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More than $3.6 Million in Disaster Aid Approved for June Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:56

SIOUX FALLS, SD –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than  $3.6 million in federal disaster aid has been approved to help communities in twelve counties and two tribal nations in South Dakota recover from a series of June storms.  Those storms produced a tornado that struck Wessington Springs along with heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in western, north central and southeast South Dakota.

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FEMA Housing Inspectors Contacting Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:24

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that more than 400 housing inspectors are in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties reaching out to Michigan homeowners and renters who have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance.

These FEMA inspectors are scheduling appointments with registered applicants to document the extent of damage to thousands of properties, but do not determine whether a particular applicant qualifies for FEMA assistance.  

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FEMA Housing Inspectors Contacting Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:24

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that more than 400 housing inspectors are in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties reaching out to Michigan homeowners and renters who have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance.

These FEMA inspectors are scheduling appointments with registered applicants to document the extent of damage to thousands of properties, but do not determine whether a particular applicant qualifies for FEMA assistance.  

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Montana Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:59

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 Montana.

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

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Montana Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:59

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 Montana.

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

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Get Ready, Missouri: One Week Until Annual Earthquake Drill

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:58

More than 440,000 in Missouri to Participate in Nationwide Drill            

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With just one week to go, communities throughout Missouri are preparing for the fourth annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, scheduled for October 16 at 10:16 a.m. 

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Get Ready, Missouri: One Week Until Annual Earthquake Drill

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:58

More than 440,000 in Missouri to Participate in Nationwide Drill            

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With just one week to go, communities throughout Missouri are preparing for the fourth annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, scheduled for October 16 at 10:16 a.m. 

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President Declares Disaster for Montana

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:54

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 Montana to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of August 21-25, 2014.

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Beware of Scams and Fraudulent Phone Calls

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:14

WARREN, Mich. – State and federal recovery officials urge Michigan residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on vulnerable survivors because of the August storms and flooding.

Common post-disaster fraud practices include:

Phony housing inspectors: Owners/applicants may be especially vulnerable to phony housing inspectors claiming to represent FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration. An applicant should ALWAYS:

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FEMA Offers Free Home Repair Advice

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:03

WARREN, Mich. – Residents who want to reduce the risk of property damage from storms, floods and other potential hazards have the opportunity to meet with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Mitigation specialists will be available in:

Macomb County
Lowe’s Home Improvement
31140 Van Dyke Ave.
Warren, MI 48093
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Thursdays through Oct. 21

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Texas Receives More Than $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for University of Texas Medical Branch Mitigation Measures

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:46

DENTON, Texas – The state of Texas has received more than $1.5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for mitigation measures for a University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) building.

Hurricane Ike damaged the UTMB Customs House, also known as the 1700 Strand Building, in 2008. These mitigation measures will protect it from potential future storm damage.

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FEMA Awards $2.35 Million in Disaster Funds for Okanogan County PUD

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:53

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded more than $2.35 million to the state of Washington to help pay for disaster-related repair costs of the Okanogan County Public Utilities District (PUD).

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FEMA Mitigation Specialists Continue Outreach in Yakima

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:50

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are on hand this week at Home Depot and Lowe’s in Yakima to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damage from wildfire, flooding, flash flooding and other disasters. 

The advisors can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage and offer tips to build hazard-resistant homes. They can also answer questions about FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.

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Erosion Threat Assessment Reduction Team

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:45

Erosion Threat Assessment Reduction Team (ETART) is a multijurisdictional, interdisciplinary team formed jointly by FEMA and the State of Washington in response to the 2014 Central Washington wildfires to address the threat of flooding, mudslides, debris flows and other erosion over the approximately 415 square miles of burned lands.(For a landownership breakdown, see the following map and chart.)

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Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma Agencies Receive More than $1.2 Million in FEMA Grants to Assist with Flood Mapping Activities

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:33

DENTON, Texas — Agencies in Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma have been awarded more than $1.2 million in non-disaster hazard mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

These grants are part of FEMA’s Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) program and pay for efforts to maintain up-to-date flood hazard maps and other flood hazard information.

The cities and agencies that received the grants include:

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Texas Cities and Agencies Receive More than $2.3 Million in FEMA Grants to Assist with Flood Mapping Activities

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:30

DENTON, Texas — Cities and agencies in Texas have been awarded more than $2.3 million in non-disaster hazard mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

These grants are part of FEMA’s Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) program and pay for efforts to maintain up-to-date flood hazard maps and other flood hazard information.

The cities and agencies that received the grants include:

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FDRC Initiative Brings Colleges, Towns Together For Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:24

EATONTOWN, N.J. -- It started with an emergency grant request. Then a marketing plan needed to be developed. Dunes needed repair and construction permits needed to be filed. Then someone decided a wastewater feasibility study was worth pursuing.

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FEMA Mitigation Teams Offer Free Rebuilding Information

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:32

WARREN, Mich. – Residents who want to reduce the risk of property damage from future storms have the opportunity to meet with mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Mitigation specialists are in Wayne County to provide rebuilding information from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. Oct. 6 through Oct. 19 at the Walmart Supercenter, 7555 Telegraph Road in Taylor. They will be available every day except Thursdays.

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Four FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers Open and Ready to Assist

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 22:11

WARREN, Mich. – Four disaster recovery centers are opening tomorrow to assist residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties who suffered damages and losses in the August 11-13 severe storms and flooding.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of New Mexico Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 21:50

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 New Mexico.

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

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