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FEMA Awards Nearly $2 Million to Help People Cope with COVID-19-Related Stress

FEMA Region 3 has awarded nearly $2 million to help fund crisis counseling services for people struggling with mental health issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic

As of June 25, these states had received crisis counseling service grants for a total of $1,991,704:

  • District of Columbia:  $350,507

Prepare for the 2020 Hurricane Season Now

PHILADELPHIADuring these unprecedented times, it is important to remember disasters won’t wait. As we continue our efforts with the whole of America to respond to and recover from coronavirus (COVID-19), we are also leaning forward and preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha have already been named, and we can’t predict if Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, or Fay will be the next named hurricane to impact the mid-Atlantic in 2020.

Coordinated Efforts Bring Battelle Units to National Capital Region

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, health care providers and first responders were faced with an unprecedented need for personal protective equipment (PPE). With a global shortage, the COVID-19 National Preservation Strategy sought to improve the availability of PPE that would preserve the health of first responders, health care providers and patients. The U.S.

Presidente Donald J. Trump aprueba declaración por desastre mayor para el estado de Virginia

WASHINGTON — La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que asistencia federal por desastre está disponible para el estado de Virginia para suplementar los esfuerzos de recuperación para el estado, tribus y gobiernos locales afectados por la enfermedad pandémica del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) empezando el 20 de enero 2020, y continúa.

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020 and continuing.

Prince William County Saves Residents Money on Flood Insurance Premiums

Residents of Prince William County, VA now have even lower flood insurance premiums as a result of the County’s initiatives to implement better floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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.