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Presidente Donald J. Trump aprueba declaración por desastre mayor para el estado de Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania para suplementar los esfuerzos de recuperación para el estado 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 Pennsylvania Disaster Declaration

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

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Northumberland County

FEMA is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The updates will affect floodplain boundaries in 19 municipalities in Northumberland County, including the Cities of Shamokin and Sunbury; the Boroughs of Herndon, Northumberland, Riverside and Snyderton; and the Townships of Coal, Jackson, Jordan, Lower Augusta, Lower Mahanoy, Mt. Carmel, Point, Ralpho, Rockefeller, Rush, Shamokin, Upper Augusta and West Chillisquaqe.

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Snyder County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Snyder County, Pennsylvania. The updates will affect floodplain boundaries in seven municipalities, including the Boroughs of Selinsgrove and Shamokin Dam, and the Townships of Monroe, Penn, Chapman, Perry and Union. FEMA is now inviting community stakeholders to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period.

FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Limerick Generating Station in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The exercise will take place November 19, 2019 to test the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

FEMA Awards Pennsylvania Over $33 Million to Help First Responders in 2019

Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders and State 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, Pennsylvania Prepare for Mass Care Event

PHILADELPHIA – On October 24, 2019 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III joined Pennsylvania for a Mass Care Tabletop Exercise cultivating months of planning and cooperation with more than 40 partners from across the Commonwealth.  The exercise tested FEMA and the Commonwealth’s ability to provide mass care services during a winter storm event leading to floodi

Community Rating System (CRS) Update

Flooding 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.