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

7 hours 45 min ago

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 $81 Million in Federal Help Flows to Texans for May-June Storms and Flooding

8 hours 43 min ago

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 $81.2 million in federal assistance.

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FEMA Appoints National Advisory Council Members

12 hours 9 min ago

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

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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West Virginians: There's still time to register for help. Do it now!

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 14:31

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you were affected by the severe storms, landslides and mudslides that occurred June 22-29 and haven’t registered for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), why wait? Do it now!

Take the first step toward getting federal assistance. Don’t miss out! Once you register with FEMA, you may be eligible for a federal grant to help you with your recovery. You may also qualify for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Kanawha and Nicholas counties Disaster Recovery Centers to close; help is still available

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 14:45

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue in Charleston (Kanawha County), and 6 White Street in Richwood (Nicholas County) will close at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

As a survivor of the June storms and floods, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call. The deadline to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

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For Houston Family, Deep Faith—and Help From FEMA Partners—Drives Recovery from Storms

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 14:29

HOUSTON—Floodwaters drove Carol Lowrey, her son David and family friend Wanda Simons to seek refuge in a hotel after the April floods inundated their neighborhood. For 22 days, they shared a hotel room while the two women worked at restoring order to the chaos of their lives.

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Disaster Aid to Local Governments Helping Rebuild Texas Communities

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 14:06

AUSTIN, Texas—Federal officials today estimated more than $44.8 million in disaster assistance will help local governments rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the severe storms, April 17 – 30.
 
That funding is in addition to nearly $60.5 million in federal disaster assistance to date for the April storms that has helped individuals and families with housing assistance, repairs and replacing essential possessions.

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FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County, California

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:43

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 combat the Blue Cut Fire burning in San Bernardino County, Calif.

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West Virginia survivors get two-week extension for FEMA registrations

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 09:12
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The deadline for West Virginia storm survivors to register for federal assistance has been extended 14 days to Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the extension at the request of West Virginia Gov. Language English
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More Louisiana Survivors Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance, Urged to Register

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:21

BATON ROUGE, La. – Survivors in 20 Louisiana parishes may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Point Coupee, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Vermilion, Washington and West Feliciana have joined East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa as parishes eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Anyone in Louisiana with damage from the continuing severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11 may register two ways:

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SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Open in Angleton (Brazoria County)

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 15:05

AUSTIN, Texas—A U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center will open in Angleton 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.

Location:       Brazoria County East Annex

                        Elections Department

                        1524 East Mulberry St. (State Hwy. 35)

                        Angleton, TX 77515

Hours:            9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

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North Country Fire Department to Upgrade Aging Equipment

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 14:05

NEW YORK — Firefighters of the Brushton Volunteer Fire Department will receive 12 new self-contained breathing apparatuses and seven complete sets of personal protective equipment as a result of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant that is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Louisiana Residents Urged to Register with FEMA

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:14

Baton Rouge, La – Louisiana disaster survivors in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa parishes are urged to register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA.

Individuals and business owners in the designated parishes who had severe storm or flood damage may register for assistance the following ways:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 08:01

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 Louisiana.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Louisiana

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 07:55

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 Louisiana to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding beginning August 11, 2016, and continuing.

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Many good reasons to apply for an SBA loan before the Aug. 24 deadline

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:54

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and were referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are many good reasons to submit a loan application.

The deadline to apply for an SBA low-interest disaster loan is Wednesday, Aug. 24. If you don’t apply before that date, you may not be eligible to receive the help that may be available to you, not only from SBA but also from FEMA.

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Clay County DRC has closed

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 06:02

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Clay County High School in Clay has closed as of Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.

FEMA staff will be on site in the mobile command vehicle located in the parking lot of the school at 1 Panther Road, Clay, where you can register for assistance and submit any documentation you have regarding your registration.

 

FEMA will be on site from:

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12;

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13;

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close Next Week in Brazoria, Fort Bend and Hidalgo Counties

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:08

AUSTIN, Texas—Disaster recovery centers in Brazoria, Fort Bend and Hidalgo counties will close Aug. 17, 18 and 19.

Brazoria County

Location:      
Brazoria County East Annex

Elections Department
1524 East Mulberry (State Hwy. 35)
Angleton, TX 77515

Closing:         
6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17
 

Fort Bend County

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Federal Disaster Assistance Includes Right of Appeal

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 15:08

AUSTIN, Texas – Not every Texas resident who registered for federal disaster assistance following the May-June flooding will qualify for aid. However, the appeal process can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all aid for which they are legally eligible.

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