Emergency Management

What Happens After You Register With FEMA

FEMA - News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:30

DES MOINES, Iowa – Many residents of Louisa and Scott counties who sustained damage during the recent flooding realize that state and federal disaster assistance is only a phone call away. Many of those individuals, however, are unaware of what happens after they register with FEMA.

FEMA registration is quick and easy. There are multiple ways to register:

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Colorado Daily Status Report: May 15, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report May 15, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus051519

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment GreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreen
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status
Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
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How to Register for Disaster Assistance

FEMA - News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:04

DES MOINES, Iowa – Residents of Louisa and Scott counties whose homes are damaged, unsafe, or inaccessible because of recent flooding have resources available to help on the road to recovery.

They join fellow Iowans in seven counties already designated for federal assistance to individuals: Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Woodbury. The deadline for applying for assistance is July 1, 2019.

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Fact Sheet: California Wildfires Myth vs. Fact II

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 16:21

When disaster strikes, some will try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To dispel some of the rumors circulating on the internet and social media about recovery efforts following the 2018 California Wildfires, FEMA is addressing the most common and reoccurring themes:

MYTH: FEMA trucks are being used for the debris removal mission in Butte County.

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2019 Hurricane Season Starts June 1, Prepare Now

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:38

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico— The 2019 hurricane season begins soon so Puerto Rico residents need to make sure they’re prepared. That means having enough food, water and other commodities to sustain a household.

 

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Fact Sheet: Resources for Hurricane Florence Survivors with Unmet Needs

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:25

North Carolinians who still face unmet needs from Hurricane Florence may find help through other state and federal resources. The deadline has passed for survivors to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans, but help is still available.

 

State Assistance

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Colorado Daily Status Report: May 14, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report May 14, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus051419

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment GreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreen
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status
Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
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Are You Prepared for the 2019 Hurricane Season?

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:14

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands - The 2019 hurricane season begins June 1st through November 30th, with the peak occurring mid-August through late October. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge Virgin Islanders to prepare themselves and their loved ones.

 

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Avoid Another Disaster: Beware of Fraud

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 08:40

DES MOINES, Iowa – Scams seem to follow disasters. Don’t let your guard down and suffer another disaster such as identity theft or paying fees for services that are never provided.

Remember, FEMA never charges for services nor does it endorse any commercial business, product or service. All federal employees have an official badge/ID. Ask to see it.

The following are some common post-disaster fraud practices to avoid.

Fraudulent building contractors.
When hiring a contractor, the Iowa Attorney General suggests:

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Federal Disaster Assistance Is for Nebraska Renters, Too

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 16:48

LINCOLN, Neb. – Renters in Nebraska counties and tribal areas whose homes and property were damaged by the March severe winter storms, straight-line winds and flooding may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

 

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FEMA Integration Team Launches in West Virginia

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:18

PHILADELPHIA – Flooding is a constant threat in West Virginia. In the past 10 years, West Virginia has received over 20 federal disaster declarations, the vast majority of which are for flooding events. In this time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have worked together to respond to these events, recover from them, and mitigate the risks of future flooding.

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FEMA Awards Nearly $670,000 in Public Assistance Grants

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:50

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $669,789 to the State of Florida to assist 17 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures, temporary facilities and permanent repairs for Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: May 13, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:42

Colorado Daily Status Report May 13, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus051319

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment GreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreen
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status
Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
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Mental Health and Crisis Counseling Programs Aid Puerto Rico

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 09:52

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –Puerto Rico communities recovering from the psychological effects of Hurricane Maria are benefiting from a federal grant supporting community-based mental health services.

 

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FEMA and SBA Provide Nearly $78 million for Nebraska Recovery

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 15:06

LINCOLN, Neb. – Six weeks after the federal disaster declaration for the severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding, Nebraskans have already received $77.6 million in funds to aid in recovery.

 

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FACT SHEET - Recovery at a Glance – Gulf County

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 13:58

As of May 6, unless otherwise noted

 

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received more than $134.7 million in total federal funds:

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FACT SHEET - Recovery at a Glance - Bay County

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 13:44

As of May 6, unless otherwise noted

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received more than $660.2 million in federal funds:

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FEMA Awards Village of El Portal Over $1.5 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 13:02

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,592,670.65 to the State of Florida to assist El Portal defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

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FEMA Awards Sarasota County Over $1.6 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 13:00

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,685,062.76 to the State of Florida to assist Sarasota County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

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FACT SHEET - Recovery at a Glance – Jackson County

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:03

As of May 6, unless otherwise noted

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, residents of Jackson County have received more than $63.3 million in total federal funds:

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