Emergency Management

Frequently Asked Questions about Operation Blue Roof

FEMA - News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:26

Q: What is Operation Blue Roof?

A: Operation Blue Roof is a program offered by FEMA through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to eligible homeowners and landlords. It provides a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made. The blue plastic sheeting is installed using strips of wood that are secured to the roof with nails or screws. The homeowner/landlord must legally agree to allow the Corps contractors access to the property by signing a Right of Entry (ROE) form.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: September 18, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:40



Colorado Daily Status Report September 18, 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

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for September 18, 2017.
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Two Weeks Remain to Register for State/Federal Disaster Assistance

FEMA - News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:30

MIDLAND, Mich. — Homeowners and renters in Bay, Gladwin, Isabella and Midland counties who suffered damage as a result of the severe storms and flooding of June 22-27 have two weeks remaining to register for state/federal Individual Assistance.

Disaster assistance can include money for essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Galveston County

FEMA - News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:41

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Galveston County in the city of Dickinson.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Florida Keys: Plan Ahead Before Returning Home to Be Safe

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 15:20

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the reentry process for the Lower Keys begins, FEMA stresses the importance of following guidance from your local officials. Currently only residents, business owners, disaster workers, and supply vehicles with appropriate identification, or re-entry stickers, will be permitted to enter.

For those returning to homes or businesses on the Keys, Monroe County offers important public safety information on their website www.keysrecovery.org/ .

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Operation Blue Roof Program Available in Some Florida Counties

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 07:17

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) installed the first temporary roof for the Operation Blue Roof program Saturday in Collier County.

“The first temporary roof installation is a significant milestone for people impacted by Hurricane Irma,” said Col. Jason Kirk, district commander. “The blue covers are a tangible sign to the community that ensuring their safety, security, and peace of mind is our top priority.”

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Two Additional Florida Counties Designated for Individual Assistance

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:18

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Dixie and Lafayette counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma.

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Hurricane Debris Pick-Up a Priority for Florida Recovery

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 16:15

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Floridians begin the cleanup process after Hurricane Irma, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges everyone to know the best way to remove debris from their property.

Don’t wait to clean up storm damage. Document damage with photos or videos.

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Georgia Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma May Register for FEMA Assistance

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:56

ATLANTA – Survivors with losses due to Hurricane Irma in Camden, Chatham and Glynn counties may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials.

Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through the FEMA App.

Applicants will need the following to apply:

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What to Expect When You Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:38

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – If you live in one of the disaster-designated Florida counties and experienced property damage or loss directly caused by Hurricane Irma, register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance – even if you have insurance. This can be an important step to begin the process of recovery.

You may register for assistance the following ways:

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Fact Sheet: FEMA Clean and Removal Assistance

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:38

FEMA has authorized Clean and Removal Assistance (CRA) for all designated counties in Texas for homeowners with disaster-related real property damage that do not qualify for Home Repair Assistance because the damage did not render the home uninhabitable.

 

This assistance is intended to prevent additional loss and potential health and safety concerns and reduce contamination from floodwater.

 

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Inside Look: What Happens When First Responders Need Your Help?

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:10

We take you behind the scenes to see how everyday citizens are training to be ready when disasters strike. It’s called Community Emergency Response Teams, or CERT, and each local program trains community members in basic disaster response skills, such as small fire suppression, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

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FEMA Provides Update on Federal Support to Hurricane Irma Response

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:19

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues coordinating the efforts of the federal family, working alongside state, Commonwealth, tribal, territorial, and local emergency responders to help address the immediate needs of survivors following Hurricane Irma.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Jefferson County

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 08:06

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Jefferson County in the city of Port Arthur.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Fact Sheet: Home Inspections for Hurricane Harvey Survivors

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 08:04

After you register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a FEMA inspector will contact you to schedule an inspection for your damaged home.

What you need to know:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Georgia

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:07

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 Georgia.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Georgia

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:04

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Georgia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma from September 7, 2017, and continuing.

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President Donald J. Trump Amends State of Texas Disaster Declaration

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 21:11

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced additional disaster assistance is available to the state of Texas.  The additional assistance authorizes an increase in federal funding for Public Assistance projects as a result of Hurricane Harvey beginning on August 23, 2017, and continuing.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in St. Johns County for Florida Survivors

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:37

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Saturday, Sept. 16, in St. Johns County to help Florida storm survivors. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.

The center is at the following address:

UF Wind Mitigation “Hurricane House”3111 Agricultural Center DriveSt. Augustine, FL 32092

 

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Planning and Preparing to go Back to School

State - California - CALOES - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:37

As children put away their swimsuits and bring out their school supplies, there is no better time to teach them the importance of emergency preparedness. Realize that if a community experiences a disaster or emergency situation the school is probably going to be the safest place for a child.

“Public K-12 schools in California are legally required by the Field Act to be built to a higher construction standard than other buildings and are inspected more frequently – this makes them less likely to collapse during an earthquake,” explains Monica Carazo, Public Information Officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District. “Schools are also provided with fire alarms, sprinklers and extinguishers which guard against fires.”

Throughout the year, schools actively prepare for natural disasters, outbreaks, and other emergency situations. Both parents and students need to be aware and learn what to do during an emergency.

Parents should ask school administrators and teachers about emergency preparedness plans and know what steps they are taking to keep the children safe. Schools should have guidelines on how to shelter-in-place during natural disasters and how to secure classrooms during an emergency lockdown.

“Parents can ask to see the school’s emergency plan and can keep themselves informed of school procedures by attending parent meetings, reading the student-parent handbook, the school newsletter, and checking the school website periodically,” says Carazo.

It is important for parents to follow the protocols and processes set in place by the school regarding sheltering-in-place, lockdowns, and evacuations, since children’s safety could depend on it. Most importantly stay calm and wait to receive instructions from school administrators or local authorities.

For this reason, make certain the emergency contact information the school has on record is accurate and up-to-date. Changes to your office, name, address or phone number should be reported to the school as soon as possible to ensure that they have the correct information.

Every family should take the time to build an emergency kit, make a family disaster plan, and know how to be reunited with family members if there is an emergency during the school day.

Here are some steps to help be better prepared:
  • Make sure children know the full name, address, and phone numbers of parents or guardians. In this high-tech world of cell phones, memorizing emergency phone numbers is very important. Make a memory game for the most important phone numbers and addresses. Children should know their home address and at least two emergency contact phone numbers.
  • Make an emergency card, which includes important information about your child; their name, school, contact information, date of birth, if applicable a list of allergies, medical conditions, and medications. On the reverse side of the card, write down parent or guardian’s contact information and an additional emergency contact. This emergency card should be secured in child’s backpack.
  • Other items to keep in a backpack may include: water and non-perishable snacks; a pocket- sized first aid kit, and a whistle to alert others for help. It is also a good idea to make sure their school and teacher have a copy, too.
  • Go over different routes and ways to travel home, like walking, taking the bus, or riding home with another student who lives nearby. Have a unique meet-up location away from home. Practice getting to your emergency meeting place from school, friends’ homes, and after school activities.
  • Establish a secret code word with your child and whoever takes them home from school to protect against an unauthorized person picking them up.
  • Follow social media accounts for school, police, fire, and emergency management officials. Sign up for wireless emergency alerts and local news alerts.

So, when shopping for school supplies, checking bus schedules, and getting ready for class, make sure to have emergency plans in place. Remember, children who are prepared are more confident during stressful emergency situations. By following preparedness guidelines, parents, children, and school staff can improve their safety and peace of mind.

Additional Resources for Parents and Students:

Preparedness for Families

Preparedness for Schools & Educators

Be a Disaster Master

Pre-made Backpack Emergency Card

Sign up for Wireless Emergency Alerts

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