LINCROFT, N.J. -- The challenges that present themselves in the aftermath of a disaster can be formidable for everyone involved, but maintaining independence and support systems is a unique challenge for people with access and functional needs (AFN).
This population may have disaster-related needs in the areas of communication, transportation, supervision, medical care or maintaining independence. Not only can they increase their chances of surviving a disaster – and their level of safety and comfort when disaster strikes, but the good news is that they don’t have to do it alone.Language English
OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Rim Fire currently burning in Tuolumne County.
On August 23, 2013, the State of California submitted a request for a fire management assistance declaration for the Rim Fire burning in Tuolumne County. The authorization makes FEMA funding available to reimburse up to 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating and controlling the fire.Language English
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Town of Bowers, DE, is scheduled to be placed on probationary status with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on November 21, 2013, unless the Town remedies all of the identified corrective actions prior to that date. The NFIP is a federally backed program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program provides flood insurance coverage to residents of communities that agree to participate by adopting and enforcing adequate floodplain manLanguage English
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.7 billion in Public Assistance grants to reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for costs associated with emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding of damaged public facilities. More than 2,300 grants have been approved so far.
Recently approved emergency and permanent work grant projects:Language English
LINCROFT, N.J. -- As Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey last October, many residents who had lived in harmony with the oceans, rivers and bays of New Jersey for decades found themselves in life-threatening situations.
The emergency inspired hundreds of heroic acts. Among them:Language English