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Tips to Prepare Now for Severe Winter Weather Ahead

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:39

CHICAGO – Cold temperatures, heavy snow, and treacherous ice storms are all risks of the impending winter season. 

“Severe winter weather can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” said FEMA Region V acting administrator Janet Odeshoo. “Preparedness begins with knowing your risks, making a communications plan with your family and having an emergency supply kit with essentials such as water, food, flashlights and medications.”

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Renters Advised to Register for Disaster Assistance

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:36

Warren, Mich. – Southeast Michigan homeowners and renters who lost personal property as a result of the August severe storms and flooding may be eligible for disaster-related assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies.

Renters who suffered damage to their apartment or leased/rented house are encouraged to contact FEMA.  

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Disaster Assistance Tops $2.4 Million for South Napa Earthquake

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:33

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Federal disaster assistance now exceeds $2.4 million for those affected by the South Napa earthquake, just one week after they became eligible to apply. At the state’s request, the federal disaster declaration expanded on Oct. 27 to include Individual Assistance for homeowners and renters in Napa and Solano Counties.

Nearly 1,900 households have applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Michigan Residents Urged To Complete and Submit SBA Applications

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:15

Warren, Mich. – Michigan homeowners, renters and business owners in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties may be eligible for additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies.

Filling out a disaster loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a necessary step for homeowners and renters to be considered for some other forms of disaster assistance. If the SBA is unable to approve a loan, the applicant may be referred back to FEMA for some other type of disaster aid.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Arizona Declaration

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:59

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 Arizona.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Arizona

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:56

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 Arizona to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of September 7-9, 2014.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Nevada Declaration

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:47

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 Nevada.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Nevada

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:42

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 Nevada to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of September 7-9, 2014.

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FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE TO HELP BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII RECOVER FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO ERUPTION AND PU‘U ‘Ō‘Ō LAVA FLOW

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:10

FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE TO HELP BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII RECOVER FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO ERUPTION AND Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flow

HONOLULU – President Barack Obama’s disaster declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make its Public Assistance program available to reimburse eligible emergency protective actions taken by the state, county and certain private non-profits (PNP) to save lives and protect public health and safety from the impact of the Kilauea Volcano eruption and Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō lava flow.

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FIRC, Local Organizations Team Up On Long-Term Recovery Efforts

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:09

EATONTOWN, N.J. – The process of recovering from a disaster begins almost as soon as the threat has passed and responders have arrived. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people will need help immediately as well as for the foreseeable future. Non-governmental volunteer groups, churches and faith-based organizations are often among the first to step in and help, but also have limited resources to sustain their presence.

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

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:55

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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Disaster Recovery Partners in New Mexico use Social Media & Websites to Share Information

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:55
SANTA FE – Getting information about ongoing disaster recovery operations in New Mexico is as simple as following state and federal emergency management agencies on Twitter and/or visiting their websites.

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NM DHSEM) provides response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness information online at www.nmdhsem.org/. DHSEM is the state's homeland security and emergency management agency.

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Disaster Recovery Partners in New Mexico use Social Media & Websites to Share Information

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:51
  SANTA FE - Getting information about ongoing disaster recovery operations in New Mexico is as simple as following state and federal emergency   management agencies on Twitter and/or visiting their websites.

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NM DHSEM) provides response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness information online at www.nmdhsem.org/. DHSEM is the state's homeland security and emergency management agency.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Hawaii Declaration

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:07

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 Hawaii.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Hawaii

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 23:03

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 Hawaii to supplement to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the Pu’u ‘Ō’ō volcanic eruption and lava flow beginning on September 4, 2014, and continuing.

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FEMA Offers Free Home Repair Advice

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 18:00

WARREN, Mich. – Residents who want to reduce the risk of property damage from storms, floods and other potential hazards have the opportunity to meet with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Residents can get free publications to help them protect their properties against storms and flooding. Mitigation measures may help protect electrical systems, furnaces and other appliances. 

Mitigation specialists will be available in:

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THE WHAT AND HOW OF FEDERAL HELP FOR SOUTH NAPA EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS, HOMEOWNERS

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 15:22

THE WHAT AND HOW OF FEDERAL HELP FOR SOUTH NAPA EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS, HOMEOWNERS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and homeowners who sustained damage in the South Napa Earthquake may now be eligible for certain kinds of federal assistance. Money is available to help eligible displaced individuals in Napa and Solano counties to repair essential living areas.

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Napa, Solano County Residents to Receive Federal Individual, Household Aid Following South Napa Earthquake

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 15:10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the Major Disaster declaration for the South Napa earthquake will also include the Individuals and Households Program under the Stafford Act.

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DEADLINES APPROACHING TO FILE REQUESTS FOR FEMA/CAL OES PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 15:05

OAKLAND – The Public Assistance application deadline for the Napa Earthquake, is Oct. 23, 2014, said California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services officials. California state and local agencies, tribal nations and certain private nonprofit agencies, that may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance, must submit Request for Public Assistance (RPA) forms to Cal OES.

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Wayne County Disaster Recovery Center in Taylor Transitions to SBA Loan Center

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:34

Warren, Mich. – The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located at the Wayne County Community College, Performing Arts Center at 21000 Northline Road in Taylor will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) and relocate to Dearborn on Thursday, Nov. 6.

A DLOC focuses on funds needed for long-term rebuilding and recovery. Homeowners, renters and businesses will be able to talk individually with SBA representatives. Specialists from FEMA will also be available.

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