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FEMA Awards Nearly $2 Million to Help People Cope with COVID-19-Related Stress

FEMA Region 3 has awarded nearly $2 million to help fund crisis counseling services for people struggling with mental health issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic

As of June 25, these states had received crisis counseling service grants for a total of $1,991,704:

  • District of Columbia:  $350,507

Prepare for the 2020 Hurricane Season Now

PHILADELPHIADuring these unprecedented times, it is important to remember disasters won’t wait. As we continue our efforts with the whole of America to respond to and recover from coronavirus (COVID-19), we are also leaning forward and preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha have already been named, and we can’t predict if Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, or Fay will be the next named hurricane to impact the mid-Atlantic in 2020.

Coordinated Efforts Bring Battelle Units to National Capital Region

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, health care providers and first responders were faced with an unprecedented need for personal protective equipment (PPE). With a global shortage, the COVID-19 National Preservation Strategy sought to improve the availability of PPE that would preserve the health of first responders, health care providers and patients. The U.S.

Presidente Donald J. Trump aprueba declaración por desastre mayor para el Distrito de Columbia

WASHINGTON — La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que asistencia federal por desastre está disponible para el Distrito de Columbia para suplementar los esfuerzos de recuperación en las áreas afectadas por la enfermedad pandémica del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) empezando el 20 de enero 2020, y continúa.

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the District of Columbia

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the District of Columbia to supplement the District’s recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on Jan. 20, 2020, and continuing.

Federal funding is also available to the District of Columbia and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance under Public Assistance, for all areas affected by COVID-19 at a federal cost share of 75 percent.

FEMA Awards Washington, DC $5.9 Million to Help First Responder in 2019

Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders and Fire Associations work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond quickly and efficiently.

FEMA, Mid-Atlantic States focus on Training in 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III, in close coordination with our state partners, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, increased the number of trainings offered throughout the region in 2019. FEMA jointly hosted 38 state partner trainings this year covering a wide variety of topics including overviews of FEMA programs, volunteer and donations management, debris management, hazard mitigation, long-term recovery and sheltering.

FEMA’s Community Rating System Program Rewards Flood Risk Reduction

PHILADELPHIAFlooding is the most common and costly disaster in the United States. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. With 98% of counties in the entire United States having experienced a flood and just one inch of water causing up to $25,000 in damage, communities across the country must make tough decisions about protecting lives and property from flooding.

Prepare Now for Extreme Cold and Possible Winter Weather

PHILADELPHIA – As officials from the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III monitor the incoming cold front, residents across the Mid-Atlantic are encouraged to prepare for extreme cold temperatures and pote

FEMA Awards Washington, DC $4.9 million to Help First Responder Organizations in 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, and State Fire Academies work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond quickly and efficiently.