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High Water Mark Event Addresses Past, Future of Flood Risk

4 hours 56 min ago

PHILADELPHIA – On Thursday, June 23, 2016 the City of Richmond, Virginia unveiled a High Water Mark at Pony Pasture Rapids Park. The marks, also established at Brown’s Island and Great Shiplock Park, show areas where flood water has risen in the past in an effort to raise awareness of flooding and encourage individuals to consider their risk.  

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City of Baltimore Enters Voluntary Floodplain Management Program

5 hours 54 min ago

PHILADELPHIAResidents of the City of Baltimore, Maryland have received a reduction in their flood insurance premiums through implementation of floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:18

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of June 13th to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Hurricane Season Approaches

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 09:31

PHILADELPHIA - As the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season approaches, FEMA Region III continues to proactively work with its state, local, and federal partners to increase preparedness, coordinate response and recovery capabilities, and empower individuals to take an active role in preparing themselves, their families, and their communities.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Delaware

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:57

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise for the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station, Emergency Planning Zone portion in Delaware. The station is located in the State of New Jersey. The exercise will occur during the week of May 16th to test the ability of the State of Delaware to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Maryland and Pennsylvania

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:11

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of April 25th, 2016 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Additional Virginia Counties and Independent Cities Approved For Disaster Aid

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:47
Additional Virginia Counties and Independent Cities Approved For Disaster Aid

Harrisburg, Pa. – The counties of Greene, Henrico, and Shenandoah and the independent cities of Fairfax and Fredericksburg are now eligible to receive federal assistance for some of their costs incurred during the Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm occurring on January 22-23, 2016. This will allow for reimbursement for repairing infrastructure damage caused by the storms, as well as the cost of responding to them. In addition, Snow Assistance will be provided for a period of 48 hours.

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Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Declaration

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 18:20

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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Pennsylvania

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 18:17

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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Delaware Declaration

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 20:35

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 Delaware.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Delaware

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 20:32

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 Delaware to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the severe winter storm and flooding during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

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Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia Declaration

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 21:41

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 Commonwealth of Virginia.

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

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President Declares Disaster for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 21:37

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 Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement commonwealth, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016. 

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Federal Aid Programs for the state of Maryland Decleration

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:40

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 Maryland.

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

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President Declares Disaster for State of Maryland

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:40

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 Maryland to supplement state, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

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Federal Aid Programs for the District of Columbia Declaration

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 16:32

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 District of Columbia.

Assistance for the District Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for District of Columbia

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 16:25

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 District of Columbia to supplement local recovery efforts in the area affected by a snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

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