Emergency Management

Second Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Butte County

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:11

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The second Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Butte County is opening in Oroville, Calif., to provide residents impacted by the California wildfires with local, state and federal disaster resources.

The DRC will be open Friday, Nov. 23, 1-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hours of operation for the center are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

DRC location:

2140 Feather River Blvd., Oroville, CA 95965

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Second Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Butte County

State - California - CALOES - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 20:41
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The second Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Butte County is opening in Oroville, Calif., to provide residents

With Winter Approaching, Thanksgiving is the Right Time to Prepare for Snow Storms and Cold Weather

State - MD Emergency Management - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Offers Winter Preparedness Tips for this Holiday Season

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (November 21, 2018) — With Thanksgiving preparations happening now, the arrival of the holiday season is the right time to make sure you are prepared for winter weather.

“As we enter the busy holiday season and areas across our state are more likely to experience winter weather, I urge all Marylanders to put safety first,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “By planning ahead and following local forecasts and warnings, we can all have a safe and enjoyable time with family and friends.”

No matter what part of the state you live in, the winter season brings the potential for cold weather and slippery roads and sidewalks. Simple steps such as making a family communications plan and winterizing your family’s emergency supply kit can increase preparedness throughout the holiday season.

“We already experienced a winter storm for most parts of Maryland last week,” said MEMA Executive Director Russ Strickland. “History shows us that most of the state will experience some bad weather over the next few months. Our message is simple: Make preparations now so you can avoid the last minute rush for snow shovels, salt, and other winter essentials.”

MEMA has gathered a number of winter preparedness and safety tips that will be shared throughout the season through our social media channels. Here are some of the highlights:

  • When cold weather hits, you should check on the welfare of family, friends, and neighbors who are particularly vulnerable to cold, snow, and ice – this may include the elderly and those with access and functional needs.
  • Make sure your vehicle is ready for winter travel and that you have prepared your pets for bad weather.
  • Check and winterize your vehicle, including all fluids, wiper blades, lights, and systems before the winter season begins.
  • Have a car emergency kit in your vehicle.
  • Follow a trusted weather source, such as the National Weather Service and local news media, to be aware of any predicted frozen precipitation or severe cold temperatures.
  • Sign up for Emergency Alerts in your area and determine how you will receive information if you are traveling out of town.
  • Visit Ready.gov/alerts for more information on emergency alert options.
  • Build a home preparedness kit that includes winter supplies such as snow shovels, ice melting products, extra warm clothes and blankets, flashlights, and batteries.
  • Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.
  • Leave the heat on in your home and set the thermostat to no lower than 50° Fahrenheit If you will be going away during cold weather.
  • Keep your gas tank near full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
  • ID your pet with up-to-date name tags and rabies tags; include your cell phone number on the tag
  • Practice safe cooking behaviors since cooking is the biggest cause of home fires and fire injuries.
  • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles. They look and smell real! Learn more about candle fire safety from the U.S. Fire Administration at www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/holiday.htm

In addition to these tips, MEMA please check out this winter preparedness tip video(bit.ly/Winter-Preparedness-Tips) on our YouTube Channel.  Additional information about winter preparedness can be found on our website (www.mema.maryland.gov), our Twitter feed, our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page and our YouTube site.

HHS Activates Aid for Uninsured Californians in Need of Medications Lost in Wildfires

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 20:18
Uninsured citizens in California’s Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties are eligible for no-cost replacements of critical medications lost or

Multi-Agency Coordination Prepares for Dangerous Holiday Travel Conditions

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:08
Rain and mountain snow will move across much of the state Wednesday, creating a reprieve on firefighting efforts but also

With Rain in the Forecast, Cal OES Pre-Positions Critical Firefighting Resources and Personnel in Southern California

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 14:36
In preparation for a rain event anticipated to impact the area near the Woolsey Fire burn scar in Southern California,

Rain Brings Debris Flow Concerns to Butte County, Paradise Following Camp Fire

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 14:14
The adverse weather occurring in Northern California is a good reminder to opt-in to emergency notifications from Butte County’s Code

FEMA awards more than $11.6 million for Phase 1 of the City of Pasadena drainage project

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:27

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $11.6 million to the City of Pasadena through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to conduct engineering analysis, budgeting estimates and environmental studies as Phase 1 of the city’s drainage project.

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Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Franklin and Jackson Counties

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:43

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Franklin and Jackson counties are teaming up to provide free information and advice on making homes stronger and safer.

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FACT SHEET: Housing Options

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:40

Government and non-profit recovery organizations are working diligently to assist individuals and families impacted by the recent wildfires have a safe place to stay while they wait to return to evacuated areas or begin their recovery if their home was burned.

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FACT SHEET: What You Need to Know: Housing Inspections

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:17

Why Does the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Inspect Properties?

  • A FEMA home inspection is a part of the process for verifying damage and loss and helps determine the assistance options available for survivors.

Setting up the Inspection

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Colorado Daily Status Report: November 21, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:00

Colorado Daily Status Report November 21, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus112118
 Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: Supporting response and recovery efforts for incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

The next report will be produced on Monday, November 26, 2018.  State offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of Thanksgiving.  Friday, November 23 staff will be out of the office for a Governor's Holiday.
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Flood insurance helps Rockport family cruise into recovery

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:58

AUSTIN, Texas — When Salty Cruser learned her husband, Charlie, had purchased flood insurance for their home in Rockport, Texas, before Hurricane Harvey, she was shocked. And extremely grateful.

 

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Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Franklin and Jackson Counties

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:51

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Franklin and Jackson counties are teaming up to provide free information and advice on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance with proven home improvement methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Help is Still Available after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Horry County

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 08:58

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the City of Conway in Horry County will close permanently at 2 p.m., Saturday Nov. 24, 2018.

 

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FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available at Home Depot in Bainbridge

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 08:20

ATLANTA – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.

Advisers will be available Mon. Nov. 26, through Sat. Dec. 1, in Bainbridge, Decatur County from 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. at:

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FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available at Merry Acres Event Center in Albany

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 07:56

ATLANTA – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.

Advisers will be available one day only during the Small Business Saturday Marketplace,
Sat. Nov. 24, from 8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. at:

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Flood Insurance - A Smart Buy for Georgia Residents

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 07:43

ATLANTA — Flooding is the nation’s number one natural disaster. Yet statistics indicate most people ignore the risks associated with flooding and do not buy flood insurance. FEMA is committed to building a culture of preparedness in this country. Insurance is the first line of defense.

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FACT SHEET: What Does “Substantial Damage” Mean?

FEMA - News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:57

Survivors in Florida communities may have heard the term "substantial damage" from local building officials lately. So what does it mean? Substantial damage applies to a structure in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) or floodplain for which the total cost of repairs is 50 percent or more of the structure’s market value before the disaster occurred, regardless of the cause of damage.

 The decision about a structure being substantially damaged is made at the local government level, generally by a building department official or floodplain manager.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: November 20, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 14:00

Colorado Daily Status Report November 20, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus112018
 Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: Supporting response and recovery efforts for incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported
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