Emergency Management

Public Notice: Major Disaster Declaration

State - California - CALOES - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:58
FEMA-4407-Dr-CA The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its


FEMA - News - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:45

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to provide financial assistance to the State of California, local and Indian tribal governments, and private nonprofit organizations under major disaster declaration FEMA-4407-DR-CA.  This notice applies to the Individual Assistance (IA), Public Assistance (PA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207.

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FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available at Praise 105.5 FM Fall Festival in Albany

FEMA - News - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:14

ATLANTA – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.

Advisers will be available one day only during the Praise 105.5 FM Fall Festival, Friday, Dec. 7, from noon – 6 p.m. at:

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FEMA grants $2.68 million to Aransas County Navigation District

FEMA - News - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:00

AUSTIN, Texas — FEMA has awarded more than $2.68 million to the Aransas County Navigation District for two pavilions damaged by Hurricane Harvey.


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Hurricane Michael Disaster Survivors Can Get Free Publications to Help in Rebuilding

FEMA - News - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:43

If you are one of the Florida residents who suffered damage when Hurricane Michael tore through the Panhandle in October and who either has started or is planning to start rebuilding, the State of Florida and FEMA have a wide range of free resources available to you.

 Online publications from FEMA describe the way do-it-yourselfers and contractors can rebuild in a way to reduce risks to your property in the future. To get started, go to the following websites:

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Colorado Daily Status Report: December 3, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report December 3, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus120318

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 IncidentsSEOC/Field Services is not tracking any significant incidents at this time

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Wisconsin Residents have Two Weeks Left to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance

FEMA - News - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:22


Madison, Wis. – Wisconsin residents affected by the late summer storms and flooding have two weeks left to register for federal disaster assistance. The deadline is Monday, December 17, 2018.
Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) remain open in Dane and Vernon counties from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They are located at:

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Residents and Business Owners Advised to Begin Preparations Prior to Re-Entry

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 19:33
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2018 Butte County, Town of Paradise, Calif. – The Butte County Sheriff’s Office and Paradise

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Alaska

FEMA - News - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 13:19

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 emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of Alaska.


Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:


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President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Alaska

FEMA - News - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 13:08

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Alaska to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by an earthquake on November 30, 2018.


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Statement on NFIP Reauthorization from David Maurstad, Chief Executive of NFIP

FEMA - News - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 09:40

WASHINGTON, D.C. - FEMA is grateful to Congress and the president for the short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program through December 7, 2018. The reauthorization of this program will allow individuals, families, businesses, and communities to purchase insurance to protect their homes and businesses from flooding, the most costly type of natural disaster in the United States. As we have witnessed over the years, floods can happen anywhere, at any time.

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FEMA Launches Integration Team in Idaho

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 22:17

BOTHELL, Wash. – Idaho is now one of 10 states to have FEMA staff assigned to its emergency management agency. The FEMA Integration Team (FIT) will provide technical and training assistance on FEMA’s programs and continuous on-site support to the state.


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Federal Aid Programs for the Tohono O’odham Nation

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:34

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 Tohono O’odham Nation.

Assistance for the Tribe Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the Tohono O’odham Nation

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:42

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available for the Tohono O’odham Nation to supplement tribal recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from October 1 to October 3, 2018.


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U.S. EPA and Calif. DTSC Begin Hazardous Waste Removal Following Camp Fire

State - California - CALOES - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:17
For Immediate Release: November 30, 2018   BUTTE COUNTY – On Monday, December 3 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

FEMA temporary housing units authorized for sale to eligible occupants

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:48

AUSTIN, Texas — At the request of the State of Texas, certain Hurricane Harvey survivors living in FEMA temporary housing units (THUs) administered by the Texas General Land Office will be offered the opportunity to purchase their current unit.


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FEMA, State Continue Building Resiliency in Maryland

State - MD Emergency Management - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:16


REISTERSTOWN, Md. (November 30, 2018) — The State of Maryland and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) understand the importance of risk reduction and vulnerability identification before a disaster strikes. On November 29 – 30, 2018, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), FEMA, the United States Department of Energy, and the National Governors Association met with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Council at the Maryland Resilience Retreat. These partners came together to build an interdisciplinary understanding of resilience and identify how Maryland’s state agencies can leverage programs and relationships to reduce statewide risk and advance resilience.

“Our administration recognizes the importance of preparedness in the event of an emergency,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “The Maryland Resilience Retreat is an opportunity to both learn and share best practices and knowledge surrounding effective emergency management. Being prepared is a shared responsibility, and Maryland will continue to embrace our leadership role as a national model for resiliency and security.”

Emergency managers want Americans to understand that emergencies can happen at any time with little to no warning. Major events like hurricanes arrive with advance notice, and they bring along the potential for devastating effects. Conversely, flooding events, the most common disaster across the United States, can happen with no warning.

“Across Maryland, we have seen the impacts of disasters on our communities,” stated Russ Strickland, Executive Director of MEMA. “Every incident is different and affects communities to varying extents. We want Marylanders and State officials to understand the risks of natural and human-caused disasters and to take steps to reduce those risks. This knowledge will help shape a resilient Maryland where communities thrive.”

MEMA hosts information on individual preparedness, such as the Know Your Zone hurricane preparedness and evacuation awareness campaign, and all-hazard stakeholder-specific learning resources, at their website at mema.maryland.gov.

Recent emergencies, such as the California wildfires and recent hurricane seasons, highlight the importance of building a culture of preparedness throughout the Nation. FEMA Administrator Brock Long, FEMA Region III Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney, and MEMA Executive Director Russ Strickland also met at MEMA to discuss resiliency in the State and the long-term recovery efforts of Maryland communities impacted by disasters.

“Maryland’s communities are developing their culture of preparedness thanks to MEMA’s efforts and Maryland’s recognition that we must engage with the whole community to instill a true culture of preparedness,” stated MaryAnn Tierney, FEMA Region III Regional Administrator. “It starts with individuals – do you have insurance coverage or a plan for how you’ll recover? Do you know what you’ll do in an emergency? That expands to businesses, non-profits, and beyond. A true culture of preparedness starts at the bottom and works its way up.” This collaboration includes FEMA’s continuing support and engagement with the State in recovering from May 2018 flooding events across multiple Maryland jurisdictions.

There are a wide variety of resources to help individuals, businesses, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and communities to prepare:

  • www.Ready.gov – FEMA’s website for  preparedness information.
  • mema.maryland.gov – MEMA’s website has a variety of resources to help Marylanders prepare for potential emergencies.
  • www.Ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team – The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a great way for communities and motivated individuals to work together to prepare and protect their communities.
  • www.Ready.gov/youth-preparedness – Young people are impacted by disasters, but they can also be empowered to help their families and communities in disasters. Learn more!
  • www.Floodsmart.gov – Did you know 98% of counties across the U.S. have flooded, or that just 1 inch of water can cause up to $25,000 in damages? Flood insurance provides the best protection against flooding and is available to anyone.

MEMA and FEMA continue to work together to help communities across Maryland prepare for potential disasters, whether they are personal emergencies, a flooding event across county lines, or a major hurricane. It takes all of us to prepare for these events and build a culture of preparedness across the State and the Nation. Developing resiliency and preparedness strategies now can make a tremendous difference in our ability to respond to future disasters.

For more information on MEMA, please visit mema.maryland.gov. For more information on FEMA, please visit www.fema.gov. For more information on FEMA Region III, which covers the State of Maryland, please visit www.fema.gov/region-iii-dc-de-md-pa-va-wv.

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region III’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Stay informed of FEMA’s activities online: videos and podcasts are available at fema.gov/medialibrary and youtube.com/fema. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion3.

Hurricane Harvey temporary housing program extended until August 2019

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:11

AUSTIN, Texas — A recent extension to the temporary housing program provided by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may provide Hurricane Harvey survivors a manufactured housing unit, travel-trailer or direct-lease apartment until Aug. 25, 2019. The program was originally set to end Feb. 25, 2019.


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El centro de asistencia por desastre de Malibú se convierte en un centro de recuperación de desastres

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:40

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – El centro de asistencia por desastre en el Centro Cívico de Malibú cerrará a las 6 p.m., el viernes, 30 de noviembre, y reabrirá el sábado, 1 de diciembre como un Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés).

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