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William Booher 7h
’s commitment to building disability integration into the FEMA cadres & ultimately into the DNA of every emergency manager across the nation, is the...leadership we need to move the mission forward...” -Linda Mastandrea, Disability Coordinator
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FEMA 7h
“Disability integration is at the very core of every emergency managers’ mission. So, we’re changing our focus.” Our Disabilility Coordinator, Linda Mastandrea, on making improvements to accessibility in disasters following the 2017 hurricane season.
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FEMA 13h
Our Disability Integration Director, Linda Mastandrea, is speaking to the disability community tonight to discuss how we're applying lessons learned following the 2017 hurricane season and changing the way we include accessibility in emergency management.
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FEMA 16h
Replying to @geenaroses
Hey Geena, if you are a resident in a Florida county you can call 211 to get in touch with volunteer organizations that will help to meet your immediate needs.
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NHC Atlantic Ops 16h
900 AM EDT: Here are the key messages for the disturbance near the Yucatan Peninsula (). For now, heavy rain and rip currents are the main threats through Memorial Day Weekend.
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William Booher 17h
Continue to monitor this system. Rain and potential flooding don't recognize lines on a map and tropical weather doesn't read the calendar. Hurricane season doesn't start until next week, but now is the time know your risks and be prepared.
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FEMA May 23
Our Director of Disability Integration and Coordination, Linda Mastandrea, traveled to Phoenix, AZ, yesterday to be a part of a National Mass Care Exercise & discuss the importance of including the needs of people with disabilities into exercises and activities.
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FEMA Region 2 May 23
: If you’re participating in our provisional housing programs, it’s important to be aware of updates to your case. You can get guidance on your case by calling our Immediate Disaster Case Management program: 855-742-5993.
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FEMA May 22
A good reminder that the 6/1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season is just over a week away. Threats from hurricanes include high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, coastal & inland flooding, & tornadoes. Have a way to receive alerts with the FEMA App: .
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FEMA May 22
Replying to @justah_voice
Hi there. Initial rental assistance is intended to help applicants secure temporary housing, so a rental agreement is not required at first. However, if an applicant applies for continued rental assistance, they must submit a rental agreement at that time.
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FEMA May 21
One of the 8 preparedness grants announced today provides assistance to state, tribal, and territorial governments to enhance and sustain their emergency management capabilities for disasters.
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USGS May 21
For daily status updates on visit our Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website - Also be sure to follow
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Disaster Distress May 20
Help kids cope with the eruption by including them in your family's preparedness & talking to them about the science of . has resources!
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NHC Atlantic Ops May 21
830 AM: A Special Tropical Weather Outlook has been issued. Some gradual development is possible late this week of a system moving into the central or eastern Gulf of Mexico. Locally heavy rainfall is the main threat across western Cuba & Florida during the next several days.
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Hawaii EMA May 18
To sign up for volcano activity updates. Visit . The Volcano Notification Service (VNS) is a FREE service that sends you notification emails about volcanic activity in Kilauea.
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FEMA May 18
FEMA staff speak with personnel about the conditions caused by Volcano in Hawaii earlier today. At the request of the state, we have teams on the ground supporting local officials. Continue to follow & for updates & safety info.
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FEMA Region 2 May 18
: If you’re participating in our provisional housing programs, it’s important to be aware of updates to your case. You can get guidance on your case by calling our Immediate Disaster Case Management program: 855-742-5993.
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FEMA Region 9 May 17
Lower Puna, Hawaii: Pay close attention to emergency plans, follow instructions for closures & evacuations. Officials will update hazard zones & disseminate new information as it develops. Keep informed about eruption progress with volcano notifications.
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FEMA May 17
. approved a Public Assistance declaration for Hawaii on 5/11. This means federal funding is available to state, tribal, & eligible local government & certain non-profits for emergency work & the repair/replacement of facilities damaged by .
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Hawaii EMA May 17
For protection from the ashfall, you'll want an N95 mask. What does that mean? Learn more here from the :
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