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Beware of Disaster Related Fraud

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:09

CHARLESTON, W.va – West Virginians whose homes were damaged in the recent storms and flooding may encounter people attempting to cheat them by posing as inspectors, government officials, volunteers or contractors. These people may try to obtain personal information or collect payment for disaster assistance or repairs.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:56

CHARLESTON, W.va. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today Disaster Recovery Centers will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one- on-one, face-to-face help to include the Small Business Administration (SBA). The locations are:

Disaster Recovery Center 2 Richwood City Hall

6 White Ave, Richwood, WV

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:56

CHARLESTON, W.va. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today Disaster Recovery Centers will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one- on-one, face-to-face help to include the Small Business Administration (SBA). The locations are:

Disaster Recovery Center 2 Richwood City Hall

6 White Ave, Richwood, WV

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Ten Safety Tips for this 4th of July

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 09:31

CHICAGO –Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office in Chicago:

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FEMA Awards $1,071,593 Grant to Hubbard County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 08:52

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,071,593 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Hubbard County, Minn., for the construction of two safe rooms at Camp Wilderness Boy Scout camp.  

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DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2016 Preaparedness Grants

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:31

WASHINGTON— As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Secretary Jeh Johnson today announced final allocations of $275 million for six Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 DHS competitive preparedness grant programs.

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Additional West Virginia Counties Approved For Disaster Aid

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:27

CHARLESTON, W.v. – The counties of Clay, Fayette, Monroe, Roane, and Summers counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

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Additional West Virginia Counties Approved For Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:27

CHARLESTON, W.v. – The counties of Clay, Fayette, Monroe, Roane, and Summers counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

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FEMA Ensures Texans with Disabilities, Access Needs Can Register For Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:04

AUSTIN, Texas—Texans who have a disability or access need and sustained damage or losses from the May storms and flooding may face challenges, but registering for federal aid shouldn’t be one of them.

“We reach out to the entire community,” said Federal Coordinating Officer William J. Doran III, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas. “And FEMA works with our partners to make sure that everybody can get access to disaster assistance information, programs and registration.”

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West Virginia Response & Recovery: Rising Above the Flood

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:24

CHARLESTON, W.v. - As skies clear and the floodwaters recede, responders, volunteers and teams dedicated to assisting West Virginians devastated by flooding have been arriving and making a difference. The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD) have been working with state and local emergency managers and officials to coordinate resources through its network of disaster relief agencies.

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West Virginia Response & Recovery: Rising Above the Flood

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:24

CHARLESTON, W.v. - As skies clear and the floodwaters recede, responders, volunteers and teams dedicated to assisting West Virginians devastated by flooding have been arriving and making a difference. The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD) have been working with state and local emergency managers and officials to coordinate resources through its network of disaster relief agencies.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:00

CHARLESTON, W.v. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a Disaster Recovery Center will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one- on-one, face-to-face help. The location is:

Kanawha County

Kanawha County Crede Warehouse

3300 Pennsylvania Ave

Charleston, WV 25302

Opening today at 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday (6/28/2016) 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., (open seven days a week)

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:00

CHARLESTON, W.v. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a Disaster Recovery Center will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one- on-one, face-to-face help. The location is:

Kanawha County

Kanawha County Crede Warehouse

3300 Pennsylvania Ave

Charleston, WV 25302

Opening today at 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday (6/28/2016) 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., (open seven days a week)

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FEMA Offers Free Resources for Property Owners Rebuilding After Disaster

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:47

AUSTIN, Texas – For Texas homeowners and businesses who are making repairs or rebuilding after the May storms and flooding, FEMA offers a wide range of free resources.

FEMA maintains an extensive online library, including bilingual and multimedia resources, which describe the measures contractors or do-it-yourselfers can take to reduce risks to property. FEMA publications can be viewed online and downloaded to any computer.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Opens

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 08:43

CHARLESTON, W.v. ­­­­– The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one-on-one, face-to-face help. The location is:

Greenbrier County

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

31 Tressel St

White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Opens

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 08:43

CHARLESTON, W.v. ­­­­– The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one-on-one, face-to-face help. The location is:

Greenbrier County

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

31 Tressel St

White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

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Flooding in the State of West Virginia

FEMA Region III News Releases - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:23

PHILADELPHIA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to support response and recovery efforts in West Virginia following the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that have been affecting the state and its people. The National Weather Service has indicated that the floodwaters are receding in parts of West Virginia, but more heavy rain is expected in areas already hit hard by flooding. A flash flood watch for 22 counties has been issued until Monday evening. Heavy rains could cause some streams to breach their banks. 

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Flooding in the State of West Virginia

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:23

PHILADELPHIA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to support response and recovery efforts in West Virginia following the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that have been affecting the state and its people. The National Weather Service has indicated that the floodwaters are receding in parts of West Virginia, but more heavy rain is expected in areas already hit hard by flooding. A flash flood watch for 22 counties has been issued until Monday evening. Heavy rains could cause some streams to breach their banks. 

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FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Closed July 3-4

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:10

AUSTIN, Texas – Holiday hours for the state/federal disaster recovery centers assisting Texans affected by May’s storms and flooding have been announced by FEMA.

All disaster recovery centers in Texas will be closed Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. The centers will be open Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Low-interest Disaster Loans Help Fuel Texas Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:59

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal officials urge those with damage or losses from the May storms and floods to complete a no-obligation disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help with their recovery.

Completing the application can open the door to all federal assistance, including possible additional grants from FEMA. If approved, and the loan is not accepted, survivors may find themselves ineligible for some forms of federal assistance.

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