Emergency Management

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like the gift of … extra batteries?

FEMA - News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 15:00

AUSTIN, Texas – As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be struggling to find that last minute gift for your sweetheart. Instead of rushing to the florist or making a last-minute reservation, give your Valentine the gift of preparedness by helping them build an emergency kit.

 

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Church, Voluntary Groups Team Up to Rebuild After Hurricane Michael

FEMA - News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:46

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The church has warehouse space. Hurricane survivors need to rebuild their homes. A disaster relief organization has construction workers. It’s all coming together in Marianna, Fla.

 

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Church, Voluntary Groups Team Up to Rebuild After Hurricane Michael

FEMA - News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The church has warehouse space. Hurricane survivors need to rebuild their homes. A disaster relief organization has construction workers. It’s all coming together in Marianna, Fla.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: February 11, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:47



Colorado Daily Status Report February 11, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus021119


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

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: monitoring weather-related needs and supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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FEMA Issues Public Notice on Historic Preservation, Rights Compliance

FEMA - News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:10

RALEIGH, N.C. – As required by law, FEMA has issued a public notice of its intent to take into account the impact of federal laws concerning natural and cultural resources and civil rights on the federal assistance and grant opportunities it provides through its Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant programs in the State of North Carolina.

 

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Get Home Repair Advice Feb.12-23 in Arecibo, Bayamón, Carolina, Ponce, Yauco

FEMA - News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:12

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Home Depot, Kmart and National Lumber have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and tsunamis.

 

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FEMA Awards Orange County Fire Rescue Department Over $1 Million for Wind Retrofit

FEMA - News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:46

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA is awarding the Orange County Fire Rescue Department a $1,078,833 Hazard Mitigation grant to fund a wind retrofit project at their headquarters.

 

Funding for this HMGP project is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

 

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FEMA Awards the City of Jacksonville Over $3.4 Million for Acquisition of Flood- Prone Properties

FEMA - News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:44

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA is awarding the City of Jacksonville a $3,464,851 grant to fund the acquisition and demolition of 17 flood-prone residential structures impacted by Hurricane Irma.

 

Funding for this Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) project is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

 

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Local, state, federal resources assist with housing needs

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 17:32

AUSTIN, Texas — Many Hurricane Harvey survivors who were provided temporary housing units by FEMA and the Texas General Land Office are preparing to move to their next home by the end of this month. Whether looking to rent an apartment, buy a home or rebuild an existing one, a variety of resources have helped such survivors since Harvey struck 17 months ago.

 

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Reduced rent available for eligible households in temporary housing units

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 16:51

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors who are currently living in temporary housing units (THUs) provided by FEMA and the Texas General Land Office, and who wish to remain in their units past Feb. 25, 2019, will be required to begin paying rent after that date. Households that cannot afford Fair Market Rent, however, may have their rate reduced as low as $50 per month.

 

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Colorado State EOC Activated to Support Utility Outage in Summit County

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:26
The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) activated at 9 a.m. on February 8, 2019 to provide technical assistance and support to Summit County following a large utility outage.  The SEOC transitioned to Level II Operations as emergency response coordinators (ERCs) representing several state agencies were requested to provide support during the incident.

9 a.m. Update
  • SEOC activated
  • Summit County EOC activated
  • DHSEM Northwest Regional Field Manager is providing direct support to the county. No other resources have been requested from the state
  • Colorado Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) activated at Level IV for remote support and monitoring
11 a.m. Update
  • 10:30 a.m. coordination call held with Xcel and SEOC staff to update situational awareness
  • SEOC is updating impacts to Community Lifelines as a result of the outages to anticipate possible resource request needs by Summit County.
  • No current resource requests from the county to the SEOC
Incident Information Sources
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Applicants for State and FEMA Disaster Assistance, Expect Another Inspection

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:16

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska residents who apply for federal disaster assistance for the Nov. 30 earthquake may be contacted by a FEMA inspector to schedule an inspection to verify disaster-related damage. As the application for federal assistance is separate from the state’s application, an additional inspection may be needed, even if the state has already sent a loss verifier for the State Individual Assistance program.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: February 8, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:30


Colorado Daily Status Report February 8, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus020819


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

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: monitoring weather-related needs and supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Revised Preliminary Flood Maps for Guadalupe County, TX are Ready for Public View

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:48

DENTON, Texas – The revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in the unincorporated areas of Guadalupe County, TX.  Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.                                                                                                             

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FEMA Disaster Assistance Registration Deadline Draws Near

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:43

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than 27,000 households have applied for federal disaster assistance, but the deadline is approaching for survivors of the wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. One week remains to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The deadline is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

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Revised Preliminary Flood Maps for Caldwell County, TX are Ready for Public View

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 09:41

DENTON, Texas – The revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in the City of Martindale; and the unincorporated areas of Caldwell County, TX.  Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.                                                                                                                

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One Week Left to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:48

SAIPAN, MP — Workers and the self-employed whose jobs were impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu have until February 14 to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

A worker is required to file for regular unemployment, but, if they are not eligible, they may be considered for DUA.

DUA may assist self-employed individuals as well as those with conventional jobs on a case by case basis.

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FACT SHEET: Substantial Damage Assessments Following Hurricane Michael

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:07

FEMA does not make a determination of substantial damage and does not notify any property owner of a damage determination. FEMA may be asked to assist a local jurisdiction to assess the extent of disaster-caused damage to some structures. The data is provided to the local jurisdiction, which may make substantial damage determinations based on their own ordinances.

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FEMA Hiring Local Residents for Hurricane Michael Recovery

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:50

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FEMA continues to hire residents in the Florida Panhandle to work on Hurricane Michael recovery.

 

Forty-three people have been hired so far and more jobs are being posted. Hiring temporary staff locally allows FEMA to diversify the workforce while providing opportunities for survivors to help other survivors.

 

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Proposed Flood Map Reflects Changes to Grand County Flood Risk, Insurance Rates - 90-Day Appeal Period for Filing Appeals and Comments Begins February 14, 2019

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:26

DENVER — A portion of Grand County’s flood insurance rate map update for Pack Creek is nearing completion. The new maps will provide Grand County with more accurate flood risk information that can help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance.

The mapping project was prepared by Grand County and is part of a nationwide effort led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase local knowledge of flood risks and support actions to address and reduce those risks.

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