Main Content

Pennsylvania

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.

FEMA Selects Maxwell Hahn for the 2019-2020 Youth Preparedness Council

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency welcomes Maxwell Hahn from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania as one of the 15 national selectees for the 2019-2020 Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).

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.

FEMA to Evaluate Emergency Preparedness in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Middletown, Pennsylvania.

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