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NCDP Training Newsletter
Volume II | Issue 22 | October 2022
Hurricane Ian
Satellite image of Hurricane Ian on September 28, 2022. Source: RAMMB/CIRA/CSU)
Once a Presidential Disaster Declaration is Declared, What Happens Next?
On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida as a dangerous, Category 4 storm. This hurricane brought tornadoes, winds, and substantial flooding, and was the deadliest hurricane to strike Florida since 1935. Before Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Fiona impacted portions of the Caribbean on September 16 with extreme flooding, including Puerto Rico, then continued its path northward through the United States into eastern Canada. Both hurricanes and other severe weather events caused infrastructure and housing to become damaged or destroyed. For both hurricanes, a Presidential Disaster Declaration was approved, which activates many forms of assistance for the survivors and recovery efforts. Assistance can be broken down into three main categories:

  • Individual Assistance - Individual assistance is a wide-ranging category of aid or relief provided at the individual or household level for various damages and expenses not covered by insurance.
  • Public Assistance - FEMA provides public assistance through supplemental grants to entities such as state and local governments, Native American tribes, and Alaskan Native Villages, as well as non-profit organizations that provide critical services such as electricity/power production, water, or medical care. This category of assistance is especially common in the wake of a disaster for debris removal, assistance to repair roads, bridges, water control facilities, public buildings, utilities, parks, and other emergency protective measures.
  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance - This last category of standardized assistance is unique in that it applies to longer-term recovery and mitigation efforts, providing funding for eligible mitigation efforts that reduce future disaster losses, including long-term solutions that reduce the risk and impact to both people and property.

Understanding how to navigate disaster recovery after an event can be overwhelming. NCDP has developed a series of free, web-based housing disaster recovery trainings to help guide you through this process. 
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We are Looking for Senior Trainers (Variable Hours Officers)

We are looking for Senior Trainers (Variable Hours Officers) to teach one-day trainings, approximately one to two days a month, across the FEMA regions. Trainings will be on economic and/or housing post-disaster recovery, pandemic/ and/or mass care. Trainers may deliver trainings virtually, in-person, or in a hybrid environment depending on the requirements of the training host.
Attend Upcoming Virtual and Instructor-led Training

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness, through its FEMA training grants, will be offering the following free upcoming trainings.

Live Virtual Learning (October - January)

Instructor-led In-Person Learning (October - January)

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We are Searching for Training Hosts

We are searching for training hosts. If you would like to request a training in your community, email us at ncdptraining@columbia.edu. Training is available in a live virtual or an in-person training modality. Please see below for availability.

Housing and Economic Disaster Recovery Training:
We are looking for training hosts for trainings in FEMA Regions 5, 8, and 10. These trainings will need to be scheduled by February 2023.

Coming Soon to All FEMA Regions:
We have free on-demand web-based pandemic, mass care, economic, and housing post-disaster recovery courses available!
Take one or all the pandemic and mass care - (new courses), and economic and housing disaster recovery web-based courses and learn about the impacts of pre-disaster planning, how to conduct impact assessments, best practices for post-disaster planning, and more. Enroll today to earn a FEMA certificate.
This project is supported by Cooperative Agreements EMW-2017-CA-00043, EMW-2018-CA-00068, EMW-2018-CA-00069, EMW-2019-CA-00049, EMW-2020-CA-00064, EMW-2021-CA-00092, and EMW-2021-CA-00093 administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Point of views or opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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