FEMA Braces for Fires, Floods, Earthquakes and other Natural Disasters, Emphasizes need for citizens to plan to Survive for 3 days
OAKLAND – September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is partnering with communities in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii to encourage citizens to encourage families, individuals and businesses to act now to increase preparedness throughout the U.S.Language English
NEW YORK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, at the request of the state of New York, has approved a 15-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels.
The TSA checkout date has been extended to Sept.16, 2013. FEMA is calling applicants eligible for the new extension to notify them of the new checkout date.Language English
Albany, NY– The deadline to submit Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) for damage sustained during the summer floods has been extended to Sept. 10 for all 16 counties included in the federal disaster declaration.
State government agencies, local governments and certain private, nonprofit organizations suffering facility damage from the storms and subsequent flooding between June 26 and July 4, 2013 can file Requests for Public Assistance with the State of New York.Language English
OKLAHOMA CITY – The deadline to register for state and federal disaster assistance for the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred between May 18 and June 2 is quickly approaching.
Monday, Aug. 19 is the last day that homeowners, renters and business owners can register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Survivors can do so by calling (800) 621-3362, registering online at disasterassistance.gov, or using a smartphone typing in m.fema.gov.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 major disaster declaration issued for the Karuk Tribe.
Assistance for Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:Language English
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Karuk Tribe and ordered federal aid to supplement the Tribe’s efforts in the area affected by a wildfire during the period of July 29 to August 2, 2013.
Federal funding is available to the Karuk Tribe and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the wildfire.Language English
OKLAHOMA CITY – An additional $4.9 million has been approved in federal funding for debris clearance in Oklahoma following the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred from May 18 – June 2, 2013. This figure along with additional amounts from Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) brings State and federal assistance for Oklahoma to nearly $70 million.Language English
NEW YORK — More than $8 billion has been approved in state and federal assistance to homeowners, renters, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
More than $3.7 billion in National Flood Insurance Program payments made to policy holdersLanguage English
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Survivors of the spring floods now have until Wednesday, Sept. 25 to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return Small Business Administration disaster loan applications.
People with flood-related losses can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Registration is also available by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS.Language English
NEW ORLEANS – In the continued recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided nearly $19.6 billion to help Louisiana’s communities and families rebuild and protect their property against future hazards.Language English
NEW YORK – September is National Preparedness Month, a good time for all New Yorkers to take advantage of resources that are available to help prepare for the next disaster or emergency.
The event, now in its ninth year and hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encourages households, businesses and communities to prepare for emergencies.Language English
Watertown, S.D. – Spink County is now eligible for federal assistance from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred during the period of June 19 to June 29, 2013.
Spink County joins the seven previously declared South Dakota counties eligible for FEMA Public Assistance, which may include assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.Language English
LINCROFT, N.J. -- When Superstorm Sandy subsided after battering the Borough of Sea Bright, the Jersey Shore community responded with the strong determination people associate with Sea Brighters. Their resolve in recovery efforts has resulted in two realizations – one, recovery is a long-term process; and two, the small community of nearly 2,000 residents will never be exactly the same.Language English
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Superstorm Sandy by the numbers as of August 26:
Total Federal Assistance: $5.57 billion
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