- Go to ResourceTestimony in front of Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia on the role of mitigation in reducing federal expenditures for disaster response with testimony from associate administrator for the federal insurance and mitigation administration David Miller.
- Go to ResourceThe FEMA National Shelter System (NSS) is a coordinated nationwide database of emergency shelter information where thousands of profiles of potential shelter resources, as well as virtually any type of facility associated with the care of disaster survivors, are maintained.
- Go to ResourceFEMA may provide direct assistance to eligible disaster survivors through either the Multi-family Lease & Repair Program, in which FEMA contracts with the property owner or landlord to repair multi-family rental units for use as temporary housing, or by providing Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs). This fact sheet outlines the use of MHUs.
- Go to ResourceUnder the Other Needs Assistance provision of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individuals and Households Program, and in conjunction with the State or Tribe, eligible applicants may be reimbursed for the purchase or rental of a generator required for medical purposes. Funds awarded for generator reimbursement are counted toward an applicant’s financial assistance limit, which is an annually adjusted amount based on the Consumer Price Index.
- Go to ResourceThe FEMA National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) may be activated following a Presidentially declared disaster at the request of an affected State to help reunite families that have become separated as a result of the disaster. Individuals and families can register online at www.fema.gov or www.disasterassistance.org or by phone at 1-800-588-9822 when the system is activated.
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- Go to ResourceTraditionally, mass media used to alert and warn the American public has not incorporated the use of technologies needed to reach Americans with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Executive Order 13407 requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency to “include in the public alert and warning system the capability to alert and warn all Americans, including those with disabilities” therefore reaching our whole community. In response, FEMA established the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.
- Go to ResourceThe Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program enhances alert and warning dissemination to the American people during times of crisis and provides outreach to ensure adoption by alerting authorities and appropriate response by the public. Established under Executive Order (E.O.) 13407, IPAWS provides the capability to notify the American people of impending natural and man-made disasters. In the event of a national emergency, the President may use IPAWS to communicate to the public quickly, easily, and simultaneously via multiple communications pathways with only 10 minutes notice. Through a federated system of systems consisting of Primary Entry Point (PEP) stations, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), and IPAWS-Open Platform for Emergency Networks (OPEN), IPAWS delivers timely, geographically targeted messages during a crisis to both save lives and protect property.
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This DVD has a suite of ArcGIS tools designed to support the development of simplified dam break studies, Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) datasets, loss of life assessments, Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) and EAP map panel creation. This version of GeoDam-BREACH can be used for various workflows including: Simplified Dam Break Studies, Risk MAP Datasets, Loss of Life Assessment, EAP Map Panel Creation, & EAP Development. The Users Guide is a part of the CD. Dam Safety officials across America is the targeted audience.
- Go to ResourceThis memo formally relays the National Advisory Council's recommendations on regional response and recovery capabilities and the tracking and storage of mutual aid agreements. The NAC discussed, deliberated, and concurred to forward these recommendations to FEMA at their March 19, 2014 Meeting. (Response pending).