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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for Coastal Areas of Nassau County Ready for Public Viewing

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 16:59

ATLANTA --Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for coastal areas of Nassau County, Fla., will be available for residents to review at a public open house at the Atlantic Recreation Center Auditorium on February 24, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when they become effective, updated maps will be used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Low-interest Disaster Loans Help Fuel Arkansas Disaster Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 13:39

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Disaster recovery experts today urged applicants for federal assistance to complete a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Taking a loan is not required; completing the application can open the door to all federal assistance, including possible additional grants from FEMA.

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Chickasaw County Approved for Disaster Aid for December Storm Damage

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:06

OXFORD, Miss. – The state of Mississippi and local governments and certain private nonprofits in Chickasaw County are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover expenses and repair damage associated with the tornadoes and severe weather that occurred in late December.

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FEMA Offers Free Tips at Springfield Home Improvement Store

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:15

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Springfield area residents with free information, tips and literature on making their homes stronger and safer. 

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Free FEMA Tips at Cape Girardeau Home Improvement Store

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:12

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Cape Girardeau area residents with free information, tips and literature on making their homes stronger and safer. 

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Two More St Louis Area Stores Offer Free FEMA Advice

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:09

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two more home improvement stores in St. Louis County are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) over the Presidents Day Weekend to provide Missouri residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures on making their homes stronger and safer against future disasters. 

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Free FEMA Tips at Joplin Home Improvement Store

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:07

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Joplin area residents with free information, tips and literature on making their homes stronger and safer. 

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Renters May Be Eligible for Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:29

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri renters who lost their homes or personal property as a result of the severe storms and flooding between December 23 and January 9 may be eligible for recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies.

FEMA offers two kinds of help for eligible renters who were displaced from their homes by the recent storms:

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Fact Sheet: Center Opens in Pulaski County to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:57

A temporary FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is opening Saturday in St. Robert for five days.  The center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses who suffered losses in the December-January floods.

It is located at:

St. Robert Community Center

114 J. H. Williamson Dr.

St. Robert, MO 65584

The center opens Saturday, Feb. 13 at noon. Then it will be open Sunday through Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Arkansas Storm Survivors Urged to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:23

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – State and federal officials are encouraging Arkansas residents in the 11 counties hardest hit by the severe storms of late 2015 - January, 2016 to register for disaster assistance with FEMA as soon as possible.

Residents of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier counties that suffered damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 - January 22, 2016 may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

The first step is to register. To do so:

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FEMA Infrastructure Repair Aid Available for 37 Missouri Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:16

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide grants to local governments in 37 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis to help with their costs for restoring or repairing roads, schools and other public facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding Dec. 23, 2015, through January 9, 2016.

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SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Application: Key to Continuing the Recovery Process

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:11

OXFORD, Miss. — If disaster survivors in Mississippi apply for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and are referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration, it’s important for them to submit an SBA loan application to ensure that the federal disaster recovery process continues.

If you are a homeowner or renter and SBA determines you cannot afford a loan, you may be considered for FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance program. The program helps meet essential needs like medical and dental care, funeral costs and transportation expenses.

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FEMA Public Assistance Approved for 25 Texas Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:24

AUSTIN, Texas— Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) has been made available to state and local governments, and certain private nonprofits, in 25 counties, to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of Dec. 26, 2015 to Jan. 21, 2016.

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Federal aid programs for the state of Oklahoma declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:34

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 Oklahoma.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Oklahoma

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:26

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Oklahoma to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe winter storms and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 5, 2016.

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More Free FEMA Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:21

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and St. Louis area home improvement stores are teaming up once again to provide Missouri residents with free information, tips and literature on making their homes stronger and safer. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at Lowe’s, Menards and Home Depot stores to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Center Opens in Greene County to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 17:54

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. – A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is opening Thursday, Feb. 11, in Springfield. The center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 33 Missouri counties included in the Jan. 21, 2016, Missouri federal disaster declaration.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agencies will be at the center to discuss aid and assist anyone who needs help with an application. The new center is at this location:

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Fact Sheet: Missouri’s 2-1-1 Help Line

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:57

Missouri’s 2-1-1 Help Line

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Free Legal Advice for Missouri Disaster Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:57

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri residents who find themselves in need of legal advice as a result of the recent storms and floods can get free help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its partners.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 14:06

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 Texas.

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

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