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FEMA Ready to Review Your Sandy Flood Claim, Just Call and Ask

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:57

Two weeks remain for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insurance policyholders to submit their Hurricane Sandy Claims for review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The last day to submit claims is Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.

NFIP-certified insurance adjusters are currently reviewing more than 15,000 Sandy flood claims, looking for any instance of underpayment. Where warranted by the review, additional payments are being made to policyholders who suffered losses from the storm.

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FEMA Assistance Will Not Change Social Security, Medicare Benefits

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 17:12

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance grants do not count as income. Survivors who receive federal disaster assistance as a result of the wildfires will not pay additional income taxes or see any reduction in their Social Security checks or any other federal benefits.

Grants for temporary housing, essential home repairs, replacement of personal property or other disaster-related needs do not count as income. Donations from charitable organizations will not affect Social Security payments or Medicare benefits.

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FEMA Phones and Help Available at Disaster Recovery Centers

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 17:09

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Many survivors of the recent wildfires in Lake and Calaveras counties have lost both landline and cellular telephone service. The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants them to know that two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have operational phone lines and are staffed with FEMA representatives who are ready to help residents register for disaster assistance.

Two DRCs are currently open in Calaveras and Lake counties:

The Calaveras County DRC in San Andreas:

891 Mountain Ranch Rd.

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Unique Wildfire Mitigation Efforts in Bastrop County Trim Risks

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:56

During September, National Preparedness Month, the Austin Joint Field Office is releasing a series of stories highlighting FEMA’s support of Texas communities as they take steps to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property.

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Five Disaster Prep Hacks You Need to Know

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 08:45

CHICAGO –Disasters can happen with little or no warning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be ready for them. Use these five life hacks to help you better prepare for whatever the unexpected may be:

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