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Louisiana: Keep in Touch and Update Info with FEMA to Avoid Delays

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 09:33

BATON ROUGE, La. –You may find yourself frequently moving if you’re a survivor of Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods.

If you’ve had any changes to your contact information it’s important to let FEMA know so the disaster assistance process stays on track.

FEMA may need to contact you to schedule an inspection or to get additional information to help process your application. That’s why it’s important to let them know as soon as possible if you’ve moved or have a new phone number.

You may update contact information two ways:

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Update on FEMA and Federal Partners’ Support to Disaster Recovery in Louisiana Parishes Affected by Floods

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 18:24

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today an extension to the grace period for expiring flood insurance policies, the latest in a series of actions to support the state in its ongoing response and recovery efforts in Louisiana.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Yale Fire

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 18:04

SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Yale Fire burning in Spokane County, Washington.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 12:16 a.m. PDT on August 22, 2016.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Wellesley Fire

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 17:59

SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Wellesley Fire burning in Spokane County, Washington.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 12:15 p.m. PDT on August 22, 2016.

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FEMA Extends Grace Period to Renew Flood Insurance Policies in Declared Louisiana Parishes

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:51

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that due to the damage and displacement caused by recent flooding, the grace period to renew flood insurance policies has been extended to 120 days, for certain parishes in Louisiana.

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Update on FEMA and Federal Partners’ Support to Disaster Recovery in Louisiana Parishes Affected by Floods

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 08:01

WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), federal partners’ and the state of Louisiana continue to work together to support relief efforts in Louisiana, to include opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) today.

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DRCs Open in East Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa and West Feliciana Parishes

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 19:17

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Sunday, August 21, in Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until further notice.

The centers are at the following addresses:

Former Parish Tourism Building

42271 S. Morrison Blvd.

Hammond, La. 70443

 

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Two Parishes for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 19:12

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Sunday, August 21, in Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until further notice.

The centers are at the following addresses:

Former Parish Tourism Building

42271 S. Morrison Blvd.

Hammond, La. 70443

 

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Federal Assistance to Louisiana Flood Survivors Tops $56 Million

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 17:26

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today more than $56 million dollars has been approved in federal support within the first week of the president's major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana.

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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 $75 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 $75.4 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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