FEMA Continues to Monitor Midwest Severe
Residents should remain vigilant as weather
continues to move through the area
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[June 20, 2014]
CHICAGO–As heavy rains, storms and
flooding continue to impact several states throughout the Midwest, the
Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region V office continues
to monitor the situation and urges all residents to remain vigilant
especially for potential power outages, rising flood waters and
dangerous road conditions as a result of the severe weather.
Region V has maintained close contact with state emergency
management officials, and continues to work with federal partners,
including the National Weather Service, to monitor the severe
weather moving through the Midwest.
natural disasters, such as severe storms and flooding occur, the
first responders are local emergency and public works personnel,
volunteers, humanitarian organizations and the private sector who
provide emergency assistance that may be needed to protect the
public's health and safety and to meet immediate needs.
encourages those in the areas affected or potentially affected by
these storm systems to monitor local radio or TV stations for
updated emergency information, and to follow the instructions of
state, tribal and local officials.
whose homes are impacted by wind or flood damage should:
Document damages and keep track of expenses
Contact their insurance company to report
damage/file a claim;
If flooding has occurred and it is safe to do so,
take action to limit the damage to personal items such as remove
them from the basement or raise them off the floor.
haven’t already, now is the time to get prepared for severe
weather. Visit www.ready.gov or listo.gov to
learn more about how to be better prepared.
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