Emergency Management

State EOC Remains Activated Supporting Multiple Wildland Fires

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:15

State Emergency Operations CenterThe State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) remains activated at Level II to support Colorado wildland fires.  The main focus of the SEOC is resource mobilization and consequence management.
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FEMA AUTHORIZES FUNDS TO HELP FIGHT WYOMING’S BADGER CREEK FIRE

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:20

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 Badger Creek Fire in Wyoming.

FEMA Regional Administrator Lee dePalo approved the state’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after receiving the state’s request this afternoon.

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‘Deadly Silence’ A Drowning Awareness Campaign

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:59

Can you imagine finding your child floating face down in your own pool? It happened, but this story does have a happy ending and we’re using it as a reminder for all. Backyard swimming pools will once again be busy this summer. Know what to do to prevent a drowning in your backyard and how to spread awareness for this deadly silence.

Here is an emotionally powerful Public Service Announcement produced in coordination between our California OES staff and the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department.

Long-Term Recovery Groups Helping Floridians

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:27

ORLANDO, Fla. – In the nine months since Hurricane Irma brought high wind and flooding rain to Florida, FEMA has provided $1 billion to help individuals, families, local governments and nonprofit organizations recover and rebuild. The Small Business Administration has approved $1.4 billion in loans to renters, homeowners and business owners.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: June 12, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:24

Colorado Daily Status Report June 12, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts 

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 2: supporting response and recovery for the 416 Fire in La Plata county and incidents across the state.
Current Disasters/Large Incidents416 Fire in La Plata County:  23,378 Acres | 15% ContainmentBurro Fire Montezuma County:  2684 acres | 0% ContainmentBocco Fire Eagle County: 415 Acres | 50% Containment
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresUS 550 is closed north of Durango and south of Silverton due to wildfire and evacuations.(MM 32 - 64). Alternate route: CO 145.
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Colorado Daily Status Report: June 11, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:15


Colorado Daily Status Report June 11, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus061118

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 2: Supporting response and recovery for multiple fires across the state.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents:
  • 416 Fire in La Plata County:  20,131 | 10% Containment
  • Burro Fire Montezuma County:  2,684 | No containment reported
  • Bocco Fire Eagle County: 415 Acres | 50% Containment
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresUS 550 is closed north of Durango and south of Silverton due to wildfire and evacuations.
(MM 32 - 64). Alternate route: CO 145
Link to the full report.
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Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available at The Home Depot in New Albany

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:29

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As Hoosiers repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred Feb. 14-March 4, 2018, FEMA and The Home Depot store in New Albany have teamed up to provide information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Hurricane Preparedness for Apartment Dwellers

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:08

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Living in an apartment community poses some unique considerations for hurricane preparedness. Sharing your walls and communal areas mean some actions are your responsibilities, while others depend on your neighbors and management.

 

The following tips will help apartment dwellers be prepared in case of a storm.

 

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Schools in Puerto Rico to be Assessed for Damage from Hurricane Maria

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:24

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Government of Puerto Rico are launching a comprehensive project to assess damage from Hurricane Maria to 1,110 schools on the island.

 

The 60-day assessment project, coinciding with the summer school break, will allow FEMA and the Puerto Rico Department of Education to determine eligibility for federal assistance to repair and rebuild schools.

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FEMA Approves an Additional $2.1 Million Grant for Louisville Hazard Mitigation

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:34

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $2,184,396 grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to fund the acquisition and demolition of 27 properties in the Catheen Way neighborhood in Louisville to permanently eliminate repetitive property loss from flooding. The existing structures will be demolished and the land will be deed restricted and returned to open space. Long term maintenance of the land will be the responsibility of the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District.

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Communities Benefit from More than $100 Million in FEMA Help

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:40

Projects Assist Response, Recovery Efforts of Local Governments, Nonprofits

 

ORLANDO, Fla. – Some federal disaster assistance programs benefit individual households but there is one program that helps everyone.

 

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Emergency Prescription Assistance Program Extended Through August 15 for Disaster Survivors

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:20

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for survivors who have no prescription insurance coverage has been extended through Aug. 15, 2018.

 

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FEMA’s Toll-Free Helpline a Convenient Resource for Tornado Survivors

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:01

RALEIGH, N.C.Residents of Guilford and Rockingham counties who need answers to their questions about disaster aid or help with their application for FEMA assistance have access to a toll-free Helpline, 800-621-3362.

 

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Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk preparedness June 11-16

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:29

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 39,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores.

 

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for New Jersey

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 06:32

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Jersey to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storm and snowstorm from March 6-8, 2018.

 

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Colorado State EOC Remains at Level II Activation Supporting Wildfires

State - CO - Emergency Management - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 13:11

The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) remains activated at Level II supporting multiple wildfires in the state.  The map below shows the fires currently being monitored or supported by the SEOC.  Click on the icons to learn more about the fire incident information or the shelters.



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    President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire

    FEMA - News - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:43

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Hampshire to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe winter storm and snowstorm from March 13-14, 2018.

     

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    Federal Aid Programs for the State of New Hampshire

    FEMA - News - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 09:01

    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 Hampshire.
    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 Hampshire

    FEMA - News - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 08:58

    WASHINGTON–The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Hampshire to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storm and flooding from March 2-8, 2018.

    Federal funding is available to the 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 severe winter storm and snowstorm in the county of Rockingham.

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    President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alaska

    FEMA - News - Sat, 06/09/2018 - 08:31

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alaska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm on December 4, 2017.

    Federal funding is available to the 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 the severe storm in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

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