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Third DRC Opens in Nicholas County

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:08

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Nicholas County now has three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) with the July 15 opening of the latest center.

The newest center is located at the Birch River Elementary School, 379 Birch River Rd., Birch River, W.Va. 26610.

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Disaster assistance is available for older adults and people with disabilities

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:01

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Older adults and people with disabilities affected by the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

It is important to register with FEMA by calling 800-621-3362 to find out about services that may be available.

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Disaster assistance is available for older adults and people with disabilities

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:01

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Older adults and people with disabilities affected by the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

It is important to register with FEMA by calling 800-621-3362 to find out about services that may be available.

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Federal Disaster Assistance Tops $51 Million for May-June Storms and Flooding

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:00

AUSTIN, Texas—More than $51 million in federal disaster assistance to date is helping fuel the recovery for households and businesses in 24 Texas counties hit hard by the May-June storms and flooding.

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Disaster Assistance tops $28 million for West Virginia storm survivors

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 15:45

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Disaster assistance grants approved for homeowners and renters affected by last month’s severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides, has reached more than $28 million, less than three weeks after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for West Virginia.  

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Disaster Assistance tops $28 million for West Virginia storm survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 15:45

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Disaster assistance grants approved for homeowners and renters affected by last month’s severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides, has reached more than $28 million, less than three weeks after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for West Virginia.  

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What Texans Are Asked When Applying for FEMA Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 15:00

AUSTIN, Texas—Residents of 24 Texas counties affected by storms and flooding that occurred in May and June are encouraged to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance. Having the information they need ready when they call or go online to register will speed the process.

Applicants will be asked for the following information:

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FEMA offers advice on repairing, rebuilding at local Lowe’s stores

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 09:26

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, floods, landslides and mudslides, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local Lowe’s Home Improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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FEMA offers advice on repairing, rebuilding at local Lowe’s stores

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 09:26

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, floods, landslides and mudslides, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local Lowe’s Home Improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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“How can I help?” – some answers for West Virginians who want to make a difference for disaster recovery

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 07:49

Charleston, W.Va.– In the face of disaster, the people of West Virginia have come together with courage and compassion to ask “How can I help?”

The main needs now are cash donations and volunteers.

Although there has been an outpouring of financial support already to help flood survivors more is needed. Cash donations enable nonprofit organizations to purchase what disaster survivors need most. Buying the items from local businesses helps the economy recover. No gift is too small.

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“How can I help?” – some answers for West Virginians who want to make a difference for disaster recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 07:49

Charleston, W.Va.– In the face of disaster, the people of West Virginia have come together with courage and compassion to ask “How can I help?”

The main needs now are cash donations and volunteers.

Although there has been an outpouring of financial support already to help flood survivors more is needed. Cash donations enable nonprofit organizations to purchase what disaster survivors need most. Buying the items from local businesses helps the economy recover. No gift is too small.

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Appeals and Comments on Revised Preliminary Flood Maps for St. Bernard Parish Ends Soon

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 16:26

DENTON, Texas – Homeowners, renters and business owners are encouraged to review revised preliminary flood maps for St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Anyone who wishes to file an appeal or comment has until Aug. 10, 2016, for submission.

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More Texans Eligible for Disaster Aid, More Time to Apply

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 15:48

AUSTIN, Texas – More Texans are eligible for federal disaster assistance for the April storms and many more have additional time to register with FEMA for aid.

FEMA extended the period during which those affected by the storms may be eligible for disaster assistance. To be eligible for FEMA help, damage must have occurred April 17-30.

At the request of the state, residents of Anderson, Cherokee, Smith and Wood counties are now eligible for disaster assistance and are encouraged to register with FEMA.

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Texans Who Registered for April Storm Damage Should Register for May-June Floods, Too

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 15:00

AUSTIN, Texas—Residents of 10 Texas counties that were hit by storms and flooding in April are encouraged to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance if they had damage from the May-June event, as well.

In back-to-back disaster declarations, residents of 10 counties were affected by storms and flooding April 17-30 and again May 26-June 24. Those counties were Austin, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Tyler and Waller.

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Understanding the FEMA Eligibility Letter

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 07:36

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – West Virginians who applied for disaster assistance after the severe storms, mudslides, landslides and flooding that occurred June 22-June 29, 2016, should be sure to read letters or other correspondence from FEMA carefully. Sometimes you may need to provide additional documents or information in order to be eligible for assistance or for a determination to be made.

Common examples of missing information are:

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Understanding the FEMA Eligibility Letter

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 07:36

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – West Virginians who applied for disaster assistance after the severe storms, mudslides, landslides and flooding that occurred June 22-June 29, 2016, should be sure to read letters or other correspondence from FEMA carefully. Sometimes you may need to provide additional documents or information in order to be eligible for assistance or for a determination to be made.

Common examples of missing information are:

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:27

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Lowe’s in Fort Bend County July 14-19 to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:
Lowe’s, 28005 Southwest Freeway, Rosenberg TX 77471

When:
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 14-15

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, July 18

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 19

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Kanawha, Monroe Counties

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 11:04

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Kanawha and Monroe counties are the locations for the latest Disaster Recovery Centers.  The centers, which opened July 8, provide survivors of the June 22 severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides with useful information for recovery assistance.

The latest centers are:

Kanawha County                                          Monroe County                                                        

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Kanawha, Monroe Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 11:04

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Kanawha and Monroe counties are the locations for the latest Disaster Recovery Centers.  The centers, which opened July 8, provide survivors of the June 22 severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides with useful information for recovery assistance.

The latest centers are:

Kanawha County                                          Monroe County                                                        

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FEMA to Those Who Receive Assistance: Use Funds for Its Intended Purpose

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 15:01

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal officials are cautioning Texans who have received disaster assistance from FEMA to use the money for its intended purpose and to keep disaster spending receipts for three years.

Disaster assistance is to help residents meet basic disaster-related needs and funds are distributed via check or direct deposit. A letter explaining what the payment is to be used for arrives within a day or two of the check or direct deposit payment.

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