Emergency Management

Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk preparedness June 4-9

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:06

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 36,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores.

 

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By the Numbers: Indiana’s Flood Recovery

FEMA - News - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 07:20

Indianapolis, IN – Recovery continues after February flooding impacted Indiana residents throughout the state. Highlights of federal support, as of June 1, include:

Help for individuals in nine Indiana counties:

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FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Ends June 30

FEMA - News - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:43

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Survivors of hurricanes Irma and María have until June 30 to take advantage of FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance program to develop a long-term housing plan.

The program is one of several housing options being offered to eligible disaster survivors who were forced to leave homes damaged or destroyed when the storms made landfall in Puerto Rico in September. FEMA provides direct payments to hotels to temporarily shelter survivors while they seek other long-term housing solutions.

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First Responders Train to Treat Mass Casualties at Bayamón Hospital

FEMA - News - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:33

BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico – The practice scenario: A car crashed into a tanker carrying liquid chlorine on Highway 167 in Bayamón Friday morning, killing three and injuring dozens of others. The 7 a.m. accident caused a chain reaction on the congested roadway that set the tanker ablaze and released clouds of chlorine gas that quickly covered a 5-square-mile area. At least 50 victims were transported to Hospital Universitario Dr. Ramón Ruiz Arnau for treatment. Hundreds of others were evacuated from nearby homes and businesses.

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Get Home Repair Advice in Bayamón, Caguas, Mayagüez, San Juan and San Sebastián

FEMA - News - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:15

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico repair and rebuild homes, FEMA has teamed with Kmart and National Lumber to provide free information and tips on how to make homes stronger and safer.

FEMA advisors are available June 4-9 at the following locations:

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Plymouth for Two Days

FEMA - News - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 07:33

Indianapolis, IN – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6, in Plymouth to help Indiana flood survivors. The DRC hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during these two days.

 

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in New Albany for Two Days

FEMA - News - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 07:29

Indianapolis, IN – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6, in Albany to help Indiana flood survivors. The DRC hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during these two days.

 

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FEMA Approves $1.3 Million for Hurricane Matthew Recovery in South Carolina

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 14:32

 

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded an additional

$1,350,164 grant for the Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities for repairing or replacing numerous poles and equipment blown down and damaged during Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

 

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FEMA Approves More Than $2.4 Million Grant for Escambia County Hazard Mitigation

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:22

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $2,415,526 grant to Escambia County, Fla. to improve flood protection for residential areas neighboring Lake Charlene.

 

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Hours to Change at Greensboro Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:18

RALEIGH, N.C. – State and federal recovery officials announce new hours for the Guilford County disaster recovery center. Hours are now 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays.

 

The temporary center, located within the Guilford County Dept. of Public Health at 1203 Maple St., Greensboro, was opened to provide one-to-one assistance to survivors of the April 15 tornado.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: June 1, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report June 1, 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: Routine operations and activities, including ongoing statewide coordination and information integration.

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNormal Operations

Link to the full report forJune 1, 2018.
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Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:15

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Hurricane Season is here, and this is the perfect time to review your preparedness status. Check these tips to ensure you are taking the right steps in case of a storm.

BUILD A KIT: Be sure you have at least 10 days of supplies

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Alabama Survivors Receive More Than $2.6 Million in Disaster Grants

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:08

ANNISTON, Ala. – Five weeks after the presidential disaster declaration following the March 19-20 tornadoes and storms that hit Alabama, families and individuals affected by the disaster have received a total of $2.64 million in federal funding to date. More than 1,385 people have applied for FEMA assistance.

 

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Nearly $219 Million in Federal Assistance Approved for Puerto Rico Recovery

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:42

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded nearly $219 million in additional Public
Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico.

As of May 30, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated $2.2 billion in total funding
to the government of Puerto Rico and municipalities for debris removal and emergency
protective measures.

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FEMA Encourages Preparedness as Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

FEMA - News - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:33

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency marks the official start to the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season by encouraging everyone to take responsibility and be prepared. The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 until November 30.

“Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility,” said Administrator Brock Long. “A resilient nation requires a true culture of preparedness at all levels of government, the public and private sector.”

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Tsunami Preparedness Exercise at Quinault Indian Nation Brings Together Partners from All Levels of Government

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:35

TAHOLAH, Wash. – How would the Quinault Indian Nation respond to a major tsunami that devastated Washington’s coastal communities and prevented outside help from getting to the tribe immediately?

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FEMA Approves Nearly $5 Million to Reimburse Florida Recovery Projects

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 13:22

ORLANDO, Fla. – Several Florida communities will benefit from nearly $5 million for Hurricane Irma-related expenses.

 

Below is a breakdown of the recent FEMA grants:

 

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Help will remain available after Harris County Disaster Recovery Center closes

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:46

AUSTIN, Texas The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Houston will close permanently at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 2. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.

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FEMA Reminds Communities to Understand the Risks and Benefits of Dams

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:00

National Dam Safety Awareness Day is an opportunity to take action and be prepared

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Minimizing Hurricane Risks

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:45

Hurricane season begins June 1 and we've already experienced, Alberto, the first named storm system, but it’s not too late for citizens to protect themselves and their families during severe weather. Since the mid 1800’s when the National Weather Service began officially recording hurricanes, 54 hurricanes have directly hit Louisiana.

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