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News from Region IV

An RSS feed with up to the minute announcements and information from FEMA.

FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA– The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station. The exercise will occur during the week of April 10th, 2017 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Virginia Communities Remain In Good Standing with National Flood Insurance Program

PHILADELPHIA - The following Commonwealth of Virginia communities have adopted new Flood Insurance Rate Maps and will remain in good standing with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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The District of Columbia will Test the Wireless Emergency Alert System

PHILADELPHIA - On Sunday, January 15, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA) will test the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.

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FEMA, SBA continue recovery efforts for Virginia hurricane survivors

Virginia Beach, Va. – It has been over two months since disaster assistance personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to Virginia in response to President Obama’s major disaster declaration of Nov. 2, 2016. The president’s signature on the decree made federal assistance available to eligible survivors affected by Hurricane Matthew in seven independent cities for individual assistance.

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New Year’s holiday hours and closing date set for Virginia Beach recovery center

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.– The Disaster Recovery Center in Virginia Beach will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, and closed on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 1 and 2. It will close permanently on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at 6 p.m. Tuesday is the last day survivors may register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), but support from FEMA will continue to be only a phone call away.

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Only one week left for Virginia hurricane survivors to apply to FEMA, SBA

Virginia Beach, Va. – Survivors have one week left to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and to submit applications for low-interest disaster loans to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Virginia survivors eligible for federal assistance, impacted by Hurricane Matthew have until Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, to file their applications.

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Emergency Preparedness for the Holidays

PHILADELPHIA – To encourage individuals, families, business, communities, and others to prepare for winter weather, FEMA Region III created two holiday themed videos which provide simple, straightforward tips to help you prepare for winter emergencies. Every year, the winter season brings potential snow, ice, and cold temperatures which have an impact on safety, travel, and holiday celebrations. In January 2016, a major blizzard had severe impacts across the Northeast, bringing many communities to a halt as they dug out from the record snowfall.

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Last updated: November 20, 2017 - 4:45 AM

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