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VITEMA and FEMA to Hold 2018 Disaster Preparedness Mitigation Expo on St. Thomas

FEMA - News - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:05

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The U.S. Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invite the public to the 2018 Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Expo on Saturday, June 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the TuTu Park Mall on St. Thomas. The expo is an educational event designed to promote disaster resiliency, weather awareness, safety, and hurricane preparedness to residents and visitors of the territory. An earlier one was held in St.

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FEMA Announces Eight Municipalities Approved for $39 Million in Community Disaster Loans

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 17:00

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA approved more than $39 million in low-interest community disaster loans to help eight municipalities continue essential operations while focusing on their long-term recovery from hurricanes Irma and María.

The municipalities approved for $5 million each are: Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo, Canóvanas, Carolina, Manatí, Mayaguez, and Peñuelas. The municipality of Orocovis is approved for $4.1 million.

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More than $194 Million in Federal Assistance Recently Approved for Puerto Rico Recovery

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:09

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA recently awarded more than $194 million in additional Public Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico.
To date, 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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Disaster Recovery Centers to close for Memorial Day

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:01

All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The centers will reopen at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 29.

 

The FEMA Helpline will still be open. You can contact the Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY).

 

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Help will remain available after Orange County Disaster Recovery Center closes

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:59

The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Orange will close permanently at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 26. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: May 24, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report May 24, 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: 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 for May 24, 2018.
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President Donald J. Trump Amends Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 07:43

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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Hours at Elkhart and South Bend Disaster Recovery Centers to Change over Memorial Day Weekend

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 06:26

Indianapolis, IN – Hours of operation at the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Elkhart and South Bend will change over the Memorial Day weekend.

The changed hours for both recovery centers are as follows:

  • Sunday & Monday, May 27 & 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The DRCs are at the following addresses:

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Hours at Utica Disaster Recovery Center to Change over Memorial Day Weekend

FEMA - News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 06:21

Indianapolis, IN – Hours of operation at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Utica will change over the Memorial Day weekend.

The changed hours for the recovery center are as follows:

  • Sunday & Monday, May 27 & 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The DRC is at the following address: 

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Virgin Island Disaster Survivors Eligible For Additional Federal Disaster Assistance

FEMA - News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:30

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The assistance allows for additional federal funding for debris removal, emergency protective measures, hazard mitigation and permanent infrastructure restoration as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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FEMA Approves $1,278,272 for Permanent Repairs of Utility Infrastructure to New Hampshire Electric Cooperative

FEMA - News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:56

REGION 1 – The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will receive $1,278,272 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the repair of downed wires and to replace utility poles and transformers damaged in the March 2017 severe winter storm. 

 

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Register Now for Disaster-Related Aid – Even if You Have Insurance

FEMA - News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:45

RALEIGH, NC— County, state and federal emergency management officials are encouraging residents of Guilford and Rockingham counties who sustained damages during the April tornado to register with FEMA.

 

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U.S. Small Business Adminstration Announces Economic Injury Distaers Loans for Colorado Counties Due to Drought

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:41
Sharing U.S. SBA News Release




Small nonfarm businesses in the following counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought that occurred in the following primary counties, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West.

Declaration Number 15526This declaration is for a drought with an incident date beginning on March 6, 2018.  The deadline to apply is January 3, 2019.
Primary Counties for Declaration 15526
  • Cheyenne, 
  • Crowley, 
  • Kiowa, 
  • Lincoln and 
  • Pueblo
Neighboring Colorado Counties for Declaration 15526
  • Arapahoe, 
  • Bent, 
  • Custer, 
  • El Paso, 
  • Elbert, 
  • Fremont, 
  • Huerfano, 
  • Kit Carson, 
  • Las Animas, 
  • Otero, 
  • Prowers and 
  • Washington
Declaration Number 15533This declaration is for a drought with an incident date beginning on May1, 2018.  The deadline to apply is January 10, 2019.
Primary Counties for Declaration 15526
  • Costilla, 
  • Dolores, 
  • La Plata,  
  • Montezuma,
  • Ouray,  
  • Saguache and   
  • San Miguel
Neighboring Colorado Counties for Declaration 15526
  • Alamosa, 
  • Archuleta, 
  • Chaffee, 
  • Conejos,  
  • Custer, 
  • Fremont, 
  • Gunnison, 
  • Hinsdale, 
  • Huerfano, 
  • Las Animas,   
  • Mineral, 
  • Montrose, 
  • Rio Grande and 
  • San Juan

“SBA eligibility covers both the economic impacts on businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers that have suffered agricultural production losses caused by the disasters and businesses directly impacted by the disasters,” Garfield said.

Small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disasters not occurred.

“Eligibility for these loans is based on the financial impact of the disasters only and not on any actual property damage. These loans have an interest rate as low as 3.58 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations, a maximum term of 30 years, and are available to small businesses and most private nonprofits without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship,” Garfield said.

By law, SBA makes economic injury available when the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates an agricultural disaster. The Secretary declared Declaration Number 15526 on May 3, 2018, and Declaration Number 15533 on May 10, 2018.

Businesses primarily engaged in farming or ranching are not eligible for SBA disaster assistance. Agricultural enterprises should contact the Farm Services Agency about the U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance made available by the Secretary’s declaration. However, in drought disasters nurseries are eligible for SBA disaster assistance.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
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FEMA, State Closing Etowah County DRC, Making Changes at Remaining Centers

FEMA - News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:24

ANNISTON, Ala. – FEMA and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency have made changes to the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Etowah, Calhoun and Cullman counties. The changes include:

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Colorado Daily Status Report: May 23, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:30

Colorado Daily Status Report May 23, 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: 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 for May 23, 2018.
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Rockingham Recovery Center to Close; Holiday Hours set for Greensboro Center

FEMA - News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:57

RALEIGH, N.C. – State and federal recovery officials announced the Rockingham County disaster recovery center opened to support survivors of the April 15 tornado will end operations at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. Survivors may still register for disaster assistance online or via phone.

 

Also, the Greensboro recovery center will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, May 26 – 28, and reopen May 29.

 

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Survivor finds new home with help from disability adviser

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:55

Austin, Texas – Last August, Lenora Long awoke to furniture floating across her apartment. A 73-year-old with serious medical issues and limited mobility, she was forced out of her apartment when Hurricane Harvey moved in.

Long found temporary lodging in a hotel paid for by FEMA, but she had trouble locating a home that was affordable on her fixed income. A local nonprofit offered a seniors-only apartment, but Long couldn’t accept because she relies on her two adult children for live-in care.

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Connect with Local Officials Now, Hurricane Season Begins Soon

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:30

Hurricane Season Begins June 1

 

Severe weather can happen anytime and anywhere, especially in Florida. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 40 percent of hurricane landfalls in the United States happen here.

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Certain Non-Profit Organizations May Qualify for FEMA Disaster Assistance; Must Submit Request No Later Than This Friday

FEMA - News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:41

ANNISTON, Ala. ­- Nonprofit organizations that experienced damage or losses from the tornadoes and storms of March 19-20 in Calhoun, Cullman, Etowah and St. Clair counties may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance to help them get back to the business of helping others.

The FEMA Public Assistance program may reimburse eligible expenses incurred before, during and after the March 19-20 disaster event on a cost-share basis. The Federal cost-share for all categories of Public Assistance (PA) is 75 percent of total eligible costs.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: May 22, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:30
 Colorado Daily Status Report May 22, 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: 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 for May 22, 2018.
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