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New Rescue Equipment to Be Awarded to New Jersey Fire Company

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:04

NEW YORK, NY -- The Borough of Deal’s Board of Commissioners are happy to report that the Deal Fire Company No. 2 will receive a $60,000 federal grant to replace out-of-date rescue equipment.  The Borough of Deal is located within Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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Last Day to Submit Hurricane Sandy Claims for Review is Four Weeks Away

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:42

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed a claim as a result of Hurricane Sandy that there are four weeks remaining to request a review if they believe their claims were underpaid for any reason. FEMA set a Sept. 15, 2015 deadline for policyholders to request a review.

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Federal Aid Programs for Commonwealth of Kentucky Declaration

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 14:58

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 Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Commonwealth of Kentucky

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 14:40

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 Commonwealth of  Kentucky and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of July 11-20, 2015.

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Advice on Preventing Damage from Future Storms Offered at Home Improvement Store in Hays County, Texas

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:47

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans rebuild or repair their homes damaged by the May 4 through June 22 storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA specialists will be on hand in Hays County at in-store information centers to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Advice on Preventing Damage from Future Storms Offered at Home Improvement Store in Denton County, Texas

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:39

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans rebuild or repair their homes damaged by the May 4 through

June 22 storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Oklahomans Have Less than Two Weeks to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:06

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the May 5 through June 22 storms have less than two weeks to register for state and federal disaster assistance.

Homeowners, renters and businesses in 45 counties approved for Individual Assistance have until August 26 to seek assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Ellis County for Texas Flood Survivors

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:11

AUSTIN, Texas –A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. in Ellis County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.

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State/FEMA Recovery Centers to Close in Carter, McCurtain and Pontotoc Counties

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 15:55

OKLAHOMA CITY – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Carter, McCurtain and Pontotoc Counties set up to help people in Oklahoma affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes will close on Friday, August 14.

The locations are listed below:

Carter County
Convention Center (Conference Rooms 3 & 4)
2401 N. Rockford Road
Ardmore, OK 73401
Hours: Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closes on Friday, August 14 at 7 p.m.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens at New Location in San Marcos for Texas Flood Survivors

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 14:37

AUSTIN, Texas –A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Hays County at a new location in San Marcos, Texas, for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.

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LUSK DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER HOURS TO CHANGE

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 17:43

CHEYENNE, WYO. – Starting this Saturday (August 15), the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in Lusk will be closed on weekends. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The DRC is located at:

Niobrara County                                       

Niobrara County Fairgrounds

Shooting Sports Multiplex Complex

310 West US HWY 20

Lusk, WY 82225

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FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight Oregon’s Krauss Lane Fire

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 16:45

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Krauss Lane Fire in Josephine County, Oregon.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Oregon’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 11:34 p.m. PDT on Aug. 8, 2015.

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Six Months Remain Before Flood Maps Become Final in Travis, Williamson and Bastrop Counties, Texas

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 13:50

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Six Months Remain Before Flood Maps Become Final in Travis, Williamson and Bastrop Counties, Texas

DENTON, Texas ––In six months, new flood maps for parts of Travis, Williamson and Bastrop counties in  Texas will become effective. This includes the following cities and communities: Austin; Cedar Park; Creedmoor; Mustang Ridge; Rollingwood; Webberville; West Lake Hills; and unincorporated areas of Travis and Bastrop counties.

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Over $31 Million Provided to West Virginia for March, April Storms

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 13:15

Charleston, W.Va. - State and federal officials say that more than $31 million in combined state and federal disaster assistance has been delivered to the State of West Virginia to help cover the costs of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in March and April that damaged infrastructure across the State.

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FEMA Registration Deadline Now Just Two Weeks Away

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:57

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Residents of nine Arkansas counties who suffered damage from the severe storms of May 7 through June 15, 2015, have only about two weeks’ left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The deadline to register for disaster assistance is Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.

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First payments going to NFIP policyholders in Hurricane Sandy Claims Review

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:43

The first payments are being made to policyholders taking part in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hurricane Sandy Claims Review, the agency announced today.

The payments represent additional funds owed to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed flood insurance claims after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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Federal Aid Programs for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Declaration

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:15

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 members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:08

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 Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and ordered federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 8-29, 2015.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Missouri Declaration

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 21:36

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 Missouri.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Missouri

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 21:29

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 Missouri to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period May 15 to July 27, 2015.

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