Thursday, October 31, 2019


F/V FT Pierce Lady, Atlantic Ocean

On November 1, 2019, the USCG Sector Miami notified the SSC that the 65 foot wooden fishing vessel Ft Pierce Lady sank 35 miles east of Elliott Key with 1200 gallons of diesel, 22 gallons of gasoline, and 40 gallons of paint onboard. USCG requested a spill trajectory for the incident.
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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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Monday, October 28, 2019


FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Getty 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 Getty Fire burning in Los Angeles County.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019


James River, Virginia Diesel Oil Spill, Hampton, VA, USA

On Sunday, 27 October, 2019, both USCG Sector HamptonRoads and Virginia DEQ notified the NOAA SSC about an oil spill in the vicinity of Outlook Beach, located near the mouth of the James River. Both source and volume spilled are unknown. The product appears to be diesel fuel.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019


TPIC Breton Sound 37 Facility Spill, LA, USA

On October 27, 2019, the USCG notified the NOAA SSC of an 8 mile mystery sheen in Breton Sound in the vicinity of the Chandeleur Islands. Later confirmed that source of sheen was a damaged TPIC wellhead 37. USFW is engaged and providing remote support. NOAA provided initial trajectory and will...
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Saturday, October 26, 2019


Whitney Oil & Gas TB49 Spill, Venice, LA, USA

On October 27, 2019, the USCG was notified of a discharge of crude oil from Whitney Oil & Gas Tank Battery 49 into the Pass A Loutre Wildlife Management Area.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019


Calpine Corp: Propylene Glycol, 9 Bridge St, Weymouth, MA, USA

On October 27, 2019, the Calpine Corp. in Weymouth, Ma reported to the USCG that it accidentally released 500-1000 gallons of propylene glycol into into storm drains on the property that eventually lead to the Fore River and into the Boston outer harbor. Sector Boston contacted the NOAA SSC...
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Friday, October 25, 2019


San Jacinto Added to Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Imelda

AUSTIN, Texas – San Jacinto County has been designated for disaster assistance as part of Texas’s federal disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding that occurred Sept. 17-23. Survivors of Tropical Storm Imelda may now register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
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Friday, October 25, 2019


FEMA Awards Jacksonville Electric Authority Nearly $3 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,933,281 for the State of Florida to help the Jacksonville Electric Authority defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse JEA for emergency measures enacted between Sept. 4 and Oct. 3, 2017....
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Friday, October 25, 2019


FEMA Awards South Florida Communities Nearly $33.6 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. - FEMA has approved $33,583,976 for the State of Florida to help numerous south Florida communities defray the costs of responding to, cleaning up from, and repairing damage from Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program.The grants consist of:
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Friday, October 25, 2019


FEMA Awards Central Florida Communities More Than $5.9 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. - FEMA has approved $5,943,502 for the State of Florida to help numerous central Florida communities defray the costs of responding to and cleaning up from Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program.The grants consist of:
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Friday, October 25, 2019


FEMA Awards South Florida Water Management District Nearly $13.6 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $13,581,542 for the State of Florida to help the South Florida Water Management District defray the costs of responding to and cleaning up from Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.The grants consist of:
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Friday, October 25, 2019


FEMA Awards Manatee County Nearly $2.5 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,491,349 for the State of Florida to help Manatee County defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.The grants consist of:
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Friday, October 25, 2019


FEMA Awards Lee County School District More Than $3 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $3,012,908 for the State of Florida to help the Lee County School District defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
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Friday, October 25, 2019


Disaster Survivors are Urged to Keep in Touch with FEMA

JACKSON, Miss. — Following any disaster, registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an important first step. Keeping your contact information current may be just as important.That is the message federal and state officials in Mississippi are stressing to residents...
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Friday, October 25, 2019


FEMA, Pennsylvania Prepare for Mass Care Event

PHILADELPHIA – On October 24, 2019 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III joined Pennsylvania for a Mass Care Tabletop Exercise cultivating months of planning and cooperation with more than 40 partners from across the Commonwealth.  The exercise tested FEMA and the...
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Friday, October 25, 2019


FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Tick 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 Tick Fire burning in Los Angeles County.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019


FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Kincade 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 Kincade Fire burning in Sonoma County.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019


MEMA and FEMA Urge Residents to Prepare for the Next Flood

JACKSON, Miss. — Disasters can create chaos and confusion. If you aren’t prepared when an emergency happens, you’ll be forced to make decisions in circumstances that could further compromise your safety, and that of your family and loved ones.It doesn’t matter if the emergency is a flood, a...
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Thursday, October 24, 2019


FEMA Extends Incident Period for February Storms and Flooding

JACKSON, Miss. —Federal disaster assistance could soon start flowing to aid more Mississippi residents impacted by last February’s storms and flooding.The official incident event was for the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding which occurred in February.  Due to the...
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Thursday, October 24, 2019


Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Beaumont to Help Imelda Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be opening Thursday, Oct. 24, in Jefferson County to help disaster survivors affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.  
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Grounded Sailboat, Maui, Hawaii, Lahaina, HI , USA

On 10/24/2019, the USCG Sector Honolulu has notified the NOAA SSC that a 35 foot sailing vessel ran aground about 1 mile North of Olowalu Maui and is on the beach/rocks. There are approximately 150 gallons of diesel on board. They report a small discharge of either diesel or lube oil. USCG is...
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019


FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Kahana Ridge Fire

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Hawaii in combatting the Kahana Ridge Fire burning in Maui County.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Federal Aid Programs for the State of Florida

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Florida.Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
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