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DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Tropical Depression Imelda

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the following statement on safety and enforcement during Tropical Depression Imelda:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the flooding caused by Tropical Depression Imelda to southeast Texas. Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety. In consideration of these circumstances, there will be no immigration enforcement initiatives associated with evacuations or sheltering related to the storm, except in the event of a serious public safety threat.

S&T CRC Fact Sheet

The CRC conducts research and education to enhance the resilience of people, infrastructure, economies, and the natural environment from the impacts of coastal hazards such as floods and hurricanes.

Facing the Inevitable Storm

Over the years, S&T has developed a host of tools in preparation for the Atlantic hurricane season; the 2019 season officially began June 1.

Snapshot: S&T Provides Real-Time Tech Solutions For Hurricanes

Several S&T technologies, already in place in many communities, deployed with emergency managers, first responders, and decision makers to predict storm activity, provide alerts, support timely decisions, and keep communication lines open during recent major hurricanes, including Florence and Michael.

S&T FRG Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Partnering to Plan for Flood Risk Fact Sheet

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (SWS) is a joint municipal/county storm water utility that includes Charlotte, the surrounding towns of Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville and Mecklenburg County. The role of SWS is to provide year-round management of runoff from rainfall, reduce flooding, restore floodplains and protect the water quality of surface waters county-wide.

Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and I are closely monitoring the snow storm that is hitting the East Coast and the mid-Atlantic region in particular, and are prepared to assist local officials as needed. In the meantime, we encourage the public to follow the warnings and guidance of local officials, and go to Ready.gov for further information on what to do before, during and after the storm. 

Current Atlantic Storm Activity

The first few named systems of the 2009 Atlantic Season have formed in recent days, including Hurricane Bill, the first hurricane of the year for the Atlantic.
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