- FEMA has provided leadership of the National Dam Safety Program for over 25 years. This brochure provides the general public with an overview of FEMA’s role as lead agency and the responsibilities of the federal agencies that own, regulate, operate, and maintain dams. The brochure also describes the benefits of dams, including irrigation, electric power generation, flood control, and water storage.
- Presentation on the HAZUS Flood Model using the Flood Information Tool (FIT)
Environmental Assessment for Fire Station, LaBelle-Fannett Volunteer Fire Department, LaBelle, TexasLaBelle-Fannett’s VFD provides fire and rescue emergency response services to a population of approximately 7,000 people in an area encompassing approximately 230 square miles in central Jefferson County. As a direct result of flooding from Hurricane Ike, the LaBelle-Fannett’s VFD station was severely damaged beyond repair. The purpose of the proposed action is to relocate and construct a new fire station so that the LaBelle-Fannett VFD can return to its pre-disaster function and continue to provide effective emergency response services. The previous fire station was located in the 100 year floodplain. The proposed new location would be located in an area outside of the base floodplain, have greater access to major streets and highways, and would allow the VFD to use the station for an emergency shelter during the next flooding event.
- On the evening of May 4, 2007, “supercell” thunderstorms formed across portions of the Midwestern United States, spawning tornadoes in several States. According to the National Weather Service, an intense supercell developed southwest of Greensburg, KS that evening, resulting in the formation of 12 tornadoes. The purpose of this report is two-fold: to provide a preliminary “ground-truth” of the new Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale wind speed classification system and to document the damage caused by the tornado. The tornado that struck Greensburg was the first EF5 tornado occurrence since the EF Scale was implemented and thus provided an opportunity to compare the wind speeds derived through use of the EF Scale (observed damage) with wind speeds calculated through material failure analysis. Comparing the newly implemented EF Scale to a material failure analysis provides a data set that helps to build a body of knowledge about the accuracy of the scale.
- A 12-page guide for mentors to teach the practice of business preparedness to their partners and employees. This guide includes tips on protecting a business' employees, investment, and system of technology for an easy and successful recovery
- This guide covers items that are needed for the verification and cycle verification visits and the annual recertification.
Factsheet Summary: Revision to Figure D.2.8-3, Wave Runup Guidance for Vertical Wall, From Shore Protectional Manual (USACE, 1984)
The purpose of this procedure memorandum is to redefine and correct an error for a coefficient for relative structure depth used in Figure D.2.8-3 presented in Appendix D of the Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Coastal Guidelines Update, Final Draft, February 2007. This revision corrects Figure D.2.8-3 so that it is consistent with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1984 Shore Protection Manual figure from which it was derived.
- This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects. The purpose of this EA is to analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project. FEMA will use the findings in this EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
This is a Standard Form that grantees must complete to report obligation of Federal funding.
- Katrina Louisiana Shapefiles created for the post-Hurricane Katrina surge inundation and Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) mapping. katrina_la_pl_sil
This document is intended to provide readers with the impact of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as a result of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, specifically related to the implementation of Section 100205.
This document provides a quick reference to the guidance, authorization, and appropriation information found within the FOA.
- Items to consider for a Basic Family Emergency Supply list.
Fact sheet for youth about what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.
This container serves to hold documents for the Region VI migration efforts to fema.gov
The National Emergency Child Locator Center (NECLC) was established in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to support state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and law enforcement agencies in tracking and locating children who have become separated from their parents or guardians as a result of a Presidentially-declared disaster.
The questions and answers in the 2018 update to FEMA 213 provide guidance for many concerns regarding Substantial Improvement (SI) and Substantial Damage (SD) of buildings in Special Flood Hazard Areas. The publication answers questions about pertinent definitions and regulations and some general questions about SI/SD and determining when buildings are Substantially Improved or have incurred Substantial Damage. Revised FEMA 213 also addresses common questions that arise about SI/SD in the post-disaster period. Each question refers readers to specific sections and more complete guidance in FEMA P-758, Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Desk Reference.
This Best Practice shows how the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management recognized a need by their local families who had damage inflicted on them by fire. The result was the creation of the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (LTRT) comprised of 11 employees that sprang into action immediately.
From October 1-5, 2015, heavy rainfall over parts of South Carolina resulted in the failure of 31 state regulated dams, one federal dam, two sections of the levee adjacent to the Columbia Canal, and many unregulated dams. A Dam Task Force was deployed by FEMA Mitigation in support of recovery efforts. The group was tasked to assess the dams and provide their expertise and insights to the State of South Carolina, FEMA HQ, FEMA Region IV, and Joint Field Office (JFO) leadership.
JFO operations during a disaster rarely involve strategic and widespread issues regarding dams. As such, there are many dam-related lessons that can be learned from this disaster. There is an opportunity to document these failures and provide recommendations to inform and enhance recovery efforts in South Carolina and dam risk management activities in other states.
This report is limited in scope and provides the context by which risks related to dams and dam failure are managed in South Carolina, with some implications nationwide.
This container houses fact sheets that have been distributed to West Virginia DR-4273 flooding.