AURORA, Ill. – Illinois residents in eight additional counties who were affected by the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 are now eligible to register for federal disaster assistance.
FEMA approved Governor Pat Quinn’s request to add Brown, Calhoun, Clark, Douglas, Henry, Pike, Whiteside and Winnebago counties to the major disaster declaration issued May 10.Language English
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Iowa.
Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:Language English
AURORA, Ill. – Federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $68 million, distributed among 24,000 individuals and households, since a major disaster was declared in the state May 10.
The latest summary of federal assistance to individuals and households that suffered losses due to the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 includes:Language English
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Iowa to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 17-30, 2013.Language English
AURORA, Ill. – The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in LaSalle County will close permanently at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4.
It is not necessary to visit a DRC to register with FEMA. Although the center will close, Illinois survivors of the mid-April storms and flooding can continue to register by phone or online through July 9.
The center that is closing is located at:
Marseilles Fire Department
205 Lincoln St.
Marseilles, IL 61341Language English
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.3 billion in Public Assistance grants to reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for some of the costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. Approximately 1,325 grants have been approved so far. Here are some of the recent reimbursements:Language English
Cambio de horario para el Centro de Recuperación por Desastre de FEMA y el estado ubicados en Norman
OKLAHOMA CITY – Funcionarios estatales y federales anunciaron un nuevo horario para visitar el Centro de Recuperación por Desastre ubicado en la escuela primaria Little Axe Elementary School en Norman: de 9.00am a 7.00pm todos los días. El centro es un lugar al que los residentes de Oklahoma afectados por los recientes tornados pueden acudir para encontrar información sobre asistencia por desastre estatal, federal o de otro tipo para propietarios de viviendas, inquilinos y propietarios de empresas.Language English
Se recomienda especialmente a los sobrevivientes de las tormentas de Oklahoma que se inscriban y luego se mantengan en contacto con FEMA
OKLAHOMA CITY – Los residentes de Oklahoma que viven en los condados de Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma y Pottawatomie que resultaron afectados por las recientes tormentas y tornados ahora pueden inscribirse para recibir asistencia del estado de Oklahoma y de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés).Language English
OKLAHOMA CITY – Se recomienda a los residentes de Oklahoma que viven en los condados de Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma y Pottawatomie y resultaron afectados por las recientes tormentas y tornados, que aprovechen las tres formas sencillas disponibles de inscribirse para recibir asistencia federal. Usted puede ser elegible para recibir asistencia del estado de Oklahoma, de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) y de la Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés) de los Estados Unidos.Language English
Ciudad de OKLAHOMA – Los residentes de Oklahoma afectados por las recientes tormentas y tornados severos ahora pueden visitar un Centro de Recuperación por Desastre. El centro es un lugar al que los sobrevivientes pueden ir para procurar toda la información que necesiten sobre asistencia por desastre estatal, federal o de otro tipo.
Condado de Cleveland
Little Axe Elementary School (Escuela primaria Little Axe Elementary School)
2000 168th Ave. NE
Norman, OK 73026
Horario de atención: de 8:00 am a 8:00 pm hasta nuevo aviso
TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages New Jerseyans to include their pets as they update their emergency plans.Language English
AURORA, Ill. – Two Disaster Recovery Centers are now open. One is in North Park Village and the other is in South Chicago. The DRCs provide an opportunity for those affected by the recent storms and flooding to meet with disaster recovery specialists to ask questions and register for FEMA assistance.
The facilities, operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and FEMA, will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The locations are:
North Park Village
5801 N. Pulaski, Bldg. C
Chicago, IL 60646Language English
WASHINGTON - Recent severe weather and the start of the Atlantic hurricane season reinforce the need for Americans to familiarize themselves with the look, sound and authenticity of real-time Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). To encourage, educate and empower Americans to identify WEAs so they can take steps to prepare for emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ad Council are unveiling new public service advertisements (PSAs).Language English
WASHINGTON -- NASA transferred operational control Thursday of the Landsat 8 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The event marks the beginning of the satellite's mission to extend an unparalleled four-decade record of monitoring Earth's landscape from space. Landsat 8 is the latest in the Landsat series of remote-sensing satellites, which have been providing global coverage of landscape changes on Earth since 1972. The Landsat program is a joint effort between NASA and USGS.
NASA launched the satellite Feb. 11 as the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). Since then, NASA mission engineers and scientists, with USGS collaboration, have been putting the satellite through its paces -- steering it into its orbit, calibrating the detectors, and collecting test images. Now fully mission-certified, the satellite is under USGS operational control.
"Landsat is a centerpiece of NASA's Earth Science program," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in Washington. "Landsat 8 carries on a long tradition of Landsat satellites that for more than 40 years have helped us to learn how Earth works, to understand how humans are affecting it and to make wiser decisions as stewards of this planet."
Beginning Thursday, USGS specialists will collect at least 400 Landsat 8 scenes every day from around the world to be processed and archived at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center in Sioux Falls. The newest satellite joins Landsat 7, which launched in 1999 and continues to collect images. Since 2008, USGS has provided more than 11 million current and historical Landsat images free of charge to users over the Internet.
"We are very pleased to work with NASA for the good of science and the American people," said U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in Washington. "The Landsat program allows us all to have a common, easily accessible view of our planet. We are especially proud that Landsat images have not only been the starting points for some of the world’s best commercial innovations in earth imagery, but also are available free of charge."
Remote-sensing satellites such as the Landsat series help scientists observe the world beyond the power of human sight, monitor changes to the land that may have natural or human causes, and detect critical trends in the conditions of natural resources.
The 41-year Landsat record provides global coverage at a scale that impartially documents natural processes such as volcanic eruptions, glacial retreat and forest fires and shows large-scale human activities such as expanding cities, crop irrigation and forest clear-cuts. The Landsat Program is a sustained effort by the United States to provide direct societal benefits across a wide range of human endeavors including human and environmental health, energy and water management, urban planning, disaster recovery, and agriculture.
With Landsat 8 circling Earth 14 times a day, and in combination with Landsat 7, researchers will be able to use an improved frequency of data from both satellites. The two observation instruments aboard Landsat 8 feature improvements over their earlier counterparts while collecting information that is compatible with 41 years of land images from previous Landsat satellites.
AURORA, Ill. – The Rock Island County Disaster Recovery Center opened today, and will operate Monday through Saturday, rather than seven days a week.
Location and hours for the center, operated by Illinois Emergency Management Agency and FEMA, are as follows:
Rock Island County
Rock Island County Emergency Management Agency Office
6120 78th Ave.
Milan, IL 61264
Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through SaturdayLanguage English
AUSTIN, Texas. – In just over a month since the emergency disaster declaration for the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have approved more than $5.6 million in disaster assistance or low-interest loans for survivors.Language English
Hurricane awareness and preparation can reduce the impact of hurricanes and save lives. For this reason, we are asking all citizens to make a pledge to prepare for hurricane season. By doing so, families, individuals, and businesses will become familiar with their vulnerabilities and can take action to prepare for and reduce the impacts of a hurricane. Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, 2013 and continues through November 30, 2013.Language English