Ahead of the official start of hurricane season, which begins June 1st, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida for an operational briefing regarding the 2018 hurricane season. Secretary Nielsen was joined by National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long.
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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate Assistant Administrator Thomas DiNanno addresses the critical role of the Department’s homeland security grant programs in assisting the Nation in preventing, preparing for and responding to terrorist attacks.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long addresses the historic disaster season of 2017, the lessons we’ve learned, and his plans for the future of FEMA.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Associate Administrator Jeff Byard addresses DHS and FEMA’s ongoing efforts to assist with power restoration in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastating hurricanes in 2017.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 6 Regional Administrator Tony Robinson addresses the lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey and the path forward for FEMA and state and local partners.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Continuity Programs Directorate Office of Continuity Communications Director Antwane Johnson addresses the importance of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), how the system was used during the events of January 13, 2018, and the steps FEMA is taking to improve the system.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Assistant Administrator for Field Operations Mike Byrne addresses DHS and FEMA’s response and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricanes in 2017.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 9 Regional Administrator Robert Fenton addresses FEMA’s role in the wildfires of 2017 and the importance of planning for wildfires and mitigating their destruction.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer William Vogel addresses U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s efforts to assist with response and recovery in the U.S. Virgin Islands following recent devastating events.