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: 19 min 35 sec ago

FEMA Awards $187,500 Grant to Gasper Township: Hazard Mitigation funds will be used to construct a tornado safe room

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:33

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $187,500 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Gasper Township, Ohio, for the construction of a safe room at the Boys Scouts of America’s Woodland Trails Camp in Preble County.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA Region 6 Urges You to “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:14

DENTON, Texas — September is National Preparedness Month, so the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region 6 office is urging you to “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.”

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA Region 6 Urges You to “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 17:11

DENTON, Texas — September is National Preparedness Month, so the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region 6 office is urging you to “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare,” especially if you live along the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

When You See the Yellow School Bus, Think Preparedness

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:18

Eatontown, N.J. --  September is the time of year when those big yellow school buses start making their rounds, offering safe passage to school for millions of kids across the nation.

For parents, teachers and school administrators, keeping children safe and protected is a priority.

That’s why it’s important to let your children know that life may throw some surprises their way, but with a little planning and support, we can handle them.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

2013 Colorado Floods Federal Assistance Fact Sheet

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:45
 

 

FEDERAL AGENCY ASSISTANCE OVERVIEW

Language English
Categories: Federal News

2013 Colorado Floods Public Assistance Fact Sheet

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:45
FEMA Public Assistance Program Overview (as of August 25, 2014)

The FEMA Public Assistance program provides funding for emergency actions undertaken by communities as well as aid to repair or replace damaged public infrastructure.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA’S GIS Team Uses High-Tech Tools to Help People

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:35

DENVER – When Colorado’s historic rains fell last September, help came quickly.

Resources went to areas that needed it most thanks, in part, to the innovative work of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region VIII Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) unit in Denver.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

One Year After Historic Colorado Flooding: Disaster Unified Review Team Expedites Environmental Recovery

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:22

DENVER – One year after devastating historic flooding, a team of specialized recovery partners is working together in a unified approach to environmental and historic preservation. The top objective of the team is to help expedite long-term recovery in the Centennial State – and in ways that will also benefit recovery after future disasters.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA Hires Local Residents During Colorado floods

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:34

In the aftermath of the 2013 Colorado floods, FEMA and other agencies brought in personnel from all over the country to assist.   At the other end of the spectrum were 54 local residents that FEMA hired to support response and recovery efforts.  Following a disaster declaration, FEMA frequently hires local residents to work in various positions, augmenting existing staff.  By hiring locals, the agency gets a unique perspective and critical local knowledge.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Arkansas and Louisiana Receive Nearly $2.5 Million in FEMA Preparedness Grants

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:47

DENTON, Texas — Fire departments in Arkansas and Louisiana and been awarded more than $2.49 million in preparedness grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In Arkansas, the grants total more than $1.3 million and cover a variety of items including:

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas Receive More Than $2.5 Million in FEMA Preparedness Grants

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:43

DENTON, Texas — Emergency management agencies in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas have been awarded more than $2.5 million in preparedness grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In Oklahoma, the grants total more than $1million and cover a variety of items such as:

• Firefighting equipment for the Blanchard Fire Department, the city of Ponca City, the Frederick Fire Department, the Hanna Rural Fire Association, the Marble City Volunteer Fire Association and the Grady County Fire Department;

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Grant to Replace Obsolete Firefighting Equipment in New Jersey's Upper Deerfield Township

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:16

New York, NY, August 7, 2014 – Thirty-six self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs) will replace outmoded equipment used by three regional fire companies in Upper Deerfield Township, in New Jersey’s northern Cumberland County, it was announced here today by Ms. Dale McShine, Director of Grants for Region II of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

The life-saving equipment will be provided through a grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), a FEMA program.  The federal grant’s value was $243,948; the local share was $12,197.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Changing Weather in the Northeast Calls for Greater Local Preparation

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:00

FEMA and Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management Improve Community Disaster Resiliency through America’s PrepareAthon!

New York, NY – New York and New Jersey have seen their share of weather disasters in recent years. Based on recent experience and on current assessments of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the region is likely to endure continuing shifts in weather patterns, prompting a need for emergency management expertise, as well as community preparedness for severe weather.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

FEMA Releases Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Ocean County

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:00

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday, March 28, 2014, released Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Ocean County that reflect the latest refinements to the ongoing analysis of flood hazards. This release is the next step in the coastal Flood Insurance Study update. The Preliminary FIRMs replace the Preliminary Work Maps for Ocean County that were released in June of 2013 as an interim product.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

New York State Fire Training Facility Granted New, Fully Equipped Truck

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:32

Replaces 39-Year Old Vehicle Used to Train NYS Firefighters

New York, NY -- The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) has received a federal grant to purchase a new, well outfitted fire truck that will be used in the training of New York State’s firefighters that attend training at the New York State Academy of Fire Science, FEMA’s Ms. Dale McShine announced here today.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Palm Beach County Residents Invited To See Preliminary Flood Maps

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:00

Attend Open House and Learn about Flood Risks in Your Community

ATLANTA – People who live in Palm Beach County and its municipalities are invited to look at newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for the county at four public open houses during the week of September 8th, 2014. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

Be Disaster Aware. Take Action To Prepare

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:57

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

“National Preparedness Month reminds us that we all need to be ready for disasters and emergencies,” said FEMA Region IV Acting Regional Administrator Andrew Velasquez III. “September is also the height of hurricane season, so preparing now is even more critical for families and businesses in the Southeast.”

Language English
Categories: Federal News

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.

Language English
Categories: Federal News

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:

Language English
Categories: Federal News

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

Language English
Categories: Federal News