Showing posts from February, 2020

Out & About in Our World with A FEMA Update

FEMA BULLETIN In this Edition: DHS Announces Preparedness Grants Opportunity Emergency Food and Shelter Program Accepts Applications FEMA Changes National Exercise Program Nomination Process FEMA Recruits National Advisory Council Membership FEMA Seeks Public Comment on NFIP Publication Regulations Upcoming Deadlines and Reminders Webinar  on Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program Revisions at 3 p.m. ET Webinar  on National Exercise Program Changes at 1 p.m. ET. Webinar  for Faith Community on Nonprofit Security Grant Program at 2 p.m. ET. Webinar  on Nonprofit Security Grant Program at 2:30 p.m. ET. DHS Announces Preparedness Grants Opportunity On Feb. 14, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf announced the release of nearly $1.8 billion for preparedness. The grant programs, which fund state, local, tribal and territorial governments, transportation authorities,

Notations From the Grid (Special Edition): On Being Safe Online

 We here at the Daily Outsider take online safety very seriously.     Our banking partner, Wells Fargo Bank, shared this guidance which we hereby present as a special edition to all our Platforms so that all are aware and take the necessary precautions.   We implore all to be careful out there:     Important Information Dear Wells Fargo Customer, Keeping your accounts and information safe is critically important to us. That’s why we’re proactively advancing our security and continually investing in account safety measures, such as strong encryption software and ongoing monitoring of suspicious activity. We also want to help you avoid fraudulent schemes. Email and text message scams, known as phishing, can be difficult to distinguish from legitimate messages. They may impersonate a reputable company and include an urgent request for you to update your information, secure your account, verify your identity, or confirm a transaction. You may be prompted to

Notations From the Grid (Week-End Edition): The latest From @FEMA

As part of our mission here in our Esparanza Platform, please note the following from FEMA: In This Issue: Ready Tips CERT & Communities Children & Disasters Financial Preparedness Important Dates Ready Tips Ready Tips: Earthquakes Can Happen Any Time – Prepare Now This year marks the ninth anniversary of the 2011 East Coast earthquake. While earthquakes may be more common in some areas, they can happen anywhere and are unpredictable. Reduce the chance of injury or loss of life during an earthquake by taking steps ahead of time to protect yourself and others. For example, consider taking FEMA’s free training,  You Are the Help Until Help Arrives . This training shares five simple steps that you can take in the event of an emergency, such as an earthquake, that may save a life. You can also stay safe with these tips from the  Ready Campaign : Secure all the items in your home that could fall and cause injuries (su