News Releases

News Releases

News Releases

FEMA Seeks Public Comment for New Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Wed, 22 May 2019 20:35:17 +0000

WASHINGTON – FEMA invites the public to comment on a reform for a new pre-disaster mitigation grant program. 

The program, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), will focus on reducing the nation’s risk by funding public infrastructure projects that increase a community’s resilience before a disaster affects an area.

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FEMA Awards FDEM $34 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:36:15 +0000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. FEMA has approved $34,010,998 to the state of Florida to assist the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) with reimbursement for the costs of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

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Learn coping skills for Harvey-related stress

Wed, 22 May 2019 15:27:28 +0000

Mental Health Awareness Month fights stigma and spreads knowledge

 

AUSTIN, Texas — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there is no better time to assess your own stress levels and find ways to improve your coping skills.

 

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Fact Sheet: Now is the Time to Prepare your Finances for Hurricane Season

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:41:14 +0000

Resilience starts with financial preparedness. Hurricanes happen often with little or no warning, and the unexpected can take a toll on your financial planning. Below are financial preparedness tips that may help you be prepare for the 2019 hurricane season.

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Federal aid Programs for the State of Minnesota

Wed, 22 May 2019 13:23:23 +0000

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

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Minnesota

Wed, 22 May 2019 13:18:23 +0000

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Minnesota to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding on Oct. 9 – 11, 2018.

Federal funding is available to state and local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in St. Louis County.

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Rebuilding stronger and better

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:46:02 +0000

AUSTIN, Texas Rebuilding after a disaster can present opportunities as well as challenges.

The challenges include getting the job done quickly and efficiently. The opportunities involve rebuilding stronger and better.

 

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Recovery Team relies on 500 years of Engineering Experience

Tue, 21 May 2019 18:57:22 +0000

Lincoln, NE. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hires recently retired US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) engineers to expand the technical capabilities of emergency managers and speed recovery from the March storms and flooding in Nebraska.

 

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Include Your Animals in Disaster Preparedness

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:41:27 +0000

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Pets and service animals cannot plan ahead for themselves, but when included in their families’ disaster preparedness plan, everyone is more likely to survive together.

Here are some tips on disaster preparedness for pets:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:53:16 +0000

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Missouri to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding on March 11 to April 16, 2019.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Missouri

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:53:08 +0000

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

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FEMA Awards City of Lynn Haven Nearly $5 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:38:09 +0000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. FEMA has approved $4,999,306 to the state of Florida to assist the City of Lynn Haven with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Lynn Haven following the October 2018 storm.

 

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FEMA Awards FDOT Over $11.2 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:35:35 +0000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. FEMA has approved $11,264,877 to the state of Florida to assist the Florida Department of Transportation with reimbursement for the costs of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

 

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FEMA Approves $1.8 Million for Town of Emerald Isle Debris Removal

Tue, 21 May 2019 14:17:25 +0000

DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.8 million to reimburse the Town of Emerald Isle in Carteret County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.

Beginning Sept. 21, 2018, the town hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the town. The approved funds cover work completed through Dec. 18, 2018.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of California

Mon, 20 May 2019 18:37:14 +0000

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 California.

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

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

Mon, 20 May 2019 18:24:01 +0000

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides on Feb. 24 to March 1, 2019.

 

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Help Available After Disaster Recovery Centers Cease Operations May 31

Fri, 17 May 2019 22:24:32 +0000

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The disaster recovery centers that opened in Anchorage and Eagle River in response to the Alaska earthquake will cease operations May 31, the last day to register for federal disaster assistance.

The recovery centers listed below will close at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31.

University of Alaska Annex at University Center Mall3901 Old Seward Highway, Suite 153Anchorage, AK 99503

Community Covenant Church16123 Artillery Rd.Eagle River, AK 99577

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Construction Begins on Gridley Temporary Housing Community

Fri, 17 May 2019 18:48:51 +0000

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Construction on the temporary housing community for displaced Camp Fire survivors in the Gridley Industrial Park is expected to start this week.

In making this announcement, federal, state and local officials said Camp Fire survivors are expected to move into the 400 manufactured housing units (MHUs) by late July. To expedite completion of the temporary community, construction on the site will operate 24 hours a day, six days a week.

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FEMA grants $4.2 million to Brazoria County for rescue efforts

Fri, 17 May 2019 18:42:17 +0000

AUSTIN, Texas The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.2 million to Brazoria County for evacuations, security and emergency response following Hurricane Harvey.

 

County personnel evacuated nearly 1,200 people trapped by Harvey’s floodwaters, assisted with search and rescue efforts, sheltered residents and pets and worked traffic control.

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Fact Sheet: Not all Disaster Preparedness Plans Are the Same

Fri, 17 May 2019 16:37:12 +0000

 

Hurricane Maria posed a threat to so many on the island, residents have become more conscious of what they need to do to prepare themselves for possible disasters in the future. But certain populations, such as college students, pregnant women, young children, the elderly and those with accessible needs should take special precautions

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Buy Flood Insurance Now, Before It’s Too Late

Fri, 17 May 2019 16:35:10 +0000

Hurricane Season Begins June 1

DURHAM, N.C. – Hurricane season begins in two weeks. Homeowners, renters and business owners should consider purchasing flood insurance now. It takes 30 days from the date of purchase for a National Flood Insurance Program policy to take effect.

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and often does not result in a federal disaster declaration where FEMA offers help. More than 20 percent of flood claims come from areas outside high-risk flood zones.

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Individual Assistance Now Available Until June 19 for Nebraskans

Fri, 17 May 2019 11:19:17 +0000

LINCOLN, Neb. – At the request of Governor Pete Ricketts, homeowners, renters and business owners in Nebraska counties designated for federal assistance now have until June 19 to register for federal assistance.

 

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FEMA Public Assistance Deadline Extended

Fri, 17 May 2019 11:11:13 +0000

LINCOLN, Neb. –The deadline to file a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) has been extended until June 20, 2019.  

 

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance – Jackson County

Thu, 16 May 2019 21:10:38 +0000

As of May 13, unless otherwise noted

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, residents of Jackson County have received more than $63.3 million in total federal funds:

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance – Gulf County

Thu, 16 May 2019 21:03:56 +0000

As of May 13, unless otherwise noted

 

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received
nearly $135 million in total federal funds:

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