Emergency Management

Federal Aid Programs for the Seminole Tribe of Florida

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 23:23

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 Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Assistance for Tribe Government Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Seminole Tribe of Florida

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 23:21

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Seminole Tribe of Florida to supplement the tribe’s response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Irma beginning on September 4, 2017 and continuing.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Fort Bend County

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 19:30

AUSTIN, Texas A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in the city of Simonton in Fort Bend County.

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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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Montgomery County

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 19:27

AUSTIN, Texas A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opened Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in the city of Magnolia in Montgomery County.

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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How to Help Disaster Survivors Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 18:20

WASHINGTON – The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. It is through individuals, non-profits, faith- and community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies working together that will most effectively and efficiently help survivors cope with the cataclysmic impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Please follow a few important guidelines below to ensure your support can be the most helpful for Hurricane Irma disaster survivors.

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No Excuses! Take Time to Prepare!

State - California - CALOES - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 17:01

Recent events due to Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma bring to mind the need for all of us to be prepared. While it is unlikely that a devastating hurricane will ever strike the Golden State, California faces the threat of other natural disasters. Past events have shown that earthquakes, wildfires, and flooding can have devastating effects on life and property in our communities.

Cal OES recognizes the importance of Californians being ready and better prepared for the next disaster. “The actions we take today to be better prepared can determine how quickly we recover or even survive when disaster strikes,” said Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci. Even Governor Brown understands the importance of being prepared, who has declared September “National Preparedness Month.” You can view the entire proclamation HERE.

With the types of disasters that threaten our state, one might wonder why anyone would not want be prepared. However, for whatever the reasons, the reality is many people come up with a lot of excuses for not preparing. Below are just some of the excuses people have used that when looked at more closely may cause one to rethink.

  1. I don’t live near a fault line where most earthquakes happen.

While California and earthquakes are usually paired together, California is prone to other natural disasters such as floods, landslides, wildfires, and an occasional tornado. So preparing for these disasters is just as important. And I bet you have at least one loved one that does live near one of the many of fault lines on the West Coast!

  1. My homeowners insurance will cover anything that’s damaged.

Homeowners’ insurance policies usually do not cover events like floods or earthquakes. They are separate specific policies that must be purchased. Besides it is the first 24 to 48 hours one should prepare for and it may take time for insurance companies to respond.

  1. The government will take care of me.

We all saw what happened with the Hurricane Katrina disaster and what is occurring now with Hurricane Harvey. In some cases, it could take the government days or maybe even weeks to arrive to assist victims. Agencies such as FEMA, the American Red Cross, and others may be able to provide some essential supplies to victims, but then they may have difficulty getting those supplies to the victims.

  1. I cannot afford to prepare a kit.

Keep an eye out for some events where organizations are giving away first aid kits. This is a great way to start preparing and gradually increase your supplies in small steps. Some cans of food, some water, batteries, etc. You’ll be how fast you survival kit grows.

  1. I’m just too busy thinking about today, to worry about tomorrow.

Well, if you don’t take the time to think about what may happen tomorrow and prepare, sadly there may not be a day for you to think about. So take just an hour or two and put your survival kit together. You can even make it a fun occasion and invite family or friends over to participate.

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Maryland Agencies Stand Ready to Support States Affected by Hurricane Irma

State - MD Emergency Management - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:58

Maryland Agencies Stand Ready to Support States Affected by Hurricane Irma
Urge Marylanders to Prepare for Potential Impact

ANNAPOLIS, MD  Governor Larry Hogan today announced Maryland’s coordinated efforts to support areas in the southeastern United States that will be impacted by Hurricane Irma this weekend. State agencies have rapidly assessed and readied resources and personnel to send to other states when requested.

“Thankfully, Maryland appears to be out of harm’s way from the worst impacts of Hurricane Irma, however there are millions of people in our region and surrounding states in the path of this deadly storm,” said Governor Hogan. “As always, Maryland stands ready to support our friends and neighbors. We are prepared to provide any and all resources needed in the wake of Irma, as well as continued help for those recovering from Hurricane Harvey.”

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to monitor this system and prepare for any hazards the State of Maryland may experience.

“The most intense threats from Hurricane Irma are not predicted to hit Maryland at this time,” said MEMA Executive Director Russell Strickland. “MEMA continues to monitor requests for assistance in areas that expect to be impacted by Irma or are recovering from Harvey. We are actively working with our state and local partners to coordinate resource support available throughout the Maryland emergency management system.”

The following State agencies are available to support states affected by Hurricane Irma:

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

  • MEMA has staff ready to support local and state emergency operations centers in affected areas and teams available to conduct damage assessments and recovery operations.

Maryland Military Department

  • The Maryland Military Department is able to deploy a Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (HART) and search and rescue utility helicopters, aircraft and personnel.

Maryland State Police

  • The resources of the Maryland State Police Special Operations Division are on stand-by to assist if requested to respond. Those resources include the Maryland State Police Underwater Recovery Team of divers and a rescue boat; trained search and rescue personnel; tactical paramedics, and a Mobile Field Force Team of troopers for law enforcement support.

Maryland State Fire Marshall

  • Maryland State Fire Marshal would be able to provide boats, drone, investigation unit personnel, fire protection engineers, and additional first response personnel.

Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems

  • MIEMSS has identified Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulance Strike Teams (AST) ready to assist. Each team has 5 ambulances and a leader with support/response vehicle, each unit staffed for 24/7 operations. MIEMSS has a staffed Medical Ambulance Bus with a supervisor and has personnel with vehicles to lead and support deployed Maryland EMS resources.

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security

  • The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security has alerted all personnel to be available for staffing requests consistent with weather forecasts, response planning or actual occurrences.
  • Homeland Security has proactively contacted counterparts in forecasted affected States offering assistance.
  • Homeland Security personnel remain available to assist storm affected jurisdictions with personnel consistent with availability and type.

Maryland Department of Aging

  • The Maryland Department of Aging has spoken with the Director of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to offer our support and stands ready with Aging expert personnel to assist however possible.  This includes providing training to shelter staff about older adults and assisting in relocating older adults back to their homes.  The expertise available includes Certificated Information and Referral Specialists with Maryland Access Point, and Long-Term Care Ombudsmen services for individuals who live in long-term care facilities.
  • The Eldercare Locator (1-800-677-1116 or http://eldercare.gov) serves as a resource for older adults and long distance caregivers.

Maryland Department of Agriculture

  • MDA is prepared to respond to requests to assist with intake of companion animals at pet-friendly shelters in an affected state.
  • MDA is prepared to respond to requests to assist with animals in distress.

Maryland Department of Commerce

  • The Maryland Department of Commerce is able to assist other states affected by Hurricane Irma by identifying hotel and motel vacancies in Maryland to accommodate those seeking temporary housing.
  • The department will conduct economic impact analysis by identifying companies in affected areas and the number of affected people and employees.

Maryland Department of Disabilities

  • The Department of Disabilities is prepared to support response and recovery operations in impacted states in the following ways:
  • Technical assistance and support for assistive technology
  • Evaluate documents and websites for conformance to universal design and accessibility to assistive technology.
  • Train emergency managers on the essential nature of information accessibility, and how to create social media that is accessible to all viewers.
  • Assist public information/media officers, as requested, to remediate documents and social media messages for universal accessibility.
  • Advise senior leadership and policy teams on emerging issues that impact people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
  • Examine planning documents to ensure inclusion of the whole community.
  • Identify and resolve issues that affect individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
  • Guidance to ensure that response, sheltering, and recovery policies affecting people with disabilities are consistent and appropriate.
  • Provide resource referral and information.
  • The department’s partner organizations have inventories of DME such as wheelchairs, walkers, etc. available for short term loan in the event equipment is destroyed.

Maryland Department of Education

  • ​Provide support and guidance to Local School Systems and families for the immediate enrollment of displaced students into Maryland Public Schools.  The enrollment of students would need to be expedited with or without transcripts, student records, any specialized documentation of services including Special Education, etc.
  • Work with the school systems regarding immunization requirements and temporary admission/retention.  The MSDE would facilitate communication with the Maryland Department of Health.
  • Provide support and guidance to student services personnel (Directors of Student Services, school counselors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pupil personnel workers, etc.)
  • Address the needs of students who are in crisis and who are experiencing trauma as a result of the displacement by collaborating with community partners, other Maryland State agencies, and school systems
  • Coordinate with appropriate offices to meet the needs of English Learners, migrant and homeless students
  • Coordinate the collection of school supplies for students who are displaced
  • Work with transportation in order to transport students to schools
  • Collaborate with non-public schools as needed
  • Post information on the front page of MSDE’s website to provide assistance and guidance to families regarding enrollment and resources

Maryland Department of the Environment

  • Environment has HazMat response teams and inspectors with various expertise related to emergency and disaster response and recovery.

Maryland Department of Health

  • The Health Department’s Office of Preparedness & Response also coordinates the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps, in which thousands of volunteers could be deployed in the event of a public health emergency.
  • The Office of Preparedness & Response also has worked with State partner agencies such as Department of Human Services, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to review procedures for accepting potential evacuees from storm zones.

Maryland Department of Human Services

  • The Maryland Department of Human Services has human service, mass care, sheltering, and recovery workers prepared to deploy to affected states.
  • Human Services has communicated with facilities and staff in case it was necessary to open disaster shelters and coordinated planning with the Red Cross.

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

  • Following the storm, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation will offer unemployment and workforce resources and services to U.S. residents affected by Hurricane Irma, to include assistance with the intake of unemployment claims.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

  • The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has trailer-able boats and experienced operators, if needed. Our coastal resiliency and restoration teams have already been in contact with our sister states to discuss shoreline rebuilding and reconstruction. We have a team of water quality experts on hand to assist with monitoring and sampling post-storm.
  • Natural Resources Police has equipment, officers and supervisors available to assist affected states and communities. They can help with boat deployments, mission control support, search and recovery/rescue missions and security.

Maryland Department of Information Technology

  • Information Technology is capable of providing the following services to other states in the form of staff augmentation, hardware, and technical assistance in the following IT technical domains:
  • GIS Services and Professionals (mapping and analyzing data, mapping disaster areas, this can be done from Maryland)Networking LAN/WAN Support (running cables, setting networks up in temporary facilities)
  • Server and Storage (temporary use of of back end systems)
  • End User Computing/Desktop Support (staff augmentation)
  • IT helpdesk call center
  • Disaster Recovery Management – Assist in DR failover and Reconstitution
  • Web applications and content management
  • Mainframe COBOL Programmers
  • Mainframe zOS and DB2 support
  • Radio Technicians
  • 57 Handheld Radios P25 Motorola Radios

Maryland Department of Planning

  • Staff of the Maryland Historical Trust is available to assist State Historic Preservation Offices in the affected region by carrying out damage assessments and analysis of historic and cultural resources in communities affected by Hurricane Irma to determine the extent of damage and prioritize recovery operations. The Maryland Historical Trust is also available to provide guidance on repair, rehabilitation, and protection of historic and cultural resources as requested.

Maryland Department of Transportation

  • The Maryland Department of Transportation would be available to assist by providing equipment and personnel in the following areas:
  • Equipment and personnel for light debris removal, particularly along and adjacent to highways and roadways
  • Technicians to assist with signal light repair
  • Bridge Inspectors to ensure bridges and overpasses are not damaged by the storm or flooding conditions
  • The Maryland Transit Administration is prepared to deploy assets from its police force in order to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Maryland Insurance Administration

  • As a member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the Maryland Insurance Administration has a team of trained insurance professionals available to provide help and support with insurance issues to sister state insurance departments that might be impacted by the storms.

Maryland Public Service Commission

  • The Maryland Public Service Commission continues to coordinate with the Maryland electric companies on their storm preparation efforts.  All of the major Maryland electric companies continue to monitor the storm and are prepared for any potential impacts. They are also participating in regular calls regarding the provision of mutual assistance to areas impacted by Irma once the Maryland threat from Irma has subsided.

Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation

  • If property is damaged by the storm, residents may qualify to have their property assessments reduced. Once it is safe to do so, SDAT assessors will distribute applications to affected areas encouraging residents to apply, and will also perform on-site inspections.
  • If a storm occurs and residents qualify to have their property assessments reduced, SDAT will coordinate with local governments to ensure any corrected tax bills or refunds are issued in a timely manner.

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Georgia

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 15:11

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 Georgia.

Assistance for the State and affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Georgia

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 15:08

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Georgia to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Irma beginning on September 7, 2017 and continuing.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: September 8, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00


Colorado Daily Status Report September 8, 2017 Information 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 LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsDeep Creek Fire

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported



Incident NameDeep Creek FireIncident Start DateSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.Location/CountyRoutt CountyCauseUnknownAcres3,795Containment0%EvacuationsEvacuation of Wolf Mountain Ranch
Pre-evacuations for residences within a five-mile radius along Routt County Road 52.Fatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedResources· DHSEM Regional Field Manager and DFPC Fire Management Officer
· A Type II Incident Management TeamFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 5, 2017Information SourcesRoutt County Twitter Routt County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page Inciweb Routt County Website Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519

Link to the full report Colorado Daily Status Report for September 8, 2017.





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FEMA and its Partners Provide Reunification Guidance for Hurricane Irma Survivors

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:02

WASHINGTON – As the United States responds to Hurricane Irma’s damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and prepares for impacts to the mainland, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is connecting community partners with disaster survivors to reunite families separated as a result of Hurricane Irma.

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Coordinated Federal Response to Dangerous Hurricane Irma Continues

FEMA - News - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 07:01

FEMA and federal partner actions are underway

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 potentially taking aim for the U.S. mainland later in the week.

Hurricane Irma, as one of the most powerful Atlantic Hurricanes ever observed, is extremely dangerous.

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California Sends Additional Urban Search and Rescue Teams to Support Hurricane Irma Response

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 19:11

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has approved the additional deployment of Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force 3 (CA-TF3) and Task Force 8 (CA-TF8) through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to aid the response to Hurricane Irma.

During the deployment, California personnel will use their highly-developed skills to assist emergency operations in and around the hardest hit areas of the state, conducting search and rescue operations.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Flo., has issued a Hurricane Watch and Storm Surge Watch for portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys. Governor Rick Scott has also declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties anticipation of the impacts of Hurricane Irma.

CA-TF3 consists of 80 personnel from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and CA-TF8 consists of 80 personnel from the San Diego City Fire Rescue Department. Both Task Forces recently returned to California from Hurricane Harvey and will be joining the Hurricane Irma response efforts.

These teams are two of eight State/Federal US&R Task Forces in California that is a highly-specialized search and rescue unit that can perform in heavy reinforced masonry structures, handle heavy rigging, specialized search functions and operate in swiftwater/flood environments. Earlier today, California sent CA-TF1 (Los Angeles Fire Department), CA-TF4 (Oakland Fire Department) and members of a US&R Incident Support Team to assist with the response to Hurricane Irma.

Since 1992, California-based US&R Task Forces have been deployed to a long list of state, national, and international disasters including the 1992 Hurricane Iniki, 1994 Northridge Earthquake, 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing, 2001 World Trade Center and Pentagon Terrorist Attacks, 2004 Hurricane Charlie, 2004 Hurricane Frances, 2004 Hurricane Ivan, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Hurricane Rita, 2007 Hurricane Gustav, 2007 Hurricane Ike, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2010 Haiti Earthquake, 2011 Christchurch Earthquake in New Zealand, 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.

Cal OES continues to monitor operations for both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and requests for assistance under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) process from the Southern United States region. EMAC, which includes the participation of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a nationally recognized mutual-aid system that provides the foundation for states to request and send resources across their borders when impacted by a disaster.

For more information, follow these links: Cal OES Special OperationsCal OES Urban Search & Rescue Task ForcesEMACFlorida Division of Emergency Management and Cal OES newsroom.

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Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Madera, Mariposa and Tulare Counties Due to Fires

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:31

California Governor Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Madera, Mariposa and Tulare counties due to the effects of the Railroad, Pier, Mission and Peak fires, which have burned thousands of acres, threatened homes and critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of residents.

The full text of the proclamation is below or on the Governor’s website here – https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=19943

PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY

WHEREAS on August 29, 2017, the Railroad Fire started in Madera County and rapidly spread into Mariposa County, and the Pier Fire started in Tulare County; and

WHEREAS on September 3, 2017, the Mission Fire began burning in Madera County, and the Peak Fire started in Mariposa County; and

WHEREAS these fires have burned thousands of acres, destroyed structures and continue to threaten homes, necessitating the evacuation of residents; and

WHEREAS these fires are threatening critical infrastructure and have forced the closure of roadways; and

WHEREAS extreme weather conditions and high temperatures have further increased the risk of fires; and

WHEREAS the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Federal Fire Management Assistance Grants for the Railroad, Pier, and Mission Fires to assist with the costs associated with fighting these fires; and

WHEREAS the circumstances of these fires by reason of their magnitude, are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of any single local government and require the combined forces of a mutual aid region or regions to combat; and

WHEREAS under the provisions of section 8558(b) of the Government Code, I find that conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exists in Madera, Mariposa, and Tulare Counties due to these fires.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the State Constitution and statutes, including the California Emergency Services Act, and in particular, section 8625 of the Government Code, HEREBY PROCLAIM A STATE OF EMERGENCY to exist in Madera, Mariposa, and Tulare Counties.

I HEREBY ORDER that all agencies of the state government utilize and employ state personnel, equipment, and facilities for the performance of any and all activities consistent with the direction of the Office of Emergency Services and the State Emergency Plan. Also, all residents are to heed the advice of emergency officials with regard to this emergency in order to protect their safety.

I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this Proclamation be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given of this Proclamation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 7th day of September 2017.

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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.

Governor of California

ATTEST:

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ALEX PADILLA

As MEMA Monitors Hurricane Irma, Residents Should Prepare

State - MD Emergency Management - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:25

As MEMA Monitors Hurricane Irma, Residents Should Prepare

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (September 7, 2017) — The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to monitor Hurricane Irma and additional tropical weather systems in the Atlantic. While it is still too early to know what impacts, if any, that Irma may have on Maryland next week, residents should prepare now.

“I urge all Marylanders to prepare now for the potential effects of Hurricane Irma,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “While we have the benefit of time, review your family emergency plans and ensure you have supplies on hand. As always, Maryland stands ready to support our friends and neighbors in states that will be dealing with the impacts from this major hurricane first.”

In addition to continuous communication with the National Weather Service, MEMA is coordinating with local emergency management offices and state partners to ensure that they have the information and resources they need to respond.

“Hurricane tracks can shift quickly,” said Russ Strickland, Executive Director of MEMA. “Everyone in our area should regularly check forecasts, build an emergency kit, and always listen to the directions of local officials.”

Before a storm, residents and visitors in Maryland can:

  • Prepare an emergency kit and create a family communications plan. Good supplies to have on hand include bottled water and non-perishable food, a battery-operated radio, flashlight, extra batteries, toiletries, and copies of important documents.
  • Check to see if you are in a flood-prone area on our website: mema.maryland.gov.
  • Communicate with friends, family members, and neighbors and make sure that they are up to date with the latest information and weather forecast.

Federal Aid Programs for the State of South Carolina

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:40

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 South Carolina and the Catawba Indian Nation.

Assistance for the State, Tribe and affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for South Carolina

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:37

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of South Carolina to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Irma beginning on September 6, 2017 and continuing.

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Two Counties

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:13

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017: in Goliad County in the city of Goliad, and in Fort Bend County in Missouri City.

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 Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:01

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 territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands

FEMA - News - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:57

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands to supplement territory recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma from September 6, 2017, and continuing.

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