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FEMA Funds Earthquake Safety for Los Angeles Hospital

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1.7 million to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the City of Los Angeles to ensure Good Samaritan Hospital’s Emergency Department can deliver life-saving services after a major earthquake.

Open Letter to California Wildfire Survivors from FEMA Region 9 Administrator Robert Fenton

January 16, 2020

 

 

Dear Fellow Californians:

 

We at FEMA are committed to our mission of helping people before, during and after disasters. When wildfires raged throughout our state in 2015, 2017 and 2018, we stood with you and helped manage the disasters.

FEMA Grants $20M to California to Increase Earthquake Protection

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $20 million to the State of California for its Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program. The grant will subsidize the work of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) for earthquake retrofits on more than 6,300 at-risk structures likely to shake from their foundations in the event of an earthquake.

FEMA Grants $4M to San Bernardino County to Reduce Flood Risk

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $4 million to the San Bernardino County Flood Control District to improve sections of the Rialto flood control channel in southern San Bernardino County. The upgraded channel and two retrofitted storm water detention basins will reduce flood risk by containing peak floodwaters from the San Gabriel Mountains and safely direct them toward the Santa Ana River.

Standard Plan Sets Will Reduce Home Seismic Retrofitting Costs in California

Sacramento, Calif. A joint project of the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes it easier and less expensive to protect certain types of homes from earthquakes. The two-volume publication titled Vulnerability-Based Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of One- and Two-Family Dwellings is intended to reduce the time needed for design and permitting of seismic retrofits and increase the number of homes that remain livable after an earthquake.

FEMA Grants $1.2M to CEA to Increase Earthquake Protection

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $1.2 million to the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) for its Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program. The grant will subsidize CEA earthquake retrofits for 391 at-risk structures likely to shake from their foundations in the event of an earthquake.

FEMA Updates Flood Maps for Mohave County and Fort Mojave Tribal Lands

Oakland, CA The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating South Mohave County and the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe’s flood maps in 2020. New maps identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions, resulting in safer and more resilient communities.

Ventura County Burn Areas Face Greater Flood Risk

Oakland, Calif. – As Ventura County recovers from recent wildfires, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program – cautions residents living in and around the wildfire burn area about the increased risk of flash flooding and mudflows and urges them to purchase flood insurance now.

Shasta County Burn Areas Face Greater Flood Risk

Oakland, Calif. – As Shasta County recovers from recent wildfires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program – cautions residents living in and around the wildfire burn area about the increased risk of flash flooding and mudflows and urges them to purchase flood insurance now.

Santa Barbara Burn Areas Face Greater Flood Risk

Oakland, Calif. – As Santa Barbara County recovers from recent wildfires, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program – cautions residents living in and around the wildfire burn area about the increased risk of flash flooding and mudflows and urges them to purchase flood insurance now.