Emergency Management

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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Successfully Moving Your Application Forward Using the FEMA Website, Helpline or Disaster Recovery Centers

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:37

Whether you are just getting started or need help making changes on your FEMA registration, there are three ways to get assistance: the DisasterAssistance.gov website, the FEMA Helpline, and Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). No matter which option you choose, each offers what you need to keep your application process moving forward.

Using DisasterAssistance.gov

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center now open in Lares

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 06:22

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lares on Thursday Nov. 16.

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Michael J. Willis Appointed Colorado Emergency Management Director

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:33




Michael J. Willis begins his tenure as the Director of the Colorado Office of Emergency Management within the Division of Homeland Security and EmergencyManagement (DHSEM) on November 15, 2017.

Willis brings more than 28 years of leadership experience as an active duty and Colorado active guard/ reserve officer. Most recently he served as the Assistant Adjutant General of the Colorado National Guard for cyber, space and missile defense. He also served in numerous other leadership roles within the National Guard with broad responsibilities for strategic planning, complex operations, program management, logistics and financial management.

Willis also has extensive experience in disaster relief and all-hazards response and recovery operations including several missions within Colorado. During the 2013 Colorado floods, Willis served as the operational commander for the Colorado National Guard’s ground search and rescue efforts as well as the rebuilding of highway 36. His service to Colorado also includes support during the 2008 Windsor tornado and the 2008 Democratic National Convention

“Michael Willis is the right person at the right time and will provide critical leadership, guidance and direction for the Office of Emergency Management that will continue and enhance our success before, during and after disasters that impact Colorado”, states Kevin Klein, Director of the DHSEM. “We are fortunate to have his vast experience and knowledge to lead us forward.”

Willis holds a Master’s of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College and a Master’s of Science in space systems operations from Webster University. He received his Bachelor of Art’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado.

Willis was selected as the emergency management director after an extensive national search and over 60 applicants.
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Colorado Daily Status Report: November 15, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:00
Colorado Daily Status Report November 15, 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 15, 2017
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Over $45 Million in Federal Disaster Assistance Approved for Georgians

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:09

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — The State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration continue to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma, which caused widespread damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure.

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Continued Temporary Rental Assistance

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:53

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you are a homeowner or renter getting rental assistance from FEMA and still have a need for that funding and are eligible for it, you should complete and submit an application for Continued Rental Assistance. FEMA may provide up to two months of initial rental assistance for eligible applicants.

You may qualify for continued assistance if you:

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Flood After Fire: The Increased Risk

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:12

SACRAMENTO – After some of the costliest fires in California’s history, you might not be thinking about buying flood insurance. But, the time to buy flood insurance is now.

Areas that traditionally are not flood prone are at risk due to changes to the landscape caused by fire. Large scale fires like the ones that raged in October leave the land stripped of vegetation, charred and unable to absorb rainfall. This creates the perfect conditions for flooding because of run-off.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Four Days in Zolfo Springs

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:47

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Wednesday, November 15, for four days in Zolfo Springs to help Florida storm survivors.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Four Days in Arcadia

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:06

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Wednesday, November 15, for four days in Arcadia to help Florida storm survivors.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Four Days in Jacksonville

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:00

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Wednesday, November 15, for four days in Jacksonville to help Florida storm survivors.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Three Days in Clermont

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:53

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Wednesday, November 15, for three days in Clermont to help Florida storm survivors.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of New York

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:32

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 New York.

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 New York

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:30

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New York to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from May 2 to August 6, 2017.

Federal funding is available to state, tribal, 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 flooding in Jefferson, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne counties.

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Help Remains after Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Harris and Jefferson Counties

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:49

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/Federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) in the cities of Houston and Bevil Oaks will close permanently on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The centers are at the following locations:

Harris County
Tidwell Community Center
9720 Spaulding St.
Houston, TX 77016
Closing at 6 p.m.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: November 14, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:05


Colorado Daily Status Report November 14, 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 14, 2017
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Graduation Ceremony for FEMA Corps Teams who assisted with Hurricane Harvey Recovery

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:06

Austin, Texas – After completing 10 months and 1,700 service hours, some spent helping the survivors of Hurricane Harvey, a number of FEMA Corps and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Traditional AmeriCorps teams will be honored with a ceremony in Houston on Wednesday, Nov.15. Scott Thomas, Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer for Hurricane Harvey, will speak at the graduation ceremony.

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James K. Joseph Appointed FEMA Regional Administrator

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:24

CHICAGO – James K. Joseph, recently appointed as regional administrator of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), began his service on Monday, November 13.  As Region V’s administrator, Joseph will oversee a six-state region that includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
 

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