Welcome to THE NTEMC Website!
The NTEMC would like to Welcome its newest members to the National Tribal Emergency Management Council
The Inter-Tribal Council of Alaska
Hurricane Sandy Updates
and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
Nashville, TN Office: Washington, DC Office:
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Suite 100 400 North Capitol Street, Suite 585
Nashville, TN 37214 Washington, D.C., 20001
Phone: (615) 872-7900 Phone: (202) 624-3550
Fax: (615) 872-7417 Fax: (202) 393-5218
(Nashville, TN) - - The United South and Eastern Tribes, Incorporated, (USET) is announcing the establishment of a Tribal Emergency Relief Fund (TERF) to support response and recovery efforts from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. Financial resources will be needed to rescue and restore healthy living in the affected communities.
USET has established a fund to assist in the immediate response and long-term recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Funds will be utilized to provide resources that fill identified needs not provided by the federal, state, and non-governmental agencies.
Send a check or money order to:
United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Suite 100
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Please make checks payable to USET, Inc. Please write in the memo: TERF-Sandy
USET is accepting ATM/Debit and Credit Cards. For more information visit:
USET is working with the United States Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Housing and Urban Development, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Indian Health Service, and the Red Cross to identify needs and resources. A ground team of federal and Tribal officials are assessing damage and need.
USET is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and your donation is tax deductible.
12/07/2011 11:05 AM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the direction of President Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, announced that it supports amending federal law to allow federally recognized tribal governments to make disaster declaration requests directly to the president. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate first announced the administration's support for this change which would require Congressional action, at the 2011 Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the White House last week in Washington, D.C.
NCAI Commends FEMA Support for Direct Authority of Tribal Governments to Apply for Presidential Disaster Declaration
Updates to Stafford Act would recognize tribal sovereignty and create flexibility for tribes and states when responding to emergency and disaster events
The National Congress of American
Indians (NCAI) hailed today’s announcement by the Obama
Administration and the Federal Emergency Management
Administration (FEMA) in support of a change to the Stafford
Act to give federally recognized tribal governments the
authority to make disaster declaration requests directly to
the President of the United States. The Stafford Disaster
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act currently allows only
states, through a governor, to make these requests to the
Alaska Storm Update:We closely monitored a Severe Winter Storm in Alaska on November 9th of this year. Please see these remarkable slides brought to us by Alaska Dispatch, a newspaper article released by the Anchorage Daily News and information from NOAA and FEMA below:
November 9, 2011
May 19, 2011: NOAA Predicts Above Average Hurricane Season
Wednesday, Nov. 9 --
Forecast map published by the National Weather Service.
We continue to closely monitor a dangerous winter storm system forecasted to affect the west coast of Alaska today and tomorrow. According to the National Weather Service, the storm may bring extremely strong winds to all of the Alaska west coast, accompanied by widespread major coastal flooding and severe beach erosion over the coastline.
To date, the National Weather Service has issued winter storm, blizzard, coastal and inland flood warnings along the Bering Sea and West Coast of Alaska and predicts that conditions will worsen and may become life-threatening for a portion of the western Alaska coast. (For your local weather forecast, visit weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your smartphone.)
Through the regional office in Bothell, Washington, our area office in Anchorage, Alaska and the National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. we remain in constant contact with our state, local, tribal and federal partners including Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, National Weather Service, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Department of Defense.
In advance of the storm, we placed liaisons in the Alaska State Emergency Operations Center in Anchorage, Alaska to support and assist to coordinate federal support as needed. We have also deployed a regional Incident Management Assistance Team to Alaska to also support the state.
We also have additional teams standing by, including preliminary damage assessment teams, should their assistance be required. In addition, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Coast Guard have air assets available to support the state, should they be needed.
Follow Direction of Local Officials
We encourage all those in the potentially affected areas to follow the direction of local officials and keep informed of local conditions. If local authorities order an evacuation, leave immediately; follow evacuation routes announced by officials, and stay away from coastal areas, river banks and streams. As forecasts call for the potential of coastal flooding, tidal surges and related flash flooding, remember that it can take only a few minutes to a few hours to develop.
For more information and winter preparedness tips, please visit: Ready.gov/winter or http://m.fema.gov on your smartphone.
Follow the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
If you have any questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at 202.646.3444.
To join the NTEMC and stay connected:
Welcome to the National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC) website. The NTEMC is a new organization bringing tribal emergency management organizations from around the Nation together to share information and best practices and to discuss public safety/homeland security issues affecting those in Indian Country.
To better facilitate this purpose, NTEMC is organized into 10 Regions, based on the FEMA system of 10 Regions. Unfortunately Tribal lands do not fit neatly into the FEMA regions map. Some tribal lands are located in 3 FEMA regions! But for now, as we began this process, we hope this structure will work best.
contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
This site and organization is being developed by the NW Tribal Emergency Management Council, a consortium of 26 Tribes in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
Interested in joining the NTEMC? The NTEMC believes strongly that public safety is a trust responsibility and therefore there is no cost to join. For the purposes of sharing information and having a point of contact, please submit a Resolution from your Tribal Governing Body asserting the desire to join with other Tribes in Emergency Management information sharing and best practices. . Please see sample Resolution:
Please visit NWTEMC at http://nwtemc.org
"An Opportunity for Tribal Nations"
by Glenn Zaring in Native Condition:
Information on HR-1953
Rahall Legislation Reinforces Indian Tribe Sovereignty during Major Disasters and Emergency Situations
Washington, D.C. – As Joplin, Missouri, recovers from the single deadliest tornado since officials began keeping records in 1950, U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation that would solidify Indian Country’s tribal sovereignty during major disasters and emergency situations.
proposed legislation v. May 10, 2011