Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: October 5, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:20

Colorado Daily Status Report October 5, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus100518
 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 IncidentsSilver Creek, Routt County
Bull Draw, Montrose County
Ryan, Routt County

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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FACT SHEET: Pender County at a Glance

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 06:11

In the three weeks since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Pender County residents have received more than $20 million in state and federal funds.

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Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative

State - MD Emergency Management - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 22:51

Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative

Launches New School Safety Tip Line and Mobile App For Reporting Threats

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 3, 2018) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students school facilities. The governor made the announcement at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) with student leaders, education officials, law enforcement leaders and others in attendance.

“Incidents of targeted violence at our schools are rarely sudden impulsive acts; instead, in the majority of these incidents, another person was aware of what the student was thinking or planning to do,” said Governor Hogan. “We must remain ever vigilant when it comes to protecting our kids, and we are counting on our local school communities, our students, teachers, and parents to work together with us in these important efforts.”

Students, family members, parents, teachers, administrators, and other community members can anonymously report information to Safe Schools Maryland via a mobile app available for download through the Apple App Store or Google Play, online at www.SafeSchoolsMD.org, or by calling 1-833-MD-B-SAFE (1-833-632-7233). Trained technicians will respond to reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The tip line staff will share incoming information with appropriate school system officials and staff; law enforcement personnel; fire, emergency, behavioral health, and medical staff; and other partners to help prevent violent or dangerous incidents at schools around the state and provide assistance to students in crisis. Students, parents, teachers, administrative staff, and others should be vigilant and report any activity that makes them feel uncomfortable, nervous, or frightened about the safety of their school, themselves, or others.

In many recent school violence incidents or threats, assailants have exhibited behavior that signaled a potential for violent activity or discussed such activity on social media. Some potential incidents around the country have been thwarted because alert students, parents, school staff, or others reported suspicious behaviors to appropriate authorities.

“Sadly, all too often students, choose to remain silent because they are afraid of retaliation, rejection, or stigmatization by their peers. The troubling result is a ‘code of silence’ in which students suffer harm that could have been prevented if another person had chosen to speak out. We need to empower our students to break that ‘code of silence’,” said Governor Hogan. “If they see unsafe situations or behavior, including threats made in person or on social media, bullying, or a friend who expresses the desire to hurt themselves or others, we need young Marylanders to say something and to do something without fear of retribution for coming forward.”

Governor Hogan has asked MEMA to coordinate the school safety tip line and mobile app in partnership with the Maryland Center for School Safety. MEMA has trained existing staff and is hiring new staff to ensure that tip line calls and reports are answered 24/7.

“We are honored that Governor Hogan has asked MEMA to coordinate the new safety initiative,” said MEMA Executive Director Russ Strickland. “This is aligned with MEMA’s mission to coordinate resources from multiple agencies and to be the authoritative source of 24-hour information gathering and dissemination. We are excited to take the lead to help our state, local, and non-government partners make Maryland schools safer as the field of emergency management broadens.”

As part of the announcement, education and public safety officials met with student leaders to discuss the tip line and other possible steps to reduce the likelihood of school violence. The students also had a chance to tour the MEMA facility and learn about MEMA, the State Emergency Operations Center, and The Maryland Joint Operations Center activities as we as actionable steps they can take to be well prepared in the event of an emergency. During their visit to MEMA, students received promotional posters that are also being distributed to schools electronically and will be available on the website, www.SafeSchoolsMD.org. Digital billboards throughout the state will begin displaying Safe Schools Maryland information starting today as part of the campaign launch.

The governor also announced that the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) was just awarded $3.6 million in federal school safety grants, which will supplement over $40 million in state funding provided in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. A five-year, $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Maryland to implement the Maryland School Emergency Preparedness Program, a partnership between MSDE, local school systems, MEMA and local emergency managers. In addition, a three-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will allow MSDE to implement a new violence prevention model in schools across the state.

“Learning simply cannot take place in a school where students and teachers don’t feel safe,” Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools said. “These funds will help Maryland update and modernize emergency operations plans in schools throughout the state, and utilize state-of-the-art techniques to better identify potential threats to student safety.”

Earlier this year, Governor Hogan proposed and enacted landmark school safety legislation, expanding the work of the Maryland Center for School Safety, creating statewide school safety standards requiring standardized training and certification for school resource officers, and requiring each school system in Maryland to develop mental health assessment teams in order to identify students whose behavior may pose a threat to safety and provide interventions.

CNMI GOVERNMENT AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IMPACTED BY TYPHOON MANGKHUT URGED TO APPLY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS

FEMA - News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 16:08

The Office of the Governor, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of Public Assistance in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is highly encouraging local government entities and non-profit organizations who sustained property loss or damage from Typhoon Mangkhut to apply for Public Assistance.

 

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Renters Facing Eviction in North Carolina May Be Eligible for Federal Help

FEMA - News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 14:32

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina renters who face eviction or have been evicted from their storm-damaged apartment complex—whether their unit had damage or not—may be eligible for disaster assistance from FEMA.

 

There are several ways to apply for disaster assistance:

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Military Personnel and Disaster Assistance

FEMA - News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:37

Military Personnel and Disaster Assistance

  • The Safe Haven Allowance from the Department of Defense assists military personnel and their families with disaster-caused housing costs.

 

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FEMA grants nearly $3.9 million to the City of Orange for debris removal

FEMA - News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:51

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.9 million to the City of Orange for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.

 

The city removed 225,000 cubic yards of debris from public rights of way.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: October 4, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:18

Colorado Daily Status Report October 4, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus100418
 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 IncidentsSilver Creek, Routt County
Bull Draw, Montrose County
Ryan, Routt County

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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State and Federal Disaster Funds Top $210 Million

FEMA - News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:08

 

 

RALEIGH, N.C.Three weeks after the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, more than $210 million in state and federal funds has been provided directly to North Carolinians to aid in their recovery.

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State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Open in Lenoir County

FEMA - News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 09:54

RALEIGH, N.C. – A disaster recovery center is now open in the city of Kinston in Lenoir County.

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Podcast Episode 52: Cal OES Team Returns from Hurricane Florence Assistance and Shares Experiences, Part-1

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:31
On September 12, 2018, Cal OES deployed emergency and incident management specialists to assist with emergency response efforts for Hurricane

Three More State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Opening this Week

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:20

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State of South Carolina and FEMA will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Marion County Thursday, Oct. 4; Marlboro County Friday, Oct. 5, and Georgetown County Sunday, Oct. 7.

The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in the counties included in the South Carolina major disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence and the subsequent floods.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: October 3, 2018

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

Colorado Daily Status Report October 3, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus100318
 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 IncidentsSilver Creek, Routt County
Bull Draw, Montrose County
Ryan, Routt County

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Disaster Recovery Centers Close Temporarily for Columbus Day

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:29

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Humacao and Vieques disaster recovery centers operated jointly by the Government of Puerto Rico and FEMA are temporarily closed Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day.

 

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Cal OES Seeks Requests for Application for $8.8M For Family Justice Center Program

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:22
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services and Public Safety Branch, is pleased to announce the

Understanding Your FEMA Determination Letter or Email

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:13

RALEIGH, N.C.After registering for disaster assistance, you may receive a determination letter by mail or email from FEMA. Read your determination letter carefully to understand your eligibility for federal assistance.

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Federal Aid Programs For The Territory Of Guam

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 07:27

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 territory of Guam

Assistance for Territory and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Territory of Guam

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 07:15

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the territory of Guam to supplement territorial recovery efforts in the areas affected by Typhoon Mangkhut from September 10 through September 11, 2018.


Federal funding is also available to the territory, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Typhoon Mangkhut.

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FEMA Approves $3,392,648 to Provincetown, Massachusetts for MacMillan Pier Permanent Repairs and Mitigation

FEMA - News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 07:02

October 2, 2018

FEMA Region 1
Contact: Dennis Pinkham
Phone: 617-956-7547

 

News Release

 

 

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