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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Hood County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:57

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Home Depot in Hood County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:          

The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76408

Hours:           

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday May 5-6;

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday May 7-8; and

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harrison County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:45

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Lowe’s Home Improvement in Harrison County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:          

Lowe’s Home Improvement, 910 E End Blvd N, Marshall, TX 75670

Hours:

7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday May 5-6;

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday May 7-8; and

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All Louisiana Disaster Recovery Centers to Transition to Shorter Saturday Schedule

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:47

BATON ROUGE, La – Beginning May 7, all disaster recovery centers in Louisiana will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays for Louisiana disaster survivors.

Hours of operation at all centers remain 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only the Monroe (Ouachita Parish) and Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) centers will remain open noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays until further notice.

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Only Two Weeks Left to Register for March Storms Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:47

AUSTIN, Texas — Texans who suffered damage or losses from the March 7-29 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance.

“We do not want to see anyone lose the opportunity to receive money that they are due,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin Hannes, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas. “But as we deal with multiple disasters here in Texas, FEMA must ask survivors to meet this deadline so that we can start the next steps in the recovery process.”

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Texans Urged to Apply for Low-Interest Disaster Loans to Aid Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:36

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal officials are urging applicants for federal assistance from the April 17-24 floods to complete a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of their recovery process.

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and SBA said residents of eight counties – Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Parker, Waller and Wharton – who sustained damage or losses from the storms and flooding should complete the loan application even if they don’t want a loan.

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How to Appeal a FEMA Decision

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:11

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Some survivors, who registered for federal disaster assistance after the March storms and flooding, may have received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that says they are ineligible. However, the reason for the decision may be something that can be easily fixed, such as providing insurance documents or new contact information.

Applicants can appeal any FEMA decision.

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Four More Texas Counties May Apply for Disaster Aid for April Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:53

AUSTIN, Texas – Individuals and families in Austin, Colorado, Waller and Wharton counties can now register for assistance for the April 17-24 severe storms and floods after the Federal Emergency Management Agency granted the state’s request to add them to the disaster declaration.

They join the four counties already designated for FEMA’s individual assistance program under the April 25 federal disaster declaration: Fayette, Grimes, Harris and Parker counties.  

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:06

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Roseland (Tangipahoa Parish) disaster recovery center will close Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

National Guard Pavilion RSA
62589 Holloway Road
Roseland, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Roseland may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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