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September 19, 2012

House Approves Bill to Cut FEMA Red Tape and Speed Up Disaster Recovery

Washington, DC – The House of Representatives today unanimously approved a bipartisan bill to cut red tape and reduce costs in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs....Read More


August 27, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac Update

Tropical Storm Isaac Threatens U.S. Coast – Ensure You Are Prepared!  Forecasts from the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service are predicting Tropical Storm Isaac will strengthen into a hurricane before approaching the northern Gulf Coast on Tuesday.  We encourage people throughout Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, the western Florida Panhandle and parts of the Texas to take steps to prepare for severe weather. Check your local news station for the latest updates....Read More


August 20, 2012


TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Tropical Storm Debby survivors have two weeks remaining to register for federal disaster assistance. Applications must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 4, to be considered for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. All survivors who had storm-related damage to their home, vehicle, personal property, business or its inventory between June 23 and July 26 should register for assistance....Read More


July 19, 2012

Five Florida Counties Added for Individual Assistance; One New County Eligible for Public Assistance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Debby survivors in Citrus, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Polk and Sarasota counties in Florida can now apply for federal disaster assistance. Pinellas County is now eligible for Public Assistance, which helps pay for infrastructure damage. There are 22 counties designated for Individual Assistance. They are: Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Franklin, Gilchrist, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lafayette, Manatee, Nassau, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla....Read More


July 17, 2012

Survivors of Tropical Storm Debby May Qualify for FEMA Rental Assistance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — While survivors finish repairs to their homes or find a new place to live, money may be available to help them pay for a clean and safe place to stay. Survivors who have been staying with friends or relatives because their homes were damaged or destroyed by Tropical Storm Debby may qualify for temporary rental assistance....Read More


June 29, 2012

Grant Programs Directorate Information Bulletin No. 387

Today, the Grant Programs Directorate (GPD), a component of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is pleased to announce final FY 2012 grant allocations for the following grant programs:...Read More


June 28, 2012

FY 2012 SAFER Grant Application Period to Open July 16

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA and OSHA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720 and OSHA 1910.134)....Read More


June 22, 2012

President Declares Major Disaster for Vermont

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storm, tornado and flooding on May 29, 2012....Read More 


May 24, 2012

NOAA Predicts a Near-Normal 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this season, NOAA announced today from Miami at its Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, and home to the Hurricane Research Division....Read More


March 24, 2012

Public Assistance for Five Storm-Impacted Indiana Counties

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal Public Assistance (PA) has been made available to Indiana. Federal aid has been granted to augment state and local recovery efforts in the areas struck by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes Feb. 29 - March 3 in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott and Washington counties....Read More


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