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Efforts from Federal Partners Continue to Support Survivors in Louisiana

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 18:50

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is leading the federal government’s effort to provide assistance and support to Louisiana, in response to recent flooding.

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Public Invited to Comment on Flood Maps for City of Shepherd, Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 18:27

DENTON, Texas – Homeowners, renters and business owners are encouraged to review revised preliminary flood maps for the city of Shepherd in San Jacinto County, Texas. The deadline for submitting comments is November 8, 2016.

 “We hope that everyone reviews the maps to understand the flood risks involved,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. “It is also very important that we receive the public’s input on these maps.”                                                                                      

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FEMA Awards $262,420 Grant to the City of Lansing

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 14:43

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $262,420 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the City of Lansing, Mich., for the acquisition and demolition of four flood-prone homes.

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More than $81 Million in Federal Help Flows to Texans for May-June Storms and Flooding

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 13:45

AUSTIN, Texas—With images of damage from the May-June storms and flooding receding into a rear view, Texas individuals, families and businesses are now shifting focus ahead on the road to recovery thanks to $81.2 million in federal assistance.

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FEMA Appoints National Advisory Council Members

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:19

Next NAC Meeting Scheduled
 

WASHINGTON—Today, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate appointed five new members and reappointed seven current members to FEMA’s National Advisory Council (NAC).

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Federal Partners Continue to Support Survivors in Louisiana

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 17:31

WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Barack Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is leading the federal government’s effort to provide assistance and support to Louisiana, in response to recent flooding.

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West Virginians: There's still time to register for help. Do it now!

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 14:31

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you were affected by the severe storms, landslides and mudslides that occurred June 22-29 and haven’t registered for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), why wait? Do it now!

Take the first step toward getting federal assistance. Don’t miss out! Once you register with FEMA, you may be eligible for a federal grant to help you with your recovery. You may also qualify for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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West Virginians: There's still time to register for help. Do it now!

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 14:31

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you were affected by the severe storms, landslides and mudslides that occurred June 22-29 and haven’t registered for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), why wait? Do it now!

Take the first step toward getting federal assistance. Don’t miss out! Once you register with FEMA, you may be eligible for a federal grant to help you with your recovery. You may also qualify for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Kanawha and Nicholas counties Disaster Recovery Centers to close; help is still available

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 14:45

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue in Charleston (Kanawha County), and 6 White Street in Richwood (Nicholas County) will close at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

As a survivor of the June storms and floods, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call. The deadline to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

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Kanawha and Nicholas counties Disaster Recovery Centers to close; help is still available

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 14:45

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue in Charleston (Kanawha County), and 6 White Street in Richwood (Nicholas County) will close at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

As a survivor of the June storms and floods, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call. The deadline to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

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For Houston Family, Deep Faith—and Help From FEMA Partners—Drives Recovery from Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 14:29

HOUSTON—Floodwaters drove Carol Lowrey, her son David and family friend Wanda Simons to seek refuge in a hotel after the April floods inundated their neighborhood. For 22 days, they shared a hotel room while the two women worked at restoring order to the chaos of their lives.

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Disaster Aid to Local Governments Helping Rebuild Texas Communities

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 14:06

AUSTIN, Texas—Federal officials today estimated more than $44.8 million in disaster assistance will help local governments rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the severe storms, April 17 – 30.
 
That funding is in addition to nearly $60.5 million in federal disaster assistance to date for the April storms that has helped individuals and families with housing assistance, repairs and replacing essential possessions.

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FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County, California

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:43

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Blue Cut Fire burning in San Bernardino County, Calif.

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West Virginia survivors get two-week extension for FEMA registrations

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 09:12
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The deadline for West Virginia storm survivors to register for federal assistance has been extended 14 days to Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the extension at the request of West Virginia Gov. Language English

West Virginia survivors get two-week extension for FEMA registrations

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 09:12
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The deadline for West Virginia storm survivors to register for federal assistance has been extended 14 days to Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the extension at the request of West Virginia Gov. Language English
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More Louisiana Survivors Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance, Urged to Register

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:21

BATON ROUGE, La. – Survivors in 20 Louisiana parishes may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Point Coupee, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Vermilion, Washington and West Feliciana have joined East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa as parishes eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Anyone in Louisiana with damage from the continuing severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11 may register two ways:

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SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Open in Angleton (Brazoria County)

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 15:05

AUSTIN, Texas—A U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center will open in Angleton 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.

Location:       Brazoria County East Annex

                        Elections Department

                        1524 East Mulberry St. (State Hwy. 35)

                        Angleton, TX 77515

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

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North Country Fire Department to Upgrade Aging Equipment

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 14:05

NEW YORK — Firefighters of the Brushton Volunteer Fire Department will receive 12 new self-contained breathing apparatuses and seven complete sets of personal protective equipment as a result of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant that is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Louisiana Residents Urged to Register with FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:14

Baton Rouge, La – Louisiana disaster survivors in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa parishes are urged to register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA.

Individuals and business owners in the designated parishes who had severe storm or flood damage may register for assistance the following ways:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 08:01

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 Louisiana.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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