Emergency Management

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Michigan

FEMA - News - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 08:07

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced yesterday that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Michigan to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from June 16 to June 18, 2018.

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Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to add Trinity County to Assist Response Agencies Battling Carr Fire

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:07
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management

Preparedness in the Classroom

FEMA - News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:44

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – There are never too many efforts to share lifesaving information. Educators play an important role in helping students learn about hurricane preparedness this school year.

 

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FEMA In Your Community: Conducting Continuity Workshops and Tabletop Exercises in the Dakotas

FEMA - News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:43

FEMA Region VIII’s Continuity Manager recently led continuity training workshops in Pierre, South Dakota and Bismarck North Dakota.  The South Dakota event was centered around a potential active threat, while the North Dakota event was focused on cyber threats.  The workshops provided the opportunity to learn about active threat incidents, including acts of terror, and to test response/contingency plans to determine the ability to continue organization mission essential functions.

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FEMA Mitigation Specialists to Support Casa Segura “Safe House” Campaign

FEMA - News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:25

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA Mitigation and Building Science Specialists will be available at Casa Segura to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Topics will include flood insurance, rebuilding wind-damaged or flooded homes, and elevating utilities.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 2, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:06
Colorado Daily Status Report August 2, 2018Information 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 LevelLevel 4: supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
Current Disasters/Large Incidents
  • Severe Storms and Tornado, Morgan County and 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: 3,600 Acres | 0% Contained
  • Buttermilk Fire, Montrose County: 746 Acres | 0% Contained
  • Cabin Lake Fire Rio Blanco County:  958 Acres | 0% Contained
  • Indian Valley Fire, Rio Blanco and Moffat County:  6,310 Acres | 95% Contained
  • Red Canyon Fire, Rio Blanco County:  5,200 Acres | 0% Contained
  • Silver Creek Fire, Routt County:  1,081 Acres | 0% Contained
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for August 2, 2018.
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National Flood Insurance Program Celebrates 50 Years

FEMA - News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 06:50

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency celebrates today the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 50th anniversary. The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, which created the program, provides flood insurance coverage to more than 5 million policy holders in more than 22,000 participating communities throughout the county.

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FEMA Recovery Advisories Available Online to Provide Construction Techniques to Minimize Damage

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 16:12

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –FEMA has prepared six Recovery Advisories in English and Spanish to describe mitigation measures that can be taken to minimize building damage.

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available to Flood-Affected Workers

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 14:38

Workers who lost their jobs temporarily or permanently as a direct result of the flooding in Cameron, Hidalgo and Jim Wells counties from June 19 through July 13, 2018, may be eligible for federally subsidized disaster unemployment assistance (DUA).

 

DUA is available to survivors who:

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Jim Wells County Added to Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 14:36

AUSTIN, Texas — Residents of Jim Wells County who suffered damage from the severe storms and flooding that occurred from June 19 - July 13, 2018 might now be eligible for programs that address certain needs.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: August 1, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:31

Colorado Daily Status Report August 1, 2018Information 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 LevelLevel 4: Supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents
  • Severe Storm and Tornado Incident, Morgan County/ Northeast Region
  • Lake Christine Fire, Eagle County
  • Cache Creek Fire, Garfield County
  • Bull Draw Fire, Montrose County
  • Buttermilk Fire, Montrose County
  • Cabin Lake Fire Rio Blanco County
  • Indian Valley Fire, Rio Blanco and Moffat County
  • Red Canyon Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Sulphur Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Silver Creek Fire, Routt County
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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FEMA Approves an Additional $93 Million in Public Assistance for Puerto Rico Municipalities, Public Utilities, Education

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:13

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA awarded more than $93 million in additional Public Assistance grants for emergency protective measures, debris removal and management costs related to Hurricane María recovery on the island.

To date, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated nearly $2.7 billion in total funding to the Government of Puerto Rico and municipalities.

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FEMA Approves $1.2 Million for Putnam County Hurricane Irma Recovery

FEMA - News - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 06:54

ORLANDO, Fla. – Putnam County will receive $1.2 million in federal assistance to help recover from Hurricane Irma.

 

FEMA funds will reimburse Putnam County for debris removal costs following Hurricane Irma. The storm deposited nearly 99,000 cubic yards of vegetative materials throughout the county.

 

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POHNPEIAN TRANSLATION: Aug. 13 me last en rahn me ke kak peki sawas sang FEMA pwe apwahl sang Kilauea.

FEMA - News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:09

HONOLULU—Toun Hawai’i County me aneki apwahlkan sang ahn Kilauea keposkan oh earthquakekan me anahne  register moen niehd, Aug. 13, 2018 pwe irail en kak ahle sawas sang FEMA.

Kaun en programwet me peki irail me saikente register en kohla ni Disaster Recovery Center me kin wiawi  met ni Pāhoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street nan Pāhoa.

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MARSHALLESE TRANSLATION: Ien eo eliktata nan jeje et nan FEMA ilo kar jorren eo ilo Kilauea Akoj. 13

FEMA - News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 19:37

HONOLULU—Armij ro ilo bukon ko ilo Hawai im ear jorren men ko mweier ilo kar rub im makitkit lal eo an Kilauea rej lelok jonan in nan Mandre, Aug. 13, 2018 nan kanne nan jeen in jiban ko iben FEMA.

Ro rej lorlorjake jerbal kein rej rojan bwe kwon etal im kanne ilo Disaster Recovery Center eo kio im ej bed ilo imoko imon Pāhoa Neighborhood facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street ilo Pāhoa.

Awa ko an imwin rej jen 8 jibon nan 6 jota. Mandre nan Polaidre im jen 8 jibon nan

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Rebuild With Flood-Resistant Materials

FEMA - News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 14:31

Disaster survivors from Hidalgo and Cameron counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes after the severe storms and floods of June 18-July 13, 2018, are urged to rebuild safer and stronger. Mitigation experts say this is an opportunity to rebuild by taking steps to use more flood-resistant building materials.

 

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FEMA Assistance: Myths vs Facts

FEMA - News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 14:27

MYTH: I have to wait for the inspector before I can throw things out and start cleaning out the mud or making repairs.

 

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Hurricane Survivors in Puerto Rico Can Self-Declare Home Ownership, Occupancy

FEMA - News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:42

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico who cannot prove ownership or occupancy of their homes have other ways of meeting FEMA requirements for home repair or other disaster assistance.

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Summit Explores Ways to Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Transportation System

FEMA - News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:23

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Building back smarter and more resilient is at the core of Puerto Rico’s recovery from the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria, and finding creative solutions to achieve that goal was the focus of a recent transportation summit.

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FEMA Expands its Reinsurance Program by Transferring $500 Million in Flood Risk to Capital Markets

FEMA - News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:13

WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today its August 1, 2018 reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For the first time, FEMA has secured reinsurance directly backed by capital markets investors, continuing efforts to better manage the program’s financial risk.

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