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FEMA Approves $1.6 Million for Repairs to Roadways in Lynchburg and Halifax

PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive $1,165,728.53 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for repairs to Lynchburg/Halifax Roadways damaged as a direct result of Tropical Storm Michael, FEMA-DR-4411-VA.

FEMA Approves $6.5 Million for Virginia Mitigation Projects

PHILADELPHIAThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing funding for the Commonwealth of Virginia for mitigation projects through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program. FMA provides funding to states, territories, federally-recognized tribes and local communities for projects and planning that reduce or eliminate long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

FEMA Awards Virginia Over $23 Million to Help First Responders in 2019

Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders and 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.

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 To Evaluate Readiness of the Commonwealth of Virginia

PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Surry Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of July 22, 2019 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

Commonwealth of Virginia, FEMA Host First Tribal Summit

PHILADELPHIA – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partnered Tuesday to discuss with the seven federally recognized Virginia tribal nation governments emergency preparedness and response capabilities.

FEMA Approves $1.8 Million for Electric Distribution Repairs

PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive $1,838,646.90 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in federal funding for distribution repairs as a result of damages from Tropical Storm Michael.

City of Norfolk, Virginia Saves over $1 million a Year in Flood Insurance Premiums

PHILADELPHIA – Residents of the City of Norfolk, Virginia have received a reduction in their flood insurance premiums through an increase of various floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).