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FEMA Honors Achievements in Community Preparedness

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:44

2016 Individual and Community Preparedness Award Winners Announced
 

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the winners of the 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards, recognizing the outstanding efforts of individuals, programs, and organizations throughout the country working to prepare their communities for emergencies.

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Federal Support for Louisiana Continues, $127 Million in Financial Assistance Provided to Louisiana Flood Survivors So Far

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:36

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that financial support to flood survivors in Louisiana has reached more than $127 million dollars as part of the overall recovery process.

FEMA approved more than $107 million in grants to help survivors with temporary rental assistance, essential home repairs, and other serious disaster-related needs. More than 110,000 individuals and households have registered with FEMA for assistance.

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Every West Virginia disaster applicant has the right to appeal

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 13:13

CHARLESTON, W.Va.If you registered for help from FEMA and got a letter (often called a “determination letter”), you may want to appeal the decision made regarding your application for federal assistance. Here are some tips to help you:

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Every West Virginia disaster applicant has the right to appeal

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 13:13

CHARLESTON, W.Va.If you registered for help from FEMA and got a letter (often called a “determination letter”), you may want to appeal the decision made regarding your application for federal assistance. Here are some tips to help you:

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Begin Flood Cleanup as Soon as Possible

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:00

It’s not too early to begin cleaning up from Louisiana’s severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11.

Flood-damaged items like carpeting, bedding, furniture and other household items can be serious health hazards as well as eyesores. Here are some tips to dispose of these items safely and jumpstart your recovery:

File an Insurance Claim then Register with FEMA

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Louisiana: Keep in Touch and Update Info with FEMA to Avoid Delays

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 09:33

BATON ROUGE, La. –You may find yourself frequently moving if you’re a survivor of Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods.

If you’ve had any changes to your contact information it’s important to let FEMA know so the disaster assistance process stays on track.

FEMA may need to contact you to schedule an inspection or to get additional information to help process your application. That’s why it’s important to let them know as soon as possible if you’ve moved or have a new phone number.

You may update contact information two ways:

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Update on FEMA and Federal Partners’ Support to Disaster Recovery in Louisiana Parishes Affected by Floods

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 18:24

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today an extension to the grace period for expiring flood insurance policies, the latest in a series of actions to support the state in its ongoing response and recovery efforts in Louisiana.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Yale Fire

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 18:04

SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Yale Fire burning in Spokane County, Washington.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 12:16 a.m. PDT on August 22, 2016.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Wellesley Fire

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 17:59

SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Wellesley Fire burning in Spokane County, Washington.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 12:15 p.m. PDT on August 22, 2016.

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FEMA Extends Grace Period to Renew Flood Insurance Policies in Declared Louisiana Parishes

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:51

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that due to the damage and displacement caused by recent flooding, the grace period to renew flood insurance policies has been extended to 120 days, for certain parishes in Louisiana.

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Update on FEMA and Federal Partners’ Support to Disaster Recovery in Louisiana Parishes Affected by Floods

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 08:01

WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), federal partners’ and the state of Louisiana continue to work together to support relief efforts in Louisiana, to include opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) today.

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DRCs Open in East Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa and West Feliciana Parishes

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 19:17

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Sunday, August 21, in Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until further notice.

The centers are at the following addresses:

Former Parish Tourism Building

42271 S. Morrison Blvd.

Hammond, La. 70443

 

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Two Parishes for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 19:12

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Sunday, August 21, in Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until further notice.

The centers are at the following addresses:

Former Parish Tourism Building

42271 S. Morrison Blvd.

Hammond, La. 70443

 

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Federal Assistance to Louisiana Flood Survivors Tops $56 Million

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 17:26

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today more than $56 million dollars has been approved in federal support within the first week of the president's major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana.

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Efforts from Federal Partners Continue to Support Survivors in Louisiana

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 18:50

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is leading the federal government’s effort to provide assistance and support to Louisiana, in response to recent flooding.

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Public Invited to Comment on Flood Maps for City of Shepherd, Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 18:27

DENTON, Texas – Homeowners, renters and business owners are encouraged to review revised preliminary flood maps for the city of Shepherd in San Jacinto County, Texas. The deadline for submitting comments is November 8, 2016.

 “We hope that everyone reviews the maps to understand the flood risks involved,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. “It is also very important that we receive the public’s input on these maps.”                                                                                      

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FEMA Awards $262,420 Grant to the City of Lansing

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 14:43

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $262,420 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the City of Lansing, Mich., for the acquisition and demolition of four flood-prone homes.

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More than $75 Million in Federal Help Flows to Texans for May-June Storms and Flooding

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 13:45

AUSTIN, Texas—With images of damage from the May-June storms and flooding receding into a rear view, Texas individuals, families and businesses are now shifting focus ahead on the road to recovery thanks to $75.4 million in federal assistance.

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FEMA Appoints National Advisory Council Members

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:19

Next NAC Meeting Scheduled
 

WASHINGTON—Today, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate appointed five new members and reappointed seven current members to FEMA’s National Advisory Council (NAC).

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Federal Partners Continue to Support Survivors in Louisiana

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 17:31

WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Barack Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is leading the federal government’s effort to provide assistance and support to Louisiana, in response to recent flooding.

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