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West Virginia Floodplain Management Association Celebrates 10 Years with Call for Every Citizen to Take Action

PHILADELPHIA – West Virginia knows flooding. In the past 10 years, West Virginia has had 15 federal disaster declarations for flooding and other related hazards, including the historic flood event in June 2016. Flooding has and will continue to impact the lives of West Virginians; however, action is being taken to reduce that risk and protect lives and property across the state.

Draft Environmental Assessment Public Meeting

PHILADELPHIA – Join the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for a Public Meeting on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the New Kanawha Elementary School- Clendenin. The Information Session will be held on June 18, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Elkview Middle School.

Prepare Today for the 2019 Hurricane Season

PHILADELPHIA – On September 12, 2018, Hurricane Florence was approaching the mid-Atlantic region as a massive Category 4 hurricane, threatening to bring dangerous storm surge, winds, and massive flooding to coastal Virginia. Within a couple of days, the storm tracked south but brought strong winds and rain to eastern Virginia instead, causing damage across the Commonwealth.

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 Integration Team Launches in West Virginia

PHILADELPHIA – Flooding is a constant threat in West Virginia. In the past 10 years, West Virginia has received over 20 federal disaster declarations, the vast majority of which are for flooding events. In this time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have worked together to respond to these events, recover from them, and mitigate the risks of future 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.

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.

Update on FEMA Support to Kanawha and Nicholas County, WV

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (WVDHSEM), the West Virginia School Building Authority, the Kanawha County Board of Education, the Nicholas County Board of Education, are working in partnership to complete environmental assessments for the replacement of four flood damaged schools in Kanawha County and Nicholas County, West Virginia.