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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).

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.

Maryland Roundtable Highlights Importance of Flood Insurance, Partnerships

PHILADELPHIA – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III, in partnership with the State of Maryland, hosted the Maryland Flood Insurance Partners Roundtable. FEMA, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA), and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) planned and coordinated the roundtable to bring together key stakeholders to discuss flood insurance and risk.

FEMA Integration Team Launches in Maryland

PHILADELPHIAWhen you go to play ball against your rivals, you want to know your team is prepared and trained to play their roles. In any team sport, this is the norm. Disaster response and recovery are no exception – each of us plays a role and to be successful, we have to be prepared.

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, State Continue Building Resiliency in Maryland

PHILADELPHIA – The State of Maryland and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) understand the importance of risk reduction and vulnerability identification before a disaster strikes. On November 29 – 30, 2018, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), FEMA, the United States Department of Energy, and the National Governors Association met with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Council at the Maryland Resilience Retreat.

FEMA Awards Maryland over $23 million to Help First Responders 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.