News, Media & Events: Connecticut
2023-05-09T08:00:00 2023-06-08T17:00:00 Important Date May 9, 2023 Jun 8, 2023 May 9, 2023 - Jun 8, 2023
FEMA’s National Integration Center is seeking public feedback on nine Public Health resource typing definitions. This 30-day national engagement period will conclude at 5 p.m. ET on June 8, 2023.
2023-05-09T08:00:00 2023-06-23T17:00:00 Important Date May 9, 2023 Jun 23, 2023 May 9, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
FEMA Seeks Public Feedback on Engaging Faith-Based and Community Organizations: Planning Considerations for Emergency Managers
FEMA and the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships are updating “Engaging Faith-Based and Community Organizations: Planning Considerations for Emergency Managers.”
2023-05-10T22:00:00 2024-05-08T23:30:00 Virtual May 10, 2023 May 8, 2024 May 10, 2023 EST - May 8, 2024 11:30 p.m. EST
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- Floods: A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more.
- Hurricanes: Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Make sure everyone in your household knows your hurricane plans, evacuation routes, and has several ways to receive alerts. There are also things you can do to strengthen your home ahead of time. Learn more.
- Extreme heat: Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness, especially for older adults, children and sick or overweight individuals who are at greater risk. You can also take steps to weatherize your home ahead of time to keep the heat out. When dealing with excessive heat be sure to drink lots of water, avoid strenuous activity in the middle of the day and never leave children or pets in the car. Learn more.
- Thunderstorms and lightning: Strengthen your home by cutting down or trimming trees that may be in danger of falling on your home. Sign up for your community’s warning system and when the thunder roars, go indoors and avoid using electronic devices and running water. Learn more.
- Tornadoes: Sign up for your community’s warning system. If under a tornado warning, immediately go to a safe shelter such as a small, interior, windowless room or basement on the lowest level of a sturdy building. Learn more.
Press Releases and Fact Sheets
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1 million to the State of Connecticut to reimburse the Town of Watertown for the cost of steps taken to safely open schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1.3 million to the State of Connecticut to reimburse it for the cost of steps taken to open several temporary hospitals to handle the overflow caused by COVID-19 patients during the pandemic.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1 million to the State of Connecticut to reimburse New Haven’s regional water utility for part of the cost of strengthening its treatment plant against future storms.