Emergency Management

Disaster Recovery Center to Close June 11 in Greensboro; Help Remains Available

FEMA - News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 08:09

RALEIGH, N.C. – State and federal recovery officials announced the Greensboro disaster recovery center opened to support survivors of the April 15 tornado will end operations at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018. Survivors may still register for disaster assistance online or via phone. The deadline to register is July 9, 2018.

 

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Delphi for Two Days

FEMA - News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:32

Indianapolis, IN – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, in Delphi to help Indiana flood survivors. The DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Madison for Two Days

FEMA - News - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:27

Indianapolis, IN – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, in Madison to help Indiana flood survivors. The DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

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Geared Up for “Super Thursday” at CSTI Hazmat Training

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:35



In this episode (#46) we take you to Super Thursday, a sort of “final exam day” for students attending the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) Hazmat Specialist course.

We talk with Alex Cabassa, Cal OES Assistant Director, and CSTI Superintendent about the uniqueness of the course, its hands-on approach and the facility in which it takes place. 

 

We also talk with Jim Tate, CSTI Emergency Management Coordinator Instructor-2. He talks about the training itself and what students learn and how important it is.  There is a companion video for this podcast which can be found here after Thursday, June 7, 2018.

 

 

Under the reorganization of Cal OES, CSTI has evolved into a statewide enterprise with responsibility for supporting training, exercises and education in wide variety of areas including but not limited to; emergency management, public safety, homeland security, hazardous materials, disaster recovery and crisis communications. CSTI is no longer just defined by the San Luis Obispo campus you may be familiar with, but is being developed into a more holistic resource to support your needs whether you are a government, non-profit or private sector organization.

Be sure to visit oesnews.com after Thursday, June 7, 2018 to watch the companion video and see the many pictures taken during Super Thursday!

Click to view slideshow. Links

http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/california-specialized-training-institute

Disaster Recovery Centers Can Help Seniors Recover From María

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:53

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –Disaster recovery centers operated by FEMA and the government of Puerto Rico are a good resource for seniors to receive assistance or advice to help with damage and other services as a result of Hurricane María.

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Mayors in Puerto Rico Receive Updates on Reconstruction and Preparedness

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:23

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – With billions of federal dollars being allocated for Hurricane María recovery, FEMA officials are reassuring the government of Puerto Rico and its mayors that the island is better prepared to withstand any new storm.

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Fact Sheet: Hurricane season is here: Prepare your home and family today

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:12

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season arrived last week, even as thousands of Texans continue to rebuild and recover from last year’s devastating Hurricane Harvey. This season’s weather is dangerous and unpredictable, but there are steps you can take to keep your family safe in case of a hurricane and ease your transition to recovery:  

 

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Help remains available after San Patricio County Disaster Recovery Center closes

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:49

AUSTIN, Texas The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Aransas Pass will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, June 15. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.

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Colorado Daily Status Report; June 5, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:00

Colorado Daily Status Report June 5, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus060518.
 Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts
 State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level
  • Level 3: Supporting the 416 fire near Durango.
  • Current Disasters/Large Incidents:
    • 416 Fire in La Plata County near Durango
 Major Road Impacts/ClosuresUS 550 north of Durango will again be temporarily opened from 8 AM to 6 PM. Access will be limited to one-lane alternating traffic. It is critical that motorists follow the escort vehicle and remain in their lane. Do not pass. The far-west lane is being utilized by firefighting crews and equipment.



Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report.
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Help will remain available after Galveston County Disaster Recovery Center closes

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:46

AUSTIN, Texas The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dickinson will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, June 8. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.

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Community Efforts Speed Up Hurricane Irma Recovery

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:40

Videos Online Tell Their Stories

 

ORLANDO, Fla. –Disaster preparation and recovery begin and end locally because community-based resources are the longest lasting presence before and after events like hurricanes.

 

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Emergency Prescription Assistance Program Extended For Disaster Survivors

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:13

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for disaster survivors who have no prescription insurance coverage has been extended through June 15.

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FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers in Calhoun and Cullman counties to Close

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:34

ANNISTON, Ala. – The FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Calhoun and Cullman counties will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, June 8.

 

You still have time to visit one of these DRCs if you want to meet with a FEMA or U.S. Small Business Administration representative. The DRCs are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are located at:

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Understanding Your FEMA Letter: What to Do Next

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:44

Indiana residents affected by the February flooding may have received a letter from FEMA saying they are ineligible for Housing Assistance. Read your letter carefully to understand the reason for the determination.

Keep in mind:

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Florida Keys Continues Rebounding after Hurricane Irma

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:43

Local Efforts Spur Recovery

ORLANDO, Fla. – Disaster recovery takes time but local initiatives in the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma have accelerated the process.

The storm packed 130 mph winds when it made landfall on Cudjoe Key on Sept. 10, 2017 and continued through the Keys as a destructive, major hurricane. Officials and locals in the Keys saved lives, reduced disaster effects and waited little time to begin repairing and rebuilding.

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Free Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available at The Home Depot in Clarksville

FEMA - News - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:20

Indianapolis, IN – As Hoosiers repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred Feb. 14-March 4, 2018, FEMA and The Home Depot store in Clarksville have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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DEADLINES FOR PUBLIC AGENCIES, PRIVATE NONPROFIT AGENCIES TO FILE REQUESTS FOR STORM RECOVERY ASSISTANCE

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 19:48

HONOLULU – On May 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Hawaii triggering the release of Federal funds, specifically Public Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs, from severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that occurred April 13-16, 2018.

 

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How the Elderly Can Prepare for Storms

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:50

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – When a hurricane comes along, elderly people can be especially vulnerable. They are more likely to have diminished awareness, health problems, access and functional needs and various other limitations.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: June 4, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:57

Colorado Daily Status Report June 4, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus060418.
 Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts
 State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level
  • Level 3: Supporting the 416 fire near Durango.
  • Current Disasters/Large Incidents:
    • 416 Fire in La Plata County near Durango
    • Size: 2402 Acres | 10% Containment
 Major Road Impacts/ClosuresUS 550 north of Durango will again be temporarily opened from 8 AM to 6 PM. Access will be limited to one-lane alternating traffic. It is critical that motorists follow the escort vehicle and remain in their lane. Do not pass. The far-west lane is being utilized by firefighting crews and equipment.



Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report.
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Announcement of Initial Public Notice for the State of Ohio

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:11

Chicago, Ill.- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through the Public Assistance (PA) or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.
 

A public notice for the current Ohio disaster recovery mission is attached and posted on the following website:

 

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