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Calling your insurance agent is important step in getting help from FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 09:59

CHARLESTON, W. Va.— Registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the first step in qualifying for disaster assistance. If you have homeowners’ or renters’ insurance, your next step is to contact your insurance agent to see if your damage is covered.

In the aftermath of the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides, FEMA is advising survivors who experienced property damage to contact both FEMA and their insurance company. Wednesday, Aug. 24, is the last date to apply to FEMA.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Harris County

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 14:05

AUSTIN, Texas—A disaster recovery center in Tomball, Harris County will close Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Harris County

Location:      
Tomball Public Works Building

501 James St.
Tomball, TX 77375

Closing:         
6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10

Until then, hours of operation at the center are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8-10. Closed Sunday, Aug. 7.

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August 10 Last Day to Register for May-June Flood Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 14:02

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or losses from the May-June storms and flooding have only until Aug. 10 to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses between May 22 and June 24 and who live or work in the 24 eligible counties are strongly encouraged to register for FEMA assistance by the deadline.

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West Virginia survivors coping with emotional stress of storm and flooding

FEMA Region III News Releases - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 13:09

CHARLESTON, W. Va.— If you are facing the loss of your home, business or a cherished possession as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that hit on June 22-29, you may find that you are struggling to cope with the emotional impact of the disaster.

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West Virginia survivors coping with emotional stress of storm and flooding

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 13:09

CHARLESTON, W. Va.— If you are facing the loss of your home, business or a cherished possession as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that hit on June 22-29, you may find that you are struggling to cope with the emotional impact of the disaster.

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Help remains as Webster Springs DRC closes

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:54

Charleston, W.Va. -- The Webster County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Webster Springs Town Council meeting room will close at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you will still be able to get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Help remains as Webster Springs DRC closes

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:54

Charleston, W.Va. -- The Webster County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Webster Springs Town Council meeting room will close at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you will still be able to get the help you need with just a phone call.

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A U.S. Small Business Administration loan can be smart business

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:08

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you are a disaster survivor in West Virginia you may not know you can get help from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that could lead to a smarter, faster recovery for businesses, homeowners, renters or private nonprofits.

The first step is to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Once you have done that, both FEMA and SBA encourage you to apply for a low-interest disaster SBA loan to help fund your recovery and to ensure the federal disaster recovery process continues. 

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A U.S. Small Business Administration loan can be smart business

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:08

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you are a disaster survivor in West Virginia you may not know you can get help from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that could lead to a smarter, faster recovery for businesses, homeowners, renters or private nonprofits.

The first step is to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Once you have done that, both FEMA and SBA encourage you to apply for a low-interest disaster SBA loan to help fund your recovery and to ensure the federal disaster recovery process continues. 

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FEMA offers advice at local stores on repairing, rebuilding

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:36

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and four local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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FEMA offers advice at local stores on repairing, rebuilding

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:36

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and four local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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West Virginians: You have just three weeks left to register with FEMA

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:32

Charleston, W.Va. – If you suffered damage or losses from the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides, you have less than three weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Individual disaster assistance grants for homeowners and renters are available to eligible residents of 12 counties: Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster.

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West Virginians: You have just three weeks left to register with FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:32

Charleston, W.Va. – If you suffered damage or losses from the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides, you have less than three weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Individual disaster assistance grants for homeowners and renters are available to eligible residents of 12 counties: Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster.

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Monroe, Nicholas DRCs close; Help still available

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:30

Charleston, W.Va. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2016, one in Monroe County at the Alderson Senior Center, and the other in Nicholas County at the Birch River Elementary school.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Monroe, Nicholas DRCs close; Help still available

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:30

Charleston, W.Va. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2016, one in Monroe County at the Alderson Senior Center, and the other in Nicholas County at the Birch River Elementary school.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Recovery on Pine Ridge – One Year Later: Oglala Sioux Tribal Members Aiding Efforts

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:58

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – Hundreds of people from all over the country have contributed to recovery efforts at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservations following severe storms and flooding in May 2015. The response triggered the largest permanent housing construction effort in FEMA’s history.  As part of that effort, the agency has hired 25 local tribal members to assist in that effort, and their role has been vital.

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Recovery on Pine Ridge – One year later: A Holistic Approach – Partners Working Together

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:56

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – Hundreds of families’ lives were turned upside down and were severely affected after the devastating storms and floods hit Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Many homes were beyond repair. Families and friends were forced to find other places to live, doubling and tripling up in homes that were habitable, at a time when there was already a significant housing shortage on the Reservation.

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President Declares Disaster for Montana

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:42

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Montana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a tornado on June 11, 2016.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by a tornado in Fallon County.

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Disaster Recovery Progress at Pine Ridge, One Year Later

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:25

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – August 7 will mark one year since President Obama’s disaster declaration for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, kicking off the largest housing effort in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s history.  To support this effort, FEMA continues to have staff deployed to the reservation and office space at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

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Pine Ridge Recovery: By The Numbers

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 13:45

 

1                      First ever FEMA Individual Assistance Declaration Granted Directly to a Tribal Nation

8                      Communities that hosted Disaster Recovery Centers (Pine Ridge, Oglala, Manderson, Porcupine,
                        Kyle, Wanblee, Allen, Martin)

25                    Number of Oglala Sioux tribal members hired to support disaster recovery operations

58                    SBA disaster loans approved for tribal individuals and businesses

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