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FEMA Public Assistance Extended to Include Five Additional Oklahoma Counties

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:49

OKLAHOMA CITY – Federal disaster assistance is now available to five more counties in Oklahoma as a result of the May 5 to June 4 storms. They are Delaware, Greer, Harmon, Nowata and Mayes counties.

Public Assistance funding helps repair or rebuild public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, water systems, utilities and public buildings such as schools.

Types of entities that may be eligible for Public Assistance include:

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Texas Farmers and Ranchers Have Options for Disaster Assistance

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:49

AUSTIN, Texas – When disasters such as the May 4 through June 19 storms and floods strike, farmers and ranchers have options for help.

Farmers and ranchers affected by the May 4 to June 19 storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds may be eligible for assistance from several agencies and should apply today.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may assist survivors who are farmers and ranchers with some immediate needs including:

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Weekend Hours at Disaster Recovery Centers in Howard, Jefferson Counties to Change

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:45

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Weekend hours at the disaster recovery centers in Howard and Jefferson counties will change beginning Saturday, July 18.  The centers provide help to those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 7 to June 15, 2015.

Effective immediately, hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays.

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DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN: Assistance Process Starts by Registering with FEMA

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:27

CHEYENNE, WYO. – Wyoming residents in Johnson and Niobrara counties who have been affected by the flooding that occurred from May 24 to June 6 can soon visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) if they have questions about recovery programs. The DRCs opening this week are located in Buffalo and Lusk and have recovery program representatives available to help answer questions about assistance.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana Declaration

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 21:02

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 Louisiana.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Louisiana

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 20:56

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 Louisiana to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of May 18 to June 20, 2015.

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FEMA Urges Texans Seeking Disaster Assistance to Keep in Touch

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:10

AUSTIN, Texas — As the August 27 registration deadline to apply for individual assistance draws near, the State of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge disaster survivors in 42 counties to keep in touch throughout their recovery process.

By keeping in touch with FEMA, applicants are able to: stay on top of what their next steps are, update their current address and phone number, initiate appeals, reschedule inspection appointments, notify FEMA about insurance settlements and ask any disaster-related questions.

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State/FEMA Recovery Center to Close in Bryan County

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 13:29

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bryan County set up to help people in Oklahoma affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4 will close on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

Its location is:

Durant Middle School

802 West Walnut Street

Durant, OK 74701

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State/FEMA Recovery Center Reopens in McClain County

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 13:26

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is set to reopen in McClain County on Tuesday, July 14 to help people in Oklahoma affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

The mobile DRC officially opens on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7 a.m. at:

Purcell Multi-Purpose Center (Conference Room)

1400 Chandler Road

Purcell, OK 73080

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Disaster Recovery Center Open in Crawford County

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:59

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – A joint federal/state disaster recovery center will open in Crawford County on Tuesday, July 14 to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 7 to June 15, 2015.

Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

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Disaster Recovery Center To Open in Travis County for Texas Flood Survivors

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:14

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 13 at 12 p.m. in Travis 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 19.

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FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:32

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Teams of specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at building supply stores in four Arkansas locations beginning Monday, July 13, 2015.

The teams will be at these Lowe’s stores:

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State/FEMA Recovery Center in Pittsburg County is Extended for an Additional 14 Days

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:59

OKLAHOMA CITY –The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in McAlester will remain open until Saturday, July 25, at 7 p.m. to continue to help people affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes that occurred May 5 through June 4. Residents in Pittsburg County as well as in surrounding counties recently approved for assistance are encouraged to visit the DRC.

Located at:

Pittsburgh County Firefighters Association and Training Center

1505 Wade Watts Avenue

McAlester, OK 74501

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Registering with State, Volunteer Agencies Not the Same as FEMA

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 15:43

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Many Arkansas residents who suffered damage during the severe storms in late spring may have registered for assistance with state or volunteer agencies. This is not the same as registering with FEMA for disaster aid.

While FEMA, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and volunteer agencies often work together, their missions, programs and funding are not the same. Residents should register with FEMA for access to federal disaster assistance.

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

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 15:14

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans rebuild or repair their homes resulting from the storms during May 4 through June 19, 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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Disaster Recovery Center Will Open in Nueces County Texas

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:29

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 13, at 9 a.m. in Nueces 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 19.

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Free Advice on Preventing Damage from Future Storms Offered at Home Improvement Stores in Harris County, Texas

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:50

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans rebuild or repair their homes resulting from the storms during May 4 through June 19, 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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Texans in Six More Counties May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance, and Individual Assistance Registration Deadline Extended

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:52

AUSTIN, Texas – The federal disaster declaration for Texas has been expanded to provide Individual Assistance to six additional counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred between May 4 and June 19, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

In addition, FEMA today approved an extension of the deadline to register for assistance in the 42 counties designated for Individual Assistance. The new deadline is August 27, 2015.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Howard, Jefferson Counties

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:28

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Disaster recovery centers will open in Howard and Jefferson counties at noon on Wednesday, July 8 to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms of late spring.

Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Howard County

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FEMA Home Inspectors Help Start Arkansas Recovery from Spring’s Severe Storms

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:48

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Residents and business owners who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA should expect a housing inspector to verify damage soon after they’ve applied.

Identifying damage helps determine both the amount and the types of assistance FEMA or other state and federal agencies may provide. There is no fee for the inspection. The inspector does not determine the amount of assistance an applicant will receive.

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