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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Iberville, Livingston and Vermilion Parishes for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 17:45

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open on Friday, August 26, in Iberville, Livingston and Vermilion parishes to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.


These disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Iberville Parish East Iberville Gym 3285 Highway 75
St. Gabriel, LA 70776

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Many Residents Missing Out on FEMA Help

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 08:45

BATON ROUGE, La. — Many residents of parishes covered by last month’s presidential disaster declaration might be eligible for federal assistance, but have yet to seek help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Some homeowners and renters who would qualify for assistance miss out on aid because they are mistaken or misinformed about applying, or are returning to damaged dwellings. All you need to do is register with FEMA to get the process started.

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You Can Help to Move Your FEMA Assistance Request Forward

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 08:34

BATON ROUGE, La. — You can make a big difference in getting fast action on your FEMA application by providing all the information needed and then staying in touch. The state and FEMA rely on that information to process each claim.

When you register with FEMA, the facts you provide are used to determine what types of assistance you may be eligible to receive. When all the information is complete, FEMA is able to make a decision regarding your disaster aid.

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Disaster Recovery Center in East Feliciana Parish Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Serve Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 16:12

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Monday, Sept. 19, in East Feliciana Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.

East Feliciana Parish
Location:  Gym at the Early Learning Center
9414 Plank Road
Clinton, LA 70722
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

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Louisiana Farmers and Ranchers Have Options for Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 15:52

BATON ROUGE, La. – Farmers and ranchers affected by the August flooding could be eligible for assistance from several agencies.

Louisiana emergency management officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency can assist survivors who are farmers and ranchers with some immediate personal needs.

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low-interest loans to farmers and ranchers for rebuilding or repairing their primary homes and replacing lost or damaged personal property. Call the SBA at 916-764-9918.

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FEMA Seeks Applicants for Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Subcommittee of the FEMA National Advisory Council

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 14:47

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for individuals to serve on the new Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, or IPAWs, subcommittee of the National Advisory Council (NAC).

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Maryland Declaration

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 13:38

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Maryland.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Maryland Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 13:38

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Maryland.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Maryland

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 13:35

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Maryland to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm and flooding during the period of July 30-31, 2016.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and flooding in Howard County.

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President Declares Disaster for Maryland

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 13:35

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Maryland to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm and flooding during the period of July 30-31, 2016.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and flooding in Howard County.

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Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Open in Iberville Parish for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 18:41

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Monday, Sept. 19, in Iberville Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.  

Iberville Parish

Location:  East Iberville Gym
                  3285 Highway 75
                  St. Gabriel, LA 70776

Hours:      9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

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Disaster Recovery Center in East Feliciana Parish Closing Saturday

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 18:39

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17:

East Feliciana Parish

Location:  Gym at the Early Learning Center
                  9414 Plank Road (Highway 67)
                  Clinton, LA 70722

With the community continuing to repair and rebuild, its need for this disaster recovery center has diminished, leading to the facility’s closure.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Pointe Coupee Parish Closing Friday

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 18:38

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16:

Pointe Coupee Parish

Location:  False River Parking Lot
                  1200 Major Parkway
                  New Roads, LA 70760

With the community continuing to repair and rebuild, its need for this disaster recovery center has diminished, leading to the facility’s closure.

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Flood Insurance Rates Remain Unchanged

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 15:56

BATON ROUGE, La. – Despite the worst flooding in recent Louisiana history, flood insurance continues to be available to homeowners, renters and businesses at the pre-flood price. Widespread flood losses in Louisiana will not cause flood insurance rates to rise above scheduled annual increases, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Applying for Federal Disaster Assistance Usually Takes Two Steps

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 15:53

BATON ROUGE, La. – Are you a homeowner or renter whose home is uninhabitable or who lost valuables because of Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods? It takes two steps to get possible federal help for these losses.

Step one: Apply for FEMA help.

Step two: Return a completed application for a low-interest disaster loan if you were referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) after applying with FEMA.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in St. James Parish for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 15:49

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Thursday, Sept. 15, in St. James Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.  

St. James Parish
Location:  New Zion Gospel Baptist Church
216 West Main Street
Gramercy, LA 70052

Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)

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FEMA, SBA continue recovery efforts for West Virginia storm survivors

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 08:27

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It has been more than 10 weeks since disaster assistance personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to West Virginia in response to President Obama’s major disaster declaration of June 25, 2016. The president’s signature on the decree made federal assistance available to eligible survivors of the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in 12 counties.

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FEMA, SBA continue recovery efforts for West Virginia storm survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 08:27

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It has been more than 10 weeks since disaster assistance personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to West Virginia in response to President Obama’s major disaster declaration of June 25, 2016. The president’s signature on the decree made federal assistance available to eligible survivors of the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in 12 counties.

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FEMA Reinterment Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 16:36

FEMA disaster assistance may be available for reinterment efforts in Louisiana cemeteries, where floodwaters have dislodged or destroyed caskets, vaults, and mausoleums.

FEMA disaster assistance for reinterment of exposed human remains or dislodged burial vessels is available to individual survivors and cemeteries on a case-by-case basis. Factors that affect eligibility for assistance include where the cemeteries are located, who has legal responsibility for them, and who has legal ownership of them.

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Mandatory Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 15:50

FEMA, FCC, in Coordination with State Broadcasters and Emergency Managers, test the EAS

 

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