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S&T ADCIRC Model Fact Sheet

The ADvanced CIRCulation (ADCIRC) storm surge model combines rain, atmospheric pressure, and wind forecasts to predict when, where, and to what extent flooding will inundate a coastal community with greater precision than other available models. This enables decision-makers to identify which locations will become unsafe and plan for mitigation and response before severe storms occur.

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Natural Disasters and Severe Weather Cases

Few events have the kind of devastating, destructive power on scale with natural disasters and severe weather events.  Explore how DHS mobilizes against the forces of nature to mitigate their effects and help the nation recover.

Statement by Press Secretary Marsha Catron on Deputy Secretary Mayorkas' Upcoming Trip to Louisiana

On Feb. 26, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will travel to New Orleans where he will lead an employee town hall to thank DHS personnel for their service and for responsibly implementing the Department’s various missions. Deputy Secretary Mayorkas will receive an update from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the severe weather affecting the region. Also while in New Orleans, he will visit the Port of New Orleans for a hands-on briefing of passengers and cargo entering the port. 

Readout Of Secretary Johnson's Trip To Houston

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today traveled to Houston where he, along with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, met with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees. Secretary Johnson reiterated his confidence in the TSA workforce and thanked them for the work they do every day to screen a record number of passengers at airports across the United States and keep the traveling public safe. Secretary Johnson also thanked TSA and CBP personnel for their efforts to maintain operations through the region’s recent severe weather.

FEMA: Be Prepared for Continuing Severe Weather

WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Obama, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to support areas impacted by severe weather from the Central Plains to the Southeast U.S. FEMA, through its National Response Coordination Center in Washington D.C. and regional offices in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, and Denton, Texas, is closely monitoring the severe weather and remains in close contact with impacted and potentially impacted States and Tribes.


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