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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

FEMA Approves $18.7 Million for University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) will receive $18,711,424.72 in expedited federal funding from FEMA for Emergency Protective Measures as a result of FEMA-DR-4491-MD (COVID-19).

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 estado de Maryland

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 estado de Maryland para suplementar los esfuerzos de recuperación para el estado, tribus y gobiernos locales afectados 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 Maryland

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

FEMA Awards Maryland $31.9 Million to Help First Responders 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 to Evaluate Readiness of the State of Maryland

PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Maryland. The exercise will take place on September 17th to test the ability of the State of Maryland to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

Dorchester County Saves Residents Money on Flood Insurance Premiums

PHILADELPHIA – Residents of Dorchester County, Maryland now have lower flood insurance premiums as a result of Dorchester’s initiative to implement better floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).