Resolve to be Ready 2014
Are you ready to make your New Year’s resolution for 2014? Here’s one to consider - - Resolve to be Ready for unexpected emergencies and disasters.
To date for 2013, FEMA Region 6 states were approved for nine major disaster declarations, one emergency declaration and one Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAG) declarations.
Arkansas received three major disaster declarations. The declarations were for a severe winter storm in January 2013, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in June 2013 and severe storms and flooding in September 2013
Louisiana received one major disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding in February 2013.
New Mexico received two major disaster declarations. The declarations were for severe storms and flooding in September 2013 and severe storms, flooding and mudslides in October 2013. The state was also granted one FMAG for the Tres Lagunas Fire in June 2013.
Oklahoma received two major disasters declarations. The declarations were for a severe winter storm and snowstorm in April 2013 and severe storms and tornadoes in May 2013.
Texas received one major disaster declaration in August 2013 for the West, Texas Explosion and an emergency declaration in April 2013 for the same event.
You never know when a disaster will happen. That’s why it is important to be ready just in case. Visit www.ready.gov for preparedness information.