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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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FEMA Awards $1,248,151 Grant to the City of Lancaster: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to construct a storm water improvement system

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:47

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,248,151 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the city of Lancaster in Fairfield County, Ohio, for the improvement of a storm water system in the neighborhood near Glassco Park.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Rowena Fire burning in Hood River County

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:36

August 7, 2014
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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Rowena Fire burning in Hood River County

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

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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. 

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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.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Hansel Fire

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:20

August 6, 2014
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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.

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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:

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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.”

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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.

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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).

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Snag Canyon Fire

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:35

August 4, 2014
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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.

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Federal funds authorized to help fight Oregon Gulch Fire

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:33

August 2, 2014
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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.  

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