DENVER – FEMA has an important message regarding filing a federal flood insurance claim.
An additional 21 days is added to the normal 60-day deadline to file your proof of loss flood claim with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
This extension applies to flood damage related to Colorado flooding occurring between Sept. 10, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2013.
If you sustained from the September flooding, you should file your NFIP claim now.Language English
DENVER – The deadline for eligible applicants to apply for a Request for Public Assistance has been extended to Nov. 30, 2013.
Eligible applicants are local governments, certain nonprofit organizations and state agencies in the 18 Colorado counties designated for Public Assistance.
Originally, the first 10 counties designated in September had a deadline of Nov. 16. The counties are Adams, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Washington and Weld.Language English
SANTA FE – Saturday, November 16 is the deadline for state agencies, tribal governments, certain nonprofit organizations, community ditch associations and other local government entities to submit their Requests for Public Assistance (RPA) to the State of New Mexico.
This deadline applies to the counties hit hard by the July 23 through 28 storms and flooding: Bernalillo, Colfax, Luna, Sandoval, and Socorro counties as well as the Cochiti, Kewa (Santa Domingo), San Felipe, and Sandia Pueblos.Language English
DENVER – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lyons, Boulder County, will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.
Lyons Elementary School Gym
338 High St.
Lyons, CO 80540
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., MST, Friday, Nov. 15.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., MST, Saturday, Nov. 16.
Closed on Sunday, Nov. 17.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., MST, Monday, Nov. 18.Language English
DENVER – At the state’s request, FEMA has approved a fourth extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which pays for eligible flood evacuees to stay in participating hotels and motels.
Individuals and families who are still being assessed regarding their housing needs may continue to be eligible for TSA through Nov. 30 (checkout Dec. 1). The previous checkout date was Nov. 17.Language English
PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Limerick Generating Station. The exercise will take place during the week of November 18, 2013 to test the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.Language English
DENTON, Texas– Leaders from Harris County, Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are asking the public to participate in a 90-day appeal/comment period for preliminary flood maps that have been issued for the coastal areas of the county.Language English
DENTON, Texas –– In five months, on Wednesday, April 14, 2014, new flood maps for Smith County, Texas will become effective. Before that date, state, local and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps to understand their flood risk and consider purchasing flood insurance.Language English
DENTON, Texas –– In five months, on Wednesday, April 14, 2014, new flood maps for Lee County, Texas will become effective. Before that date, state, local and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps to understand their flood risk and consider purchasing flood insurance.Language English
DENVER – In the two months since heavy rains brought flooding, Colorado survivors have received more than $117.4 million in state and federal assistance and low-interest loans and an additional $35.1 million in FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) payouts.Language English
Six Months After Deadly Tornadoes, Winter Weather Preparedness Day Reminds Oklahomans to Stay Ready for Severe Weather
OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly six months after the start of deadly tornadoes that struck the state, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and FEMA urge Oklahomans to continue to stay prepared for severe weather.
During this time of year, that means being ready for hazardous winter weather conditions. Wednesday, Nov. 13 is Winter Weather Preparedness Day in Oklahoma. As we near the winter weather season, this is a time for Oklahomans to become prepared for freezing temperatures and the snow and ice that may accompany them.
DENVER – A new Morgan County Disaster Recovery Center opens in Brush on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Morgan County Fairgrounds
750 Ellsworth St.
Brush, CO 80723
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., MST, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Beginning Nov. 24, this DRC will be closed on Sunday.Language English
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 Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:Language English
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 a severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding during the period of October 3-16, 2013.Language English
DENVER – A new El Paso County Disaster Recovery Center in Colorado Springs opens for six days beginning Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, and closes permanently on Saturday, Nov. 16.
EL PASO COUNTY
Norris-Penrose Event Center
1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., MST, Monday through Saturday, Nov. 16, when it closes permanently.Language English
DENVER – All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will be open on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
On Monday, Nov. 11, the hours of operation will change at all DRCs except one.Language English
PHILADELPHIA – FEMA’s Environmental and Historic Preservation division and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is hosting a presentation on the potential West Pittston, PA Historic District, which may be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.Language English
LINCROFT, N.J. -- From mucking out homes to hanging drywall; from providing cleaning supplies to delivering food and financial assistance, volunteers and charitable organizations from around the nation have worked diligently to help residents of hard-hit New Jersey recover from Superstorm Sandy.
At the one-year anniversary of Sandy, many of the volunteers and sponsoring organizations who lent a hand in the critical first days after the disaster are still here and still helping.Language English
DENVER – There are changes to the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) schedules in Boulder, Fremont and Morgan counties.Language English
OKLAHOMA CITY – An additional $5.8 million has recently been approved in federal funding for recovery in Oklahoma following the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred from May 18 – June 2, 2013. This amount includes three awards: $1.3 million for crisis counseling services; $3.5 million for debris removal; and $1 million for public electric utilities. This funding—along with additional amounts from Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, and the U.S.Language English