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FEMA Rental Assistance May Be an Option for Texas Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:12

AUSTIN, Texas – Homeowners and renters in four Texas counties affected by the storms and flooding April 17-24 may be eligible to receive rental assistance from FEMA. The funds are meant to help pay for a clean and safe place for them to stay while making repairs or rebuilding their storm-damaged home.

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Mitigation Advice Available at Olive Branch Home Depot

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:18

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are in Olive Branch to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers are available April 28 to May 3 at the Home Depot at 7740 Craft Goodman Road in Olive Branch. They will be in the store today from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Mitigation Advice Available at Brookhaven and Laurel Home Improvement Stores

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:15

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are in Brookhaven and Laurel to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers are available April 28 through May 3 at the Home Depot at 101 Stribling Road in Brookhaven and at Lowe’s at 1490 Highway 15 N. in Laurel. They will be in the stores today from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Disaster Damage in Gregg County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:32

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at Hardin True Value in Gregg County.

 

Specialists will be available at the following location:

 

Hardin True Value, 106 Delwood Drive, Longview, TX 75605

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Merryville, Beauregard Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:24

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Merryville (Beauregard Parish) disaster recovery center will close Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Merryville Community Center
3024 Pine St.
Merryville, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Merryville 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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All But One Disaster Recovery Center No Longer Open On Sundays; Monroe Center Keeps Seven Days a Week Schedule

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:14

BATON ROUGE, La – Beginning May1, all disaster recovery centers, except the Monroe (Ouachita Parish) center will no longer be open on Sundays. All other centers will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Louisiana disaster survivors.

The Monroe disaster recovery center will remain open seven days a week with Sunday hours from noon to 5 p.m. at the following address:

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Expressway
Monroe, La.                     

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Disaster Damage in Orange, Jasper Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:39

AUSTIN, Texas – Teams of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at three Orange County Building Materials locations in Jasper and Orange Counties.

 

Specialists will be available at the following locations:

 

Orange County

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FEMA Offers Free Resources for Property Owners Rebuilding After Disaster

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 15:35

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers a wide range of free resources for Texas homeowners and businesses who are making repairs or rebuilding after a disaster. 

FEMA maintains an extensive online library, including bilingual and multimedia resources, which describe the measures contractors or do-it-yourselfers can take to reduce risks to property. FEMA publications can be viewed online and downloaded to any computer.

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April Storms and Flooding: Texans in Four Counties Can Now Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:26

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who sustained damage or losses from the storms and flooding that

occurred April 17-24 can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency

Management Agency.

The presidential disaster declaration of April 25 makes federal assistance available to eligible

individuals and households in four Texas counties: Fayette, Grimes, Harris, and Parker.

Survivors can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY)

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:26

April Storms and Flooding: Texans in Four Counties Can Now Register for

FEMA Disaster Assistance

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who sustained damage or losses from the storms and flooding that

occurred April 17-24 can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency

Management Agency.

The presidential disaster declaration of April 25 makes federal assistance available to eligible

individuals and households in four Texas counties: Fayette, Grimes, Harris, and Parker.

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Texas Disaster Assistance Nearly $30 Million

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:02

AUSTIN, Texas – More than $29.9 million in federal and state aid to date is helping the residents

of 13 Texas counties recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in March.

Assistance is ongoing and residents of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper,

Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties are encouraged to

register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.

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FEMA Urges Survivors to visit Disaster Recovery Centers Before They Close

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:55

RIDGELAND, Miss. – State and federal disaster recovery centers in Washington and Bolivar counties will close this week. March storm survivors are encouraged to bring their questions about applications or appeals to the centers while recovery experts are available.

Recovery center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Locations are:

Bolivar County (Closing Friday, April 29, 6 p.m.)

Willard R. Samuel Jr. Gymnasium

700 N. Chrisman Ave.

Cleveland, MS 38732         

Washington County (Closing Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m.)

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Sobrevivientes del desastre en la parroquia de Vernon pueden recibir consejos de FEMA para la reconstrucción en tienda de mejoras al hogar

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:33
Baton Rouge, La. — Los sobrevivientes de la parroquia de Vernon que están reconstruyendo después de las severas inundaciones y tormentas de marzo, ahora pueden recibir asesoramiento gratuito de los especialistas de mitigación de riesgos de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés). Language English
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La ayuda sigue disponible después del cierre del Centro de Recuperación por Desastre en Ringgold, Parroquia de Bienville

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:22

BATON ROUGE, La. – El Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) en Ringgold, Parroquia de Bienville, cerrará sus puertas el martes 26 de abril a las 6:00 p.m. 

El DRC está localizado en la siguiente dirección:

Bienville Courthouse Annex
2145 Mill St.
Ringgold,
La.

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Vernon Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:10

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster Survivors from Vernon Parish who are rebuilding after the March 8 – April 8 severe storms and floods can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mitigation representatives will be available at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Leesville from Tuesday, April 26 until Saturday, April 30.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Ringgold, Bienville Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:07

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Ringgold (Bienville Parish) disaster recovery center will close Tuesday, April 26, at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Bienville Courthouse Annex
2145 Mill St.
Ringgold, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Ringgold 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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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:36

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 Texas.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Major Disaster for Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:22

WASHINGTON –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 17-24, 2016.

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Temporary Housing Help Available from FEMA for Displaced Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:00

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippians whose homes were destroyed or made unlivable by the recent storms and flooding can turn to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance.

FEMA and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, as well as local communities, are committed to helping survivors find options for safe housing following the disaster that began March 9. FEMA also wants to help survivors return to their homes.

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FEMA, NWS Urge Families and Communities to Take Steps to Prepare for Hazards

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:47

Officials Encourage Individuals to Register to Participate in an Exercise or Drill, Make a Family Communication Plan, Download Alerts and Know Local Hazards

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