DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Observes Hurricane Irma Response and Recovery Efforts with Florida Governor Scott

Release Date: 
September 20, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON – Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke traveled to Marathon and Miami, Florida to observe Hurricane Irma response and recovery efforts.

In Marathon, the Acting Secretary, along with Governor Scott and Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern, toured a Red Cross shelter at Marathon High School. They met with first responders, Red Cross employees and volunteers,

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Hurricane Irma Response and Relief Operations Continue with Full Federal Capability

Release Date: 
September 15, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues coordinating the efforts of the federal family, working alongside state and local emergency responders to help address the immediate needs of survivors, following Hurricane Irma.

Thursday, President Donald J. Trump visited Florida to meet with Governor Rick Scott and disaster survivors throughout the state. He was joined by Vice President

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President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Alabama

Release Date: 
September 11, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Alabama to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Irma beginning on September 8, 2017 and continuing.

The President’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate

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FEMA Hiring Texas Residents for Hurricane Harvey Recovery Jobs

Release Date: 
September 11, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

AUSTIN, Texas – In partnership with the State of Texas, FEMA is hiring workers across the state for administrative, logistical and technical jobs related to hurricane recovery.

Those hired will join the recovery team – local, state and federal workers, voluntary agencies and community organizations – already in place. Through temporary local employees, FEMA gains valuable community insights, provides jobs and puts

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Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke’s Statement On The Anniversary Of 9/11

Release Date: 
September 11, 2017

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON – Sixteen years ago today, Americans were reminded that threats to our values and our way of life still exist in this world. Nearly 3,000 lives were taken from us during those horrific terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. Today, we remember the victims and honor the first responders who so bravely gave their lives in the

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FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Enhances The Flood Claims Process And Extends Grace Period For Policy Renewals

Release Date: 
September 4, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON — To support the ongoing disaster recovery in Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is enhancing the flood insurance claims process and extending the grace period for paying policy renewal premiums for insured survivors affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Due to the wide-spread catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, FEMA implemented temporary changes to rush recovery

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FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Enhances The Flood Claims Process And Extends Grace Period For Policy Renewals

Release Date: 
September 4, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON — To support the ongoing disaster recovery in Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is enhancing the flood insurance claims process and extending the grace period for paying policy renewal premiums for insured survivors affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Due to the wide-spread catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, FEMA implemented temporary changes to rush recovery

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Hurricane Harvey Snapshot

Release Date: 
September 4, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue the coordinated federal response to Hurricane Harvey.  Life-saving efforts continue in some areas, especially around Beaumont, Texas, where there are still evacuations.

President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available yesterday to the state of Texas by authorizing an increase in federal funding

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Hurricane Harvey Snapshot

Release Date: 
September 4, 2017

For Immediate Release
FEMA News Desk
Phone: 202-646-3272

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue the coordinated federal response to Hurricane Harvey.  Life-saving efforts continue in some areas, especially around Beaumont, Texas, where there are still evacuations.

President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available yesterday to the state of Texas by authorizing an increase in federal funding

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Keeping Children Safe after Hurricane Harvey

Release Date: 
September 3, 2017

This is a difficult time for those who have had to evacuate their homes as well as for those who have been able to return and see the damages to their homes.

Although Hurricane Harvey has passed, there are still many hazards to be mindful of as a result of the extensive damage left in its wake. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S., and causes billions

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