Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: March 30, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:00

Colorado Daily Status Report March 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 Level 4 - Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large Incidents None Reported

Major Road Impacts/Closures Normal Operations

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for March 30, 2018.
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Help Remains After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Montgomery County

FEMA - News - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 09:22

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Conroe will close permanently at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 31. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center at the following location is closing:

Montgomery County
Conroe Police Department

700 Old Montgomery Road
Conroe, TX 77301

 

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Those Repairing, Building or Rebuilding Can Plan for the Future and Get Questions Answered by Mitigation Specialists April 2-7

FEMA - News - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 08:11

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair, build or rebuild their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and free literature provided is geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Deadline Extended for Emergency Prescription Assistance Program

FEMA - News - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 15:17

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The federal program that provides emergency prescription assistance for uninsured disaster survivors has been extended through May 15 at the territory’s request.

Virgin Islanders who have no prescription insurance coverage and lost medicine or medical supplies due to hurricanes Irma and Maria may be eligible for a free 30-day replacement of certain drugs and medical supplies

 

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New Temporary Fire Stations for Saint John and Saint Thomas

FEMA - News - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 13:11

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – New temporary fire stations are being installed in Cruz Bay on St. John and in Bordeaux on St. Thomas to replace the permanent fire stations destroyed by last year’s hurricanes. These temporary, trailer-based units, being installed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are slated to be ready for use the first week of April.

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How to Make a Disaster Plan

FEMA - News - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:11

ORLANDO, Fla. – A key way to cope with a disaster is to have a plan. Know how to react before, during and after a disaster and know the hazards that could affect where you live, work and go to school. It is important for all Floridians, especially individuals with access and functional needs, to plan ahead.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: March 29, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:00

Colorado Daily Status Report March 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 Level 4 - Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large Incidents None Reported

Major Road Impacts/Closures Normal Operations

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for March 29, 2018.
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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in Caguas

FEMA - News - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:39

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild and repair homes FEMA and National Lumber have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

FEMA advisors will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 2 to April 6, at:

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FEMA Announces Emergency Food and Shelter Program Jurisdiction Allocations

FEMA - News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 14:37

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FEMA announced the Emergency Food and Shelter Program allocations for jurisdictions to assist organizations dedicated to feeding, sheltering, and providing critical resources to our nation's hungry and homeless. Congress provided $120 million that was awarded to the National Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFS) to support social service agencies in cities and counties across the country.

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Louisiana Flood Survivors Grateful for FEMA Volunteer Agency Liaisons

FEMA - News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:54

BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA Volunteer Agency Liaisons continue to help in Louisiana 2016 flood recovery by connecting survivors with generous nonprofits.

Sherri Gill is a life-long Denham Springs resident and like many Baton Rouge-area residents, her home had never flooded.

Not until August 2016 when rising water forced Gill and her family to evacuate to her brother’s home.  For an extended period of time 27 people, 13 dogs and two cats lived in a three bedroom, two bath house.

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Southern Californians Should Stay in Touch With FEMA

FEMA - News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:39

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Southern California homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the December wildfires and January mudslides and flooding, are encouraged to stay in touch as their applications are processed.

Financial help for home repair, temporary rental assistance, personal property loss and other losses or damage not covered by insurance may be available to applicants in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: March 28, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:20

Colorado Daily Status Report March 28, 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 Level 4 - Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large Incidents None Reported

Major Road Impacts/Closures Normal Operations

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for March 28, 2018.
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Colorado Daily Status Report: March 27, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:19

Colorado Daily Status Report March 27, 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 Level 4 - Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large Incidents None Reported

Major Road Impacts/Closures Normal Operations

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for March 27, 2018.
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Colorado Daily Status Report: March 26, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:19

Colorado Daily Status Report March 26, 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 Level 4 - Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large Incidents None Reported

Major Road Impacts/Closures Normal Operations

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for March 26, 2018.
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Survivors with Disabilities Get the Same Help as Everyone Else

FEMA - News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:54

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s survivors with disabilities may face challenges on their road to recovery but access to federal assistance shouldn’t be one of them.

FEMA is committed to ensuring people with disabilities receive equal access to the services and assistance offered to everyone in the declared disaster area.

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FEMA Awards $1.7 M to Boiling Spring Lakes for Stormwater Project in Allen Creek

FEMA - News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:58

ATLANTA – The City of Boiling Spring Lakes in North Carolina will receive $1,732,500 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund a spillway project for Allen Creek. The improvements will help protect the floodplain and surrounding properties and help mitigate erosion and flooding caused by the spillway at Sanford Dam.

The $1.7 million grant represents a federal share of the total project cost of $2,310,000. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

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No Structural Damage Observed In Homes Built With Updated Roof Design

FEMA - News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:32

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – After Hurricanes Luis and Marilyn in 1995 damaged or destroyed more than 21,000 Virgin Islands homes, FEMA granted about $30 million through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to assist the islands’ recovery. A portion of that grant funded the Home Protection Roofing Program,  a vital element of the islands’ post-disaster mitigation plan.

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Disaster Recovery Centers in Puerto Rico Closed March 30 to April 1

FEMA - News - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 07:16

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Disaster recovery centers across Puerto Rico are closed Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 in observance of Holy Week.

The recovery centers will resume their regular operating schedules beginning Monday, April 2.

Disaster recovery centers are operated jointly by the government of Puerto Rico and FEMA. Many of the same services at disaster recovery centers are also available the following ways:

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FEMA registrations continue at Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA - News - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 17:21

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – The American Samoa Government (ASG) and FEMA announce that more residents are scheduled to register for assistance. Only heads of households need to register.

Residents who were affected by Tropical Storm Gita may use the following schedule to register for assistance at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).
 

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Deadline nears for government units and private/non-profits to apply

FEMA - News - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 17:11

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – The deadline to submit requests for federal assistance nears for American Samoa Government and private/non-profits who suffered damage from Tropical Storm Gita.

Requests for Public Assistance from American Samoa Government and private/non-profit organizations must be received by FEMA no later than Sunday, April 1.

Public assistance applicants should apply through the American Samoa Government who will then forward the application to FEMA.

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