FEMA is working closely with the State of North Carolina to implement a targeted strategy to provide other forms of temporary housing to best meet the needs of displaced survivors.


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FEMA Rental Assistance May Be the Best Temporary Housing Solution for Florence Survivors

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:04

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina residents displaced from their homes by Hurricane Florence may find that rental assistance from FEMA is their fastest and best solution to move their recovery forward.

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SIgn Up for Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill: National Event Allows Individual to Practice Response

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 15:16

DENVER – On Thursday, October 18, FEMA encourages you to participate in the 2018 Great ShakeOut; joining millions of others and practicing what to do when an earthquake strikes: drop, cover, and hold on. The event occurs at 10:18 a.m. local time. The Great ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to protect yourself during earthquakes: "Drop, Cover, and Hold On."

DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.

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State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Florence County

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:43

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State of South Carolina and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Florence County on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in the counties included in the South Carolina major disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence and the subsequent floods.

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Cal OES Awarded Funding for Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:29
Grant funding is paramount when ensuring Californians are educated, trained and prepared for any incident or disaster. On October 1,

The Basics of FEMA’s Public Assistance Program in Puerto Rico

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:19

What is Public Assistance?

Public Assistance reimburses local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for removing disaster-generated debris, the cost of preparing for and responding to the disaster and repairing or replacing eligible infrastructure including roads, bridges, buildings and utilities.

Below describes what happens in Puerto Rico when a government agency or nonprofit applies for reimbursement through Public Assistance.

What’s Eligible

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FACT SHEET: Clean and Removal Assistance Available in North Carolina

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:47
  • Eligible survivors and households whose homes were damaged from flooding caused by Hurricane Florence but are still habitable may receive a single $500 payment for the cost of cleaning and removing contaminated floor coverings.
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