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FEMA approves additional $11 million for Bay District Schools Hurricane Michael recovery expenses

PANAMA CITY, Fla. FEMA has approved an additional four projects totaling $10,957,490 for the state of Florida to reimburse Bay District Schools for Hurricane Michael recovery work.


Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:50:44 +0000

FEMA Awards $31.9 Million to University of Washington for COVID-19 Response

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $31.9 million to the University of Washington for expenses incurred during the first 163 days of the COVID-19 response. The funding was made available under major disaster declaration FEMA-DR-4481-WA approved on March 22.

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:19:34 +0000

FEMA Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico Continue with Obligations for 124 Projects

During May, 501 projects were approved, 426 of which were for municipalities

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have obligated nearly $19 million in funds for 124 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico due to Hurricane María.

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:44:57 +0000

FEMA Administrator June 1, 2020, Letter to the Nation's Emergency Managers

Fellow Emergency Managers:

As we approach the three-month mark of our Nation’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, I want to start by thanking you all for the heroic efforts.  This has been an incredible partnership and journey in our unified response to mitigate the disease.  Unfortunately, the nature of emergency management is such that we must also be ready for the next disaster – whether it’s hurricanes, typhoons, wildfires, or flooding – all while continuing to manage the COVID-19 response. 

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 16:52:41 +0000

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

NASHVILLE – Tennessee has sustained damage from severe windstorms, including tornadoes, in recent months and now hurricane season is beginning. This is a good time to make preparations to reduce the risk of damage from future storms.

“As people rebuild from the tornadoes and windstorms, it is important for citizens to stay in touch with their local county emergency management director,” said Doug Worden, Tennessee Hazard Mitigation Manager.

A variety of online resources are available to help Tennesseans reduce their risk of future damage.

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:35:35 +0000

Prepare for the 2020 Hurricane Season Now

PHILADELPHIADuring these unprecedented times, it is important to remember disasters won’t wait. As we continue our efforts with the whole of America to respond to and recover from coronavirus (COVID-19), we are also leaning forward and preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha have already been named, and we can’t predict if Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, or Fay will be the next named hurricane to impact the mid-Atlantic in 2020.

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:30:00 +0000

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Ocotillo Fire

Oakland, Calif. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Arizona in combating the Ocotillo Fire burning in Maricopa County.

Sun, 31 May 2020 13:28:16 +0000

Earthquake Survivors Have Until July 2 to Apply for FEMA Disaster

PONCE, Puerto Rico – FEMA has extended the application deadline for residents who had damage from the earthquakes. Residents now have until July 2 to apply for FEMA disaster assistance for the ongoing earthquakes that began in December.

Sat, 30 May 2020 19:20:54 +0000

FEMA Awards City of Lakeland More Than $3.6 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $3,654,088 for the State of Florida to help the City of Lakeland electric department defray the costs of repairs associated with Hurricane Irma.


Fri, 29 May 2020 19:32:49 +0000

FEMA Awards Sunshine Water Control District More Than $2.6 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,634,853 for the State of Florida to help the Sunshine Water Control District defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.


Fri, 29 May 2020 19:23:55 +0000