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Amanda Ripley combines the inspiring stories of disaster survivors with research into how the brain works when confronted with unusual events.
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Dr. Dennis Mileti showcases the latest research on public alerts and warnings and provides practical guidance on how to write effective messages.
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I have discussed FEMA’s commitment to helping Texans and Texas communities recover from the disaster. This week I want to address our role as it relates to the natural environment and its creatures. In the Alex recovery effort, one of our many environmental concerns is the plants and animals protected under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).

One of our goals in the Hurricane Alex recovery effort is to avoid or minimize adverse impacts on the environment when we approve projects for federal funds or take any other action that might adversely affect our natural surroundings. More specifically, it is our duty under the ESA to avoid spending taxpayer dollars on rebuilding and other recovery projects that might jeopardize the existence of endangered or threatened species, or that might destroy or harm critical habitats.

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Welcome to the joint State/FEMA New Mexico disaster-specific website. This innovative, real time online resource provides an easy, user-friendly information portal that gives you access to the most updated, accurate recovery information.

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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.

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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.

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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).
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Last updated March 6, 2020