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FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Kahana Ridge Fire

Oakland, Calif. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Hawaii in combatting the Kahana Ridge Fire burning in Maui County.

Programas de asistencia federal para es estado libre y asociado de las Islas Marianas del Norte

A continuación, un resumen de los programas federales claves de asistencia por desastre que podrían estar disponibles según la necesidad y autorización bajo la declaración de emergencia por desastre del presidente Donald J. Trump el estado libre y asociado de las Islas Marianas del Norte.

Asistencia para el territorio pueden incluir según se requiera:

El presidente Donald J. Trump declara un desastre mayor para el estado libre y asociado de las Islas Marianas del Norte

WASHINGTON – La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que hay asistencia federal por desastre disponible para el estado libre y asociado de las Islas Marianas del Norte para complementar esfuerzos de respuesta locales en las áreas afectadas por las condiciones de emergencia por el tifón Bualoi iniciando el 20 de octubre de 2019, y continua.

Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump’s emergency disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Assistance for the commonwealth can include as required:

President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Typhoon Bualoi beginning on October 20, 2019, and continuing.

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Saddleridge Fire

Oakland, Calif. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California in combatting the Saddleridge Fire burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Learn How Your Business Can Support Disaster Recovery in Oahu

Oakland, CA Can your business assist disaster recovery in your community? After a disaster, the support of local businesses improves the short- and long-term recovery efforts that help build back more resilient communities. But if your business is not part of the federal procurement system, it will not appear in the government’s required market research for potential vendors.

L.A. County Updates Flood Insurance Rate Map

Oakland, CA — North Los Angeles County (L.A. County) is updating its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for 2020. Flood risk changes over time due to new building and development, weather patterns, levee classifications, and more. New FIRMs provide up-to-date flood risk information and tools that can be used to enhance local mitigation plans, and help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance. When new FIRMs are issued, changes in flood risk may require the mandatory purchase of flood insurance.

California Wildfires Myth vs. Fact IX

The recovery work being done after the Camp Fire is enormous. It is also very complicated due to the magnitude of the devastation. These complications, in turn, create misconceptions that can be spread through the news and social media, making it difficult to separate myth from fact. In an effort to minimize survivors’ confusion and frustration, FEMA is issuing this Fact Sheet.

MYTH: Survivors can sublet their FEMA housing unit to another tenant once they find permanent housing.

Storm Drain Improvements Increase Flood Protection in La Mesa, CA

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted $1.3 million to La Mesa, California for storm drain improvements that increase flood protection for area residents.