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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Iberville, Livingston and Vermilion Parishes for Louisiana Survivors

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 17:45

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open on Friday, August 26, in Iberville, Livingston and Vermilion parishes to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.


These disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Iberville Parish East Iberville Gym 3285 Highway 75
St. Gabriel, LA 70776

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Where to Bring Your Donations to Aid Louisiana Recovery Efforts: Multi-Agency Disaster Warehouse Available

5 hours 37 min ago

BATON ROUGE, La.  — A multi-agency warehouse has recently opened where volunteers can sort and store much-needed donations and supplies to support recovery efforts across the state. The warehouse is being operated as a partnership between the state and Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).

Adventist Community Services, a national and Louisiana State VOAD partner, is managing the warehouse operations, supported by an AmeriCorps team.

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Volunteer Organizations Aid Louisiana’s Recovery

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 15:48

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 11 marks the National Day of Service and Remembrance enacted by Congress in 2009 to inspire Americans to engage in charitable activities. The observance was started after 9-11 to create one of the largest days of charitable acts with citizens coming together the way they did after the attack.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in West Baton Rouge Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 17:39

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Saturday, Sept. 10, in West Baton Rouge Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:

West Baton Rouge Parish

Location:  LSU Center at the 4-H Compound

                  210 Turner Drive

                  Port Allen, LA 70767

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)

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$1 Billion in Federal Disaster Assistance Helps Louisiana Disaster Survivors

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 14:31

BATON ROUGE, La. –Federal assistance to help Louisiana disaster survivors and communities surpassed $1 billion less than four weeks after the Aug. 14 disaster declaration.

These funds are a result of federal agencies working closely with their local, parish and state partners to identify and find solutions to help survivors and the state recover from the severe storms and floods that occurred Aug. 11-31.

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FEMA Awards $105,968 Grant to the City of Mackinac Island to Support Emergency Services

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:35

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $105,968 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Mackinac Island, Michigan, for the purchase of a generator.

 

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How Louisiana Property Owners Can Help Disaster Survivors

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:00

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you own a multi-family dwelling that needs repairs and are willing to lease to eligible FEMA applicants, then you may be interested in the Multi-Family Lease and Repair Program (MLRP). This FEMA program provides funds to make rental units habitable again, and at the same time helps survivors of the severe August storms and floods.

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Harris County, Texas, Flood Maps Become Final in January

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 16:01

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective in Harris County on Jan. 6, 2017. Residents are encouraged to look at them so they can determine the need to buy flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and communities can make informed decisions about building and development.

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Liberty and Chambers Counties in Texas

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 15:57

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps for residents and business owners in Liberty and Chambers counties are now ready for residents to review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Child Care Service Available for Louisiana Survivors Visiting Celtic Studios Disaster Recovery Center

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:13

BATON ROUGE, La. – Child care service is now available for Louisiana survivors while they are visiting the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge.

The child care service is provided during the hours of the Disaster Recovery Center:    

East Baton Rouge Parish

Location:  Celtic Studios

10000 Celtic Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)

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Thirty Seconds Now, Could Save a Life Later

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 08:43

Thirty Seconds Now, Could Save a Life Later

Take action for National Preparedness Month, Download the FEMA App

PHILADELPHIA – September is National Preparedness Month! Are you ready for when disaster strikes? What if there were an app to make you more aware of severe weather, help you prepare for an emergency and ultimately make you, your friends and family more disaster ready? Would you download it?

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Livingston Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 13:55

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Monday, Sept. 5, in Livingston Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:

Livingston Parish

Location:  Recreation Center at Sidney Hutchinson Park

13470 Ball Park Road

Walker, LA 70785

Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)

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Your FEMA Registration is Important – Remember to Keep it Updated

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 13:44

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following August storms and flooding are encouraged to stay in touch as the application is processed. The deadline for applying is Oct. 13.

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FEMA Speaks Your Language

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 13:38

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you or someone you know wants to apply for federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency probably can provide a translator or interpreter who speaks your language.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Evangeline Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 20:02

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Evangeline Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Sunday, Sept. 4, in Evangeline Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:

Evangeline Parish

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Acadia Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 19:52

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Sunday, Sept. 4, in Acadia Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:

Acadia Parish

Location:  Old Wells Fargo Building

10 N. Parkerson Avenue

Crowley, LA 70526

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Community, Volunteer, Faith-Based and Private Nonprofit Organizations May Be Eligible for Recovery Funds

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 14:39

FEMA may be able to help certain organizations get back to the business of helping others.

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FEMA monitors tropical systems along the East Coast and Hawaii

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 13:52

Residents urged to take direction from State, Local, and Tribal officials

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, and Oakland, and its Pacific Area Office in Honolulu, continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Lester.

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FEMA Continues to Closely Monitor Hermine and Lester

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 10:47

FEMA Urges Residents in Potentially Affected Areas to Take Direction from State, Local, and Tribal Officials 

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Did You Receive HUD Rental Assistance Before the Flood? You May Still Get FEMA Help

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 18:30

BATON ROUGE, La. – You may be able to get FEMA help even if you were receiving U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rental assistance before you were displaced from your home by Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods.

You can apply for FEMA help even if you were receiving any of the following types of rental assistance and your home is uninhabitable:

  • Living in HUD-assisted public housing.

  • Living in a privately-owned apartment that provides rental assistance from HUD.

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