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Revised Preliminary Flood Maps in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Ready for Public View

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:05

DENTON, Texas – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Morehouse Parish are encouraged to look over newly-revised preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

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FEMA, State Broadcasters and Emergency Managers to Conduct a Test in Four States of the Emergency Alert System

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:00

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with state and tribal emergency managers and state broadcasting associations, will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. The test will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and will last approximately one minute. 

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Know Your Risk, Take Action & Be a Force of Nature during Flood Safety Awareness Week

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 17:10

DENTON, Texas – Severe weather season is just around the corner, which brings with it the possibility of tornadoes and flooding.

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere at any time. That’s why National Flood Safety Awareness Week, which runs from March 15-21, is the perfect time to know your risk, take action and be a force of nature.

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Know Your Risk, Take Action & Be a Force of Nature during Flood Safety Awareness Week

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 17:05

DENTON, Texas – Severe weather season is just around the corner, which brings with it the possibility of tornadoes and flooding in Louisiana.

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere at any time. That’s why National Flood Safety Awareness Week, which runs from March 15-21, is the perfect time to know your risk, take action and be a force of nature.

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Know Your Risk, Take Action & Be a Force of Nature during Flood Safety Awareness Week

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 17:03

DENTON, Texas – Severe weather season is just around the corner, which brings with it the possibility of tornadoes and flooding in New Mexico.

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can happen anywhere at any time. That’s why National Flood Safety Awareness Week, which runs from March 15-21, is the perfect time to know your risk, take action and be a force of nature.

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Former Jersey City Fire Chief Dr. Denis Onieal to be Honored at 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:55

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Jersey City Fire Chief and native son Dr. Denis Onieal, who is now Superintendent of the National Fire Academy, has been selected by the Congressional Fire Services Institute's Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2015 CFSI/Motorola Solutions Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. The presentation will take place at the 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 16th at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, D.C.

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2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award Application Period Now Open

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 17:21

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards is open.

The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, stronger, better prepared, and more resilient.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Maine Declaration

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 17:05

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 Maine.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Maine

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:40

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 Maine to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding during the period of January 26-28, 2015. 

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FEMA Awards $708,653 Grant to Plainfield Township

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:59

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released $708,653 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Plainfield Township, Mich., to acquire and demolish 15 residential structures in the Grand River floodplain.

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Flood Map Meeting To Take Place in Hillsborough, NJ March 19

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:36

EATONTOWN, NJ – Somerset County residents and property owners will be able to ask questions and obtain information on their property’s flood hazard risk at an Open House scheduled to take place in Hillsborough on Thursday, March 19 at the Somerset County Training Facility, 402 Roycefield Road.

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Application Deadline for Federal Disaster Assistance Related to the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Lava Flow is April 2

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:28

Application Deadline for Federal Disaster Assistance Related to the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Lava Flow is April 2

Applicant Briefings Scheduled for March

 

HONOLULU – State, county and certain private, non-profit organizations who suffered losses such as debris removal and damage to infrastructure due to the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flow are encouraged to submit an application for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Public Assistance program no later than April 2, 2015.

 

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“Spring Ahead” And Be Flood Ready

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:36

CHICAGO – You may be ready to enjoy more daylight hours after we “Spring ahead” an hour on March 8, but are you ready for the threat of flooding that warmer months can bring?

“With the change of seasons comes the risk of snow melt, heavy rains, and rising waters—we’re all at some level of flood risk,” said Andrew Velasquez III, FEMA Region V administrator.  “It is important we prepare now for the impact floods could have on our homes, our businesses and in our communities.”

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Additional Assistance Approved for Eligible Entities Affected by Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flow

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 18:58

HONOLULU – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today approved a request from the State of Hawaii to amend the existing Public Assistance program for state, county, and certain private, non-profit entities with eligible costs from the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flow. The amendment to President Obama’s Nov. 3, 2014 disaster declaration adds debris management and permanent work to repair infrastructure as categories of eligible work.

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FEMA Awards $2,952,257 Grant to Village of Machesney Park

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 16:06

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $2,952,257 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Machesney Park, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of 24 residential structures in the Rock River floodplain. 

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Flood Map Meeting to Take Place in Newark March 4

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:01

EATONTOWN, N.J - Residents and property owners in coastal communities in Essex County, New Jersey will be able to ask questions and obtain information on their property’s flood hazard risk at a 

Public Open House on Flood Maps

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4 to 8 PM

Azores Social & Sports Club

142 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ

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Next Meeting of National Advisory Council

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:25

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be holding the next National Advisory Council (NAC) public meeting in New Orleans, LA from March 4 - 5, 2015.

WHAT:     NAC Meeting

WHERE:     Jackson Barracks
6400 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117

WHEN:             March 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CST)
March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CST)
 

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Harpeth River Watershed Residents Invited to See Preliminary Flood Maps

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 14:51

ATLANTA– People who live in Cheatham County including Pegram, Kingston Springs;  Williamson County including Fairview, Franklin, Brentwood; and Dickson County, Tenn., are invited to look at newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps at a public open house on March 3, 2015. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Natchitoches Parish Flood Maps Become Final in July

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 17:52

DENTON, Texas ––In early July, new flood maps for Natchitoches Parish will become effective.

Local, state and federal officials encourage everyone to view the maps before Monday, July 6, 2015 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance.

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Pulaski County, Arkansas Flood Maps Become Final in July

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 17:49

DENTON, Texas ––In early July, new flood maps for Pulaski County will become effective.

Local, state and federal officials encourage everyone to view the maps before Monday, July 6, 2015 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance.

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