Emergency Management

FEMA Approves $2.9 Million to Port Orange for Debris Removal from Hurricane Matthew

FEMA - News - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 14:53

ATLANTA – The City of Port Orange in Florida will receive $2,984,342 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to offset costs for debris removal following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

The $2.9 million grant represents a federal share of the project’s total cost of $3,730,428. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which provides funding to local governments so communities can recover from major disasters or emergencies.

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FEMA Invites Whole Community to Participate in Historic National Level Exercise

FEMA - News - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 14:47

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced today that the agency is conducting the 2018 National Level Exercise for the whole community, inviting government agencies, private sector and non-profit organizations, and individuals to participate in the biennial exercise.

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FEMA Approves $1.1 Million to Myrtle Beach for Debris Removal from Hurricane Matthew

FEMA - News - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 14:47

ATLANTA – Myrtle Beach, S.C. will receive $1,159,382 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to offset costs for debris removal following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

The $1.1 million grant represents a federal share of the project’s total cost of $1,363.978. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which provides funding to local governments so that communities can recover from major disasters or emergencies.

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FEMA Approves $1 Million to Halifax Medical Center for Hurricane Matthew

FEMA - News - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 14:40

ATLANTA – Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. will receive $1,015,451 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse the hospital for costs associated with emergency response and protective measures for Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

The $1 million grant represents a federal share of the project’s total cost of $1,353,935. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

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FEMA Invites Construction Professionals to Free Workshop on Building Back Safer and Stronger

FEMA - News - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:53

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As the USVI recovers from hurricanes Irma and Maria, opportunities abound to build back structures with improved ability to withstand high winds, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. 

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: April 3, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:47

Colorado Daily Status Report April 3, 2018 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 Level Level 4 - Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large Incidents None Reported

Major Road Impacts/Closures Normal Operations

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for April 3, 2018.
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FEMA and Emergency Management Partner Organizations Release PrepTalk on Lessons from Survivors

FEMA - News - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:51

WASHINGTON — FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, released today the eighth and final video presentation from the inaugural PrepTalks Symposium, Amanda Ripley’s “The Unthinkable: Lessons from Survivors.”

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Mobile Devices around National Capital Region to Receive Test Alert Thursday Government Agencies Conducting Wireless Emergency Alerts Test This Week

State - MD Emergency Management - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:48

Mobile Devices around National Capital Region to Receive Test Alert Thursday Government Agencies Conducting Wireless Emergency Alerts Test This Week

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (April 2, 2018) — People who will be in or near the National Capital Region on Thursday, April 5, between 10-11 a.m. will be part of a regional Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) System test. Cell phones or other mobile devices in the area will receive the following message: “A test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts System. No action required.” WEA triggers a loud noise and text message on cell phones and enabled mobile devices.

Twenty jurisdictions will simultaneously issue a test message to the public through the WEA system. Local jurisdictions participating include: City of Alexandria, City of Bowie, City of College Park, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, City of Gaithersburg, City of Greenbelt, City of Takoma Park, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park, City of Rockville, District of Columbia, Arlington County, Charles County, Fairfax County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Prince William County.

“Testing these notification systems is an important part of our preparedness system,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “During an imminent weather emergency or other serious threat, these alerts will save lives.”

During this test, it is possible that individuals may receive more than one alert message. Those who travel from one jurisdiction to another may hear messages from each jurisdiction. Also, people who live or travel in areas near the jurisdictions listed above may also receive the message because this technology uses cellular carrier towers.

Periodic testing of public alert and warning systems help assess the operational readiness of the system and identify any improvements. Public safety officials need to be sure that in times of an emergency or disaster, they have reliable methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public. Conducting a regional test supports the continued use, training, and improvement of the WEA system.

“Drills like these help us to ensure that our systems allow emergency managers to quickly communicate with you,” said Russ Strickland, executive director of MEMA. “During an incident, it is important to listen to messages and information from federal, state, and local officials and communicate any protective actions with your family, friends, and neighbors.”

Since its launch in 2012, the WEA system has been used more than 33,000 times nationwide to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations. Additional information on WEA is located at: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/wireless-emergency-alerts-wea.

FEMA Announces its Intent to Transfer NFIP Risk to the Capital Markets

FEMA - News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:42

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced today intent to secure additional reinsurance for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through a mid-year placement engaging the capital markets. This will continue to expand the role of the private markets in managing the nation’s flood risk.

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Survivors Can Appeal FEMA’s Decision on Federal Assistance

FEMA - News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:57

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Survivors of Hurricane María have the right to appeal FEMA’s decision on federal assistance. This not only includes decisions about what assistance they are eligible to receive but also the amount or type of assistance provided by FEMA.

Survivors who do not agree with FEMA’s decision about their applications are entitled to submit an appeal in writing detailing why they disagree. Applicants have 60 days from the date on FEMA’s letter to file an appeal. If insured, they have up to a year to appeal.

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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in Aguas Buenas

FEMA - News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:33

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild and repair homes, FEMA and National Lumber have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

FEMA advisors are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 2 to April 6, at:

National Lumber
Carr. #156 km. 51hm
Bo Caguitas
Aguas Buenas, PR 00703
787-743-4004

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U.S. Virgin Islands Will Have a Much Stronger Power Grid

FEMA - News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:23

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – When the electric power system in the U.S. Virgin Islands is rebuilt, it will be stronger than it has ever been.

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FEMA Approves $10.6 Million for Collier County, $1 Million for Manatee County Sheriff’s Office for Hurricane Irma Expenses

FEMA - News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:03

ORLANDO, Fla. – A total of more than $11 million in recent FEMA grants will reimburse two Florida counties for Hurricane Irma-related expenses.

Collier County will receive $10.6 million to reimburse county debris removal. FEMA funded 90 percent of the $11.8 million project and the remainder will come from non-federal sources.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office will receive $1 million for emergency protective measures to save lives and protect public health and safety. FEMA funded 100 percent of the project.

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Louisianans Urged to Buy Flood Insurance

FEMA - News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:00

BATON ROUGE, La. — As the spring rainy season approaches, Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners are urged to purchase affordable flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program.

A few inches of floodwater can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. Flood insurance is recommended even when properties aren’t in flood plains or high-risk zones.

Properties located in high-risk areas have at least a one-in-four chance of flooding during a 30-year mortgage.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: April 2, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:24

Colorado Daily Status Report April 2, 2018 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 Level Level 4 - Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large Incidents None Reported

Major Road Impacts/Closures Normal Operations

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for April 2, 2018.
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Corozal

FEMA - News - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 08:19

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – A disaster recovery center is opening in Corozal on Tuesday, April 3 to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by hurricanes Irma and María.

Location:       
Casa Loydi
Calle San Manuel corner of Calle Gándara
Corozal, PR  00783

Beginning Tuesday, April 3, the center’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays.

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FEMA to Provide Nearly $2.9 Million to Riverton Valley Irrigation District

FEMA - News - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 19:19

DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today a federal grant for the State of Wyoming that will make $2,891,893.37 available to the Riverton Valley Irrigation District.

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SEISMIC RETROFIT WILL IMPROVE EARTHQUAKE SAFETY AT ARAGON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

FEMA - News - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:19

Oakland, Calif. – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LA Unified) will improve the safety of its students, teachers and staff at the Aragon Elementary School with the assistance of a three million dollar seismic retrofit project.

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FEMA Awards $5.2 M to Huntsville for Drainage Improvements at Dallas Branch and Pinhook Creek

FEMA - News - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:04

ATLANTA – The City of Huntsville in Alabama will receive $5,251,545 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund drainage improvement projects along Dallas Branch and Pinhook Creek.

The $5.2 million grant is the initial installment of federal funding approved to commence Phase II construction of a hazard mitigation project totaling $15,908,622. The federal funds approved for the implementation of the project total approximately $14,954,105, or 94% of the total project. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

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One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

State - California - CALOES - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:03

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded California small businesses of the May 1, 2018, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County that occurred July 16 – Aug. 1, 2017.

According to Garfield, small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. “Economic Injury Disaster Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the applicant suffered any property damage,” Garfield said.

These low-interest federal disaster loans are available in Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

The interest rate is 3.305 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

 

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