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FEMA Mitigation Experts Continue Outreach in Conway and Little Rock

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:23
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms? Thinking about adding a safe room to your home? Have questions about flood insurance? Ask an expert from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA mitigation teams will be at home improvement stores in Conway and Little Rock to offer information and answer questions. The experts can provide advice on rebuilding after a disaster, offer tips to build hazard-resistant homes and provide information on building a safe room in your home.

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaches for Arkansas Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:11

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Survivors of the April 27 severe storms, tornadoes and floods may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).  Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides unemployment benefits and re-employment services to people who have become unemployed because of the storms.

Residents of Faulkner County have until June 2 to apply for DUA.

The DUA deadline for residents of Pulaski, Randolph and White counties is June 5.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Vermont Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 22:16

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 Vermont.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Vermont

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

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 Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 15-18, 2014.

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After the SR 530 slide: long-term recovery in the Evergreen state

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 17:46

A visit to hurricane-battered Louisiana inspired prompt digital planning after the SR 530 Slide that will sustain communications needs for the long haul.

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Be Prepared; Have a Family Emergency Plan

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 13:21

Montgomery, Ala. – Severe weather can happen any time of the year. The best way to prepare for it is with a family emergency plan. If you don’t have one, develop one. If you have an emergency plan, review and update it, then go over it with your family at least once a year.

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Gulf Breeze Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Loan Outreach Center on Wednesday

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:34

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center located at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center is transitioning Wednesday, June 11, to a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center.

SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the loan outreach center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program and explain the application process. Survivors can get help applying for or closing low-interest disaster loans. The center is located at:

Gulf Breeze Recreation Center

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Deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance Approaching

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:32

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who were unemployed as a result of the April 28 to May 6, 2014, severe storms and flooding, have until Monday, June 9, to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits.

Residents of Okaloosa and Walton counties have until Thursday, June 12, to apply, and Jackson County residents have until Monday, June 23, to apply.

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Disaster Assistance in Florida Panhandle Nears $50 Million a Month after Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:30

PENSACOLA, Fla. – One month after severe storms, tornadoes and flooding hit parts of the Florida Panhandle, almost $50 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been approved as survivors continue to rebuild their homes, businesses and communities.

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Survivors Have Until Saturday to Visit the Registration Intake Center in Jackson County

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:27

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Survivors of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Jackson County have until 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7, to visit the registration intake center.

The State Emergency Response Team and the Federal Emergency Management Agency closely monitor visits by disaster survivors at all centers. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through June 7.

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FEMA Offers Rebuilding Advice at Area Home Improvement Stores

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:24

PENSACOLA, Fla. – People who are repairing or rebuilding damaged property can get advice from a Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialist at two area home improvement stores.

Hazard mitigation specialists who are knowledgeable about property cleanup and rebuilding safer and smarter will be offering advice and guidance from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, until June 15, at the following locations:

Home Depot, 5309 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open to Help Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:21

PENSACOLA, Fla. – There are still four disaster recovery centers and one registration intake center open to assist survivors of the recent severe storms and flooding in Escambia, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties.

The hours of operation for the disaster recovery centers and registration intake center, this week, are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Center locations are:

Escambia County

Brownsville Community Center

3100 W. DeSoto St.

Pensacola, FL 32505

 

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Survivors in the Florida Panhandle Warned to Watch Out for Scam Artists

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:19

PENSACOLA, Fla. – With many Floridians on the road to recovery from the recent storms and flooding, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials warn of scam artists.

“We understand that survivors are anxious to get repairs done and get the help they need to put their lives back in order,” said State Coordinating Officer Bryan Koon. “As you begin repairs, please take the necessary steps to ensure that you are hiring legitimate, responsible contractors.”

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Milton Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Loan Center on Monday

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:16

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center located at the Milton campus of Pensacola State College is transitioning Monday, June 2, to a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center.

SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the loan outreach center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program and explain the application process. Survivors can get help applying for or closing out low-interest disaster loans. The center is located at:

Pensacola State College

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Florida Panhandle Survivors Urged to Stay in Touch with FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:05

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Florida Panhandle survivors who have registered for disaster assistance are urged to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and keep their contact information current throughout the recovery process.

If survivors change their addresses, telephone numbers, bank accounts or insurance information, they should update that information with FEMA.

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Recovery Centers in Baldwin County and Mobile to become SBA Disaster Loan Centers June 13

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:14

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Baldwin County and Mobile County will become SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers at the same locations beginning Friday, June 13, at 9 a.m.

The Disaster Loan Outreach Centers will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Both FEMA and SBA staff will be on hand.

The Mobile center is at:

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Recovery Center in Limestone County to become SBA Disaster Loan Center June 13

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:02

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Athens in Limestone County will become an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the same location beginning Friday, June 13, at 9 a.m.

The SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Both FEMA and SBA staff will be on hand.

The center is located at the Ripley Woodmen of the World Hall, 11281 Ripley Road, Athens, AL, 35611.

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Recovery Center in Limestone County to become SBA Disaster Loan Center June 13

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 15:31

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Athens in Limestone County will become an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the same location beginning Friday, June 13, at 9 a.m.

The SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Both FEMA and SBA staff will be on hand.

The center is located at the Ripley Woodmen of the World Hall, 11281 Ripley Road, Athens, AL, 35611.

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Recovery Center in Jefferson County to Become an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center June 14

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 15:25

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The FEMA Recovery Center at the Maurice C. West Community Center in Graysville in Jefferson County will become an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Graysville Public Library, Saturday, June 14 at 9 a.m.

The SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, then, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The SBA Center will have both SBA and FEMA staff on hand.

The Center will be located at Graysville Public Library, 315 South Main St., Graysville, AL, 35073.

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FEMA Assistance Based on Individual Loss, Needs

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 13:31

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama residents eligible for Individual Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency need to know that the help they may receive will be based on their own unique circumstances and needs. 

“While not everyone may qualify, our ultimate goal is for anyone who suffered damages from the tornadoes, storms, straight-line winds and flooding to receive the maximum assistance he or she qualifies for,” said Albie Lewis, federal coordinating officer for FEMA’s disaster operations in Alabama.

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