Emergency Management

Media Advisory: Disaster Recovery Center in Boyd County Relocates Thursday May 9

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:10

WHO:

 

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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Disaster Recovery Center Relocates in Boyd County

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 11:50

LINCOLN, Neb. – Beginning on Wednesday, May 9, the State of Nebraska and FEMA  Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Boyd county will change location to:

 

BOYD COUNTY

American Legion Post 78

116 S. Thayer Street

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Colorado Daily Status Report: May 7, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:31

Colorado Daily Status Report May 7, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus050719

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment GreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreen
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status
Level 4: Supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
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FEMA Announces Recovery Workshop for Nonprofits

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 09:26

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –Nonprofit organizations have an opportunity to attend workshops this month where they can learn about enhancing their support for communities recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria.

 

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Fact Sheet: Nebraskans: There's still time to register for help. Do it now!

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 09:08

Lincoln, NE – If you were affected by the severe winter storms, straight line winds and flooding that occurred nearly two months ago and haven’t registered for help from FEMA, why wait? Do it now!

Take the first step toward getting federal assistance. Don’t miss out! Once you register with FEMA, you may be eligible for a federal grant to help with your recovery.

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FEMA Awards FDEP $1.9 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 08:44

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $1,935,816 to the state of Florida to assist the Florida Department of Environmental Protection with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

FEMA funds will reimburse the department for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within several of its districts following the October 2018 storm.

 

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Colorado State Emergency Operations Center Transitions to Level Two Operations in Support of Hinsdale County

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 21:02

Effective today, May 6, 2019, the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) transitioned to Level II operations  to support planning and mitigation efforts for potential flooding in Hinsdale County. Level II operations means a situation or threat requires coordination with one or more additional state agencies. DHSEM Command and General Staff will occupy positions in the SEOC in addition to representatives from one or more state agencies and/or non-governmental organizations. Notification is made to all remaining state agencies and other support organizations to be on standby for activation.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis verbally declared an emergency due to potential flood issues that could impact Lake City at approximately 9:30 a.m. today.

Hinsdale County declared a local emergency on May 7, 2019.
Overview of Hinsdale IncidentIn February and March 2019, Hinsdale County experienced numerous avalanches that created debris fields in drainages. The debris included soil, rock and trees up to 400 years old. In April 2019, local officials discovered several debris fields within Henson Creek, which contains two 100+ year old historic dams. While both dams are no longer in service, and have been partially breached to allow water to flow, concerns were immediately raised regarding the potential for the large volume of debris to plug the breaches. The structural stability of both dams is in question, however it is expected that both could retain a substantial amount of water before failing. A dam collapse would send flood water toward Lake City, which would reach the community within 10 to 15 minutes.

DHSEM, along with other state agencies, have been providing technical assistance and guidance to Hinsdale County officials since February.  The verbal declaration by Governor Polis today allows the SEOC to use disaster emergency funds and the resource mobilization plan to provide support to the county.

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Don’t blow it: Get ready for hurricane season now

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 15:13

May 5-11 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane season is just around the corner. Don’t wait for a dangerous storm to bear down on you before preparing your home and family.

 

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Free Advice on Protecting Houses and Businesses from Future Disasters

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:55

DES MOINES, Iowa – As Iowans rebuild or repair the damage to their homes caused by the storms that began March 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making houses and businesses stronger and safer.

 

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Safety First! Iowans Urged to Use Caution When Returning to Flood-Damaged Homes and Businesses

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:51

DES MOINES, Iowa – Returning to a disaster-damaged house or business can present dangers and challenges. That’s why state and federal disaster officials are urging Iowans to use extra caution when cleaning up flood-damaged properties.

 

First and foremost, do not return to disaster-impacted areas until local officials have given the all- clear to do so.

 

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Free Advice on Protecting Houses and Businesses from Future Disasters

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:45

DES MOINES, Iowa – As Iowans rebuild or repair the damage to their homes caused by the storms that began March 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making houses and businesses stronger and safer.

 

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FEMA Issues Public Notice

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 14:25

ATLANTA – A public notice is now available that addresses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding in Mississippi from Feb. 22 to March 29 under disaster declaration DR-4429-MS.

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FEMA Awards City of Parker Nearly $1.3 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:59

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,293,418 to the state of Florida to assist the City of Parker with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Parker following the October 2018 storm.

 

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FAQ: Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) and FEMA Temporary Housing

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:44

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Federal, state and local partners have collaborated to provide direct housing solutions to individuals and families impacted by the 2018 California wildfires. The following questions and answers address common questions regarding MHUs and FEMA temporary housing communities.

1. Q: Who is eligible to reside in a FEMA temporary housing community?

A: An individual must meet general conditions to be eligible to receive FEMA housing assistance:

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A Disaster Recovery Center will open in Custer County

FEMA - News - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 10:36

Lincoln, NE – The State of Nebraska and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Custer County.

 Center location and hours are:

 

Broken Bow United Methodist Church

1000 S. 3rd Ave.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: May 6, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report May 6, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus050619

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment GreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreenGreen
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status
Level 4: Supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
Categories: Emergency Management

FEMA Announced Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire Funds Available for Fire Management Assistance Grant Declarations

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 17:08

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced a new policy today to aid areas affected by wildfires.

Through the agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), funds are now available to support wildfire recovery. Previously done as a pilot program, the new post fire grants will be a permanent program for all areas that received a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration on or after Oct. 5, 2018.

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Why Disaster Survivors Should Apply with the SBA

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:47

DES MOINES, Iowa – If you sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding in western Iowa that began March 12, be sure to consider applying for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

 

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FEMA Announced Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire Funds Available for Fire Management Assistance Grant Declarations

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 14:50

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced a new policy today to aid areas affected by wildfires.

Through the agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), funds are now available to support wildfire recovery. Previously done as a pilot program, the new post fire grants will be a permanent program for all areas that received a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration on or after Oct. 5, 2018.

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FEMA Awards Panama City Nearly $2.5 Million

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 14:30

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,483,882, the remaining half of an expedited project’s funding, to Panama City for the costs of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael under the FEMA Public Assistance Program.

 

Panama City was previously awarded $2,483,882 for emergency protective measures, bringing the total to $4,967,764.26. This project was funded at a 100 percent federal cost share.

 

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