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State, FEMA to Close Joint Field Office January 22, 2016

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 14:11

PHILADELPHIA – The State of West Virginia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Joint Field Office in Charleston, WV will close January 22, 2016. For the past ten months the state and FEMA have been working closely to support the recovery from the 2015 spring and summer storms that impacted 67 Counties.

What does this mean for the people of West Virginia?

Regis Phelan, the Federal Coordinating Officer said, “FEMA will continue to work closely with the state to ensure the recovery process continues smoothly and projects are complete.”

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Help Remains Available After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Lake City

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:10

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A disaster recovery center in Florence County will close Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m.:

  • Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 620 S. Ron McNair Blvd., Lake City

Many services available at disaster recovery centers are also available by calling the FEMA helpline. Survivors of Oct. 1-23 storms and flooding in Florence County can get help by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585; those who use 711/VRS can call 800-621-3362. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

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Help Remains Available After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Columbia

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:07

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A disaster recovery center in Richland County will close Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m.:

  • Richland Main Library, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia

Many services available at disaster recovery centers are also available by calling the FEMA helpline. Survivors of Oct. 1-23 storms and flooding in Richland County can get help by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585; those who use 711/VRS can call 800-621-3362. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Survivors can use the helpline to:

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Mississippi Disaster Recovery Centers Open In Benton And Marshall Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 17:06

OXFORD, Miss. – Disaster recovery centers are open in Benton and Marshall counties to help Mississippi survivors recover from the December storms, tornadoes and floods.

The centers will be open seven days a week until further notice. The disaster recovery centers are operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with county and local agencies.

Disaster recovery center locations:

Benton County

Ashland Fire Department

60 Third St.

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FEMA Teams in Neighborhoods Helping Mississippi Storm Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 15:16

OXFORD, Miss. – Disaster survivor assistance teams are working in storm-stricken neighborhoods helping Mississippians recover from the December storms.

The teams are made up of disaster specialists from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They are canvassing areas to give residents an opportunity to register for disaster assistance and to quickly address immediate and emerging needs. The teams can also provide application updates and referrals to additional resources when needs remain.

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Disaster Aid for June Storms in South Dakota Tops $3.4 Million

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 20:08

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (SDOEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than $3.4 million in disaster aid has been approved to help communities in twelve counties and three tribal nations in South Dakota recover from a series of June storms.  Those storms caused a swath of damage that stretched from southwest South Dakota through the center of the state.

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Public Open House about Flood Risks in Nueces County, Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 19:46

DENTON, Texas – Homeowners, renters and business owners are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps for Nueces County. Interested citizens can obtain more information about the proposed changes during an open house in Corpus Christi on Jan. 14.

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 19:43

DENTON, Texas – Months of teamwork by local, state and tribal officials, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have led to revised preliminary flood maps in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.

The public is encouraged to participate in an appeal and comment period about the maps. Anyone who wishes to file an appeal has until Feb. 27, 2016, for submission. 

St. Mary Parish communities included in the appeal period include: Towns of Baldwin and Berwick, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, and the cities of Franklin, Morgan City and Patterson.

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Revised Preliminary Flood Maps for St. Bernard Parish Available for Review

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 19:39

DENTON, Texas – Homeowners, renters and business owners are encouraged to review revised preliminary flood maps for St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. These maps help homeowners and businesses decide about purchasing flood insurance. By knowing the risks, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development. 

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FEMA Housing Inspectors In Mississippi Counties Damaged By December Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 18:52

PEARL, Miss. – Housing inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are assisting eligible survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding by visiting neighborhoods and checking for damage.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Harris County, Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 18:07

AUSTIN, Texas –The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center, 6402 Market St., Houston, TX, in Harris County, will close at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16.

 

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IBHS/FEMA Inform Applicants of Potential Assistance Grants following November Storm

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 15:47

 

BOISE, Idaho – Emergency management specialists from the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (IBHS), with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), completed a briefing Thursday in Coeur d’Alene as a first step in getting assistance dollars to local and tribal governments and nonprofit utilities affected by the November 17 severe storm and straight-line winds in four northern Idaho counties.

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SBA to Open Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Austin; Del Valle DRC to Close

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 13:40

AUSTIN, Texas—The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801Ainez Dr., Austin, TX 78744 in Travis County, will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) for five days only, beginning Monday, Jan. 11.

The Travis County DRC, located at the Elroy Community Library, 13512 FM 812, Del Valle, TX 78617, will close at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9.

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FEMA Releases Severe El Nino Disaster Response Plan

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 01/07/2016 - 17:00

FEMA Releases Severe El Nino Disaster Response Plan

 For California, Arizona, Nevada

Combined Federal, State task force to meet today at Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

 

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Help Remains Available After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Berkeley

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 18:00

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A disaster recovery center in Berkeley County will close Friday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m.:

  • Pine Ridge Fire Station #1, 565 Myers Road, Summerville

Many services available at disaster recovery centers are also available by calling the FEMA helpline. Survivors of Oct. 1-23 storms and flooding in Berkeley County can get help by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585; those who use 711/VRS can call 800-621-3362. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Survivors can use the helpline to:

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Help Remains Available After Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Eastover, Gadsden

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 17:50

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two disaster recovery centers in Richland County will close Friday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m.:

  • Richland County Library Eastover, 608 Main St. in Eastover

  • Temple of Faith Church, 2850 Congaree Road, Gadsden

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More Californians Preparing For Severe El Nino Flood Risk: Residents Purchase 28,000 New Flood Insurance Policies in California

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 15:26

More Californians Preparing For Severe El Nino Flood Risk:  Residents Purchase 28,000 New Flood Insurance Policies in California

28,084 New National Flood Insurance Program Policies Purchased in California since August

Oakland Calif., -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released new data on

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Policies, showing an increase of more than 20,000 new NFIP Policies written in California during the month of November 2015.

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Receive Disaster Assistance from FEMA? Texans Should Spend Wisely & Well

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:30

AUSTIN, Texas ─ Disaster Assistance grants should be used only for disaster-related expenses. That’s the word from state emergency management officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA recommends money received for repairs to your home due to damage caused by October’s severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding should be used right away. While the assistance is tax free and the grants do not have to be repaid, survivors are reminded to use their funds wisely and solely for recovery.

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City of Leon Valley, Texas, Unveiling High Water Mark, Announcing Initiative Targeting Local Flood Risk

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:18

DENTON, Texas – In October of 1998, the City of Leon Valley was devastated by flooding. On January 9, 2016, officials will unveil a High Water Mark in that city. They will also announce the start of a new initiative reminding residents of the community’s flood risks. Mayor Chris Riley will unveil the High Water Mark at Raymond Rimkus Park at 9:00 a.m.

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3 Months After Flooding, Federal Assistance to South Carolina Continues

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 01/05/2016 - 18:53

COLUMBIA, S.C. Ninety days after severe storms and flooding in South Carolina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have provided more than $219 million in grants and loans to assist in recovery.

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