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Federal Agencies Continue Hurricane Maria Response and Relief Operations

Federal Agencies Continue Hurricane Maria Response and Relief Operations WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its partners continue to provide life-saving and life-sustainment resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while aggressively working to restore power and communications, and reestablish port operability to allow increased access for additional commodities and personnel into disaster-affected areas. Several airports... Read More

Fact Sheet: How to Help Children Cope with Hurricane Harvey

Fact Sheet: How to Help Children Cope with Hurricane Harvey Release date:  September 25, 2017 Release Number:  Children in Texas may be struggling emotionally in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. They May Need More Help If … They had direct exposure to the hurricane and flooding, experienced an evacuation, saw injured or dying people, or were in situations in which... Read More

Federal Response Continues to Focus on Saving and Sustaining Lives

Federal Response Continues to Focus on Saving and Sustaining Lives WASHINGTON – As the response to Hurricane Maria continues, and the recovery begins, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the entire federal family remain focused on life-saving and life-sustaining measures to ensure the safety of residents in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).  Today, FEMA Administrator Brock... Read More

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned for September 27

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned for September 27 FEMA and FCC Share Key Points About Test WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. In light of the upcoming test,... Read More

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Liberty County

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Liberty County BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A Georgia Disaster Recovery Center will open Tuesday to assist Hurricane Irma survivors in Liberty and McIntosh Counties. The center will be open daily and staffed by representatives of the State of Georgia, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The center is located at: Liberty County Community... Read More

DOUBLE HURRICANE HELL: Giant Atlantic SUPERSTORM set to smash into Britain NEXT week

DOUBLE HURRICANE HELL: Giant Atlantic SUPERSTORM set to smash into Britain NEXT week
DOUBLE HURRICANE HELL: Giant Atlantic SUPERSTORM set to smash into Britain NEXT week WXCharts.Eu Storm Brian warning: The two hurricanes are set to converge and smash into Britain Violent gales and torrential downpours will bring chaos across the country with power and transport networks facing severe disruption.  The latest weather models show Hurricanes Lee and Maria – currently located off... Read More

Elevation Proves Mitigation Works

Elevation Proves Mitigation Works Editor’s note: Across Louisiana, residents are rebuilding from damaging floods or taking steps to protect themselves against the next time disaster strikes. FEMA takes an occasional look at ways residents have built back to create a more resilient Louisiana. BATON ROUGE, La. – Melvin Vining elevated his Ponchatoula home not knowing South Louisiana was about to... Read More

Disaster Recovery Center in Collier County to Close on September 27 at 8 p.m.

Disaster Recovery Center in Collier County to Close on September 27 at 8 p.m. ORLANDO, Fla. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at Immokalee Community Center, 321 N. 1st St. Immokalee, FL 34142 in Collier County will close on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. DRCs, like this one, are mobile disaster resources that allow federal, state and local officials to... Read More