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  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Declares Fishery Disaster in Florida following Hurricane Michael

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Declares Fishery Disaster in Florida following Hurricane Michael



    (November 1, 2018) - - Today, in response to a request from Governor Rick Scott on October 23, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that a commercial fishery failure occurred in Florida as a result of Hurricane Michael, which struck the panhandle with devastating force on October 10. “The Department of Commerce stands ready to support communities across Florida in their hour of need,” said Secret...
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  • Super Typhoon Yutu Relief & Recovery Update

    Super Typhoon Yutu Relief & Recovery Update

    Super Typhoon Yutu Relief & Recovery Update #4


    POST-DECLARATION DAMAGE ASSESSMENT COMPLETED; RELIEF MANPOWER ON-ISLAND READY TO SUPPORT; FEEDER 1, PARTIAL 1 & 2 BACK ONLINE


    (October 29, 2018) - - Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information:

    On Sunday, October 28, 2018, CNMI Leadership and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a Post-Declaration Damage Assessment.

    Saipan, Tinian and Rota experienced very heavy rainfall and extremely high winds which caused damages to homes, businesses and critical infrastructure. Utility infrastructure on all three islands has been visibly severely impacted to include downed power lines, transformers and poles. Driving conditions remain hazardous as debris removal operations are still underway.

    At the request of Governor Ralph DLG. Torres, representatives from FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA) joined the CNMI on an Aerial Preliminary Damage Assessment of Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

    Findings are as follows:

    SAIPAN:
    • 317 Major; 462 Destroyed (T=779)
    • Villages covered: Kagman 1, 2 & 3 and LauLau, Susupe, Chalan Kanoa, San Antonio, Koblerville, Dandan
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  • Nationwide Emergency Alert Test Planned for Oct. 3; Test Messages Will be Sent to Cell Phones, TV and Radio

    Nationwide Emergency Alert Test Planned for Oct. 3; Test Messages Will be Sent to Cell Phones, TV and Radio


    Editor's note: On October 2, 2018 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information:


    Washington, DC - - (October 2, 2018) - - FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The WEA portion of the test, which will be sent to
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  • U.S. Census Bureau Announces New National Advisory Committee Leadership

    U.S. Census Bureau Announces New National Advisory Committee Leadership

    U.S. Census Bureau Announces New National Advisory Committee Leadership







    (August 7, 2018) - - The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that Carol Gore is now serving as chair of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations.



    Carol Gore


    Ms. Gore is president and chief executive officer of Cook Inlet Housing Authority. She has served on the committee for five years including the past three years as NAC vice chair. Julie Dowling is now assuming the role of NAC vice chair. Dr. Dowling is an associate professor in the Department of Latina/La...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Issues Directive for National Marine Fisheries Service to Facilitate Water Access in California Wildfire Relief Efforts

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Issues Directive for National Marine Fisheries Service to Facilitate Water Access in California Wildfire Relief Efforts




    (August 8, 2018) - - Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross...
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  • Civil War Trust Selected as Nonprofit Partner for the Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the United States

    Civil War Trust Selected as Nonprofit Partner for the Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the United States




    Washington, DC - - (May 4, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that the Civil War Trust has been selected as the nonprofit partner that will serve as Administrative Secretariat for the United States Semiquincentennial Commission. The Commission was established by an act of Congress in 2016 to coordinate and facilitate activities in 2026 to commemorate the 250th a...
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration Continue Recovery Efforts for Virginia Hurricane Survivors

    Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration Continue Recovery Efforts for Virginia Hurricane Survivors




    January 14, 2017


    Virginia Beach, VA - - (January 10, 2017) - - 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
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Finalizes Pilot Guidance for Tribal Disaster Declarations Process for Stafford Act Disasters

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Finalizes Pilot Guidance for Tribal Disaster Declarations Process for Stafford Act Disasters








    January 14, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (January 10, 2017) - - Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the release of its Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance and the beginning of the pilot phase of tribal declarations under this new guidance.

    The pilot guidance
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  • National Flood Insurance Program Reaches New Heights Statewide Following 2016 Floods

    National Flood Insurance Program Reaches New Heights Statewide Following 2016 Floods





    January 14, 2017


    Baton Rouge, LA - - (January 9, 2017) - - The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Louisiana has spiked to more than 480,000 active policies following the March and August floods. That’s an increase of more than 35,000 policies.

    NFIP had the largest monthly increase of more than 20,000 policies from August to September
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