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Declaración de Emergencia COVID-19

El 13 de marzo de 2020, el presidente declaró que la continuada pandemia de enfermedad por el coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) es de suficiente severidad y magnitud para ameritar una declaración de emergencia para todos los estados, tribus, territorios y el Distrito de Columbia, conforme a la sección 501 (b) de la Ley Robert T. Stafford de Ayuda en Desastres y Asistencia en Emergencias, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (la “Ley Stafford”).

El presidente Donald J. Trump dirige a FEMA a proporcionar apoyo bajo la Declaración de Emergencia por COVID-19

El gobierno federal continúa tomando medidas agresivas y proactivas para abordar la amenaza del COVID-19, mientras que la salud y seguridad del pueblo americano continúa siendo la prioridad principal.

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

On March 13, 2020, the President declared the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency declaration for all states, tribes, territories, and the District of Columbia pursuant to section 501 (b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”).  State, Territorial, Tribal, local government entities and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations are eligible to apply for Public Assistance.  

President Donald J. Trump Directs FEMA Support Under Emergency Declaration for COVID-19

The federal government continues to take aggressive and proactive steps to address the COVID-19 threat as the health and safety of the American people remain a top priority.

FEMA Awards City of Fargo $3.7 Million for Flood Mitigation

DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a federal grant for the City of Fargo that will make $3.7 million available to fund the construction of a levee, floodwall, and road raise, providing permanent flood protection for the City's Waste Water Treatment Plant. The improvements will provide protection above the 500-year floodplain elevation and enable continued service to the cities of Fargo, West Fargo, Oxbow, and other surrounding communities.

FEMA Awards City of Colorado Springs $2.9 Million for Flood Mitigation

DENVER – FEMA has provided a $2,981,770 grant to the City of Colorado Springs. The city will use the funds for a project to minimize flood damage caused by Cottonwood Creek.

There's More To the National Flood Insurance Program Than Just the Policy

DENVER – Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Heavy rains have already caused flooding in the Southeast this year.  Last fall saw rivers overflowing in the Dakotas. And the upcoming snowmelt means we could see a wet spring.

FEMA manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help people recover after a flood. Flood insurance provide millions of Americans their first line of defense against flooding. But flood insurance policies are only one piece of the NFIP puzzle. They just happen to be a very visible piece.

Buying – and Maintaining – a Flood Insurance Policy is a Great Investment at Any Time

DENVER – A hidden threat strikes many unprepared Americans each year – flooding.  Unlike fire, wind, and hail, homeowner’s insurance will usually not pay for a flood loss.  An uninsured flood loss can rob your life’s savings.  Flood insurance protects you against such losses and can ensure that a flood doesn’t ruin your bank account along with your home.

Flooding is Always a Potential Threat

DENVER - As winter comes to a close, communities look forward to the coming of spring and a return to the warm outdoors. But, it’s also a time to be aware of the threat of Mother Nature, meaning severe storms and flooding.  Rapid snowmelt or a couple of inches of rainfall can create potential flooding.

FEMA Region VIII Preparedness and Mitigation experts have several recommendations to help you get ready for the disruptions flooding can cause to your family’s lives and your homes.

Spring is coming and with it, floods

By Lee dePalo

Whether Punxsutawney Phil’s early spring prediction is correct or not, warmer temperatures will eventually come and melt the blanket of snow winter gave us this year.  Many areas of Region VIII have an above-average snowpack and it seems that nearly every week this winter has included a major snowstorm in our area.