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Author: Stephen De Blasio
Dayville, CT, Brooklyn, CT, September 29, 2011 -- FEMA Community Education Specialist, Steven Klein, right, shows a Mitigation activity book to local resident Dylan Lacasse, 3, during a community education outreach event at Lowe's. FEMA specialists distributed over 200 cd's that include mitigation publications for Tropical Storm Irene.It’s been a month since President Obama’s Sept. 2 major disaster declaration for the state of Connecticut following Tropical Storm Irene. FEMA and its state partners continue to make major strides in the support of the Constitution State’s recovery.Providing...
Posted On: October 3, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Tropical storm Ophelia is currently churning in the Atlantic, the fifteenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. We’re closely monitoring the progress of the storm through our regional offices in Atlanta, New York, Denton, Texas and our Caribbean Area Office in San Juan, Puerto Rico.While it is too early to know whether Ophelia will pose a threat to the U.S. mainland or territories, it’s never too early to be prepared. Hurricane season runs through November 30, if you haven’t already, visit Ready.gov/hurricanes for tips on creating your family emergency plan and getting an emergency...
Posted On: September 21, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Many communities across the country continue to recover from natural disasters - and members of the emergency management team are working tirelessly to support the affected individuals and communities. The photos below show this team in action in the past week – a team that includes federal, state and local government agencies, voluntary and faith-based organizations, the private sector, and concerned citizens.For more FEMA photos, visit our Photo Library. If you’d like to learn more about helping those recovering from a disaster, visit fema.gov/howtohelp.Hickory Point, NC, September 17, 2011...
Posted On: September 21, 2011
Author: Stephen De Blasio
When Tropical Storm Irene blew through Connecticut, FEMA was well prepared to help the state and disaster survivors get their recovery underway as needed. Together with state and local officials, preliminary damage assessments were quickly wrapped up and federal assistance was approved for individuals and business owners in eight counties across the state.Milford, CT, September 1, 2011 --September 1, 2011--City crews and residents clean up in neighborhoods after Hurricane Irene battered the Connecticut shoreline. While FEMA’s operations have just moved into our Joint Field Office in Windsor,...
Posted On: September 15, 2011
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

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