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Author: FEMA Public Affairs
(Español) On August 25, 2017, FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) was fully activated to a Level I with all emergency support functions operational, including Department of Defense (DoD) liaisons in preparation for Hurricane Harvey. The NRCC remains at a Level I activation. Prior to the arrival of Hurricane Maria, federal personnel were already positioned on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in response to Hurricane Irma.These personnel included federal coordinating officers and Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMATs) on both the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto...
Posted On: September 29, 2017
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Every Friday, we post a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Hurricane Season ContinuesWe continue to closely monitor Hurricane Ophelia and tropical storm Philippe in the Atlantic. While forecasts from the National Hurricane Center call for Ophelia to stay in the Atlantic, the projected path of Philippe may bring it closer to the U.S. and its territories. While neither storm posts an immediate threat, they serve as a reminder to get prepared for severe tropical weather, especially if you...
Posted On: September 30, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Tropical storm Ophelia is currently churning in the Atlantic, the fifteenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. We’re closely monitoring the progress of the storm through our regional offices in Atlanta, New York, Denton, Texas and our Caribbean Area Office in San Juan, Puerto Rico.While it is too early to know whether Ophelia will pose a threat to the U.S. mainland or territories, it’s never too early to be prepared. Hurricane season runs through November 30, if you haven’t already, visit Ready.gov/hurricanes for tips on creating your family emergency plan and getting an emergency...
Posted On: September 21, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Many communities across the country continue to recover from natural disasters - and members of the emergency management team are working tirelessly to support the affected individuals and communities. The photos below show this team in action in the past week – a team that includes federal, state and local government agencies, voluntary and faith-based organizations, the private sector, and concerned citizens.For more FEMA photos, visit our Photo Library. If you’d like to learn more about helping those recovering from a disaster, visit fema.gov/howtohelp.Hickory Point, NC, September 17, 2011...
Posted On: September 21, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Duryea, PA, September 16, 2011 -- During a tour of the flood damage caused by tropical storm Lee, Vice President Joe Biden stops to ask a young resident how she is holding up.We continue to support our state, local and tribal partners as recovery efforts are in full swing in states affected by this summer’s flooding from the remnants of tropical storm Lee. To date, over $19.4 million of federal assistance has been approved in eligible counties to jumpstart survivors’ recovery and help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other...
Posted On: September 19, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Disaster Recovery Continues Bastrop County, TX, September 15, 2011 --FEMA Community Relations specialists prepare bags with registration information at the Bastrop, TX High School stadium during the first game of the football season. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents affected by recent fires. As we go into one of the last weekends of summer, many communities around the...
Posted On: September 16, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
In previous blog posts, we’ve shared widgets and other web resources you can use to share information on emergency preparedness. With National Preparedness Month underway and the peak of hurricane season upon us, we wanted to share a collection of web videos that you can embed directly on your website or link to that promotes emergency preparedness.The videos make this simple point: whether you’re a business owner, employee, educator, student, parent or concerned citizen, there are simple steps you can take today to get your organization, school, community or family better prepared before a...
Posted On: September 16, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Yesterday, on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, millions around the world remembered those that were killed, their families, the first responders and members of the military who valiantly serve America every day. Our own Deputy Administrator Rich Serino went back to his hometown of Boston, Mass. to attend a memorial service with Secretary Napolitano, where hundreds gathered at the Massachusetts State House as the names were read aloud of the 206 Massachusetts residents that were killed on that day.And as part of the Day of Remembrance and Service, Deputy...
Posted On: September 12, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and communities being impacted by the wildfires in Texas. We continue to work closely with the Texas Department of Emergency Management, Texas Forest Service and the Small Business Administration throughout the duration of these fires, and we are supporting the firefighting efforts.Last night, the President signed a major disaster declaration for Texas, making federal aid available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires that began on August 30, 2011. The President’s action makes federal...
Posted On: September 10, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Between wildfires in Texas, remnants of tropical storm Lee causing heavy rains and flooding in the northeast, and developing tropical storm systems in the Atlantic, here’s an overview of what we’re doing to continue supporting states – whether they are responding to current disasters or preparing for the next one.Texas Wildfires We continue to closely monitor and work with states affected by recent wildfires. Last night, we approved an additional Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the state of Texas, raising the total to nine for this series of wildfires. As we said in previous...
Posted On: September 9, 2011