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March 20, 2019
by Lee dePaloThe old saying is that April showers bring May flowers. Well, in FEMA Region VIII we have learned that March snowfall can bring April, May or even June flooding. The recent heavy snows...
March 19, 2019
DENVER – There’s a hidden threat that strikes countless unprepared Americans each year – flooding.  Unlike fire, wind, hail or most other perils, flood damage is not covered by a homeowners’ policy...
March 19, 2019
DENVER - As winter comes to a close, communities look forward to the coming of spring and a return to the warm outdoors. But it’s also a time to be aware of the threat of Mother Nature, meaning...
February 7, 2019
DENVER – This week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved North Dakota’s Mitigation Plan.  For the first time the plan meets the criteria for “enhanced” status, signifying the state’s...
February 7, 2019
DENVER — A portion of Grand County’s flood insurance rate map update for Pack Creek is nearing completion. The new maps will provide Grand County with more accurate flood risk information that can...
December 19, 2018
DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced two federal grants for the State of Colorado that will make more than $4.6 million dollars available to the City of Colorado...
November 29, 2018
A rare discovery of intact historical archaeological sites in Colorado Springs has offered a glimpse into the life of the man who founded Colorado Springs.  It has also highlighted the importance of...
November 28, 2018
Residents in a City of North Ogden neighborhood will receive protection from future flash flooding and mudslides, thanks to a mitigation project designed and constructed by the City and funded...
October 31, 2018
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Montana....
October 31, 2018
WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Montana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery...
October 17, 2018
DENVER — Flood insurance rate map changes for the Musselshell River through Musselshell, Rosebud, and Petroleum Counties are nearing completion. The new maps will provide more accurate flood risk...
October 17, 2018
DENVER — New flood insurance rate maps for the Musselshell River in portions of Petroleum County are nearing completion. The new maps will provide more accurate flood risk information that can help...
October 17, 2018
DENVER – Flood insurance rate map changes for the Musselshell River through Musselshell and Rosebud Counties are nearing completion. The new maps will provide more accurate flood risk information...
October 9, 2018
DENVER – On Thursday, October 18, FEMA encourages you to participate in the 2018 Great ShakeOut; joining millions of others and practicing what to do when an earthquake strikes: drop, cover, and hold...
September 21, 2018
 Helena, Mont. – Petroleum County was added Friday, September 21, 2018, to the federal disaster declaration issued by President Trump on August 30 in response to Montana flooding from April 12 to May...
September 21, 2018
DENVER - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Bald Mountain Fire in...
September 18, 2018
DENVER - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Roosevelt Fire in...
September 17, 2018
DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a federal grant for the State of Utah that will make $1,916,396 available to Salt Lake City to help retrofit 100 homes in a...
September 17, 2018
DENVER – The flood insurance rate map update process for the West Gallatin River and Bozeman Creek and its tributaries is getting closer to completion. Updated flood insurance maps will provide more...
September 10, 2018
  FEMA Mitigation OverviewHazard Mitigation Grant ProgramThe FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides funding to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from...