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  • Implementing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard - Listening Session, March/April 2015

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    The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard has been developed to create a national minimum flood risk management standard to ensure that Federal Actions that are located in or near the floodplain when there are no other practical alternatives last as long as intended by considering risks, changes in climate, and vulnerability. The Listening Session Slides provide general background for the public about the Standard, as well as information about opportunities for comment.

  • Emergency Management Performance Grant Program Multi-Year Programmatic Guidance

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    This multi-year program guidance is intended primarily to serve as a support guide for Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program applicants to help those applicants plan grant program activities strategically across multiple years using the same programmatic guidance and guidelines.

  • Message from the President on America's PrepareAthon! National Day of Action Spring 2015

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    Message from President Barack Obama on the America's PrepareAthon! National Day of Action, April 28 2015

  • FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Awards

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    Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 AFG Awards

  • The HFIAA Surcharge Fact Sheet

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    The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy now includes a new congressionally mandated annual surcharge required by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA). This fact sheet is intended to educate policyholders on the amount of surcharge that is being applied to their policy and why, how to ensure they are being applied the appropriate surcharge, and who to contact for more information.

  • Accessible Communication Technology for Disaster Survivors

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    FEMA disaster recovery centers provide assistive devices for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs that help them recieve information in their preferred method of communication.  This fact sheet provides information about the various accessible communication technologies that are available for disaster survivors.

  • Reducing Losses through Higher Regulatory Standards

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    In September 2013, an unprecedented rainfall event occurred along Colorado’s Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, resulting in catastrophic flooding that impacted 18 Colorado counties and 132 jurisdictions. After an event of this magnitude, FEMA would typically conduct a loss avoidance study (LAS) to assess the cost-effectiveness of mitigation measures such as acquisition of properties in the floodplain and implementing flood control measures. However, the September 2013 floods provided a unique opportunity to evaluate the losses avoided through a non-traditional approach. While the Community Rating System (CRS) concepts of adopting higher regulatory standards and floodplain management principles are advocated as best practices, there is little empirical data to demonstrate the return on investment for these regulatory or policy actions. The goal of the study was to quantify these benefits and demonstrate what types of regulations and policies could have the most substantial impact on reducing future damages.

  • IPAWS COG Message Viewer Instructions

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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO) has developed an IPAWS Message Viewer. This service can be used by authorized alerting authorities to practice writing and sending IPAWS messages in a closed testing environment at the IPAWS Lab at JITC (Joint Interoperability Testing Command).

  • CAP Implementation Fact Sheet

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    The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) allows emergency messages to be simultaneously disseminated over a wide
    variety of existing and emerging public alerting systems.
    • CAP is an international technical data specification developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).
    • In addition to the basic CAP standard, a supplemental IPAWS Profile technical specification was developed to ensure
    compatibility with existing warning systems used in the United States.
    • FEMA has formally adopted CAP and the IPAWS Profile to implement the Integrated Public Alert and Warning
    System (IPAWS).

  • IPAWS Supplemental Grant Guidance FY15

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    IPAWS is a communications program of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that provides integrated services and capabilities to local, state, and federal authorities that will enable them to alert and warn their respective communities via multiple communications methods. The IPAWS PMO, in coordination with stakeholders, will develop the annual FY 2015

    Supplemental Guidance on Public Alert and Warning which provides technical information and program guidance for applicants applying for Federal grant funding for alert and warning projects.

  • List of Alert Origination Software Providers

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    List of Alert Origination Software  Providers who have previously demonstrated with the IPAWS PMO

  • IPAWS Adoption Checklist for Alerting Authorities

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    IPAWS Adoption Checklist for Alerting Authorities

  • Learning Guide for Students on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)

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    Learning Guide for Students on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)

  • Learning Guide for Students on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)

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    Learning Guide for Students on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)
    * Learning Objectives
    * Openers
    * Key Facts for Educators
    * Activities
     

  • IPAWS 101 Presentation

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    General presentation to introduce the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, as well as its components and recent success stories

  • IPAWS Architecture 2015

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    Basic Architecture Description of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System and its Components

  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System - Glossary

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    Integrated Public Alert and Warning System - Glossary

  • IPAWS-OPEN Fact Sheet

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    FEMA’s IPAWS Open Platform forEmergency Networks (IPAWS-OPEN)receives and authenticates messagestransmitted by alerting authorities androutes them to existing and emergingpublic alerting systems.

  • Wireless Emergency Alerts Fact Sheet

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    Wireless Emergency Alerts Fact Sheet

    Wireless Emergency Alerts, or WEAs, are free messages sent directly to your cell phone,warning you about severe weather, AMBER Alerts and threats to safety in your area

     

  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) Frequently Asked Questions

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    To enhance public safety, Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs), which are text-like alert messages, can received by your mobile device during an emergency in your area. The purpose of WEA is to provide an increasingly mobile American public with a free and fast way to receive critically important information.

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