Press Releases

A joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Muskogee County to help survivors affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 2-8. Survivors from any of the seven designated counties can meet face to face with FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) specialists to get help with their disaster assistance applications, upload documents and have their questions about federal disaster assistance answered at the center.
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Representatives from FEMA will host a virtual Flood Map Information Open House on July 25, 2022, for communities in Morrow County, Ohio from 5 – 7 p.m. ET. The open house will give residents the chance to review preliminary versions of a recently completed Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).
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Through the Hazard Mitigation Grants Program (HMGP), FEMA contributed over $877,000 for nine storm shutter projects in 6 municipalities.
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PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise for communities around the North Anna Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of July 18, 2022, to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.
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Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for the North Anna Power Station
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FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell met with a delegation of Israeli mayors in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday to discuss the importance of local emergency management capacity and the role of elected officials in supporting an effective disaster response and recovery, especially immediately following an event.
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FEMA released an initial list of programs covered under the Biden-Harris Administration's Justice40  Initiative, which aims to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, affordable and sustainable housing, clean water and other investments to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, overburdened and underserved. There are four covered programs within FEMA, each of which advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to environmental justice.
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The Biden-Harris administration selected seven representatives from within FEMA Region 10 states to serve on the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission.
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Join the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) project team conducting the Puerto Rico Grid Resilience and Transition to 100% Renewable Energy Study (PR100) for a public webinar and Q&A on July 21, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm E.T. They will present the progress made at the six-month mark of this important stakeholder-informed study and the critical information it provides for Puerto Rico’s power sector recovery and deployment of renewable energy.
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FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Minnesota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding April 22 – June 15, 2022.
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