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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Acadia Parish for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 19:52

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Sunday, Sept. 4, in Acadia Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:

Acadia Parish

Location:  Old Wells Fargo Building

10 N. Parkerson Avenue

Crowley, LA 70526

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Community, Volunteer, Faith-Based and Private Nonprofit Organizations May Be Eligible for Recovery Funds

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 14:39

FEMA may be able to help certain organizations get back to the business of helping others.

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FEMA monitors tropical systems along the East Coast and Hawaii

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 13:52

Residents urged to take direction from State, Local, and Tribal officials

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, and Oakland, and its Pacific Area Office in Honolulu, continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Lester.

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FEMA monitors tropical systems along the East Coast and Hawaii

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 13:52

Residents urged to take direction from State, Local, and Tribal officials

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, and Oakland, and its Pacific Area Office in Honolulu, continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Lester.

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FEMA Continues to Closely Monitor Hermine and Lester

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 10:47

FEMA Urges Residents in Potentially Affected Areas to Take Direction from State, Local, and Tribal Officials 

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Did You Receive HUD Rental Assistance Before the Flood? You May Still Get FEMA Help

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 18:30

BATON ROUGE, La. – You may be able to get FEMA help even if you were receiving U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rental assistance before you were displaced from your home by Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods.

You can apply for FEMA help even if you were receiving any of the following types of rental assistance and your home is uninhabitable:

  • Living in HUD-assisted public housing.

  • Living in a privately-owned apartment that provides rental assistance from HUD.

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5 Years Later, FEMA Remembers Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 16:16

PHILADELPHIA – In late August 2011, Hurricane Irene caused destruction and flooding across the eastern United States, including historic levels of flooding in communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Within a weeks time, Tropical Storm Lee would move through many of those same communities, bringing additional flooding to communities still responding to the aftermath of Irene.

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5 Years Later, FEMA Remembers Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 16:16

PHILADELPHIA – In late August 2011, Hurricane Irene caused destruction and flooding across the eastern United States, including historic levels of flooding in communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Within a weeks time, Tropical Storm Lee would move through many of those same communities, bringing additional flooding to communities still responding to the aftermath of Irene.

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Discarding Your SBA Loan Packet Could be Like Throwing Away Money

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 12:42

BATON ROUGE, La. — Disaster recovery officials have a key message for homeowners, renters and business owners in the 20 Louisiana parishes approved for Individual Assistance as a result of the severe August storms and flooding. Complete your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application.

Discarding it could be like throwing away money.

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FEMA Closely Monitoring Hurricane Hermine

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 17:17

ATLANTA, Ga. -- FEMA, through its regional office in Atlanta, Georgia, continues to monitor Hurricane Hermine, expected to make landfall in Florida and sweep through parts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina over the next 48 hours.

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Update: Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for St. Johns County Ready for Public Viewing

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 17:10

Update: Due to Tropical Storm Hermine, the public open house at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 is postponed until further notice.

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Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:30

CHICAGO –September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority.

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Want to Help Your Community Recover? Come Work for FEMA!

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:27

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana residents looking for temporary work have an opportunity to lead in their communities’ recovery process by working with the Federal Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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September is National Preparedness Month

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:54

As part of the national Ready Campaign, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ad Council invite families to create emergency plans with new online videos and PSAs

WASHINGTON – As people increasingly seek information through their mobile devices, FEMA and the Ready Campaign are tapping into social media and other new ways to gain attention and help everyone to be prepared before emergencies occur.

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Survivors in St. James and West Baton Rouge Parishes May Receive FEMA Help, Urged to Register

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:00

BATON ROUGE, La. – Survivors in 22 Louisiana parishes may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of the continuing severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Livingston Parish for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:17

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Friday, Sept. 2, in Livingston Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:

Livingston Parish

Location:  Bass Pro Shops

175 Bass Pro Boulevard

Denham Springs, LA 70726

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Gold Canyon Fire

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 06:28

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

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 Oregon’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 11:17 p.m. PDT on August 30, 2016.

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Flood Insurance Settlements to Texans Top $1 Billion

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 15:38

AUSTIN, Texas—More than 22,000 Texans battered by flooding over the last two years settled claims with the National Flood Insurance Program for over $1 billion, disaster recovery officials said today.

Severe storms and flooding over the last two years resulted in six federal disaster declarations in Texas, affecting more than half of the state’s 254 counties, many on multiple occasions. Residents are still picking up the pieces from flood-related disaster declarations in March, April and May-June this year.

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Make Smart Decisions with Louisiana Flood Recovery Funds

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 10:16

BATON ROUGE, La. – With more than $202 million in Individual Assistance already in the hands of Louisiana flood survivors, state and federal officials have some advice: Resist the urge to splurge.

State and federal disaster assistance is meant to help people pay for necessities and start to get back on their feet.

Disaster assistance may include grants and loans to help pay for emergency repairs to damaged homes, temporary housing, or other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other sources.

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Louisiana Flood Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice in Gonzales

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 10:13

BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the August floods, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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