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Temporary Housing Assistance One Year After the 2013 Colorado Floods

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:12

DENVER – It’s been one full year since historic flooding forced many Colorado residents from their homes. As the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues partnering with the State of Colorado on recovery, here is an overview of temporary housing assistance that is still in progress while survivors get back on their feet.

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Digital Disaster Prep: Are You Ready?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:47

CHICAGO – Smartphones offer a world of knowledge and information at your fingertips. Keeping your phone at hand is second nature, so why not take the time to turn it into a life-saving device in times of emergencies? 

Disaster preparedness begins with knowing your risks, making a communications plan and having an emergency supply kit with essentials such as water, food, flashlights and medications. Go beyond the basics to enhance your readiness with the following digital tools and tips:

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2013 Colorado Floods: Individual Assistance Fact Sheet

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:31
FEMA Individual Assistance Program Overview (as of August 25, 2014)

Individual Assistance Programs

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FEMA Public Assistance Tops $3.8 Billion

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:59

NEW YORK – With the obligation of more than $982 million to New York University’s Langone Medical Center along with many other projects, disaster assistance funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program to help rebuild New York after Hurricane Sandy now exceeds $3.8 billion.

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2013 Colorado Floods: By The Numbers

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 23:52

1                      Joint Field Office established to coordinate recovery efforts (located in Centennial)

11                    Number of counties designated for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program.

15                    Applicants FEMA has provided funding for stream clearance

18                    Number of counties designated for FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

20                    Total households that are licensed into Manufactured Housing Units

21                    Communities that hosted federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers

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FEMA Authorizes Funds to Fight Utah Anaconda Fire

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:01

DENVER - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Anaconda Fire in Tooele County.

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FEMA Announces Next Meeting of National Advisory Council

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 14:02

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 Los Angeles, CA from September 17 - 18, 2014.

WHAT:

   National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting

WHERE:

 

   Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center
   500 E. Temple St.
   Los Angeles, CA  90012

WHEN:
 

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FEMA Honors Achievement in Community Preparedness

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:02

2014 Individual and Community Preparedness Award Winners Announced

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the winners of the 2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards, recognizing the outstanding efforts of individuals, programs and organizations throughout the country working to prepare their communities for emergencies.

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Race the Wave 5K fun run/walk to practice tsunami evacuation routes.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:41

September 2, 2014
News Release

 

Race the Wave 5K fun run/walk to practice tsunami evacuation routes.

Cannon Beach, OR – September is National Preparedness Month and Pacific Northwest coastal communities are leading by example. Cannon Beach, Oregon will host Race the Wave, their first hazard-themed fun run designed to blend awareness and action into a single activity.

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Be Disaster Aware. Take Action to Prepare. National Preparedness Month Launches September 1

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:45

CHICAGO –September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority.

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NJ Firefighters to Receive New Breathing Apparatuses - Stanhope Wins Federal Grant of Nearly $158,000

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:05

NJ Firefighters to Receive New Breathing Apparatuses

Stanhope Wins Federal Grant of Nearly $158,000

New York, NY -- The 3,548 residents of the Borough of Stanhope will be safer because the town’s 40 volunteer firefighters will be better equipped with their 19 new self-contained breathing apparatuses, Dale McShine, Director of Grants for FEMA’s Region II, said here today. 

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Ten Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Frances

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:06

ATLANTA – September 5 marks 10 years since Hurricane Frances hit Florida and brings timely reminders to be prepared for hurricanes.

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Federal Grants to Local Fire Departments Offer Up-to-Date Equipment and Training to Stations Large and Small

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:53

New York, NY -- The Atlantic City Fire Department has some 250 full-time firefighters and six fire stations serving a southern New Jersey population of 40,000.  The department received last month a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) of almost $490,000 to replace personal protective equipment ravaged by Hurricane Sandy and years of on-the-job use.  The local share of the grant brought the total to $543,400.

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Recent Report Highlights Need for Greater Focus on Preparedness Planning for Households

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:44

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ad Council release new PSAs
as part of the national Ready campaign to encourage families to create a plan

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FEMA Awards $84,740 Grant to Stearns County: Hazard Mitigation funds will be used to construct a tornado safe room

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:23

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $84,740 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Stearns County, Minn., for the construction of a safe room at the Rose Park manufactured home community.

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FEMA Releases New Tribal Consultation Policy

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:56

Today, Administrator Craig Fugate announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Tribal Consultation Policy, which begins a new phase of engagement and collaboration with American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes.  The new policy establishes a process for regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal officials on Agency actions that have tribal implications, and it emphasizes the importance of consulting with Indian Country.

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FEMA Urges Caution Following California Earthquake

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:49

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Regional Office in Oakland, California, is monitoring the situation following the U.S. Geological Survey report of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred this morning six miles south southwest of Napa, California.  FEMA remains in close coordination with California officials, and its Regional Watch Center is at an enhanced watch to provide additional reporting and monitoring of the situation, including impacts of any additional aftershocks.

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Michigan, FEMA to Start Damage Assessments This Week

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:22

CHICAGO –Beginning Tuesday, August 26, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD), FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local officials in the Metro Detroit area will be conducting joint preliminary damage assessments due to the flooding that occurred the week of August 11. 

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FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Oregon Fire in Trinity County, California

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:35

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 Oregon Fire currently burning in Trinity County.

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A Decade After 2004 Storms, FEMA Urges Hurricane Preparedness

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:37

ATLANTA - September’s National Preparedness Month reminds us of the importance of preparing for hurricanes. While the southeast is no stranger to life-changing hurricanes, this September marks 10 years since hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne affected Florida and other states, 15 years since Hurricane Floyd crossed North Carolina’s coast and 25 years since Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina. Each storm left its own unpredictable mark on the people and communities they touched.

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