Learn lifesaving skills during National Preparedness Month

AUSTIN, Texas — As a potential cyclone develops in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Preparedness Month campaign reminds us the most important thing to protect in a disaster is your life and the lives of those around you.  A trough of low pressure currently in the western Gulf of Mexico has a 50 percent chance of developing into a cyclone, the National Hurricane Center estimated today. The weather system is expected to reach the western Gulf coast tomorrow morning. Regardless of how the system develops, heavy rain and gusty winds...

Plan ahead during National Preparedness Month

AUSTIN, Texas — Disasters don't plan ahead, but you can. Get yourself and your family ready for the unexpected during National Preparedness Month this September. This year’s theme for National Preparedness Month is: “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” This message recognizes that community members often will be the first ones to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance. All Americans are encouraged to take time this month to learn lifesaving skills, such as CPR and first aid; check your insurance...

September 13, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 13, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 13, 2018 Significant Activity –Sep 12-13 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence; Tropical Storm Olivia; Tropical Storm Isaac Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Florence (CAT 2); Tropical Storm Isaac; Hurricane Helene (CAT 1); Subtropical Storm Joyce; Disturbance 1: Medium (50%); Disturbance 2: Low (20%) Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: Low (20%); Disturbance 2: Medium (40%) Central Pacific – Tropical Depression Olivia Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Heavy rain with flash flooding possible – Southern...

Federal Aid Programs for The State Of Iowa

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 Iowa.Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for emergency protective measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health.  Emergency protective measures assistance is available to state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis. (Source: FEMA funded, state administered)Payment of not less than...

September 12, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 12, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 12, 2018 Significant Activity –Sep 11-12 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence; Tropical Storm Olivia; Tropical Storm Isaac Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Florence (CAT 4); Tropical Storm Isaac; Hurricane Helene (CAT 1); Disturbance 1 (Invest 95L): Medium (60%); Disturbance 2: Medium (50%); Disturbance 3: Low (20%) Eastern Pacific – Post-Tropical Cyclone Paul - FINAL; Disturbance 1: Low (20%); Disturbance 2: Low (30%) Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Olivia Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:...

FACT SHEET:FEMA Manufactured Housing Units and Severe Weather

OIG Hotline Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: asia.scoggins

September 11, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 11, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 11, 2018 Significant Activity –Sep 10-11 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence; Hurricane Olivia; Super Typhoon Mangkhut Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Florence (CAT 4); Tropical Storm Isaac; Hurricane Helene (CAT 2); Disturbance 1: Medium (60%); Disturbance 2: Medium (50%) Eastern Pacific –Tropical Depression Paul; Disturbance 1: Low (20%) Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Olivia Western Pacific – Super Typhoon Mangkhut Significant Weather: Heavy rain with flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley Critical/elevated fire weather...

September 10, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 10, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 10, 2018 Significant Activity –Sep 9-10 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence; Hurricane Olivia; Typhoon Mangkhut Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Florence; Hurricane Isaac; Hurricane Helene; Disturbance 1: Medium (40%); Disturbance 2: Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific –Tropical Storm Paul Central Pacific – Hurricane Olivia (CAT 1) Western Pacific – Typhoon Mangkhut Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi; Mid-Atlantic to New England Critical\Elevated Fire Weather – Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming Declaration Activity: Major Disaster...

September 9, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 9, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, September 9, 2018 Significant Activity – Sep 8 - 9 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Florence; Hurricane Olivia; Typhoon Mangkhut Tropical Activity:   •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Tropical Storm Isaac; Tropical Storm Helene; Disturbance 1: Low (10%)  •  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Olivia (CAT 1); Tropical Storm Paul  •  Central Pacific – Hurricane Olivia  •  Western Pacific – Typhoon Mangkhut Significant Weather:   •  Flash flooding possible - Southern Plains; Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys; Middle Mississippi Valley to Ohio Valley; Mid-Atlantic...

September 8, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 8, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, September 8, 2018 Significant Activity – Sep 7 - 8 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Florence; Hurricane Olivia; Tropical Storm Mangkhut Tropical Activity:   •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Tropical Depression Nine; Tropical Storm Helene; Disturbance 1: Low (10%)  •  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Olivia (CAT 3); Disturbance 1: High (100%)  •  Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Norman   •  Western Pacific – Tropical Storm Mangkhut Significant Weather:   •  Flash flooding possible - Southern Plains; Lower Mississippi and...