Emergency Management

SHASTA COUNTY RESIDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR FEMA ASSISTANCE

State - California - CALOES - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 21:14
Residents of Shasta Countywho suffered damage or losses from the recent wildfires directly related to the Carr wildfire, can now

Mendocino Complex Fire Now 2nd Largest Fire in California History

State - California - CALOES - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:50
Nearly 14,000 firefighters are on the front lines of 16 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have burned over 585,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 2,000 structures. 10,000 homes continue to be threatened by these fires, and nearly 42,000 residents are under evacuation. The Mendocino Complex is now the 2nd largest fire and the Carr Fire is now the 12th largest fire in state history.

California’s Public Lands Affected by Wildfires: Know Before You Go

State - California - CALOES - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:25
Fires throughout California have affected access to public lands in many locations that are normally heavily used during the fall

Nearly $7.4 Million FEMA Grant Awarded to Mississippi for School Safe Rooms in Forrest County

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:47

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved almost $7.4 million for the State of Mississippi to fund the construction of eight stand-alone safe rooms designed to withstand winds up to 200 mph at schools in Forrest County.

 

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After a Wildfire, Purchasing -- and Maintaining -- Flood Insurance is an Important Investment

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:29

DENVER – Wildfire season is once again raging, and areas throughout the West are feeling the impact. Once the fires are out however, individuals and communities remain at risk for another threat, flooding.  Wildfires kill vegetation and leave the ground charred and unable to absorb water. Even areas that are not usually flood-prone are at risk for up to several years after a wildfire.

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FEMA Authorizes Federal Grant Funds to Help Fight the Angel Springs Fire

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:06

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Angel Springs Fire burning in Lincoln County, Washington.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 6, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:56

Colorado Daily Status Report August 6, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: Supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents
  • Severe Storms and Tornadoes
  • Plateau Fire, Dolores/Montezuma County: 4,850 Acres | 15% Contained
  • Red Canyon Fire, Rio Blanco County: 5,766 Acres | 74% Contained
  • Cache Creek Fire, Garfield County: 1,425 Acres | 5% Contained
  • Cabin Lake Fire, Rio Blanco County: 1,158 Acres | 68% Contained
  • Bull Draw Fire, Montrose County: 6,439 Acres | 35% Contained
  • Buttermilk Fire, Montrose County: 746 Acres | 50% Contained
  • Silver Creek Fire, Routt County: 2,061 Acres | 0% Contained
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Life of Art Collections Improves with Better First Response

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 09:42

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Moisture is as much an enemy to art as it is to technology. Success or failure in treatment after water damage rests keenly on an immediate response, proper drying and environmental controls.

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Businesses and Farmers Hurt by Disaster Can Seek Help

FEMA - News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 08:35

AUSTIN, Texas – While FEMA does not provide direct assistance to businesses or commercial farms, under the agency’s Individuals and Households Program, people (including farmers) whose homes were damaged or destroyed or who qualify for other-needs assistance can seek help from FEMA.

 

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FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

FEMA - News - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 13:13

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 California.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

 

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

FEMA - News - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 12:46

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires and highs winds from July 23, 2018 and continuing.

 

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Governor Brown Announces Federal Approval of Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Shasta County

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 08/04/2018 - 23:24
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the White House has approved California’s request for a Presidential Major

STATE WILDFIRE UPDATE: August 4, 2018

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 08/04/2018 - 13:35
Over 14,000 firefighters remain on the line of 17 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have burned over

STATE WILDFIRE UPDATE for August 3rd: Latest Numbers, A Firenado, and a Resilient Show of Community

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 08/04/2018 - 09:45
Dramatic video of a fire tornado during the Carr Fire in Shasta County, plus a Local Assistance Center opens for victims of the Carr Fire and we take you behind the scenes at the daily coordination taking place inside the California State Emergency Operations Center.

Beware: Disaster Survivors Can be Victims of Fraud and Identity Theft

FEMA - News - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:17

AUSTIN, Texas – A recent case of attempted fraud in Texas underscores how disaster survivors can be victimized by fraudsters.

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FEMA Authorizes Federal Grant Funds to Help Fight the South Valley Fire

FEMA - News - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:17

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the South Valley Fire burning in Wasco County, Oregon.

 

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Get Home Repair Advice August 6 to 11 in Ponce, San Juan and Vega Alta

FEMA - News - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:04

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Kmart and Sears have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes stronger and safer for hurricane season as they repair and rebuild their homes.

                

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Fact Sheet: Preparing for Emergencies: Get Tech Ready

FEMA - News - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:54

 

Technology has made it easier than ever to prepare for emergencies, but it can be unreliable during emergency circumstances if you haven’t planned to keep your gadgets protected and powered up. Here are some tips from ready.gov to make sure you are tech ready for emergencies.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 3, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:35


Colorado Daily Status Report August 3, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents
  • Severe Weather and Tornado, Morgan County/ Northeast Region
  • Lake Christine Fire, Eagle County: 12,588 Acres | 90% Contained
  • Cache Creek Fire, Garfield County: 1,342 Acres | 0% Contained
  • Bull Draw Fire, Montrose County: 3,815 Acres | 5% Contained
  • Buttermilk Fire, Montrose County: 746 Acres | 15% Contained
  • Cabin Lake Fire Rio Blanco County: 1,000 Acres | 30% Contained
  • Indian Valley Fire, Rio Blanco and Moffat County: 6,310 Acres | 95% Contained
  • Red Canyon Fire, Rio Blanco County: 5,766 Acres | 0% Contained
  • Silver Creek Fire, Routt County: 1,800 Acres | 0% Contained
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone

Link to the full report for August 3, 2018.

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Federal Aid Programs for The State Of Michigan

FEMA - News - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 08:14

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 Michigan.

Assistance for State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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