IPAWS Program Planning Toolkit Provides New Resources for Emergency Alerts

FEMA, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), has released the “Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Planning Toolkit.” It will assist new and existing state, local, tribal and territorial alerting authorities to create and support an effective program for alerts, warnings and notifications.  IPAWS is … More IPAWS Program Planning Toolkit Provides New Resources for Emergency Alerts

PrepTalk Released: Dr Carolyn Kouky’s “Harnessing the Power of Disaster Insurance”

Today, the PrepTalk Partners released Dr Carolyn Kousky’s PrepTalk “Harnessing the Power of Disaster Insurance”. In her PrepTalk, Kousky demonstrates the essential role of insurance in disaster recovery. She explains why not enough people have insurance coverage and offers suggestions for how the public and private sectors can work together to overcome challenges of increasing … More PrepTalk Released: Dr Carolyn Kouky’s “Harnessing the Power of Disaster Insurance”

SABER Helps Communities Back to Business During & After Disasters

In recent years, severe storm surges, flooding, mass power outages and other natural or man-made emergencies and disasters have affected businesses in myriad ways. When these disasters strike, the Homeland Security Enterprise relies on real-time data to effectively help businesses, and in turn, private citizens, recover and get back on their feet. SABER status in … More SABER Helps Communities Back to Business During & After Disasters

President Donald J. Trump Approves Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 30 to May 1, 2019. Federal funding is available to … More President Donald J. Trump Approves Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

FEMA Encourages Residents & Visitors in Hurricanes’ Paths to Prepare Now

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Maria advances toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Jose approaches the northeastern United States, residents and visitors in potentially affected areas should review their preparations. Always remember, listen to the instructions of state, tribal, territorial, commonwealth, and local officials. As we continue response and recovery operations following Hurricanes Harvey … More FEMA Encourages Residents & Visitors in Hurricanes’ Paths to Prepare Now

Early-Season Storms One Indicator of Active Atlantic Hurricane Season Ahead

Today NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active since 2010. Forecasters now say … More Early-Season Storms One Indicator of Active Atlantic Hurricane Season Ahead