Emergency Management News

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Turn Around Don’t Drown #TADD

Turn Around, Don't Drown InfographicFlooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States, and most flood-related deaths can be prevented if you understand the force and power of rushing flood water. When you see flood waters ahead:Turn Around Don't Drown.

Stay safe by staying out of flood waters before and after the floods or storms have passed.

If you come upon flood water, you may not know how deep the water is or what is in the water that you cannot see including hazardous materials, sharp items or downed power lines. Consider these facts to be flood smart:

·         Just six (6) inches of moving water can knock you down.
·         Just one (1) foot of water can sweep your vehicle off the roadway.
·         If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, stay in the vehicle.
·         If water is moving at a high velocity and is rapidly rising in the vehicle, exit the vehicle immediately, seek refuge on the roof of the vehicle, and signal for help. 
·         If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately (unless water is moving at a high velocity) and move to higher ground. Rapidly rising water can engulf the vehicle and its occupants, sweeping them away.

For more information on how to prepare and stay safe download thePrepareathon How to Prepare for a Flood guide.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Community Discussion: Sharing Innovative Community Preparedness Ideas


On Wednesday, May 24, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar showcasing nationwide innovative preparedness efforts. Speakers will share how they developed innovative program ideas to address needs in their communities. This webinar will also feature how you can receive recognition for your preparedness initiatives by providing an overview of the 2017 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards.

Title: Community Discussion: Sharing Innovative Community Preparedness Ideas
Date: Wednesday, May 24
Time:  2 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
How to Join the Webinar:

We hope to that you will be able to join us on May 24!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Webinar: Building and Maintaining Community Preparedness Partnerships among CERT Programs and Medical Reserve Corps


On Tuesday, May 23, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) invites you to a webinar featuring community preparedness partnerships among local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs and the Medical Reserve Corps. Speakers will share how they built and continue to maintain these successful partnerships to better prepare and respond to a disaster.

Title: Building and Maintaining Community Preparedness Partnerships Among CERT Programs and the Medical Reserve Corps
Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Featured Speakers:
  • Tyler Krska, Emergency Management Specialist, FEMA ICPD
  • David Richardson, Health Officer, Township of Manalapan, New Jersey
  • Kim Silverstein, Volunteer Coordinator, Township of Manalapan, New Jersey
  • Carla R. Mitchell, National Technical Assistance Coordinator, Medical Reserve Corps Program, U.S. Department Health and Human Services

How to Join the Webinar:

We hope to that you will be able to join us on May 23!