Blog Articles By Category

Main Content
Author: Tony Robinson
Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment teams, consisting of local, state, FEMA and Small Business Administration representatives are continuing to survey tornado damage in Tarrant County, Texas today. We’re standing shoulder to shoulder with our state partners and will continue to do so until all affected locations requested by the state have been assessed. Texas, April 6, 2012 -- Preliminary Damage Assessment teams fanned out across the Dallas Fort Worth area in the aftermath of the Tuesday tornadoes. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, (r) is Joined John Nelson, of FEMA (L) and Ruby Dailey (c)...
Posted On: April 9, 2012
Author: Philip Beasley
Denton, Texas, April 3, 2012 -- FEMA Region 6 Planning Section Chief Eddie Pack works in the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) as tornadoes and severe weather move through the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Photo by FEMA/Stephanie Moffett   As severe weather and tornadoes move through the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we are supporting the state of Texas and have been in constant contact with our state partners at the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). We are actively monitoring the situation from our regional office in Denton, TX and we have activated an Incident Management...
Posted On: April 3, 2012
Author: Craig Fugate
We are continuing to work closely with the states that were affected by the recent wave of severe storms and tornadoes in the Midwest and South. In response to those storms, the President has approved major disaster declarations in Kentucky and Indiana making federal aid available to supplement state and local recovery efforts. This federal assistance can provide funding to help eligible individuals and families recover. In Illinois, we are working closely with state officials on joint preliminary damage assessments to help determine the impacts to local governments and public infrastructure....
Posted On: March 11, 2012
Author: Craig Fugate
While FEMA always stands ready to assist our governors and emergency management partners during an emergency, we are not always the only or best option. By leveraging the strengths and capabilities of the entire team we can more efficiently and effectively meet the needs of disaster survivors. These storms, while tragic, also highlight the incredible work of local and state responders and the leadership of Governors to exercise the robust capabilities of their state to recover.I talk a lot about this and how FEMA – while part of the team – is not the whole team. In looking at the most recent...
Posted On: March 9, 2012
Author: Alexandra Kirin
Since the deadly tornadoes first struck last week, FEMA, through our regional offices in Kansas City, Mo., Chicago, Ill., and Atlanta, Ga., has been in close contact and coordination with the impacted states. The administration, through FEMA, is closely monitoring storm impacts and remains in close contact with emergency officials in impacted states across the country to ensure that any unmet needs are addressed. FEMA and its partners have teams on the ground in hard hit areas, and are prepared to deploy additional teams and resources, if needed by the states.Last week, President Obama spoke...
Posted On: March 5, 2012
Author: Alexandra Kirin
Since the deadly tornadoes first struck, this past week in the Midwest, FEMA, through our regional offices in Kansas City, Mo., Chicago, Ill., and Atlanta, GA, is in close contact and coordination with the impacted states. The administration, through FEMA, is closely monitoring storm impacts and remains in close contact with emergency officials in impacted states across the country to ensure there are not any unmet needs. FEMA and its partners have teams on the ground in hard hit areas, and is prepared to deploy additional teams and resources, if needed by the states.This past week, President...
Posted On: March 4, 2012
Author: Alexandra Kirin
As communities inspect the damage from the storms, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who’ve lost loved ones and whose lives have been affected by the severe weather and tornadoes.As areas become more accessible, FEMA encourages disaster survivors to be careful around debris and damaged buildings. Because tornadoes often damage power lines, gas lines or electrical systems, there is a risk of fire, electrocution or an explosion. Protecting yourself and your family requires promptly treating any injuries suffered during the storm and using extreme care to avoid further hazards....
Posted On: March 4, 2012
Author: Alexandra Kirin
Updated: March 4 at 4:15 PM ESTSince the deadly tornadoes first struck, this week in the Midwest, FEMA, through our regional offices in Kansas City, Chicago, and Atlanta, is in close contact and coordination with the impacted states. This week, President Obama spoke with the governors of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio to express his concern for citizens impacted by the severe weather and tornadoes this week, including yesterday and overnight, and condolences to families who had lost loved ones. Today, Secretary Napolitano spoke with the governors of Alabama, Indiana,...
Posted On: March 3, 2012
Author: Alexandra Kirin
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who've lost loved ones and those whose lives have been affected by the storms that hit the Midwest and South.Our regional administrators have been in touch with state emergency management officials in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, and at this time, we have not received any requests for federal assistance from the affected states.In order to support any state requests and to coordinate our response, we've activated our National Response Coordination System in...
Posted On: March 3, 2012
Author: Alexandra Kirin
As we have all seen on the news and on social media, states throughout the Midwest have been affected by deadly tornado outbreaks over the last few days. State emergency management officials in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee have reported tornado in several areas, and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who have lost loved ones and those whose lives have been affected by the storms.The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms across southern Indiana, southwest Ohio, most of Kentucky,...
Posted On: March 2, 2012

Pages

Back to Top