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FEMA and State of Louisiana Work in Partnership
Heavy rainfall across the middle Mississippi and Ohio River valleys over the past month led to historic, and in some cases record breaking rises on both rivers. As this water moved downriver, significant rises occurred along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers through southeast and south central Louisiana.
In response to this situation and Gov. Bobby Jindal’s request for assistance, President Obama issued an emergency disaster declaration on May 6 enabling FEMA to support efforts to protect life and property.
LOCAL AND STATE DISASTER RESPONDERS WORKING DILIGENTLY
As Arkansas has responded to recent disasters, we have seen the dedication and hard work of many disaster responders shine. Arkansans can be proud of their local and state responders for an exceptional job. The job isn’t over and we’re working with local governments to ensure they have all the tools and resources they need to continue to protect life and property. City, County, State and Federal government officials have been working diligently since mid-April to keep Arkansans safe.
ARKANSAS RECOVERY TAKES A WHOLE COMMUNITY
The past few weeks have ushered in some of the most devastating weather events Arkansas has seen in recent history. The storms, tornadoes and floods that began April 23 severely damaged homes, businesses and public infrastructure in many parts of the state — and unfortunately the flooding continues today.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the hardworking men and women with the town of Tushka, Atoka County, Choctow Nation, Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management, FEMA and the Small Business Administration (SBA), who have worked tirelessly since April 14 to help Tushka residents recover from the EF-3 tornado that devastated the small community. As the Federal Coordinating Officer for this Major Disaster Declaration, it has been a privilege to help coordinate the relief and recovery operation.
My name is Bill Doran and it is my privilege to be serving as your Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) for FEMA Disaster 1970-OK. Our mission in Oklahoma is moving forward, in coordination with State Coordinating Officer (SCO) Albert Ashwood and our fellow federal, state and local partners.
On Friday, April 29, 2011, a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Tushka, Oklahoma, the town devastated by a tornado on April 14. The DRC is located at the Tushka Town Hall at 101 Southeast 1st Street; it will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
My name is Bill Doran and I am honored to be serving the state and citizens of Oklahoma as your Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) for FEMA Disaster OK-1970. My mission while in Tushka, OK, is to work with State Coordinating Officer (SCO) Albert Ashwood and our fellow state, federal and local partners to maintain stability and flexibility to support the survivors and the state of Oklahoma.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has five grant programs to help communities reduce loss of life and property:
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP),
- Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM),
- Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC), and
- Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL).
Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory W. Eaton describes how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) are working side-by-side to meet this disaster head on.
Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory W. Eaton describes how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) are working side-by-side to meet this disaster head on.