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Michigan Flood Survivors Can Get Free Legal Aid

3 hours 18 min ago

WARREN, Mich. – Individuals who sustained damage from the August storms and flooding can call the Disaster Legal Services hotline at 844-451-0749 for free legal assistance and counseling.

Through the hotline, volunteer lawyers can help eligible survivors with legal issues related to the disaster. Volunteer lawyers can discuss insurance claims, landlord-tenant issues, consumer protection issues and the replacement of wills or other important documents that were lost or destroyed during the storm.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of New Mexico Declaration

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:35

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 New Mexico.

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

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President Declares Disaster for New Mexico

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:32

WASHINGTON– 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 New Mexico to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of September 15-26, 2014.

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Two Years After Sandy, Most Of New Jersey’s Boardwalks Rebuilt

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:28

EATONTOWN, N.J. – Many of the boardwalks in New Jersey that were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Sandy have been successfully rebuilt in the two years that have passed since the storm.

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State, Federal & Tribal Recovery Partners Collaborate & Coordinate on New Mexico Federal Disaster Declaration

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:03

SANTA FE – Getting disaster aid quickly into the hands of eligible state agencies, tribal governments, certain nonprofits, community ditch associations and other local government entities affected by the July 27–August 5, 2014 flooding is a collaborative goal of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NM DHSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Federal Disaster Assistance Includes Right of Appeal

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:03

WARREN, Mich. – Michigan residents who receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying they do not qualify for disaster assistance have the right to appeal.

An applicant has 60 days from the date of the determination letter to appeal the FEMA decision.

“Sometimes the letter only means that FEMA needs more information,” said Michigan State Police Capt. Chris A. Kelenske, State Coordinating Officer and Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. “Applicants should read the entire letter for clarification.”

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Flood Risk Open House to View Maps in Aransas and San Patricio, TX

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:36

DENTON, Texas –Homeowners, renters and business owners in the Texas counties of Aransas and San Patricio are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

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Flood Risk Open House to View Maps in Aransas and San Patricio, TX

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:36

DENTON, Texas –Homeowners, renters and business owners in the Texas counties of Aransas and San Patricio are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

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After Assault by Sandy, FEMA, State, Fund Model Mitigation Project for Passaic Valley Sewerage Authority

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:44

In October of 2012, storm surges caused by Hurricane Sandy rose from the waters of Newark Bay and engulfed the 152-acre Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s wastewater treatment facility.

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After Assault by Sandy, FEMA, State, Fund Model Mitigation Project for Passaic Valley Sewerage Authority

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:44

In October of 2012, storm surges caused by Hurricane Sandy rose from the waters of Newark Bay and engulfed the 152-acre Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s wastewater treatment facility.

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More New Mexico Counties and a Pueblo added to Oct. 6 Federal Disaster Declaration for Summer Floods

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:02

SANTA FE – An amendment to the October 6 major disaster declaration for New Mexico adds public assistance funding eligibility to three additional counties and a pueblo following the severe storms and flooding that impacted the state from July 27 – August 5.

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More New Mexico Counties and a Pueblo added to Oct. 6 Federal Disaster Declaration for Summer Floods

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:02

SANTA FE – An amendment to the October 6 major disaster declaration for New Mexico adds public assistance funding eligibility to three additional counties and a pueblo following the severe storms and flooding that impacted the state from July 27 – August 5.

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SECRETARY JOHNSON RECOGNIZES DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:36

Washington — Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson yesterday honored 312 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees from across the country for extraordinary service and outstanding contributions to the Department and the Nation. Secretary Johnson resumed these awards, which have not been issued since 2008, to appropriately recognize the extraordinary achievements and selfless service of DHS personnel who preserve our freedoms and protect America with integrity, vigilance, and respect.

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SECRETARY JOHNSON RECOGNIZES DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:36

Washington — Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson yesterday honored 312 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees from across the country for extraordinary service and outstanding contributions to the Department and the Nation. Secretary Johnson resumed these awards, which have not been issued since 2008, to appropriately recognize the extraordinary achievements and selfless service of DHS personnel who preserve our freedoms and protect America with integrity, vigilance, and respect.

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Hurricane Sandy: After Two Years, $6.67 Billion, FEMA Continues N.J. Recovery

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:30

EATONTOWN, N.J. – Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, FEMA, in partnership with the federal family and state and local governments, has been on the scene helping individuals, government entities and eligible non-profits as New Jersey recovers from the storm’s devastation.

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Hurricane Sandy: After Two Years, $6.67 Billion, FEMA Continues N.J. Recovery

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:30

EATONTOWN, N.J. – Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, FEMA, in partnership with the federal family and state and local governments, has been on the scene helping individuals, government entities and eligible non-profits as New Jersey recovers from the storm’s devastation.

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Michigan Flood Aid Tops $110 Million; Registration Deadline Nears

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:00

WARREN, Mich. – State and federal officials report more than 92,000 Michigan residents affected by the August floods have been approved for more than $110 million in federal disaster assistance. Survivors are strongly encouraged to register for federal assistance before the Nov. 24 deadline.      

Applications must be received by the November date to be considered for assistance from the FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The deadline only refers to the last day survivors can apply. Disaster funds will continue to flow beyond that date.

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Michigan Flood Aid Tops $110 Million; Registration Deadline Nears

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:00

WARREN, Mich. – State and federal officials report more than 92,000 Michigan residents affected by the August floods have been approved for more than $110 million in federal disaster assistance. Survivors are strongly encouraged to register for federal assistance before the Nov. 24 deadline.      

Applications must be received by the November date to be considered for assistance from the FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The deadline only refers to the last day survivors can apply. Disaster funds will continue to flow beyond that date.

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Check Flood-Damaged Heating Systems Say Emergency Officials

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:30

WARREN, MICH. – Winter is on its way, and the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division and FEMA remind homeowners to make sure their heating systems and water heaters are in good working condition, especially those damaged by the August flooding. 

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Check Flood-Damaged Heating Systems Say Emergency Officials

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:30

WARREN, MICH. – Winter is on its way, and the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division and FEMA remind homeowners to make sure their heating systems and water heaters are in good working condition, especially those damaged by the August flooding. 

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