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Free FEMA advice available at more south central Missouri area stores

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 19:01

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two more home improvement stores— in Laclede and Pulaski counties — are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next six days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 16:51

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Teams of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of future disaster-related property damage at building supply stores in three Arkansas locations Thursday, March 10 – March 15, 2016.

The teams will be at these stores:

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Los expertos de FEMA brindan ideas para reducir el impacto de los daños provocados por desastres

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 13:47

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Los equipos de especialistas de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) brindarán consejos y técnicas para reducir el impacto de los daños a la propiedad relacionados con desastres en el futuro en tres tiendas de insumos para la construcción de Arkansas desde el 3 al 8 de marzo del 2016.

A continuación se incluyen las tiendas donde estarán los equipos.

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Mississippi Disaster Survivors: Stay in Touch With FEMA to Keep Recovery Going

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 13:49

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage survivors of the December storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi to keep their recovery process on track by calling the FEMA helpline. The deadline to register with FEMA was March 4, but survivors can still call to check on the status of their applications, appeal decisions, update contact information, or ask questions about the process.

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Businesses, Nonprofit Organizations Get Smart about Low-Interest Disaster Loans

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 13:49

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Businesses and nonprofit organizations in the Arkansas disaster area are discovering a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration is a smart business decision.

Disaster loans provide funding for private sector recovery and are being used to:

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Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia Declaration

FEMA Region III News Releases - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 21:41

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local and Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:

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Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 21:41

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local and Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for the Commonwealth of Virginia

FEMA Region III News Releases - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 21:37

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement commonwealth, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016. 

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President Declares Disaster for the Commonwealth of Virginia

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 21:37

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement commonwealth, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016. 

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Undocumented Immigrants May Qualify for Some Disaster Aid on Child’s Behalf

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 17:21

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Undocumented immigrants who are parents or guardians of minor children who are U.S. citizens in the federally-declared Arkansas disaster area may apply for disaster aid on behalf of their child, according to the FEMA.

Residents of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier counties affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period Dec. 26 – Jan. 22, 2016 may be eligible for disaster aid and are encouraged to register for assistance with FEMA.

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Disaster Recovery Center Open in Benton County, March 8 - 12

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 13:05

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – A joint federal/state disaster recovery center will be open in Benton County March 8 – 12, 2016, to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016.

Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are at the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

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