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Holiday Hours Announced for Federal/State Disaster Recovery Centers

FEMA Press Releases - 8 hours 3 min ago

AUSTIN, Texas – All federal/state disaster recovery centers assisting Texans affected by the April storms and flooding will close on Memorial Day.

Holiday weekend hours will be:

Friday, May 27: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 28: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 29: Closed

Monday, May 30: Closed (Memorial Day)

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Outreach Center at Deweyville Senior Center in Newton County will also be closed on Memorial Day. Its normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Texans Have 30 Days Left to Register for April Flood Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - 8 hours 18 min ago

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the April storms and flooding have only 30 more days to register with FEMA for disaster assistance.

The registration deadline is Friday, June 24 for residents with disaster-related damage or loss in 12 Texas counties. Those counties are Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in West Carroll Parish

FEMA Press Releases - 11 hours 40 min ago

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) will close on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Parish School Board Building
410 Willis St.
Oak Grove, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in West Carroll Parish may still visit centers in other parishes to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Mart ISD Student is Lone Texan Selected for National Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA Press Releases - 12 hours 49 min ago

DENTON, Texas—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week the selectees for the 2016-2018 National Youth Preparedness Council.

Chandler Villa, a rising senior from Mart High School, will be the sole representative from FEMA Region 6, which serves Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Created in 2012, the council brings together youth leaders from across the country who are interested in preparedness and making a difference in their communities. Council members will also complete preparedness projects.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harrison County

FEMA Press Releases - 13 hours 7 min ago

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit McNatt’s True Value Hardware in Marshall to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 25-27 at the following location:

Where: McNatt’s True Value Hardware, 2101 Victory Dr., Marshall, TX 75670

Hours: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 25-27

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Crisis Counseling Available to Disaster Survivors in Gregg, Harrison and Marion Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 09:52

AUSTIN, Texas – Crisis counselors are available to help Texans affected by disaster-related stress in Gregg, Harrison and Marion counties.

For survivors who are having trouble coping or those feeling hopeless, angry or sad—all telltale signs of stress—the Texas crisis counseling hotline will connect them with the help they may need. The toll-free number is 800-832-1009 and the line is answered 24 hours a day.

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Caddo Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:01

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from Caddo Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Shreveport Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28.

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Rapides Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 14:37

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from Rapides Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Alexandria Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28.

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St. Tammany Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 14:26

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from St. Tammany Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Home Depot in Slidell Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28.

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FEMA Announces Emergency Food and Shelter Program Jurisdiction Allocations

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:42

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the Emergency Food and Shelter Program allocations for jurisdictions to assist organizations dedicated to feeding, sheltering, and providing critical resources to our nation's hungry and homeless. Total funding of $120 million was awarded and made available by Congress for the National Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to support social service agencies in cities and counties across the country.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Washington Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:10

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Washington Parish Disaster Recovery Center in Franklinton will close on Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Eastgate Shopping Center
1926 Washington St.
Franklinton, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Washington Parish may still visit centers in other parishes to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Additional Mississippi Counties Approved For Infrastructure Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:54

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Local governments in Issaquena and Lawrence counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover expenses and repair damage associated with the Mississippi March floods, according to state and federal officials.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Ouachita Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:39

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in West Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will close on Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m.
The center is located at the following address:
 

Ike Hamilton Center
501 Mane St.
West Monroe, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Ouachita Parish may still visit centers in other parishes to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Nearly $40 Million in Disaster Help Approved for Texas Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:02

AUSTIN, TexasNearly $40 million in disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and families in Texas whose properties were damaged or destroyed in the March 7-29 tornadoes and flooding.

This includes more than $17 million in grants to help eligible survivors with home repairs and temporary rental costs and more than $2 million in grants for expenses related to personal property, transportation, medical, dental, funeral and moving costs.

The deadline to register for federal assistance was May 18.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Jasper County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:58

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Meigs Building Material in Jasper to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 19-24 at the following location:

Where:           Meigs Building Material, 2034 S. Wheeler Street, Jasper, TX 75951

Hours:            7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 19-20

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21

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March Storm Survivors in Mississippi Have Until Tuesday to Register With FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:23

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Survivors of the March floods in Mississippi have until Tuesday, May 24, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.

Survivors in Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, Forrest, George, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Washington and Wayne counties who suffered disaster-related losses to essential living areas in primary residences and have delayed registering for any reason can apply for assistance that may include:

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Grimes Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:18

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit two Home Depots in Harris County and the Ace Hardware in Grimes County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 19-24 at the following locations:

Harris County

Where:           The Home Depot, 6810 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77087

                        The Home Depot, 20360 Highway 59, Humble, TX 77338

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Morehouse Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:32

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Morehouse Parish Disaster Recovery Center in Bastrop will close on Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

LSU Ag Center
9609 Marlatt St.
Bastrop, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Morehouse Parish may still visit centers in other parishes to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call
800-621-3362.

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Texas Storm Survivors Should ‘Stay in Touch’ with FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:19

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the March tornadoes and flooding are encouraged to “stay in touch,” even after the May 18 application deadline.

The deadline applies to individuals with storm-related damage or loss in Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Hood County

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:54

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Ho