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Centers Opening in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:01

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. – FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are opening Thursday, February 4, in St. Louis and St. Charles counties. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 33 Missouri counties included in the Jan. 21, 2016, Missouri federal disaster declaration.

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After the Flood: What Texans Need to Do to Prepare For the Next Disaster

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 17:29

AUSTIN, Texas – So, you and your family survived the big storm.

The water has been pumped out of your basement. Your walls and floors are dry. Your roof seems to be intact. Your electrical appliances are working fine. And your flood-soaked refuse has been removed to the landfill. You are grateful it’s all over. But is it really? Ask yourself, “Are my house and property ready for the next big one? Will my family be safe the next time we flood?”

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Washington Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:09

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 State of Washington.

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

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President Declares Disaster for State of Washington

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:04

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 State of Washington to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, mudslides, and a tornado during the period of December 1-14, 2015.

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FEMA Public Assistance Added for Smith County in Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:19

AUSTIN, Texas—Federal disaster assistance to Texas for the October severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding has been expanded to include Smith County in Texas for FEMA Public Assistance (PA).

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Idaho Receives Second Major Disaster Declaration in Six Weeks

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:39

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Local crews worked around the clock to restore power and clear roads after severe winter storms in December brought heavy snow and frigid temperatures to northern Idaho. As a result of President Obama’s February 1 disaster declaration, the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (IBHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be working to reimburse eligible applicants for costs incurred in keeping citizens safe and in cleaning up and repairing afterward.

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