In an effort to provide services to individuals with limited access to a computer, radio and/or television, FEMA now offers a mobile website to smart-phone users. The site, m.fema.gov, is simple, straightforward and easy to use. FEMA administrator Craig Fugate states, “Smart phones are becoming more prevalent, affordable, reliable and more viable to locate and obtain information and assistance. The service will provide yet another avenue for the sharing of important information that is so critical to ensuring the public is prepared for emergencies.”
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Local natural and manmade disasters can cause great devastation when they happen. You can help reduce the affect of these disasters by getting involved in your city’s or county’s disaster planning efforts. Some states, like California and New York, have websites where communities can get involved in planning for a variety of local disasters. Check out your city or counties website to see how you can get involved, or call your local city hall or Red Cross. These places will be able to give you information on how your city or county will need help during a local disaster.
The National Weather Service warned of flash floods along the eastern portion of New Mexico Sunday night as the remnants of Hurricane Dolly passed through the area, bringing with it 9 inches of rain. Officials have reported 300-500 people have been evacuated from their homes and camping areas after the Rio Ruidoso spilled over its banks on Sunday. Some residents are starting to return to their homes this afternoon but many are still displaced. The state estimates that over 60 homes have been damaged by the floodwaters.