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Making Repairs and Rebuilding Wisely Following Texas Storm Damage

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 09:27

As important as it is to make home repairs as soon as possible following a natural disaster, it also is important to take some time to plan the project, consult with local officials and choose a contractor wisely.

Before You Start:

  • Contact the local permitting office. Follow all local and state requirements.

  • Check with your local building official to make sure your work is safe and meets all local and state requirements.

How to Help Reduce Future Damage:

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Public Invited to Comment on Flood Maps for the City of Corning, Arkansas

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 17:08

DENTON, Texas – After working together to create revised preliminary flood maps, officials with the city of Corning and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) now want to hear from the public.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Corning, Ark., are encouraged to look at the revised preliminary flood maps to understand where flood risks have been identified. Anyone who has comments or who would like to file an appeal has until Oct. 30, 2015, to submit them.

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Texas Privately Owned Road and Bridge Repair

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 16:49

FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program grants may be used to repair disaster-damaged privately owned access roads if:

  • The survivor meets all of the basic eligibility criteria for the Individuals and Households Program assistance

  • The survivor is the homeowner, and the home is their primary residence

In addition, the road/bridge repairs must meet at least one of the following:

  • The road/bridge is the only access to the property

  • The home cannot be accessed due to damaged infrastructure

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DISASTER AID TO WYOMING RESIDENTS TOPS $1.8 MILLION

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 15:12

CHEYENNE, WYO. – In less than two weeks, federal and state disaster assistance in the form of grants and low-interest loans for Wyoming families and individuals impacted by the May 24-June 6 severe storms and floods is $1,878,361.67. Thus far, 296 Johnson and Niobrara county residents have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance, and continued assistance funds go out daily.

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FEMA Disaster Assistance Tops $2 Million for Arkansas Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:51

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – More than $2 million in assistance to date is helping the residents of nine Arkansas counties recover from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding, May 7 to June 15, 2015.

Recovery officials caution though, that the time to register for federal help is running out.  The deadline to apply for assistance is Aug. 25, 2015.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management provide this current summary of assistance:

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State/FEMA Recovery Center to Open in Pontotoc County

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:41

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Pontotoc County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 22.

The DRC officially opens on Tuesday, August 4, at:

Pontotoc County
Evergreen Building
221 North Rennie
Ada, OK 74820
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

As previously announced, DRCs will also open in Carter, Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties during the week of August 3 in:

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California to receive FEMA funding to battle Rocky Fire in Lake County

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:10

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California to combat the Rocky Fire burning in Lake County.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Iowa Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:23

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 Iowa.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Iowa

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:18

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 Iowa to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 20-25, 2015.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN IN CARTER, OKFUSKEE AND OKMULGEE COUNTIES

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:05

OKLAHOMA CITY – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open in Carter, Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 22.

A DRC officially reopens in Carter County on Tuesday, August 4, at:

Ardmore Convention Center
(Conference Rooms 3 & 4)
2401 N. Rockford Road
Ardmore, OK 73401
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A mobile DRC officially opens in Okfuskee County on Tuesday, August 4, at:

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Texans: Please Share Disaster Recovery Info with Friends and Neighbors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:39

AUSTIN, Texas — Word of mouth is a powerful way to spread news.  Amazing as it may seem, some people are so busy with their recovery, they haven’t heard about federal help. You could be the one to bring this important message to someone you know, perhaps a friend, neighbor, co-worker, family member or acquaintance.

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Additional Damage May Mean Additional Assistance for Oklahomans

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:58

OKLAHOMA CITY – Many Oklahomans have already registered with the Federal Management Agency for disaster assistance to repair their damaged homes, but as they may have experienced multiple rounds of storms and be eligible for additional assistance, they should call FEMA to request a re-inspection.

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Disaster Recovery Center in Grayson County Transitioning to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:29

AUSTIN, Texas – To meet the needs of Texans affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22, the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Sherman will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center on Monday.

The Disaster Recovery Center at the Sherman Youth Center, located at 407 W. Washington St., Sherman, TX will close on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m.

On Monday, Aug. 3, an SBA center will open at the Grayson County Courthouse.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Stouts Creek Fire

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:22

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Stouts Creek Fire, burning in Douglas County, Oregon.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the Stouts Creek Fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state’s request for federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) on July 31, 2015 at 1:33 a.m. PDT.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Relocate in Hidalgo County for Texas Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:43

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hidalgo County will relocate to a new location on Monday, Aug. 3, for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.

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Two Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Wharton County for Texas Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:37

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open on Monday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 6, at noon in Wharton County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Wise County for Texas Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:54

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, Aug. 3, at noon in Wise County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.

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Communities urged to apply for aid that helps build more disaster-resistant infrastructure

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:16

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Federal assistance may be available to help Arkansas communities rebuild infrastructure to higher, more disaster-resistant standards and state officials are encouraging local governments to take advantage of that funding.

The assistance to communities is part of the aid that became available following the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 7 to June 15, 2015.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of South Dakota Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:19

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 South Dakota.

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

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President Declares Disaster for South Dakota

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:15

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 South Dakota to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 17-24, 2015.

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