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October 30, 2019
Western Montana has a history of large damaging earthquakes, and it remains seismically active. Many of these earthquakes occur along faults that do not extend to the Earth's surface and are thus...
October 9, 2019
DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $3.9 million grant to the State of Utah. The grant will go toward structural retrofitting for 215 homes along the Wasatch Fault...
August 30, 2019
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 Gun Range Fire in Davis...
August 28, 2019
DENVER – The State of Wyoming Office of Homeland Security recently welcomed the first member of its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Integration Team (FIT). FITs enhance intergovernmental...
August 9, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – It won’t happen to me.Many South Dakotans may believe they don’t need to buy flood insurance. Their house has never flooded before. They don’t live in a high-risk flood zone.But...
August 9, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – The Cleanup Assistance Hotline established by South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters has been extended until Aug. 16.The phone number is 605-519-5413. The hotline was...
August 7, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – While the deadline to register for federal disaster assistance has passed, the State of South Dakota, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal partners continue to...
August 5, 2019
DENVER — Clay County’s flood insurance rate map update is nearing completion. The new maps will provide Clay County with more accurate flood risk information that can help local officials and...
August 5, 2019
DENVER – Union County’s flood insurance rate map update is nearing completion. The new maps will provide Union County with more accurate flood risk information that can help local officials and...
August 1, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – Crisis counseling is available to help South Dakotans in areas impacted by the flooding this year.A $320,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the State of South...
August 1, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – Crisis counseling is available to help South Dakotans in areas impacted by the flooding this year.A $320,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the State of South...
July 31, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters has created a Cleanup Assistance Hotline to assist South Dakotans with cleanup or debris removal as a result of the winter...
July 30, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans in communities impacted by the severe winter storm and flooding have one week left to apply for federal disaster assistance.The deadline for registering with the Federal...
July 28, 2019
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 North Hills Fire in...
July 26, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – Federal agencies have provided $6,765,847 million in grants, loans and flood insurance payments to assist South Dakotans as they recover from the major disaster declared June 7 by...
July 26, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – Some South Dakotans who apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration and asked to fill out a low...
July 18, 2019
PIERRE, SD – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will close the disaster recovery center on the Cheyenne River Reservation at 6 p.m Mountain time Wednesday, July 24...
July 17, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announces today the selectees for the 2019–2020 Youth Preparedness Council.FEMA selected eight new and seven returning members of the council based on their dedication to public...
July 16, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – State and federal disaster assistance is bringing needed financial help to homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damage or loss as a result of the severe storms and...
July 16, 2019
DENVER, COLO – FEMA welcomes Sibi Raja from Broomfield, Colorado as one of the 15 national selectees for the 2019-2020 Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).FEMA created the YPC in 2012 to bring together...