PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – With just one month until the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges Americans to ensure their families, homes, and businesses are prepared for the risks associated with hurricanes and tropical storms. Individuals and families are encouraged to have a family communications plan and make a kit with essential items like non-perishable food, bottled water, spare batteries, a can opener, and specialty items like medical prescriptions and spare eyeLanguage English
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station. The exercise will occur during the week of April 15th to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.Language English
PHILADELPLHIA, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for nominations for participants in the Agency’s Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).Language English
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Flooding strikes countless unprepared Americans each year. Unlike fire, wind, hail, or most other perils, flood damage is not covered by a homeowner’s policy. An uninsured flood loss can undo a lifetime’s worth of work and create a mountain of bills. Fortunately, a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy provides defense against such losses and can ensure that a flood doesn’t bring financial ruin.Language English
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Recently there have been more frequent severe weather events, like Hurricane Sandy that ravaged the East Coast. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which provides flood insurance policies that give millions of Americans a defense against flooding. But flood insurance policies are only one component of the program and just part of the protection that the NFIP provides to individuals and the American public.Language English
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are partnering to improve public awareness for National Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 18-22, 2013. The agencies’ goal is to improve understanding about flood risk among individuals, families, businesses and communities. Knowledge and the right precautions can protect families, homes and finances.Language English
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – FEMA Region III is proud to be promoting National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 3-9, 2013. During this week we are asking members of the community to Be a Force of Nature and better prepare for severe weather threats in our area.Language English
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply for appointment. The NAC is an advisory committee established to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.Language English
FEMA Urges Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Residents to Monitor Conditions and Be Prepared for Severe Weather
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, through its regional offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Denton, Texas; Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, is closely monitoring the storm system that is forecast to affect the upper Ohio Valley southward to the central Gulf Coast and eastward to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast coast.Language English
WASHINGTON - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate released the below statement following the President’s signing of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, which includes a provision to amend the Stafford Act allowing Tribes direct access to federal disaster relief.Language English
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Hurricane Sandy Public Assistance briefings have been scheduled for 15 counties in Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Initial meetings are scheduled for Bedford, Bucks, Cameron, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Pike, Potter, Somerset and Sullivan counties.
The following is a list of dates, times and locations for the applicant briefings:
HUNT VALLEY, Md. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Crisfield will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 18, but survivors of hurricane Sandy still can get help.
Those who already have registered with FEMA can call FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. There will be outreach centers open beginning January 22, at the following locations:
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Montgomery County has been added to the Public Assistance (PA) declaration for Hurricane Sandy recovery in Pennsylvania, according to officials from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This announcement makes categories A-G of the federal Public Assistance program available to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County.Language English
CHARLESTON, W.Va – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has dispersed more than $1 million in Public Assistance to help state and local governments pay for expenses incurred as a result of October’s Hurricane Sandy massive debris cleanup, infrastructure repair and emergency protective measures.Language English
HUNT VALLEY, Md. – A U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center is to open January 22, at the Lower Somerset County Fire & Rescue building in Crisfield.
#2 Mill Lane
Crisfield, MD 21817
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
HUNT VALLEY, Md. – The Disaster Recovery Center operating in Crisfield will close at 5 p.m. Friday, January 18.
Those affected by the disaster that still have questions about assistance or low-interest disaster loans can call the toll-free application line – 1-800-621-FEMA or TTY 1-800-462-7585. For more information about this disaster, go to www.fema.gov/disaster/4091, or www.sba.gov/sandy.Language English