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South Carolina News: S.C. Agencies, Residents Prepare for Hurricane Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division continues to monitor Hurricane Florence, which forecasters say could affect the East Coast as a powerful storm.  The state Emergency Operations Center is operational, staffed by emergency personnel from various state agencies and emergency organizations.  The SEOC will be operational 24 hours a day until further … Continue reading South Carolina News: S.C. Agencies, Residents Prepare for Hurricane Florence

U.S. Political News: Wicker, Hyde-Smith Announce $852K in Grants for Mississippi Fire Departments

Mississippi Senators Applaud FEMA Grants for Fire Departments WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., August 3rd announced the award of $851,954 in FEMA grants to fire departments in Columbus, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Senatobia, Laurel, Bentonia, and Woodville.  The grants are being awarded as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to … Continue reading U.S. Political News: Wicker, Hyde-Smith Announce $852K in Grants for Mississippi Fire Departments

Political News: Murphy, Blumenthal, DeLauro, Courtney, Esty Announce Over $330,000 For Fire Departments in Suffield, Middlefield, Plymouth

Hartford, CT – Thursday, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Joe Courtney (CT-2) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced $330,536 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) for fire departments in Middlefield, Plymouth, and Stafford. “Day in and day out, firefighters put their … Continue reading Political News: Murphy, Blumenthal, DeLauro, Courtney, Esty Announce Over $330,000 For Fire Departments in Suffield, Middlefield, Plymouth

North Carolina News: North Carolina Governor Cooper requests federal disaster declaration for Western North Carolina flooding, mudslides

RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a major federal disaster declaration for 13 Western North Carolina counties that were affected by heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in May. The request is for federal disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help local … Continue reading North Carolina News: North Carolina Governor Cooper requests federal disaster declaration for Western North Carolina flooding, mudslides

WASHINGTON | Former FEMA head of personnel accused of sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON — The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s personnel office had improper sexual relationships with subordinates and created a “toxic” work environment that included giving preferential treatment to his fraternity brothers, according to a summary of an internal investigation obtained Monday by The Associated Press. FEMA officials said Corey Coleman resigned June … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former FEMA head of personnel accused of sexual misconduct

Homeland Security News: Secretary Nielsen Statement on FEMA 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement regarding the release of FEMA’s 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report yesterday: “By capturing the insights gained from the previous hurricane season, this report, which is focused only on the efforts of DHS and FEMA, provides a transformative roadmap for how we respond … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Secretary Nielsen Statement on FEMA 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report

Texas News: Federal Disaster Declaration Granted For Texas Counties Following Severe Weather, Flooding In The Rio Grande Valley

AUSTIN, TX – United States President Donald J. Trump and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today granted Governor Greg Abbott‘s federal disaster request for Individual Assistance for Cameron and Hidalgo Counties following recent severe weather and flooding.  The Governor requested this assistance following his visit to the Emergency Operations Center in Edinburg, Texas where … Continue reading Texas News: Federal Disaster Declaration Granted For Texas Counties Following Severe Weather, Flooding In The Rio Grande Valley

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $1 Million Awarded for Stormwater Drainage System in Ellicott City

Howard County Residents, Businesses to Benefit from Multiyear Project Developed by State and County ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Governor Hogan today announced that Maryland, in collaboration with Howard County, has been awarded $1,044,224 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund a project that will reduce the flood risk of areas surrounding Main Street … Continue reading Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $1 Million Awarded for Stormwater Drainage System in Ellicott City