FEMA Accessible: FEMA, FCC to test National Emergency Alert Systems 8/11/21

FEMA, partnering with the Federal Communication Commission, will conduct a national test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert with radio, TV, cable stations, and wireless carriers at 2:20 PM Eastern Time on August 11, 2021. The EAS test is expected to last around one minute and will confirm the ability of the system to deliver a national EAS message

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FEMA’s Flood Insurance Advocate Explains Flood Claims

FEMA’s Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA) created this video to help the public better understand how to navigate the claims process for policies under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For more information about flood insurance claims, please visit FloodSmart | How to Start Your Flood Insurance Claim. For more information about FEMA’s Flood Insurance Advocate, please visit https://www.fema.gov/flood-insurance/advocate.

30 Survival Items Recommended By FEMA

Survival Sullivan has a great article on FEMA recommended items needed during survival. These are items we should have on hand and ready to go.   What items do you have in your kit that are essential?  Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.   

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M4S 112: Lessons from the Mount St Helens Volcano Eruption

Mount St Helens Volcanic Eruption

May 18, 1980, is a day that many Pacific Northwesterners will never forget – it was the day the Mount St Helens volcano erupted. The Mount St Helens volcano is located about 100 miles south of Seattle and 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. The eruption of the Mount St Helens volcano was the most

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Michigans Disaster Declaration Process

Young Girl on a flooded Street

This article discusses the disaster declaration process in the state of Michigan. When an incident occurs, local police, fire and emergency medical services are normally the first to respond. They initially assess the situation, determine its nature, scope and magnitude, and determine if additional assistance is required.

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The 12 Areas of Preparedness: Food

Power outages of several days or longer usually follow disasters. Power outages in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence left approximately 350,000 people without power, which hasn’t been restored at the time this article was written. Having a stock of canned food, dry mixes, and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking or special preparation is vital to your family’s survival during the aftermath of a disaster.

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