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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.

Tome acción ahora ante posibles apagones eléctricos e inundaciones debido al Huracán Florence

PHILADELPHIA – Mientras el Huracán Florence continúa fortaleciéndose y avanzando hacia la costa este, la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) exhorta a todos a prepararse para las posibles consecuencias de la tormenta.

Prepare for Hurricane Florence Impacts in Mid-Atlantic

PHILADELPHIA – As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III is urging those in the potential storm’s path to prepare for flooding and extensive rain through the weekend into next week. Take steps to prepare yourself and your loved ones for potentially heavy rain in areas already inundated from previous rain events.

Prepare for Flooding as Hurricane Florence Approaches

PHILADELPHIA – As Hurricane Florence approaches the coastal United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging those in low lying and flood-risk areas to plan and prepare for potential flooding. Hurricane Florence is forecast to result in potentially catastrophic coastal and inland flooding, and individuals, families, and communities should prepare for flooding in their area.