Emergency Management

FEMA Expands its Reinsurance Program by Transferring $500 Million in Flood Risk to Capital Markets

FEMA - News - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:13

WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today its August 1, 2018 reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For the first time, FEMA has secured reinsurance directly backed by capital markets investors, continuing efforts to better manage the program’s financial risk.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: July 31, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:08
Colorado Daily Status Report July 31, 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: Supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsSevere Weather / Tornado, Morgan County and Northeast Region
Lake Christine Fire, Eagle County:  12,588 Acres | 87% Containment
Indian Valley Fire, Rio Blanco/Moffat Counties: 6,310 Acres | 80% Containment
Sulphur Fire, Rio Blanco County:  977 Acres | 100% Containment
Silver Creek Fire, Routt County: 180 Acres | 0% Containment
Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone
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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Vermont

FEMA - News - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:13

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 Vermont.

Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Vermont

FEMA - News - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:04

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storm and flooding from May 4 to May 5, 2018.

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FEMA Authorizes Federal Grant Funds to Help Fight the Grassy Ridge Fire

FEMA - News - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 13:57

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Grassy Ridge Fire burning in Clark County, Idaho.

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FEMA Authorizes Federal Grant Funds to Help Fight the Chelan Hills Fire

FEMA - News - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 13:52

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Chelan Hills Fire burning in Douglas County, Washington.

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FEMA Registration Deadline for Kilauea Damage is Aug. 13

FEMA - News - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 13:16

HONOLULU—Hawai’i County residents with losses as a result of the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes have through Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 to register for disaster assistance with FEMA.

Recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so by visiting the Disaster Recovery Center now located at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-2908 Pahoa Village Road in Pahoa.

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Statement by FEMA Administrator Brock Long on the Results of a Recent Internal Investigation

FEMA - News - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:39
WASHINGTON – Results of a recent internal investigation concerning allegations of sexual misconduct against the former Chief Component Human Capital Officer leave me no choice but to take decisive action to address lapses in professional responsibility, including requesting further investigation by the DHS Office of the Inspector General. These allegations are deeply disturbing and harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at FEMA.In the wake of these findings, I have directed the following actions to take place immediately:
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Update on Morgan County Severe Weather Incident on July 29, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:31

Information shared on behalf of Morgan County Emergency ManagementMorgan County Resident Information
  • Morgan County residents, please proceed with caution in the communities of Brush, Snyder, and Hillrose with down power lines. Safety First!
  • All residents are encouraged to contact the Office of Emergency Management to report any damage caused by the storm of July 29, 2018. Please include name, address, and damage details. Morgan County Government is requesting all damages be reported including those to personal property and business.
    • (970) 542-3533, or
    • (970) 542-3534
  • Red Cross can be reached at 800-824-6615 for assistance 24 hours.
  • Red Cross evacuation center is Brush High School 400 West Street.
  • Red Cross for donations www.redcross.org/donate.
Brush Resident Information
  • Brush residents and businesses are being requested to limit and conserve water usage.
  • Safety Concerns
    • Do not drive around barricades. 
    • Stay away from any power lines that are down.
  • A partial list of road closures include:
    •  Morgan County Road K, 
    • County Road 33 to 36, 
    • County Road O East of Brush, 
    • County Road W.5 between 32 and 33.
  • Landfill is open with normal business hours. Immediately report and contact your insurance agent with any damages before removal to the landfill.
  • REA customers may contact 970-867-5688 to report power outages or down lines/poles.
  • For residents offering to help the community, contact 970-542-3533 or 970-543-3534 with name, phone number and tools available.
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Colorado Daily Status Report: July 30, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 10:44

Colorado Daily Status Report July 30, 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: Providing support and coordination to incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large Incidents
  • Morgan County Tornado Damage Assessments
  • Spring Fire, Costilla/Huerfano Counties
  • Lake Christine Fire, Eagle County
  • Indian Valley Fire, Rio Blanco/Moffat Counties
  • Sulphur Fire, Rio Blanco County
  • Silver Creek Fire, Routt County
Major Road Impacts/Closures
None
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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Ranch Fire, River and Ranch Now Mendocino Complex Fire

FEMA - News - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 09:45

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California to combat the Ranch Fire burning in Mendocino and Lake Counties.  The state has requested that the River and Ranch Fires be combined under one grant for what will be called the Mendocino Complex Fire.

 

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Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling Ranch Fire in Mendocino, Lake Counties

State - California - CALOES - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 00:39
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal

Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Lake, Mendocino and Napa Counties Due to Fires

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 22:46
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties due to the effects of the River,

Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling River Fire in Mendocino, Lake Counties

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 22:12
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management

Carr Fire In Shasta County Doubles In Size, Continues Spread

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 14:48
In this Wildfire update, the state's top fire leaders give an update on conditions for Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Federal Aid Programs for the State of California

FEMA - News - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 14:17

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 emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of California.

 

Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

 

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President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for California

FEMA - News - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 13:49

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 California to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by a wildfire beginning on July 23, 2018, and continuing.

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Governor Brown Lowers Capitol Flags in Honor of Fallen Firefighters, Secures Federal Assistance to Support Communities Impacted by Carr Fire

State - California - CALOES - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:57
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has ordered Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of two firefighters

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Adjuntas Closing but Help Still Available

FEMA - News - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 09:48

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The disaster recovery center in Adjuntas will close Tuesday, July 31 at 3 p.m.

The center is located at Antigua Escuela José Julián Acosta, #18 Calle Rodulfo González (PR-123) in Adjuntas.

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Lajas Closing but Help Still Available

FEMA - News - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 09:11

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The disaster recovery center in Lajas will close Tuesday, July 31 at 3 p.m.

The center is located at Coliseo Juan E. Lluch, PR-135 km 0.8 in Lajas.

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