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  • NFIP Actuarial Rate Review

    An annual review of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) underwriting experience, with accompanying Program revisions, is an integral part of maintaining the Program’s goal of a fiscally sound rating and coverage structure. The purpose of this document is to share the results of the latest actuarial review of the rating structure in the context of the history and goals of the Program.
  • Environmental Assessment for Relocation of Fire Station, City of Oil Trough, Independence County, Arkansas

    Beginning on 18 March, 2008, a series of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding occurred throughout Arkansas causing extensive damage. During the incident period, a major flooding heavily damaged the City of Oil Trough’s fire station, a 3,920 square foot metal building containing one bay, class room, rest room, and overhead storage. It is proposed to relocate the fire station to a site on Main Street, Oil Trough, AR. In order to restore the facility that was destroyed as a result of the flooding, FEMA is proposing to participate in funding the relocation of the fire station up to the limits of repairing the facility to pre-disaster conditions at the original location. The remaining required funding will be the responsibility of the city of Oil Trough.
  • Earthquake Publications for Teachers and Kids

    This CD–ROM compilation contains selected earthquake publications for teachers and kids. All of these publications are offered separately from the FEMA Library: FEMA 159, 240, 253, 526, 527, 528, 529, and 531.
  • FEMA P-758, Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Desk Reference (2010)

    To participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), communities must adopt and enforce regulations and codes that apply to new development in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). Local floodplain management regulations and codes contain minimum NFIP requirements that apply not only to new structures, but also to existing structures which are “substantially improved (SI)” or “substantially damaged (SD).” This Desk Reference provides practical guidance and suggested procedures to implement the NFIP requirements for SI/SD.

  • National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) – Residential Fire Safety Institute (RFSI) Cooperative Agreement Guidance and Application Kit

    The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide funding to the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to perform random compliance checks on the properties listed on the National Master List of Fire-Safe Hotels and Motels. The purpose of the guidance in this document is to assist FEMA and partners in preparing, developing, and managing grant activities.
  • State Fire Training Systems Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit

    The purpose of this Project Description is to provide guidance regarding the distribution and implementation of grants to the 50 State Fire Training Systems
  • FEMA E-mail Updates: Fast, Free, and Automatic!

    You can now subscribe for online information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and receive free e-mail updates on a variety of topics, sent directly to your computer’s inbox.

  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Webinar, Using the Open Platform for Emergency Networks (OPEN) for Public and Private Alerting

    2/15/12 overview presentation of IPAWS Open Platform for Emergency Networks alerting use cases by Gary Ham, System Architect.

  • FEMA 508-2_Typed Resource Definitions Incident Management Resources_July 2005

    Resource typing definitions will help define resource capabilities for ease of ordering and mobilization during a disaster. As a result of the resource typing process, a resource’s capability is readily defined and an emergency manager is able to effectively and efficiently request and receive resources through mutual aid during times of disaster.
  • Civil Rights Title VI in Federally Assisted Programs

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is committed to ensuring that the Civil Rights of all persons receiving services or benefits from the Agency’s programs and activities are protected.  This directive describes the policies, procedures, requirements and responsibilities of an Agency-wide program that adheres to such protection. 

  • Operational Planning Worksheet (ICS 215)

    Incident Command System Form: Operational Planning Worksheet (ICS 215)

  • Flood Insurance Manual, Effective October 1, 2013

    The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Flood Insurance Manual is used primarily by insurers and agents selling and servicing Federal flood insurance.
  • Every Business Should Have a Plan.

    Preparing for Emergencies Makes Good Business Sense.
  • Region VI Migration Documents

    This container serves to hold documents for the Region VI migration efforts to fema.gov

  • County Flood Control District Greens Bayou Project HMGP-DR-1791-TX Project #67 Harris County, Texas October 2014

    County Flood Control District Greens Bayou Project HMGP-DR-1791-TX Project #67 Harris County, Texas October 2014///On September 13, 2008, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster as a result of damage due to Hurricane Ike (FEMA-1791-DR-TX). As a direct result of Hurricane Ike's heavy rainfall inundating many areas along Greens Bayou in Harris County, Texas, severe flooding caused damages to several structures located near Greens Bayou. The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has prepared and submitted an application for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Under this application, FEMA is considering funding the construction of improvements to one stormwater detention basin and funding the construction of a new basin to reduce the likelihood of future flooding in this area. The HMGP is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which is a funding source for cost-effective measures that would reduce or eliminate the threat of future similar damage to a facility during a disaster./This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.

  • Gráfica: Preparación de Escuela: Temporada de Huracanes: Busca Palabras

    Gráfica para estudiantes que les enseña sobre la preparación de huracanes con un juego de busca palabras.

  • FEMA 213, Answers to Questions About Substantially Improved/Substantially Damaged Buildings (2018)

    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.

  • Environmental Assessment for Smith Point North Wetlands Restoration, Shirley, Suffolk County, New York (4085-DR-NY)

    On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused storm damage to several areas of New York State, including the Hamlet of Shirley in Suffolk County, New York. President Barack Obama declared Hurricane Sandy a major disaster on October 30, 2012. The declaration authorized federal public assistance to affected communities and certain non-profit organizations per Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and in accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974 (42 U.S.S. 5172) as amended; the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA) of 2013, and the accompanying Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013. The southern residential area of Shirley experienced flooding during Hurricane Sandy and is an area of repeated flood risk (FEMA 2015). Suffolk County (Subrecipient) has applied to FEMA for financial assistance at the Smith Point County Park to improve natural protection against flooding and storm surge. Smith Point County Park is located in the southernmost portion of Shirley, west of the William Floyd Parkway in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County New York (Appendix A, Figure 1-1, Figure 1-2, Figure 1-3). Suffolk County, is seeking funding from FEMA pursuant to Section 404 of the Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act for such protection. The New York State (NYS) Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) is the Recipient partner for the Proposed Action. This Environmental Assessment (EA) is prepared in accordance with Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended; and the Regulations for Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500 to 1508). The purpose of the EA is to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project and alternatives, including a No Action Alternative, and to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement or a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). In accordance with the above-referenced regulations and FEMA Directive 108-1 and FEMA instruction 108-1 requires FEMA, during decision making, to evaluate and consider the environmental consequences of major federal actions it funds or undertakes.

  • FEMA Mitigation Dam Task Force Strategic White Paper on Dam Risk

    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.

  • Interoperable Message Exchange Fact Sheet

    Interoperable Message Exchange Fact Sheet