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FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Way Fire in Kern County, California

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:41

FEMA Public Affairs (626) 431-3843

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 Way Fire currently burning in Kern County.

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Dunkirk Fire Department to Gain Mobile Burn Simulator - $360,000 Training Unit the Result of a Federal Grant

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:49

New York, NY -- Chautauqua County’s city of Dunkirk will receive a mobile burn unit that will allow the New York fire department and the county’s 42 other departments to conduct live-fire training.  The award, an Assistance to Firefighters Grant, was announced here today by Ms. Dale McShine, Director of Grants for Region II of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which administers the grant program.

With the local share of $40,000, the grant will total $400,000.

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FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Junction Fire in Madera County, California

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:26

FEMA Public Affairs (626) 431-3843

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 Junction Fire currently burning in Madera County.

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FEMA Launches Spanish-Language App

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:19

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a free Spanish-language app with information on what individuals can do before, during and after a disaster to keep their families and communities safe.

FEMA’s Spanish-language app offers a wide array of information for the public and disaster survivors, including preparedness tips, locations of nearby shelters, what to include in an emergency supply kit and a user friendly interface for survivors who may need assistance from FEMA after a disaster.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Receives A Nearly $1.5 Million FEMA Grant to Address Volunteer Firefighter Health

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:12

DENTON, Texas — The University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at Houston has received nearly $1.5 million in preparedness funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to address the health of volunteer firefighters.

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Public Invited to Comment on Flood Maps for Unincorporated Areas in Bastrop County, Texas

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:24

DENTON, Texas– After working together for months to create new preliminary flood maps, Bastrop County and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials want to hear from the public about preliminary flood maps.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in the unincorporated areas of Bastrop County should look at the preliminary flood maps to better understand where flood risks have been identified. Anyone who has comments or who would like to file an appeal has a 90 day window that runs from August 14, 2014 until November 11, 2014 to submit them.

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Public Invited to Comment on Travis County, Texas Preliminary Flood Maps

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:21

DENTON, Texas– After working together for months to create new preliminary flood maps, officials from Travis County, six cities, one village and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to hear from the public about the preliminary flood maps.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Tennessee Declaration

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:19

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 Tennessee.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Tennessee

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:14

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 Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 5-10, 2014.

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United Efforts in Circle Bring Completion to Home Repairs

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:35

ANCHORAGE, AK – The final six repairs to homes in Circle damaged as a result of last year’s spring breakup flooding along the Yukon River have been completed thanks to a united effort that included faith-based skilled volunteers, the State of Alaska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

For more than six weeks, 27 Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers worked nearly 3,000 hours to complete the final repairs. Last summer, 27 Mennonite volunteers, three of whom returned to Circle this year, completed work on eight homes in the Interior Alaska community.

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FEMA Announces Emergency Food and Shelter Program Awards for 2014

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:08

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced $120 million in federal funding to assist organizations dedicated to feeding, sheltering and providing critical resources to our nation's hungry and homeless.

Funding was made available by Congress for the national board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for fiscal year 2014 to support social service agencies in cities and counties across the country.

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Disaster Awareness Is A Priority For Avalon Mayor, Cape May County OEM

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:16

EATONTOWN, N.J -- When Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi was promoted to Director of Cape May County’s Emergency Management Communications Center in August 2013, he found himself with two things: another job title, and a problem that most people wouldn’t expect a county surrounded by open water on three sides to have.

“There were no shelters in the county before I took over,” he said.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Washington Declaration

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:25

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 Washington.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Washington

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:20

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 Washington to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires during the period of July 9 to August 5, 2014.

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Ten Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Charley

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:26

ATLANTA—Ten years ago, Hurricane Charley’s arrival on the Florida shore kicked off an unusual string of four devastating hurricanes that hit the state within seven weeks. Florida was the first state to be struck by four hurricanes in one season since Texas in 1886.

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