Emergency Management

State’s Debris Removal Crews Complete Site Assessments on 230 Properties Affected by Hill and Woolsey Fires

State - California - CALOES - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 18:46
State-hired contractors have completed site assessments on 230 private properties affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires whose owners have opted

Take Extra Precautions as Temperatures Drop This Week

FEMA - News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 15:39

CHICAGO – Historically low temperatures are forecast this week and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of severely cold weather. 

“Subfreezing temperatures can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” said James K. Joseph, FEMA Region V Administrator. “It is important to take steps now to protect yourself and your family from the risks of extreme cold.”

•Stay indoors as much as possible and limit your exposure to the cold;

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Did You Receive Disaster Assistance from FEMA? Spend It Wisely and Well

FEMA - News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:29

SACRAMENTO, Calif. ─ Disaster Assistance grants should be used only for disaster-related expenses. That’s the word from state emergency management officials at Cal OES and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

While money received from FEMA for repairs to your home due to damage caused by November’s wildfires is tax free and the grants do not have to be repaid, survivors are reminded to use their funds wisely and solely for recovery.

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FEMA Seeks Business Engagement in January Exercise

FEMA - News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:26

PHILADELPHIA – Every year, natural disasters impact communities across the country. Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, and other events disrupt lives and businesses to varying degrees, but one certainty is that events like these will continue to occur with potential impacts to businesses of every size. Planning and preparing for these events means coordinating with partners from multiple organizations, including both the public and private sector.

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Protection Against Flooding After Wildfires: Buy Flood Insurance Now

FEMA - News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 13:54

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Californians remember well the Thomas Wildfire of December 2017 — at the time the most destructive and deadliest fire in the state’s history. Early the next month, an intense storm dropped four inches of rain on Montecito and other parts of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Mud and debris flows up to 15 feet high moved downstream, pushing boulders and branches in their path at speeds of up to 20 mph. A 30-mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway was closed to traffic, buried under two feet of mud and debris.

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FACT SHEET: How to File a Flood Insurance Claim

FEMA - News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:33

Step 1 – Contact your insurance agent or company promptly to report your loss. Make sure you know the name of your insurance company, your policy number, and a phone number or email address where your insurer can contact you prior to reaching out. If you are unable to remember the name of your insurance company, call the NFIP’s Help Center at 800-427-4661.

 

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Colorado Daily Status Report: January 28, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:17

Colorado Daily Status Report January 28, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus012819
 Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

 State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: monitoring weather-related needs and supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
 Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Aprenda cómo hacer mejoras al hogar del 29 de enero al 9 de febrero en Adjuntas, Juana Díaz, Peñuelas y San Juan

FEMA - News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 08:11

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Kmart, National Lumber y Sears se unen a la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) para ofrecer a los residentes de Puerto Rico información gratuita y consejos sobre cómo lograr que los hogares sean más resistentes y seguros en caso de terremotos y tsunamis.

 

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Disaster Recovery Center in Paradise Offers Wildfire Survivors Assistance, Resources

State - California - CALOES - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 18:32
A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated in partnership by California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Home Improvement Stores

FEMA - News - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 14:30

RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at several area home improvement stores.

 

FEMA mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

 

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Federal Disaster Assistance Registration Deadline Draws Near

State - California - CALOES - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:59
Only one week remains to register for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). More than 26,000 households

Colorado Daily Status Report: January 25, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:15

Colorado Daily Status Report January 25, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus012519
 Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

 State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: monitoring weather-related needs and supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
 Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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FEMA Mitigation Team Assesses Hurricane Michael’s Effects on Buildings

FEMA - News - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 07:06

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A team of experts in buildings and their performance has conducted an assessment of 350 structures affected by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle.

 

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FEMA Disaster Assistance Registration Deadline Draws Near

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 17:46

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than 26,000 households have applied for federal disaster

assistance, but time is running out for survivors of the wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles and

Ventura counties who have not yet done so. Only one week remains to register for assistance

from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

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Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshop in Smithfield

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 13:36

RALEIGH, N.C. – Johnston County residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the Johnston Medical Mall in Smithfield on Jan. 29.

FEMA flood mitigation specialists will be available to answer questions about home repair and resiliency, making disaster plans, the importance of flood insurance and the opportunity for attendees to locate their properties on the floodplain map.

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Great Progress Being Made with Household Hazardous Waste Removal in Butte County

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:55
Phase-I Hazardous Household Waste removal is nearing the end in Butte County. Then it’s on to Phase-II. This is an

Colorado Daily Status Report: January 24, 2019

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:30


Colorado Daily Status Report January 24, 2019Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus012419
 Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

 State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: monitoring weather-related needs and supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.
 Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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FEMA Awards Florida Division of Emergency Management Over $6.1 Million for Watershed Master Planning Initiative Program

FEMA - News - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 07:01

Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will receive a $6,116,666 grant to fund a Watershed Master Planning Initiative under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

 

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State’s Debris Removal Program set for Phase II as Hazardous Waste Sweeps for Camp Fire Near Completion

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:37
The first phase of California’s largest ever state-run debris removal program is nearing completion in Butte County. The state’s massive

Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Leon County Jan. 24-29

FEMA - News - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 14:37

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FEMA and home improvement retailers in Leon County are teaming up Jan. 24-29 to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer, as Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael.

 

FEMA specialists will be on hand in Tallahassee to answer questions and offer home improvement guidance with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters.

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