Share

First State Geology Newsletter Signup

First State Geology has been the newsletter of DGS for over 25 years.

Click here to signup!

FEMA Press Releases

Syndicate content
Updated: 1 hour 53 min ago

New Jersey Fire Department to Replace 10-Year Old Breathing Mechanisms

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:15

Federal Grant Provides Upgraded Gear to Irvington Township

New York, NY, July 31, 2014 – Irvington Township will receive 28 self-contained breathing apparatuses to replace outdated equipment that no longer meets National Fire Protection Association standards, and for which maintenance and upkeep costs have been estimated as high as $40,000 annually. 

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA Urges Preparedness in Hawaii Ahead of Hurricanes Iselle and Julio

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:54

Hawaii Residents and Visitors Urged to Follow Direction of Local Officials

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its National Watch Center in Washington and its Pacific Area Office in Oahu, is continuing to monitor Hurricanes Iselle and Julio in the Pacific Ocean. FEMA is in close contact with emergency management partners in Hawaii.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Hansel Fire

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:20

August 6, 2014
News Release


FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Hansel Fire

Seattle, WA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Hansel Fire, burning in Chelan County, Washington.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Iowa Declaration

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:06

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 Iowa.

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

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Volunteers Complete Repairs to Flooded Homes in Hughes and Emmonak

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:02

ANCHORAGE, AK – Volunteers with the Disciples of Christ have returned home after repairing nine homes in Alaska that were damaged by last year’s spring breakup flooding along the Yukon River.  Last summer, the volunteers completed repairs to seven homes in Hughes. This July, a team of 11 volunteers, three of whom returned for a second season, finished construction on two homes in Emmonak.

“It went really well,” said Disciples of Christ Volunteer Team Leader, David Bell. “We were able to get on the ground and start working right away. Before we knew it, everything was completed.”

Language English
Categories: Federal News

President Declares Disaster for Iowa

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:58

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 Iowa 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 26 to July 7, 2014.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA Administrator Appoints National Advisory Council Members

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:36

Today, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate appointed twelve new members and reappointed two current members to FEMA’s National Advisory Council (NAC).

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Snag Canyon Fire

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:35

August 4, 2014
News Release


FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Snag Canyon Fire

Seattle, WA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Snag Canyon Fire, burning in Kittitas County, Washington.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Federal funds authorized to help fight Oregon Gulch Fire

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:33

August 2, 2014
News Release


Federal funds authorized to help fight Oregon Gulch Fire

Seattle, WA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Oregon Gulch Fire, burning in Jackson and Klamath Counties, Oregon.  

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Day Fire in Modoc County, California

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:53

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 Day Fire currently burning in Modoc County.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Bald Fire in Lassen County, California

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:51

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 Bald Fire currently burning in Lassen County.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Oregon Gulch Fire in Siskiyou County, California

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:40

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 Oregon Gulch Fire currently burning in Siskiyou County.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Eiler Fire in Shasta County, California

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:33

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 Eiler Fire currently burning in Shasta County.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Central NY State Fire Department to Receive Tanker Truck

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:24

New York, NY -- The fire district of Watkins Glen, New York is 58 square miles.  Only some 20 percent of their area – roughly 12 square miles – is equipped with fire hydrants, posing a major challenge to Chief Smith, the department’s fire chief.  “We and our mutual aid partners are heavily dependent upon mobile water to execute our firefighting obligations in this rural response area,” he says.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Federal Disaster Aid for Alabama Reaches More Than $43.6 Million

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:51

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Federal aid provided to Alabama residents affected by the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding has reached more than $43.6 million.

The following numbers, compiled July 25, provide a snapshot of the Alabama/FEMA disaster recovery to date:

Funds approved:

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Flood Insurance is an Essential Ingredient for Protecting Your Family

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:43

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In 2013, the National Weather Service issued 332 flash flood and flood watches/warnings for the state. The state also reported one tropical storm in the Gulf Coast. More severe weather came this spring with tornadoes and more than two feet of rain.

Between the Gulf Coast’s tropical storms and the numerous rivers and streams, the potential for flooding in Alabama is ever present, according to the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

CERT: Prepared for the Worst When Disaster Strikes

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:25

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Community Emergency Response Teams prepare for the worst, then when disaster strikes, they help themselves, their families, their neighborhoods and their communities.

Begun in Los Angeles in 1985, the CERT program consists of specially trained volunteers who are called into action during and immediately following major disasters before first responders can reach the affected areas. They work closely with fire and emergency management departments in their communities.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

More Bang for the Buck – Inexpensive Disaster Rebuilding Tips

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:37

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Repairing damage after a disaster can be expensive.  In cases of severe damage, the costs can be staggering.

However, many projects can be done for little or no money.  Most can make a big difference in helping minimize damage from the next disaster and provide the extra bonus of lowering utility and home-maintenance costs year-round.

Here are some ideas:

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Federal Aid Programs for the State of South Dakota Declaration

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:40

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 South Dakota.

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

Language English
Categories: Federal News

President Declares Disaster for South Dakota

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:36

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 South Dakota to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of June 13-20, 2014.

Language English
Categories: Federal News