Web-Based Hurricane Evacuation System (HURREVAC) 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.
On Oct. 1, 2016, Hurricane Matthew became the first category five storm in the Atlantic Ocean in nearly a decade when Hurricane Felix blew through with sustained winds of 160 miles per hour.
Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly participated in a conference call briefing today with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Bob Fenton, senior leadership, and Regional Administrators, where he was briefed on the severe weather, tornadoes, and flash flooding that is affecting much of the Midwest and central southern states.
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.
It’s vital to reflect on the lessons learned from past tsunamis to help communities prepare for the one.
Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to New Orleans to participate in a series of employee engagements with Department personnel.
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.
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.
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.