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The West Virginia Emergency Management Division (WVEMD) hosted a workshop on April 19, 2022, at the West Virginia Conference Center in South Charleston for state and local agencies to head off disasters or, as one presenter said, solve problems before they become problems.
In June 2021, southeast Michigan faced destructive flooding that impacted a large area of Detroit and surrounding communities. As a part of the recovery process, Long Term Recovery Groups (LTRGs) were formed, with assistance from Michigan State Police Emergency Management division, FEMA, and the Michigan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD).
Take a coffee break with us to learn how climate change could impact the risk assessment and mitigation strategies outlined in your Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Disasters disrupt thousands of lives every year, leaving behind lasting effects on people and property. This webinar will provide you with information on how best to prepare your family and your community for disasters.
Prioritizing locally identified, at-risk community assets is an essential part of developing a list of potential projects that will reduce hazard vulnerabilities in your community. This prioritized list of assets will help to set the tone for what projects/solutions might later be developed within the Mitigation Strategies section of the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). This webinar will explore how to prioritize at-risk community assets within the HMP process to increase the awareness and understanding of potential community impacts of hazards.
FEMA and its Ready Campaign urges everyone to add a New Year’s resolution to your list that includes at least one proactive way to keep you and your family safe from disasters and emergencies.
Each year, FEMA’s publishes Notices of Funding Opportunity for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs. These competitive grant programs assist state, local, tribal and territorial governments to build a culture of preparedness by strengthening our nation’s ability to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damage.
The 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) National Review Panel is March 7-25, 2022. The application period to apply to be a panelist is now open.
FEMA’s mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. Service to others is the foundation of our mission and continues to be a close, personal conviction that we carry every day — often beyond our roles and duties as emergency managers.