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Disaster Recovery Center in Houston (Harris County) to Operate as Disaster Loan Outreach Center

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 09:12

AUSTIN, Texas – FEMA’s disaster recovery center at the Foundry United Methodist Church in Houston will close at 2 p.m. on June 11 and begin operating as a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center on June 13.

The disaster loan outreach center will begin operations at 9 a.m. Monday.

Location:      
Foundry United Methodist Church
8350 Jones Rd.
Houston, TX 77065

Hours:           
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close June 11 in Spring and Houston (Harris County)

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 09:46

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Spring and Houston in Harris County will close at 2 p.m. on June 11.

Locations:     
Cypress Creek Christian Church & Community Center
6823 Cypresswood Dr.
Spring, TX 77379

Foundry United Methodist Church
8350 Jones Rd.
Houston, TX 77065

Closing:         
2 p.m. Saturday, June 11

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:18

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of June 13th to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:18

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of June 13th to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Large scale earthquake preparedness exercise starts tomorrow

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 17:30

SEATTLE – Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC) at all levels of government and the private sector in Washington, Oregon and Idaho will activate June 7-10 as part of ‘Cascadia Rising,’ a national level exercise that will simulate a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami along the Washington and Oregon coast. Thousands of people, including military personnel, will participate to test a joint response to one of the most complex disaster scenarios facing the Pacific Northwest.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Stafford in Fort Bend County June 11

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:53

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery center in Stafford in Fort Bend County will close at 2 p.m. on June 11.

Location:      
United Way Fort Bend Center
12300 Parc Crest Dr.
Stafford, TX 77477

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Federal Disaster Assistance to Texas Survivors Tops $81 Million for April Floods

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 15:01

AUSTIN, Texas – More than $81 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for the residents of 12 Texas counties recovering from the severe storms and flooding in April.

The 12 counties included in the April 17-24 disaster declaration are: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton.

The deadline to register for federal assistance for the April flooding is June 24.

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Brookshire (Waller County) Disaster Recovery Center to Operate as Disaster Loan Outreach Center

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 15:06

AUSTIN, Texas – After FEMA’s Waller County disaster recovery center in Brookshire closes on June 4, it will begin operating as a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center on Monday, June 6.

Location:      
Brookshire Civic Center
4010 4th St.
Brookshire, TX 77423

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Monroe Disaster Recovery Center Moving To New Location

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 15:01

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Monroe (Ouachita Parish), which is closing today, Friday, June 3, will reopen on Monday, June 6 at 12 noon and close at 6 p.m. It will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  On Friday, June 10 it will open at 8 a.m. and close permanently at 2 p.m.

The new center is located at the following address:

The Richwood Multi-Purpose Center

2710 Martin Luther King Drive

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Webster Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:28

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Minden (Webster Parish) will close on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

401 Main Street

Minden, La.

 

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Caddo Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Loan Center for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:22

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center in Shreveport will close on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m., and transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Monday, June 6, at 9 a.m.

The new DLOC will be located on the Ground Floor of Independence Stadium, at 3301 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport, La. Its hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Tangipahoa Disaster Recovery Center in Hammond Will Be Closed on Saturday

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:14

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Hammond (Tangipahoa Parish) will be closed this Saturday, June 4 but will be open next week, beginning Monday, June 6. Hours are 8 a.m. through 6 p.m., Monday through Friday until further notice.

The center is located at the following address:

 

Parish Planning Commission

42271 S. Morrison Blvd.

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Ascension Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 09:34

Baton Rouge, La. –Disaster survivors from Ascension Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Gonzales Monday, June 6 through Saturday, June 11.

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Join the Cascadia Rising 2016 exercise TweetChat June 6 with #CascadiaEQ

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 19:33
SEATTLE – On June 6 at 12 p.m. PT, a one-hour Q&A TweetChat will take place about a possible 9.0 magnitude Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Language English
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Natchitoches Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 16:08

Baton Rouge, La. –Disaster survivors from Natchitoches Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Natchitoches Monday, June 6 through Saturday, June 11.

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Caddo Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 15:38

Baton Rouge, La. –Disaster survivors from Caddo Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Shreveport Monday, June 6 through Saturday, June 11.

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This Hurricane Season, Flood Insurance is a Wise Investment

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 15:21

AUSTIN, Texas – Flooding is a familiar and frequent natural disaster in Texas. Heavy rains are a consistent threat across the state, while hurricanes have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in flood damage to Texas homes and businesses in just the past few years.

A flood insurance policy through the National Flood Insurance Program offers Texas residents their best protection against loss. It takes 30 days for a new NFIP policy to go into effect. 

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close June 4 in Columbus

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:00

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery center in Columbus in Colorado County will close at 2 p.m. on June 4.

Location:      
Colorado County EMS
305 Radio Lane, Room 101
Columbus, TX 78934

Closing:         
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

Disaster recovery centers are operated jointly by FEMA and the state. Visiting a disaster recovery center is not required to register for FEMA assistance.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors While Disaster Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 09:41

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Monroe (Ouachita Parish), at the
Monroe Civic Center, 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, will close on Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. The
center will reopen at a new location. Officials will announce the new location once that
information is available.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Austin Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 15:40

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit two home improvement stores in Harris County and another in Austin County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from June 2-7 at the following locations:

Harris County

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