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Author: Don Boyce
We continue to support the recovery efforts of our state, local and tribal partners from the effects of Irene and the remnants of tropical storm Lee and the historic flooding that affected not just those in the Northeast, but millions up and down the eastern seaboard.I wanted to share a video highlighting how dangerous and devastating flooding and flash flooding can be. Tragically, flooding and flash flooding claim lives every year, and this video reinforces the importance of listening to local officials if they give evacuation orders. Listen as survivors and first responders share their...
Posted On: September 14, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Between wildfires in Texas, remnants of tropical storm Lee causing heavy rains and flooding in the northeast, and developing tropical storm systems in the Atlantic, here’s an overview of what we’re doing to continue supporting states – whether they are responding to current disasters or preparing for the next one.Texas Wildfires We continue to closely monitor and work with states affected by recent wildfires. Last night, we approved an additional Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the state of Texas, raising the total to nine for this series of wildfires. As we said in previous...
Posted On: September 9, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
The peak of hurricane season is here, and we’re closely watching the effects of tropical storm Lee’s remnants, Hurricane Katia in the Atlantic, and the newly formed tropical storms – Nate and Maria.As we continue working closely to support the states recovering from the impacts of Irene, we are also working closely with them to support state and local response operations from Lee as a major flood threat continues. Here’s an overview of what we’re doing: We have liaison officers in many Mid-Atlantic state emergency operations centers who are in constant coordination with the National...
Posted On: September 8, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Paterson, NJ, September 4, 2011 --President Obama along with Federal, State and Local officials, surveyed flood damages in New Jersey. The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have been affected by Hurricane Irene. FEMA, through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected.President...
Posted On: September 5, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have been affected by Hurricane Irene. FEMA, through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected.President Obama has declared major disaster declarations for the commonwealths and states of North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, New...
Posted On: September 4, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Through our regional offices in Atlanta, New York and Texas, we continue to closely monitor tropical storm Lee and Hurricane Katia.In response to Tropical Storm Lee, an Incident Management and Assistance Team (IMAT) is on site in Louisiana to coordinate with and support state emergency management officials, and a FEMA liaison officer is assigned to the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness emergency operation centers (EOC), and additional IMAT teams and liaisons are on standby and will be deployed to other state EOCs, if requested.Residents in...
Posted On: September 4, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
(Entrada de blog en español / Spanish blog post)Loiza, PR, September 1, 2011 -- FEMA community relations specialist Enrique Colon, informs disaster survivor about the registration process. Community Relations teams are visiting the affected areas to inform the community about the registration process. Eliud Echevarria/FEMAAlbany, NY, September 2, 2011 -- Jamy Arzuaga, Human Resources unit lead, and Annia Santos, HR specialist, are deployed to support FEMA's operation in support of New York State in response to Hurricane Irene. President declares Disaster for State of New York to supplement...
Posted On: September 3, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
(Entrada de blog en español / Spanish blog post)Through our regional offices in Atlanta, New York and Texas, we continue to closely monitor tropical storm Lee in the Gulf of Mexico and Hurricane Katia in the Atlantic. While it is still too early to know if Katia will pose a threat to the U.S., we are in touch with all of our East Coast states in the event Katia does track toward us in the coming days.Meanwhile, residents in coastal and inland areas around the Gulf of Mexico should continue to closely monitor tropical storm Lee because the storm is approaching Southeastern Louisiana with heavy...
Posted On: September 3, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
(Entrada de blog en español / Spanish blog post)Paramus, NJ, August 31, 2011 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino talking with residents staying at a shelter due to Hurricane Irene. FEMA is working with state, local, territorial and tribal partners to assess damages in states affected by Hurricane Irene.Prattsville, NY, August 31, 2011 -- Disaster survivors congregate outside a mobile disaster recovery center as they apply for federal disaster assistance. FEMA is providing assistance to individuals and business owners in New York affected by the flooding from Irene.The administration,...
Posted On: September 2, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Carolina, Puerto Rico, September 1, 2011 -- Carlos Otero (left) with Ramon Otero (right) at the Carolina Municipal Emergency Management Agency helping with the distribution of blue tarps. FEMA is currently in a joint effort with Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency to distribute blue tarps for affected residents to different municipalities in Puerto Rico.Hurricane Irene RecoveryWe continue to support the states and territories...
Posted On: September 2, 2011

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