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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.

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

Accomack County, Virginia Lowers Flood Insurance Premiums

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

El presidente Donald J. Trump aprueba una declaración por desastre para Virginia

WASHINGTON – La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que asistencia federal está disponible para el estado libre asociado de Virginia para complementar los esfuerzos de recuperación estatales y locales en las áreas impactadas por la tormenta tropical Michael del 9 de octubre al 16 de octubre de 2018. 

Programas de asistencia federal para la recuperación por desastre para el estado libre asociado de Virginia

A continuación un resumen de los programas federales de asistencia por desastre que pueden estar disponibles según la necesidad y autorización bajo la declaración de desastre del Presidente Donald J. Trump para el estado libre asociado de Virginia.
Asistencia para el gobierno estatal y local según se requiera:

Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia

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 disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Assistance for Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Virginia

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement Commonwealth and eligible local recovery efforts in the areas affected by tropical storm Michael from October 9 to October 16, 2018.

Flood Insurance Roundtable Brings Key Public, Private Partners Together to Increase Insurance Coverage in Virginia

PHILADELPHIAToday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be hosting the Virginia Flood Insurance Partners Roundtable.

FEMA Awards Virginia over $14 million to Help First Responders in 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders, and State Fire Academies 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.