Emergency Management

Kids: An Important Part of a Family Disaster Plan

FEMA - News - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:37

AUSTIN, Texas – As September looms, children are looking forward to a new school year. September is also National Preparedness Month, a fine opportunity for parents to involve kids in creating a family disaster plan in case of emergency.

 

Youngsters can be directly involved in putting together a family emergency preparedness kit and in making plans for the care of pets in case of disaster.

 

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Cal OES Seeks Requests for Proposals for $2.5M in Access and Functional Needs Victim of Crimes Services Grants Funds

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:55
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals

Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center to Reopen Thursday

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 22:04

HONOLULU — The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will reopen on Thursday, August 9 after being closed Wednesday due to the threat of severe weather.

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the Disaster Recovery Center at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa will be open for business at its normal time of 8:00 a.m. Hours remain 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays, Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and CLOSED Sundays.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens Thursday in Shasta County

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 19:00
A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the

How FEMA’s Mitigation Programs Cut Losses in Disasters

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:50

AUSTIN, Texas – It has been estimated that for every dollar spent on hazard mitigation, six dollars are saved when trouble strikes. So, whenever the president signs a major disaster declaration for any state, territory or tribal nation, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is automatically triggered for the entire jurisdiction.

 

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FEMA Awards Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant to the Town of Miami Lakes

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:37

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.4 million for the state of Florida to fund flood control measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage in the West Lakes community of Miami-Dade County.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 8, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:34

Colorado Daily Status Report August 8, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus080818
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
  • Red Canyon Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Cache Creek Fire, Garfield County
  • Cabin Lake Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Bull Draw Fire, Montrose County
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Preparing Children for Disasters

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:22

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time, often without much warning. This is also true in the U.S. Virgin Islands where residents, including children, were impacted with two category five hurricanes last year. Disaster planning, response and recovery efforts must take into account the unique needs of children, who make up roughly a quarter of the U.S. population.

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If You Need Disaster Assistance, Deadline to Apply is Less Than 30 Days Away

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

AUSTIN, Texas— If you are a survivor from the severe storms and flooding that occurred from June 19 – July 13, 2018, and your home is still not safe, sanitary and functional, the deadline to apply for aid is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018,  less than 30 days away.

 

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FEMA Authorizes Funds to Help Fight Hilltop Fire

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:07

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 Hilltop Fire in Sanpete County, Utah, southeast of Indianola.

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

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Mutual Aid Comes In From All Over State, Country & World For Largest Fire In California History

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 20:53
California’s Mutual Aid system is considered the best in the world, but it relies on local fire departments all over

Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center to Close on Wednesday Due to Hurricane Threat

FEMA - News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:25

HONOLULU—The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed on Wednesday, August 8, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Hector.

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the Disaster Recovery Center at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility in Pahoa would close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, and that they would re-evaluate conditions on Thursday morning to determine if it was safe to re-open.

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SBA to Open Business Recovery Center in Redding to Help Businesses Impacted by Wildfires and High Winds

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:13
The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the opening of an SBA Business Recovery Center in Redding at the Superior California

SBA Disaster Assistance Available to California Private Nonprofit Organizations

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:09
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in California following President Trump’s federal disaster declaration

Mendocino Complex Fire Now Largest Fire In California History

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:05
Nearly 14,000 firefighters are on the front lines of 17 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have burned over 619,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 2,000 structures. Nearly 36,000 residents remain under evacuation. The Mendocino Complex is now the largest fire in state history, and the Carr Fire is now the 12th largest.

FEMA Public Assistance Funding Tops $3 Billion for Puerto Rico

FEMA - News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:07

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded more than $320 million in Public Assistance grants to Puerto Rico for Hurricane María-related costs on the island. This brings the total to more than $3 billion in Public Assistance funds that FEMA has obligated to the government of Puerto Rico and municipalities.

 

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If You Didn’t Register With FEMA, You Didn’t Register

FEMA - News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:51

AUSTIN, Texas— If you were affected by the severe storms and flooding of June 19 – July 13, 2018, and need federal assistance, and you didn’t register directly with FEMA, you are not registered.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 7, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:58


Colorado Daily Status Report August 7, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus080718

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
  • Severe Storms & Tornado, Morgan County
  • Plateau Fire, Dolores/Montezuma County: 5750 Acres | 15% Contained
  • Red Canyon Fire, Rio Blanco County: 5766 Acres | 88% Contained
  • Cache Creek Fire, Garfield County: 1425 Acres | 14% Contained
  • Cabin Lake Fire, Rio Blanco County: 1158 Acres | 72% Contained
  • Bull Draw Fire, Montrose County: 6926 Acres | 35% Acres
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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FEMA Hosts Meetings to Help People With Disabilities Cope with Disasters

FEMA - News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:13

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – During the month of August 2018, FEMA’s Core Advisory Group  Disability Integration Team will host five briefings across Puerto Rico. These briefings will identify issues and barriers and develop strategies for promoting inclusion and integration throughout all phases of emergency management.

 

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HUD-Assisted Residents in Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells Counties May be Eligible for More Aid

FEMA - News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:36

AUSTIN, Texas – Survivors in Hidalgo, Cameron or Jim Wells County that were impacted by the recent severe storms and flooding and were receiving rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prior to the disaster, may be eligible for disaster assistance from FEMA.

 

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