Emergency Management

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Lowe’s in Shallotte

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 13:52

 

RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the Lowe’s in Shallotte Feb. 4 through Feb. 16.

FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

Mitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property damage by lessening the impact of future disasters. The mitigation specialists will be available at:

Lowe’s

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FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Lowe’s in Fayetteville

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 13:50

RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the Lowe’s in Fayetteville Feb. 4 through Feb. 16.

FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

Mitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property damage by lessening the impact of future disasters. The mitigation specialists will be available at:

Lowe’s

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FEMA extiende la fecha límite para solicitar asistencia por desastre al 15 de febrero

State - California - CALOES - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:20
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Los residentes de los condados de Butte, Los Ángeles y Ventura que sufrieron daños por los incendios

Colorado Daily Status Report: February 1, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:22

Colorado Daily Status Report February 1, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus020119
 Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

 State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: monitoring weather-related needs and supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
 Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Kanawha County, West Virginia Lowers Flood Insurance Premiums Nearly $75,000

FEMA - News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:29

PHILADELPHIA – Residents of Kanawha County, West Virginia have received a nearly $75,000 reduction in their flood insurance premiums through an increase of various floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Alaska

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:09

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 state of Alaska. These federal aid programs are intended to augment state and local assistance.

Individual Assistance

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alaska

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 20:57

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alaska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by an earthquake on November 30, 2018.

 

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Woolsey Fire Survivors in Los Angeles County Late Submission Period for Right-of-Entry Forms Open Until Feb. 15

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 18:50
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), in conjunction with Los Angeles County and participating state and federal

Late Submission Period for Right-of-Entry Forms for Camp Fire Survivors Ends Feb. 15

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:30
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), in conjunction with Butte County and participating state and federal agencies,

Are you more impactful than a 5th grader?

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 16:32

Math Career Carnival shows Nacogdoches students they can make a difference

AUSTIN, Texas — Getting 5th graders interested in math can be hard. At the recent Central Heights Elementary School Math Career Carnival, student-teachers from Stephen F. Austin State University tried games, art, prizes and other techniques. But it was the thrill of helping their community that captured kids’ imaginations.

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A Weekend Warmup Could Mean Flooding: Here’s What to Know

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 14:21

CHICAGO – After a historic Arctic freeze across much of the Midwest, flooding concerns aren’t likely top of mind for most. However, with a possible temperature swing of 60 to 70 degrees in many areas by the weekend, the risks of flooding from snow melt, ice jams and water run-off are very real. And those risks will remain a threat as we get closer to the warmer months of Spring.

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FEMA Extends Disaster Registration Deadline to Feb. 15

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:42

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Residents in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties who suffered damages from the Camp, Hill or Woolsey wildfires have 15 more days to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 is now the last day to register.

The State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) requested an extension from FEMA, based on continued registrations, which indicate some are still assessing their damage and need additional time to apply for aid.

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FEMA Extends Disaster Registration Deadline to Feb. 15

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:31
Residents in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties who suffered damages from the Camp, Hill or Woolsey wildfires have 15

FEMA Obligates $29 Million in Additional Federal Grants to Puerto Rico

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:46

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded $28.8 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María.

 

These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.3 billion.

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Fact Sheet: Families Living in FEMA Temporary Housing Must Have a Plan to Move Out

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:31

601 mobile homes and travel trailers provided by FEMA are now occupied by Hurricane Florence survivors across North Carolina.

The 571 households currently occupying these units total 1,608 people.

8,632 households have been approved for a FEMA direct housing unit in the 13 counties ruled eligible for such help.

Households receiving direct housing assistance from FEMA need to provide FEMA with a permanent housing plan in order to remain eligible.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: January 31, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:21

Colorado Daily Status Report January 31, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus013119
 Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

 State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: monitoring weather-related needs and supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
 Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshop in Lumberton

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:08

Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshop in Lumberton

RALEIGH, N.C. – Robeson County residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the Emergency Operations Center in Lumberton on Feb. 7.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available to answer questions about home repair and resiliency, making disaster plans, the importance of flood insurance and the opportunity for attendees to locate their properties on the floodplain map.

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Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshop in Fayetteville

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:04

RALEIGH, N.C. – Fayetteville area residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the College Lake Recreation Center in Fayetteville on Feb. 5.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available to answer questions about home repair and resiliency, making disaster plans, the importance of flood insurance and the opportunity for attendees to locate their properties on the floodplain map.

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Cal OES Pre-Positions Critical Firefighting Resources, Personnel in Riverside County

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:20
In preparation for intense rainfall in the areas near recent wildfire burn scar zones in Southern California, the Governor’s Office

Homeowners With Substantial Damage/Improvement to Homes Have Options

FEMA - News - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 14:53

RALEIGH, N.C. – In communities affected by Hurricane Florence, local building officials or floodplain managers may find that a structure has been “substantially damaged” and must be updated to meet the requirements of floodplain ordinances.

 

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