On Our "Virtual Route 66" In America: FEMA Watch

  FEMA BULLETIN In this Edition: FEMA Launches National Preparedness Month Interagency Building Codes Task Force Meets with White House Officials for Updates ChemResponder Nationwide Drill Scheduled for Sept. 11-15 Comment Period Open for Fire Management Assistance Grant Program Data Collection Upcoming Deadlines and Reminders Important Deadlines & Reminders FEMA Webinar on Achieving Results with Open-Text Survey Data. FEMA Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Guide Webinar. FEMA Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Guide Webinar. FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test. Application submissions close for the  FY23 Cybersecurity grant opportunities for state and local governments. FEMA Launches National Preparedness Month Each September, FEMA’s Ready Campaign sponsors  National Preparedness Month  to encourage everyone in America to prepare for disasters and emergencies that could happen anywhere and at any time.   The U.S. Census Bureau projects that b

On This Patriots Day 2023: Saluting All Who Have Served


On the Prowl with a special edition of #RandomThoughts

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die. - Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 We have an obligation to live in harmony with God's creation. - Bruce Babbitt One has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself. - Jessye Norman A time for everything: a time to relax and a time to be busy, a time to frolic and a time to lay up food for the winter, a time to receive and a time to give, a time to begin and a time to finish. A time for work, a time for play - balance in all things. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie Change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency. - Ron D. Burton The ending of a job or a relationship may appear as the darkest night, but it is merely the Winter season - the time of renewal and rebirth that precedes the new planting - the beginning of the next great cycle. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Out & About in our Virtual Route 66 This Week With An Update on the Maui Fire

  We present the following courtesy FEMA: Hawaii Wildfire s   FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman continue to survey the catastrophic damage on the island and identify ways that FEMA and federal agencies can provide relief to the island. Field assessments, initial debris assessments and housing inspections are underway. Key Messages FEMA is working closely with state, county and federal partners to aid active response efforts and to help survivors jumpstart their recovery. There are more than  250 FEMA personnel deployed  to assist Hawaii residents in their greatest time of need, including  45 Disaster Survivor Assistance staff  who are visiting shelters in Maui to help survivors register for assistance and identify and report any critical needs. FEMA is supporting efforts to get communications back up on the island. Teams are on the ground working with partner a