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FEMA Media Library

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FEMA Daily Public Assistance Grant Awards Activity 06-15-2021

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FEMA Daily Public Assistance Grant Awards Activity 06-15-2021

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Episode 69: 40th Anniversary of Mt. St. Helens Eruption

It was 40 years ago today that Mount St. Helens in Washington State erupted. Ash and steam poured out and avalanches of snow and ice thundered down the mountain's sides for two months, and then on May 18, 1980 the volcano blew its top. Fifty-seven people were killed, many others injured, and many buildings were destroyed. The huge blast of rock, ash and hot gases devastated an area about 230 square miles. Similar to our experiences of quarantining at home during the coronavirus pandemic, residents in many states also were confined to their homes. If they ventured outside, they would wear masks to protect themselves from the ash. This went on for several weeks. In this episode, FEMA speaks with current and former FEMA staff who experienced the eruption and subsequent ash that blew east into Spokane and Montana where our speakers lived. Chris Jonientz-Trisler, Volcanologist and retired-FEMA Division Director; Jay LaPlante, Region 10 Tribal Liaison; and Elaine Ike, former FEMA Community Relations Specialist, share their unique experiences.

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Final Environmental Assessment - Saxon Harbor Campground

During the incident period between July 11 and July 12, 2016, heavy rains resulted in severe flooding in Iron County. Heavy rainfall and overland flooding resulted in the inundation of Saxon Harbor and the surrounding area. Raging waters ripped through the entire facility causing severe erosion. The waters coursed through the campground. Under a major disaster declaration (FEMA-4276-DR-WI) signed by the President on August 9, 2016, Iron County was included in areas within Wisconsin eligible to receive Public Assistance (PA) program funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA’s PA grant program provides federal assistance to government organizations and certain private nonprofit organizations following a Presidential disaster declaration. Public Assistance is authorized by Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), 42 U.S.C. § 5172. The Iron County Forestry and Parks Department applied for funding from FEMA’s PA Program to be applied to the costs for relocating the campground (DR-4276-WI, Project Worksheet 149).

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Gabriel Adler

June 10, 2021 Kentucky Storms Recovery Update in Spanish

June 10, 2021 Kentucky Storms Recovery Update (Spanish)

June 10, 2021 Kentucky Storms Recovery Update

June 10, 2021 Kentucky Storms Recovery Update

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Exercise Starter Kit Preparedness in a Pandemic 2021 Fact Sheet

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High Hazard Potential Dams Grant Program and Mitigation Planning Requirements PowerPoint

This powerpoint summarizes the eligibility requirements for the 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams Grant Program.

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High Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation Grant Program Webinar 2021 Grant Program Risk-based Eligibility Matrix