Emergency Management

San Diego Disaster Recovery Center Transitioning to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center

FEMA - News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:24

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in San Diego County in Bonsall will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) as of Monday, Feb. 5.

DRCs are jointly run by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Representatives from Cal OES, FEMA, SBA and other state and federal agencies staff the DRCs. They offer survivors of the December wildfires and recent mudslides disaster assistance resources.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: February 1, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:17

Colorado Daily Status Report February 1, 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 4Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported
Anticpated Road Closure:  February 2, 2018 for Adams County Sheriff's Office fallen deputy procession will take place on I-25 and Highway 7 in the northern Denver metro area. At 8 a.m. the exit ramps from I-25 to Highway 7 will be closed. At approximately 9 a.m., Highway 7 will be closed between 119th St-166th Ave. beginning at approximately 9 a.m., rolling roadblocks along northbound I-25 will occur between 104th Ave - Highway 7 and then west on Highway 7 to 119th St. Delays are likely. Plan ahead. (http://cotrip.org/home.htm

View the full Colorado Daily Status Report for February 1, 2018.
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Help Remains After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

FEMA - News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:34

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Humble will close today, January 31 at 6 p.m. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

 

The center is at the following location:

Harris County
Humble Senior Activity Center
1401 S. Houston Ave.
Humble, TX 77338Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Aransas County

FEMA - News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:13

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Friday, Feb. 2, at 9 a.m. in the city of Fulton. This location will serve residents of Aransas County, Rockport/Fulton and surrounding areas.

 

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Disaster assistance is available to the Pueblo of Acoma

FEMA - News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:07

DENTON, Texas – Last month the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance had been made available for the Pueblo of Acoma to supplement tribal recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storms and flooding from October 4 to October 6, 2017.

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FEMA Provides Additional $138 Million to Restore Power, Remove Debris in U.S. Virgin Islands

FEMA - News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:54

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $138 million in additional grants to pay for restoration of electric power and removal of debris in the U.S. Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) grant program obligated nearly $100 million for power restoration and more than $38 million for debris removal. The grants, which reimburse 100 percent of eligible costs, include:

Power restoration

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FEMA Provides Additional $138 Million to Restore Power, Remove Debris in U.S. Virgin Islands

FEMA - News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:53

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $138 million in additional grants to pay for restoration of electric power and removal of debris in the U.S. Virgin Islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) grant program obligated nearly $100 million for power restoration and more than $38 million for debris removal. The grants, which reimburse 100 percent of eligible costs, include:

Power restoration

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Colorado Daily Status Report: January 31, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:00

Colorado Daily Status Report January 31, 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 4Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

View the full Colorado Daily Status Report for January 31, 2018.
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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers now open in Lajas and Trujillo Alto

FEMA - News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:15

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Trujillo Alto and Lajas. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Los Angeles County

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 13:29

A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will open on Tuesday, January 30 in Lake View Terrace to offer residents affected by the December wildfires and flooding, mudflows, and debris flows directly related to the wildfires resources for disaster assistance.

The center will be located at:

Lake View Terrace Recreation Center
11075 Foot Hill Blvd
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until further notice. The center will be closed on Sundays.

Representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will staff the center. Residents of any of the designated counties – Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura – can seek help at the Lake View Terrace DRC.

Before visiting a DRC, survivors are encouraged to apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362.  The deadline to register for disaster assistance for these events is March 16, 2018, but survivors are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.

Applicants should have the following information at hand:

  • Social Security number.
  • Address of the damaged primary residence.
  • Description of the damage.
  • Information about insurance coverage.
  • A current contact telephone number.
  • An address where they can receive mail.
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.

Residents of the designated counties can find the closest DRC by going online at fema.gov/drc or texting 43362 with the message DRC and their ZIP Code. Standard message and data rates apply.

Houses of Worship Have Until Feb. 16 to Apply for FEMA Public Assistance

FEMA - News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:36

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – With the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recent change in policy to allow private nonprofit (PNP) houses of worship to be eligible for disaster assistance, the deadline for these entities to make a Request for Public Assistance in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been extended to Feb. 16, 2018.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: January 30, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:01

Colorado Daily Status Report January 30, 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 4Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

View the full Colorado Daily Status Report for January 30, 2018.
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Nonprofit Houses of Worship May Apply for FEMA Help

FEMA - News - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 09:33

ORLANDO, Fla. – A FEMA policy update has made private nonprofit houses of worship eligible to apply for potential funding through the Public Assistance grant program to help with certain disaster-related costs.

The deadline for Florida houses of worship to submit a request for Hurricane Irma-related expenses is Thursday, Feb. 15.

Eligibility requirements for houses of worship

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Los Angeles County

FEMA - News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:09

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Los Angeles County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will open on Tuesday, January 30 in Lake View Terrace to offer residents affected by the December wildfires and flooding, mudflows, and debris flows directly related to the wildfires resources for disaster assistance. 

The center will be located at:

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Re-opened in Arecibo

FEMA - News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:53

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA re-opened the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Arecibo.

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Hiring Local Residents is a Win-Win for FEMA and Florida

FEMA - News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:31

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA is helping Florida’s economy after Hurricane Irma not just by providing financial assistance to families and state and local governments. The agency also hires Florida residents to help with recovery.

The agency has hired more than 200 Floridians around the state, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Willie Nunn, head of FEMA’s recovery mission in Florida.

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State of Rhode Island StormReady Achievement

State - RI Emergency Management - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:15
MEDIA ADVISORY All 39 Cities and Towns to Receive Honor from the National Weather Service What: The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is pleased to announce that Rhode Island is the first state in the country to have all...

Jan. 31 is Last Day to Visit Disaster Recovery Center in Christiansted at Old Post Office

FEMA - News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:44

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands –The last day to visit the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Old Post Office in Christiansted, St. Croix, is Wednesday, Jan. 31.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: January 29, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:00

Colorado Daily Status Report January 29, 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 4Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

View the full Colorado Daily Status Report for January 29, 2018.
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Help Remains: Disaster Recovery Center Relocates in Aransas County

FEMA - News - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 12:39

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Rockport is temporarily closed. The State and FEMA are working with local officials to identify another location to provide face-to-face help to survivors in this area; the new location will be announced when it opens. Remember, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

Until the new Rockport DRC reopens, the nearest DRC is at the following location:

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