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FEMA Seeks Youth Leaders for National Youth Preparedness Council

1 hour 17 min ago

WASHINGTON – Today, FEMA announced the agency will start accepting applicants for the Youth Preparedness Council.  This program brings teens together from across the country who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities and their potential to expand their impact as national leaders for emergency preparedness. Students in 8th through 11th grade are eligible to apply.

Categories: Emergency Management

FEMA Offers Free Advice on Repair and Rebuilding at the DIY Home Center in Thousand Oaks

1 hour 41 min ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thousands of homes and businesses burned in mid-November as wildfires spread through portions of Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Countless other structures were damaged — many so severely as to make them uninhabitable. As recovery efforts continue throughout the damaged areas, free advice is available to those beginning to repair or rebuild their homes and businesses.

Categories: Emergency Management

FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Subcommittee Final Report Available

2 hours 51 min ago

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced today the National Advisory Council (NAC) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Subcommittee officially completed their final report, “Modernizing the Nation’s Public Alert and Warning System.”

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FEMA Approves $8.5 Million in Additional Federal Grants to Puerto Rico

4 hours 5 min ago

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded $8.5 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María.

These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.4 billion.

                                                        

Categories: Emergency Management

Disaster Recovery Center in Wasilla Opens on Presidents’ Day

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 19:06

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A disaster recovery center operated by the state of Alaska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency opens Monday, Feb. 18, in Wasilla to provide in-person advice and referrals to those affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake.

Center location and hours are:
 
Christ First United Methodist Church
2635 S. Old Knik Rd.
Wasilla, AK 99654

Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Categories: Emergency Management

FEMA Helpline Remains Open to Alaska Residents on Presidents’ Day

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 16:08

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Federal Emergency Management Agency Helpline is available every day including Presidents’ Day for Alaska residents who were affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake. Residents are encouraged to apply for federal disaster assistance online or by phone.

Residents can apply for FEMA assistance the following ways:

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Eagle River to Help With Earthquake Losses

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 21:09

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The State of Alaska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center on Feb. 16 in Eagle River. The center will provide in-person advice and referrals to those affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake.

Center location and hours are:

Community Covenant Church
16123 Artillery Rd.
Eagle River, AK 99577

Categories: Emergency Management

FEMA Press Secretary Lizzie Litzow Statement on the Nomination of Jeff Byard to Serve as FEMA Administrator

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:34

“The Administrator applauds the President’s intent to nominate Mr. Jeffrey Byard as FEMA Administrator. Mr. Byard, Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA, is an exceptional team member and will carry out the Agency’s mission of helping people before, during and after disasters, as he has skillfully done for the past two hurricane seasons. During the confirmation process, Mr. Byard will continue to serve in this capacity as Associate Administrator as we prepare for the 2019 hurricane season.”

Categories: Emergency Management

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Bexar County, Texas

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:59

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Bexar County. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps.

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Denton County, Texas

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:43

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Denton County. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps.

 

Categories: Emergency Management

FEMA Issues Public Notice on Grant Programs

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:01

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – As required by Executive Order 11988, FEMA has issued a public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through its Public Assistance, Individual Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation Grant programs in the state of Alaska.

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FACT SHEET: National Flood Insurance Program’s Increased Cost of Compliance Can Help with Rebuilding

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:30

If you have a policy with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and your home was damaged extensively by flooding in Hurricane Michael and is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area, you can ask your claims adjuster or insurance agent about Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage.

 

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Disaster Recovery Center in Callaway to Close Feb. 20

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:23

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center in Callaway will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Help is still available by phone, online or by visiting a nearby center.

 

The center will be open normal business hours on the Presidents Day federal holiday, Monday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Categories: Emergency Management

Flood insurance can be a sweetheart of a deal for those in lower-risk areas

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:23

AUSTIN, Texas – Floods are the most frequent—and the most costly—natural disasters in the United States, and most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage.

 

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Community Mitigation Resiliency Workshops in Jacksonville and Kinston

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:23

RALEIGH, N.C. – Area residents can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at community mitigation resiliency workshops.

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Federal Aid Programs for The State Of Mississippi

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:43

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

Categories: Emergency Management

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Mississippi

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:37

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding and tornado from Dec. 27-28, 2018.

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Individual Assistance FAQs

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:34

What is State Individual Assistance and what does it cover?

Categories: Emergency Management

State, FEMA Transitioning Individual Assistance Programs to Aid Earthquake Survivors

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:29

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – As the State Individual Assistance program deadline approaches, the State and FEMA are working together to ensure survivors of the Cook Inlet earthquake have the opportunity to apply for federal assistance, which may provide additional assistance to that provided by the State.
 

Categories: Emergency Management

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Bay County

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:20

As of Feb. 11, unless otherwise noted

 

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received more than $620 million in federal funds:

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