Emergency Management

FEMA to Provide More Than $2.8 Million to Protect Against Landslide Threat at University of Mary

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:16

DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a federal grant for the State of North Dakota that will make $2,844,888.75 available for a project to protect a University of Mary dormitory against the threat of a landslide.

The project will help to reinforce and stabilize the slope below the North Dormitory on campus which sits along Apple Creek.  In recent years, erosion has led to slope instability that has moved to within 50 feet of the building. North Dormitory houses approximately 225 students.

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Get Required Permits Before Rebuilding

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:15

Before considering new construction and repairs on property located in flood-hazard areas, survivors of the severe storms in Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells counties are urged to consult local building officials to obtain floodplain development permits.

 

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FEMA grants more than $1.2 million to the City of Groves for debris removal

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:03

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.2 million for the City of Groves to remove debris deposited by Hurricane Harvey.

 

The cost of debris removal in Groves is nearly $1.4 million. The grant of more than $1.2 million is the federal share of the cost and requires a 10 percent nonfederal match by the applicant, or $137,964.

 

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Government Agencies and Others Collaborate to Improve VI Hurricane Preparedness

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:57

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As we approach peak hurricane season, federal and territorial emergency response leaders continue to emphasize families prepare to sustain themselves in the immediate aftermath of a devastating storm. At the same time, government agencies have been closely collaborating and training to improve their readiness to meet residents’ emergency needs.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 15, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:41


Colorado Daily Status Report August 15, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus081518

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 Incidents
  • Plateau Fire, Dolores/Montezuma County: 17,768 Acres | 95% Contained
  • Red Canyon Fire, Rio Blanco County: 5,722 Acres | 100% Contained
  • Cache Creek Fire, Garfield County: 2,544  Acres | 40% Contained
  • Cabin Lake Fire, Rio Blanco County: 3,700 Acres |35% Contained
  • Bull Draw Fire, Montrose County: 25,190 Acres | 19% Contained
  • Silver Creek Fire, Routt & Grand County: 3,198 Acres | 15% Contained
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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FEMA Awards $1,896,318 Grant to the Village of Valley View

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:58

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,896,318 in Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funds to the Village of Valley View, Ohio, for the acquisition of six and elevation of eight flood-prone homes located in the floodplain of the Cuyahoga River.

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Yosemite Valley Reopens To Visitors As Firefighters Continue To Gain on Ferguson Fire

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:35
Firefighters continue to make significant progress along the perimeter of the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County, allowing Yosemite National Park

FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight Washington’s Boyds Fire

FEMA - News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:08

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Boyds Fire burning in Ferry County, Wash.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 14, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:33

Colorado Daily Status Report August 14, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus081418

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 Incidents
  • Plateau Fire, Dolores/Montezuma County: 16,390 Acres | 95% Contained
  • Red Canyon Fire, Rio Blanco County: 5,722 Acres | 95% Contained
  • Cache Creek Fire, Garfield County: 1,717 Acres | 60% Contained
  • Cabin Lake Fire, Rio Blanco County: 2,450 Acres |45% Contained
  • Bull Draw Fire, Montrose County: 21,790 Acres | 19% Contained
  • Silver Creek Fire, Routt & Grand County: 2,323 Acres | 13% Contained
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Full Containment On Ferguson Fire In Yosemite Valley Expected Wednesday

State - California - CALOES - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:01
Almost 13,000 firefighters remain on the line of 11 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have consumed more

FEMA Authorizes Funds to Help Fight the Vineyard Fire in Fall River County, South Dakota

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:31

DENVER - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Vineyard Fire in Fall River County, South Dakota.

FEMA Regional Administrator Lee K. dePalo approved the state’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after receiving the request earlier today and determining that the Vineyard Fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.

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FEMA Registration Deadline for April’s Storm Damage is Aug. 27

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:27

HONOLULU—Kaua’i County and the City and County of Honolulu residents with losses as a result of April’s Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides have through Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 to register for disaster assistance with FEMA. Recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so before the deadline.

 

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FEMA Authorizes Federal Grant Funds to Help Fight Three Major Washington Fires

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:58

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for three fires burning in central Washington: the Hawk Fire in Yakima County and the Yakama Nation, the Cougar Creek Fire in Chelan County and the Grass Valley Fire in Douglas and Grant counties.

 

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Personal touch brings Houston-area family to recovery finish line

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:33

A survivor story: One year after Hurricane Harvey

 

AUSTIN, Texas – Rose Pickens knew more about floods and federal disaster assistance than most people when Hurricane Harvey hit. She had received aid from FEMA after her house was damaged in the Memorial Day 2016 flood, and through her role as director of a local nonprofit, she had assisted many impoverished families whose homes had flooded.  

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 13, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:23
Colorado Daily Status Report August 13, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus081318

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 Incidents
  • Plateau Fire, Dolores/Montezuma County
  • Red Canyon Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Cache Creek Fire, Garfield County
  • Cabin Lake Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Bull Draw Fire, Montrose County
  • Silver Creek Fire, Routt & Grand County
  • Turner Fire, Mesa County
  • Coal Hollow Fire, UT
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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FEMA Launches FEMA Integration Team in Tennessee

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 08:26

NASHVILLE - Tennessee will now have FEMA staff assigned to its emergency management agency, continuing the federal agency’s rollout of the FEMA Integration Team (FIT) program. FIT will provide technical and training assistance on FEMA’s programs and continuous on-site support to the state.

 

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Federal Aid Programs for the State Of Wisconsin

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:59

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 Wisconsin.

Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Full Containment on Cranston Fire, Increasing Containment on Holy Fire

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 15:27
Containment on the Holy Fire in Orange County more than tripled overnight, and firefighters also gained full containment on the

Disaster Registration Deadline for Kilauea Damage Extended Through Sept. 12

FEMA - News - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 10:17

HONOLULU — The deadline for Hawai’i County residents to register with FEMA for disaster assistance for losses resulting from the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes has been extended through Sept.12, 2018

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin

FEMA - News - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 23:34

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Wisconsin to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding from June 15 to June 19, 2018.

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