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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania and Maryland

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:58

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station.  The exercise will occur during the week of April 7th to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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FEMA Releases Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Ocean County, NJ

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:00

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday, March 28, 2014, released Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Ocean County that reflect the latest refinements to the ongoing analysis of flood hazards. This release is the next step in the coastal Flood Insurance Study update. The Preliminary FIRMs replace the Preliminary Work Maps for Ocean County that were released in June of 2013 as an interim product.

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FEMA Releases Preliminary Work Maps for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, New Jersey

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:57

LINCROFT, N.J. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released Preliminary Work Maps for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, NJ that reflect the latest refinements to the ongoing analysis of coastal flood hazards.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of North Carolina Declaration

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:56

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 North Carolina.

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

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President Declares Disaster for North Carolina

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:54

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 North Carolina to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of March 6-7, 2014.

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The FEMA and State Public Assistance Funding Process

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:14

DENVER — FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides assistance to state agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofits.

When flooding struck Colorado in September 2013, emergency life-saving measures and debris cleanup were the most immediate needs. This emergency work is usually the first to be reimbursed.

Later, in the recovery phase, more permanent repair work gets underway. Roads and bridges are repaired or replaced; major utilities and other infrastructure are brought back on line.

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New Jersey Ahead Of Schedule On Public Assistance Closeouts

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:21

LINCROFT, N.J. -- When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey in October 2012, the damage it wreaked created the need for thousands of necessary projects ranging from debris removal to bridge reconstruction. Sixteen months later, New Jersey’s progress in managing the projects stemming from the impact of the storm has exceeded expectations.

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FEMA, NOAA Sponsor National Flood Safety Awareness Week

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:12

LINCROFT, N.J. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association are sponsoring National Flood Safety Awareness Week from March 16-22, 2014.

NOAA and FEMA are reviving the “Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step” awareness theme from National Severe Weather Preparedness Week earlier in March by asking individuals and businesses to know their risk, take action and be an example for their community.

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FEMA Launches New Initiative to Increase Preparedness, Community Resilience Following Disasters; FEMA hosts April 1 workshop in Oakland with local leaders from San Francisco Bay Area

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 13:56

For Immediate Release:  March 28, 2014
Media Contact:  Mary Simms, mary.simms@fema.dhs.gov, 510-627-7006 or
Kelly Hudson, kelly.hudson@fema.dhs.gov, 510-207-4011

FEMA Launches New Initiative to Increase Preparedness,
Community Resilience Following Disasters
FEMA hosts April 1 workshop in Oakland with local leaders from San Francisco Bay Area

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