Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Limerick Generating Station in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The exercise will take place November 19, 2019 to test the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Approves $1,606,065.75 to the town of Brookfield, Connecticut

REGION 1 – The town of Brookfield will receive $1,204,542,56 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the costs incurred for debris removal operations as a result of Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds event from May 15, 2018.This funding is a result of a partnership...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Approves more than $2.3 million to the town of Hamden, Connecticut

REGION 1 – The town of Hamden will receive more than $2.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the costs incurred for debris removal operations as a result of Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds event from May 15, 2018.  A Presidential declaration was...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


Community Recovery Centers Scheduled to Close by Early December

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As long-term recovery continues, the remaining 10 Community Recovery Centers, known as CRCs, will close on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5.  
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Grants Santa Rosa $1M To Ensure Effective Evacuation Routes

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $1 million to the City of Santa Rosa for the installation of battery back-up systems to 175 traffic signals. Recent wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs have highlighted the need to maintain established evacuation...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Awards Collier County More Than $3 Million To Install Emergency Generators at Wastewater Pumping Stations

ORLANDO, Fla. – Collier County will receive a $3 million federal grant to install back-up generators at wastewater pumping stations to help them remain operational during severe storms.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


$1.4 Million Approved for Bay County Hurricane Michael Expenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $1,433,086 for the state of Florida to reimburse Bay County debris removal activity costs following Hurricane Michael. Funds will reimburse the county for debris removal from canals and waterways following the October 2018 storm. 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Kaua‘i County

Oakland, CA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating Kaua‘i County’s flood maps in 2020. New maps identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions, resulting in safer and more resilient...
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Friday, November 08, 2019


Help Still Available as Phased Community Recovery Centers Closings Continue

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As long-term recovery continues, Community Recovery Centers, known as CRCs, will continue phased closing schedules.  
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Thursday, November 07, 2019


FEMA Defers the Implementation of Risk Rating 2.0

WASHINGTON - FEMA is focused on building a culture of preparedness by closing the insurance gap so that individuals and communities recover faster and more fully after a natural disaster.
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Thursday, November 07, 2019


FEMA Grants Marin County $2.9M to Elevate Homes

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $2.9 million to elevate 16 Marin County homes that have repeatedly flooded. Each home will be raised at least one-foot above the identified high-risk flood elevation shown on FEMA flood maps.
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019


FEMA Grants Santa Rosa $3.4M To Protect Critical Infrastructure

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $3.4 million to the City of Santa Rosa to replace and upgrade 21 generators and transfer switches, which will deliver reliable back-up power to the city’s critical fresh and wastewater systems after earthquakes, floods,...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019


$3.1 Million Approved for Fayetteville Debris Removal

Nov. 6, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 187Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release$3.1 Million Approved for Fayetteville Debris Removal
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


FEMA Awards West Virginia $4.6 Million to Help First Responders in 2019

Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders and State Associations work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


FEMA Awards Virginia Over $23 Million to Help First Responders in 2019

Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders and Fire Associations work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


Understanding FEMA Determination Letters and How to Appeal

AUSTIN, TX – Survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance because they were affected by Tropical Storm Imelda will receive a determination letter explaining the eligibility decision and the reason for that decision. If approved, it will state the dollar amount of the grant and how...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


Help Still Available as Community Recovery Centers Close

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As long-term recovery continues, Community Recovery Centers, known as CRCs, will continue phased closing schedules.  
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Friday, November 01, 2019


FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Maria Fire

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California in combatting the Maria Fire burning in Ventura County.
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Friday, November 01, 2019


FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Yavapai County

Oakland, CA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating flood maps in Yavapai County, AZ in 2020. New maps will help identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide accurate data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions that result in...
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Friday, November 01, 2019


Mexico Beach Approved for an Additional $3.3 Million for Debris Removal Costs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved an additional $3,317,098 for the state of Florida to reimburse Mexico Beach for debris removal costs following Hurricane Michael. Disaster-generated debris posed a threat to public health, safety, natural resources and tourism. Grant funds cover the cost of...
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Friday, November 01, 2019


FACT SHEET: Damaged Wells and Septic Systems May be Eligible for FEMA Assistance

Texas residents in disaster-declared counties whose wells or septic systems were damaged by Tropical Storm Imelda, may be eligible for financial help from FEMA. Septic systems and wells are generally not covered by flood insurance.  Who may be eligible?
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Friday, November 01, 2019


FEMA, SBA Still Here to Help – Even as Recovery is Winding Down

JACKSON, Miss. — Personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will remain available to Mississippi applicants who have needs not met by insurance settlements and other unmet storm- and flood-related needs.
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Friday, November 01, 2019


FEMA Awards Monroe County Nearly $1.3 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,278,662 for the State of Florida to help Monroe County defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
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Thursday, October 31, 2019


FEMA Awards State Highway Dept. $10.7M for Hurricane Michael Expenses

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $10,743,530 to reimburse the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for the cost of emergency protective measures after Hurricane Michael. 
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Thursday, October 31, 2019


FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Hillside Fire

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California in combatting the Hillside Fire burning in San Bernardino County.
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Thursday, October 31, 2019


FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for 46 Fire

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California in combatting the 46 Fire burning in Riverside County.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019


FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Hill Fire

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California in combatting the Hill Fire burning in Riverside County.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Texans Paid Over $280 Million in Flood Insurance Claims

AUSTIN, Texas –The National Flood Insurance Program has paid over $280 million to Texas policyholders six weeks after Tropical Storm Imelda impacted the state. Of that, nearly $82 million are from advance payments on flood insurance claims. Advance payments can be dispersed in as little as five...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019


FEMA, Mid-Atlantic States focus on Training in 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III, in close coordination with our state partners, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, increased the number of trainings offered throughout the region in 2019. FEMA jointly hosted 38 state...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019


FEMA Announces Updated National Response Framework

WASHINGTON -- In support of FEMA’s Strategic Plan, the agency is pleased to announce the release of the “">
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019


FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Easy Fire

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California in combatting the Easy Fire burning in Ventura County.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019


FEMA Funds Help Create Greater Awareness of Seismic Activity in Big Sky Country

Western Montana has a history of large damaging earthquakes, and it remains seismically active. Many of these earthquakes occur along faults that do not extend to the Earth's surface and are thus unmapped and unknown.  Thanks to a new program developed in Montana with the assistance of funding...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Network of support “upgrades” La Grange man’s destroyed home

AUSTIN, Texas — Billy Capers’ mobile home in La Grange was completely submerged by Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters in 2017.  “The first time they let us back to the house, it was just goop,” said Billy’s mother, Sharon Kramer. “You could tell it had been totally up to the ceiling.” 
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Thursday is Last Day to Visit FEMA/MEMA Disaster Recovery Centers

JACKSON, Miss. – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Vicksburg and Columbus will close permanently at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, but survivors will still be able to get the help they need online or on the phone. The DRCs have been operated jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency...
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019


FEMA Grants Funds to Increase Flood Protection in South San Francisco

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted $3 million to San Mateo County to improve the Colma Creek Flood Control Channel. Upgrades will protect the City of South San Francisco from tributary flooding, mitigate the effects of sea level rise beyond the year 2060,...
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas Renters, Too

AUSTIN, Texas – Renters in Texas counties whose homes and property were damaged during Tropical Storm Imelda may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Aid is available to residents of Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange and San Jacinto counties, who incurred losses...
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019


FEMA Issues Public Notice

ATLANTA – A public notice is now available that addresses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace public facilities damaged by Hurricane Dorian under disaster declaration DR-4464-SC.
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Monday, October 28, 2019


FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda on Sept. 17-23, can visit local home improvement stores in Dayton and Nederland to get rebuilding tips from mitigation experts. Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management...
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Monday, October 28, 2019


Disaster Assistance Applicants Determined Ineligible Can Appeal to FEMA

JACKSON, Miss. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is doing its best to see that every Mississippi storm and flood survivor receives every dollar of assistance for which they are eligible. If you do not agree with FEMA, you can file an appeal.An appeal is a written request to have...
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Monday, October 28, 2019


Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Liberty County

AUSTIN, Texas – A Disaster Recovery Center will open Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Liberty County to help disaster survivors affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.  Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration, state and federal agencies will be at...
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