Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 15, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:42


Colorado Daily Status Report September 15, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: None Reported
Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported
 Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report September 15, 2017
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FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Enhances the Flood Claims Process and Extends Grace Period for Policy Renewals

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:06

WASHINGTON—To support the ongoing disaster recovery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is enhancing the flood insurance claims process, and extending the grace period for paying policy renewal premiums for insured survivors affected by Hurricane Irma.

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Hurricane Irma Response and Relief Operations Continue with Full Federal Capability

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:04

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 and local emergency responders to help address the immediate needs of survivors, following Hurricane Irma.

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Fact Sheet: Hurricane Harvey Survivors: We Speak Your Language

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:17

Translators for most languages spoken by those who want to apply for federal disaster assistance are available at State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers, with FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams and by calling the FEMA registration line.

These languages include Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese.

When you call the FEMA toll-free number, 800-621-3362, you will be asked in English to press

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Talk to Local Officials Before Rebuilding

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:19

MIDLAND, Mich. — Michigan homeowners, landlords and business owners are reminded to check with local government building officials regarding permits before repairing or rebuilding a structure damaged by June storms and flooding.

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3 Consejos Para Estar Preparados

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:08

Hemos visto recientemente en varios partes del país lo fuerte que puede ser la madre naturaleza. California tiene varios riesgos tal como temblores, incendios forestales, tormentas fuertes y no sabemos cuándo ocurrirá el próximo desastre. Por eso es importante tomar medidas para prepararnos antes de que un desastre ocurra. Aquí están tres pasos para prepararse:

Identifique Sus Riesgos.

Cuáles son los riesgos peligros donde usted vive o trabaja? Cal OES MyHazards te ayuda a descubrir los riesgos en su área. Visite a MyHazards, aquí: http://myhazards.caloes.ca.gov/.

 

Haga Un Plan de Emergencia.

Es importante planificar con anticipación porque puede ser que no estés junto con su familia cuando un desastre ocurre. Información sobre lo que un plan de emergencia debe tener, aquí: https://www.listo.gov/es/haga-un-plan

 

Prepare Un Kit De Emergencia.

Es buen idea tener un kit de emergencia en su casa y su coche. Un kit de emergencia debe tener artículos como agua potable, comida enlatados, linterna, botiquín de primeros auxilios, y mas! Aquí esta más información sobre lo que un kit de emergencia debe contener: https://www.listo.gov/es/kit

 

Para más información y recursos, visite a:

Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Gobernardor de California (Cal OES) 

Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA)

Nine Additional Florida Counties Designated for Individual Assistance

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 19:09

ATLANTA – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Nassau, Suwannee and Union counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Begin FEMA’s Operation Blue Roof in Nine Florida Counties

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:24

 

Tallahassee, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has been tasked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist eligible homeowners with temporary roof repairs. The program, named Operation Blue Roof, 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.

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Sheltering and Immediate Assistance Available after Hurricane Irma

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:09

WASHINGTON – In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, life, personal safety, and access to safe shelter remains a priority of local officials, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the entire federal family.

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FEMA Teams Canvassing Disaster-Designated Counties to Help Survivors

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:13

ATLANTA – Outreach teams from FEMA are canvassing Florida communities affected by Hurricane Irma.

The teams are working in federally designated counties to help residents register for disaster assistance and to quickly identify and address immediate and emerging needs. The teams can also provide application updates and referrals to additional community resources for remaining needs.

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Coordinated Efforts Underway to Meet Survivor Needs and Restore Basic Services in Virgin Islands

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:59

St. Croix, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating a major federal effort in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to rush much-needed care and commodities to Hurricane Irma survivors while supporting the restoration of basic services.

One week since Hurricane Irma tore through the Virgin Islands, FEMA continues to work with the federal family, as well as territorial, local, private sector and voluntary agency partners, to respond to immediate survivor needs while jumpstarting the longer-term recovery effort.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: September 14, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:47


Colorado Daily Status Report September 14, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: Deep Creek Fire, Pine Tree Fire
Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported

Incident NameDeep Creek Fire (Final Update)Incident Start DateSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.Location/CountyRoutt CountyCauseUnknownAcres4,161Containment100%Evacuations/Road ClosuresNone ReportedFatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedResources· DHSEM Regional Field Manager and DFPC Fire Management Officer
· A Type II Incident Management TeamFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 5, 2017Information SourcesInciweb Routt County Website Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519
 
Incident NamePine Tree Fire (Final Update)Incident Start DateSeptember 9, 2017 at 4 p.m.Location/CountyMoffat CountyCauseLightningAcres4,735Containment100%Evacuations/ClosuresNone ReportedFatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 10, 2017Resources· A Type II Incident Management TeamInformation SourcesMoffat County Facebook Page Inciweb Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519





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Federal Family Continues Response and Relief Operations Following Hurricane Irma

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:55

WASHINGTON – In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is actively coordinating the efforts of the federal family, working alongside state and local emergency responders to help address the immediate needs of survivors.

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Fact Sheet: NFIP “Substantial Damage” – What Does It Mean?

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:32

The decision about a structure being “substantially damaged” is made at a local government level, generally by a building official or floodplain manager.

Substantial damage applies to a structure in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) – or 1-percent-annual-chance floodplain – for which the total cost of repairs is 50 percent or more of the structure’s market value before the disaster occurred, regardless of the cause of damage. This percentage could vary among jurisdictions, but must not be below NFIP standards.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Wharton County

FEMA - News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:31

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center opens Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Wharton County in the city of Wharton.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Disaster Recovery Center at George R. Brown Center Moves to New Address

FEMA - News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:26

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston will transition to a new address on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Harris County

FEMA - News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:00

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Harris County in the city of Webster.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Twenty-one Additional Florida Counties Designated for Individual Assistance

FEMA - News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:58

ATLANTAHomeowners, renters and business owners in Brevard, Citrus, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Polk, St. Lucie, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma. Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Putnam Sarasota, and St.

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Federal Partners Supporting Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

FEMA - News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:45

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to coordinate the efforts of dozens of federal agencies supporting response following Hurricane Irma’s damage to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Florida.  Today, more than 38,000 federal personnel are working to support state, Commonwealth, territorial, tribal and local officials; additional staff continue to deploy.

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Tropical Storm Irma in Alabama

FEMA - News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:55

CLANTON, Ala. – Following Tropical Storm Irma, FEMA and the State of Alabama, Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) want to provide information regarding the emergency declaration for the State and Poarch Band of Creek Indians, as well as information for residents of Florida who may have evacuated to the State of Alabama.

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