Emergency Management

Three Weeks Left to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA - News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:01

Midland, Mich. – Don’t get overlooked, get the help you need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) registration deadline is only three weeks away for residents with damages or losses from storms and flooding June 22-27.

Even if you applied with another agency or organization you must register with FEMA by Oct. 2, 2017, if you want to access federal disaster grants and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans.

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Federal Family Responds to Hurricane Irma

FEMA - News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 09:01

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners are closely monitoring the situation in the Southeastern United States as Hurricane Irma – a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 135 miles per hour when it made landfall in Marco Island, Florida just after 3:30 p.m. EDT Sunday -- continues moving over Florida. Hurricane Irma first made landfall in the U.S. mainland at Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys just after 9 a.m. on Sunday according to the National Weather Service.

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Coordinated Federal Response to Hurricane Irma Continues in Caribbean

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 22:00

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue actively coordinating the federal response to Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma began battering southern Florida today.

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U. S. Virgin Island Residents Encouraged to Register for Federal Assistance

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 17:58

ST. THOMAS, VI – Disaster survivors in the territory of the U.S Virgin Islands are encouraged to register for federal disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Dallas

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 17:33

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at a shelter in Dallas.

The interest for this center is to serve the survivors temporarily residing at the shelter and other survivors evacuated to the Dallas area from the 39 designated counties.

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Three Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Houston Area

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 17:30

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the cities of Katy, Baytown and Houston.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Florida

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 16:42

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 Florida.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Florida

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 16:38

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma from September 4, 2017, and continuing.

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Federal Aid Programs for The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:19

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 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 12:14

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement the Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma from September 5, 2017, and continuing.

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President Donald J. Trump Amends U.S. Virgin Islands Disaster Declaration

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 10:16

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands by authorizing an increase in federal funding for certain eligible costs.

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FEMA Urges Florida Evacuees to Remain Vigilant: Follow Local Officials’ Instructions before Returning

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 09:51

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to urge residents and visitors in areas forecasted to be affected by severe weather to follow local officials’ updates and instructions for evacuation or shelter-in-place procedures.

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Coordinated Response in Caribbean to Hurricane Irma Strengthens: Federal family supports survivors with recovery and rebuilding

FEMA - News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 09:10

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners are actively coordinating the federal response to Hurricane Irma, a catastrophic storm that moved through the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and is battering southern Florida now.

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Media Advisory: Disaster Recovery Center in Simonton, Texas to be closed on Sundays

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 19:26

Who: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

What: Disaster Recovery Center in Simonton, Texas to be closed on Sundays.

Why: DRC operations will be suspended on Sundays to facilitate church services.

When: Effective Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

Where: Simonton Community Church

              9703 FM 1489 (Simonton Rd.)

              Simonton, Texas

              77476

              Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Coordinated Federal Response to Hurricane Irma Continues in Caribbean

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 19:12

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners are actively coordinating the federal response to Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico, while preparing for the storm to make landfall in the U.S. mainland this week. 

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Colorado Deploys Four Emergency Operations Center Support Teams to Florida

State - CO - Emergency Management - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 16:09



Contact:  Micki Trost, 303-472-4087 or micki.trost@state.co.usCentennial, Colo. – Sept. 9, 2017 – This morning the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) deployed 24 emergency management professionals from across the state to Florida.  The 24 individuals will break into four teams to provide emergency operations center (EOC) support to counties throughout the state of Florida as part of an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request for Hurricane Irma. 
The teams will be led by six field services staff from the Colorado DHSEM.  The remaining 17 members represent emergency management and public safety agencies from across the state.  Those agencies include:

·         Lake County Office of Emergency Management·         City of Brighton Office Emergency Management·         Custer County Office of Emergency Management·         Clifton Fire Protection District·         Mesa County Public Health·         Bent County Office of Emergency Management·         UC Health·         Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office·         Aurora Police Department
Aurora Fire Department ·         Pritchett Fire·         Littleton Fire Rescue·         Gunnison County Office of Emergency Management·         Parker Police Department·         Grand Junction Fire·         Pitkin County ·         City of Fort Collins·         San Juan Public Health·         Colorado Springs Utilities

The team receives their final assignments tonight after they arrive in Tallahassee, Florida.  They will support Florida for the next 14 days.Additional DHSEM Resources Deployed
In addition to the EOC support teams Colorado also sent a 23 member incident management team (IMT) to support law enforcement resources for Hurricane Irma. The IMT is working from Moody Air Force Base in Georgia on a 14-day deployment.  DHSEM has also deployed a logistics section chief to the FEMA National Resource Coordination Center in Washington D.C. as an EMAC liaison and a field services staff to serve as logistics staff in Puerto Rico on an National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) resource request.

What is EMAC EMAC, the Emergency Management Assistance Compact is an all hazards - all disciplines mutual aid compact that serves as the cornerstone of the nation's mutual aid system.  EMAC is the first national disaster–relief compact since the Civil Defense and Disaster Compact of 1950 to be ratified by the U.S. Congress. Since ratification and signing into law in 1996 (Public Law 104-321), 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have enacted legislation to become EMAC members.

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How to Volunteer for Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 14:11

WASHINGTON - As Hurricane Irma rapidly approaches Florida, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal agencies, along with non-profit, faith- and community-based organizations, and volunteers will be working together to provide services and assistance to help those affected by the destructive storm.

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Coordinated Response in Caribbean to Hurricane Irma Continues while Supporting Preparations in the U.S. Mainland

FEMA - News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 09:41

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners are actively coordinating the federal response to Hurricane Irma, a catastrophic storm that moved through the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and is taking aim for the U.S. mainland as early as Saturday.

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