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President Donald J. Trump Amends California Major Disaster Declaration

President Donald J. Trump Amends California Major Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the state of California for the wildfire disaster declared on Aug. 22. This assistance allows for additional funding at 100% federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for 30 continuous days. State officials will determine the 30 […]

FEMA Response Update: Sally and Western Wildfires

FEMA Response Update: Sally and Western Wildfires

WASHINGTON – FEMA continues to support states impacted by Hurricane Sally with personnel and commodities in and near the areas of impact. Commodities are available to each affected state based on need and requests to FEMA for assistance. Shuttle drivers and trailers are onsite where these commodities are staged, ready to move assets to fulfill […]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from Aug. 14 and continuing.  The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties.  Assistance can include grants for temporary […]

FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for California

FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for California

WASHINGTON—FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved California for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program. FEMA’s grant funding will allow California to provide $300 per week — on top of their regular unemployment benefit — to those unemployed due to COVID-19. FEMA will work with California Governor Gavin Newsom to implement a system to […]

Navy Hospital Ship Mercy Heads to Los Angeles, Not Seattle

Navy Hospital Ship Mercy Heads to Los Angeles, Not Seattle

BY SIMON VEAZEY The 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship Mercy will sail to Los Angeles and not to Seattle, as officials anticipate bed demand in California will be five times higher than in Washington. The Mercy, which is currently being prepared in port in San Diego, is one of two that will be used as a referral and critical care […]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of California to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected […]

California Governor Wants Millions More for Wildfire Prevention; Trump Threatens to Cut FEMA Funds

California Governor Wants Millions More for Wildfire Prevention; Trump Threatens to Cut FEMA Funds

By Ron Brackett At a Glance California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed to spend $305 million for prevention and response to wildfires and other disasters. He also asked President Donald Trump to restore cuts to federal fire-safety budgets. In a tweet, Trump threatened to cut FEMA funds to California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced plans to […]

Federal resources available for under-insured Hill and Woolsey fire victims

Federal resources available for under-insured Hill and Woolsey fire victims

VENTURA, Calif. – Some homeowners affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires are discovering that they may be under-insured for their losses. Help is available. The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides housing assistance for people who have lost their homes as the result of a presidentially-declared disaster. FEMA assistance cannot duplicate assistance that is provided […]

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on October 3, 2018. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 PM EDT and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. […]

Disasters Happen | “Prepare Now, Learn How” is the theme of 2018 National Preparedness Month

Disasters Happen | “Prepare Now, Learn How” is the theme of 2018 National Preparedness Month

Saturday September 1st, marked the beginning of National Preparedness Month this year.  In addition to the overarching theme for the month, each week has a theme highlighting different preparedness actions. The City of Simi Valley’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) will share the weekly theme along with tips related to the theme, through social media […]

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