SAIPAN – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) was deployed to Saipan days prior to Typhoon Soudelor making landfall.
After Typhoon Soudelor impacted Saipan, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration on August 5, 2015 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, making federal assistance available to aid individuals and communities in the recovery efforts for damages that occurred August 1-3, 2015 and appointed a Federal Coordinating Officer to lead the Federal team.Language English
SAIPAN, CNMI – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Susupe will be closed on Sundays, beginning this Sunday, September 6, 2015.
The DRC will remain open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, closed Sundays. The toll-free Helpline, 1-800-621-3362, will remain available 24 hours, seven days a week. Reminder, the Disaster Recovery Center will be open on Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Language English
Drop Off Location for Household Hazardous Waste and Large
Appliances from Typhoon Soudelor Cleanup
Beginning September 11, 2015, on Fridays and Saturdays at old Kobler Air FieldLanguage English
Saipan – Only one month remains for Saipan homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered damages from Typhoon Soudelor to register. Commonwealth and federal officials are urging anyone who still needs to register to do so before the registration deadline of October 5th.
"The deadline is only a month away and we don't want anyone with disaster damages to miss this opportunity for assistance," said Commonwealth Governor Eloy Inos, "Register, get into the FEMA system and let’s find out what you are eligible for."Language English
SAIPAN – CNMI residents can assist with the state’s recovery from the damage caused by Typhoon Soudelor August 1-3, while building their professional skills and drawing a paycheck. Temporary, full-time positions are available locally with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
SAIPAN, CNMI – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Susupe will have shortened hours on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th.
The DRC will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday September 7th. The toll-free Helpline, 1-800-621-3362, is still available 24 hours, seven days a week.The Disaster Recovery Center will resume normal operation hours on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.Normal hours of operation are Monday-Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Language English
DENTON, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recognized two Louisiana groups for accomplishments in working to prepare their communities for emergencies. New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps won the award for Outstanding Citizen Corps Partner Program in the 2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana received an honorable mention in the category of Technological Innovations.Language English
DENTON, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recognized the members of the Mart High School Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for their accomplishments in responding to and preparing their community for emergencies. The group received honorable mentions in two categories of the 2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards: Outstanding Achievement in Youth Preparedness and Outstanding Community Emergency Response Team.
Among the group’s accomplishments:Language English
DENTON, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recognized the Arlington Christian Disaster Network’s accomplishments in coordinating preparedness and emergency response efforts. The group received an honorable mention for Excellence in Volunteer Sustainability in the 2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards.
FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson and Region 6 Federal Preparedness Coordinator Randy Meshell presented the award during a recent ceremony at the Arlington Emergency Operations Center.Language English
PHILADELPHIA – FEMA Region III has created four new infographics to promote individual and community preparedness. Infographics can be used in many different ways to help reach multiple audiences and guide action. We encourage everyone to use, share and promote these vibrant visual tools. Each infographic focuses on a specific topic:Language English
Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), reminds policyholders that the deadline for requesting a review of their Hurricane Sandy claim is Sept. 15, 2015.
“If you feel your Sandy claim was underpaid, I encourage you to call us so we can take another look and we stand ready to take your calls,” Wright said. “FEMA has begun providing funds to policyholders who completed the review and were due additional payments on their claim,” Wright said.Language English
Tsunami racers, take your marks! This Sunday, September 13, Race the Wave participants will practice the tsunami evacuation route from the coast to higher ground in Cannon Beach, Oregon. We know that increasing preparedness levels across the board means greater community resilience, and Race the Wave is a great event to highlight during National Preparedness Month this September.Language English
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Survivors of July’s storms can register for federal disaster aid at a temporary site in Breathitt County. The site will help people who were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides occurring July 11 through July 20.
The registration site is located at:
Breathitt County Library
1024 College Ave.
Jackson, KY 41339
It will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT until further notice.Language English
FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Survivors of July’s storms can register for federal disaster aid at a temporary site in Fleming County. The site will help people who were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides occurring July 11 through July 20.
The registration site is located at:
Fleming County Extension Service
1384 Elizaville Rd.
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
It will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice.Language English
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Survivors of July’s storms can register for federal disaster aid at a temporary site in Rowan County. The site will help people who were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides occurring July 11 through July 20.
The registration site is located at:
Carl D. Perkins Community Center
1300 Crayton Jackson Lane
Morehead, KY 40351Language English
FEMA Expands Call Center Hours Ahead of Approaching Deadline For Flood Insurance Policyholders to Request a Review of their Hurricane Sandy Claim
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it has expanded the operating hours of the call center that handles requests from flood insurance policyholders who want their insurance claim from Hurricane Sandy reviewed.
The change will provide a greater opportunity for policyholders to enter the Hurricane Sandy Claims Review, including calling over the Labor Day holiday weekend.Language English
PHILADELPHIA – FEMA Region III has developed a planning integration guide titled Plan Integration: Linking Local Planning Efforts, which is aimed at helping communities link mitigation principles and actions with various community plans in order to increase community resilience. The guide leads planners and community officials through synchronizing plans and facilitating interagency coordination to reduce risk before and after a disaster.Language English
WASHINGTON – Today, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate appointed five new members and reappointed five current members to the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC).Language English
PINE RIDGE, S.D. – The Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are announcing a second round of stops for Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) for individuals who experienced damage during the severe storms from May 8-29. The DRCs are visiting six communities for a second time. The centers will be open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m daily and located at the CAP offices in the following locationsLanguage English
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Three weeks after President Obama declared a major disaster for Kentucky, approximately $5.3 million in federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the July storms and flooding.
More than 1,000 individuals and households have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help or information by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362/TTY 800-462-7585.Language English