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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in St. James Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 15:49

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Thursday, Sept. 15, in St. James Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.  

St. James Parish
Location:  New Zion Gospel Baptist Church
216 West Main Street
Gramercy, LA 70052

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

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FEMA, SBA continue recovery efforts for West Virginia storm survivors

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 08:27

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It has been more than 10 weeks since disaster assistance personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to West Virginia in response to President Obama’s major disaster declaration of June 25, 2016. The president’s signature on the decree made federal assistance available to eligible survivors of the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in 12 counties.

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FEMA Reinterment Assistance

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 16:36

FEMA disaster assistance may be available for reinterment efforts in Louisiana cemeteries, where floodwaters have dislodged or destroyed caskets, vaults, and mausoleums.

FEMA disaster assistance for reinterment of exposed human remains or dislodged burial vessels is available to individual survivors and cemeteries on a case-by-case basis. Factors that affect eligibility for assistance include where the cemeteries are located, who has legal responsibility for them, and who has legal ownership of them.

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Mandatory Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 15:50

FEMA, FCC, in Coordination with State Broadcasters and Emergency Managers, test the EAS

 

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Disaster Recovery Center in West Baton Rouge Closing Friday

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 10:01

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at noon on Friday, Sept. 16:

West Baton Rouge Parish

Location:  LSU Center at the 4-H Compound
210 Turner Drive
Port Allen, LA 70767

With survivors returning home to repair and rebuild, the number of visits to this disaster recovery center has declined, leading to the facility’s closure.

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Disaster Recovery Center in Iberville Parish Closing Friday

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 09:57

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16:

Iberville Parish

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

With survivors returning home to repair and rebuild, the number of visits to this disaster recovery center has declined, leading to the facility’s closure.  

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National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended in Louisiana for Filing Claims

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 18:39

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA has granted an extension for Louisiana National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders affected by August’s severe storms and flooding to file proof-of-loss claims.

You now have 120 days from the date of your loss to file a flood insurance claim if you’re a Louisiana NFIP policyholder. The extension doubles the 60-day deadline NFIP usually requires for policyholders to submit a fully documented, signed and sworn proof-of-loss claim.

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Oswego County Fire Department Awarded New Fire Truck

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:59

New York, NY – The Fulton Fire Department will be purchasing a new, well-equipped fire truck to replace a 26-year-old truck that has been out of service since January of this year, as well as no longer compliant with National Fire Protection Association standards 

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Louisiana Disaster Survivors Should Expect to Be Contacted

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:46

BATON ROUGE, La. —  If you’re a Louisiana disaster survivor who applied for federal help, you may get a text from FEMA to let you know about your application status.

In an effort to enhance communication with disaster survivors, FEMA is now using texts to connect with applicants. This allows survivors to communicate quickly and easily with the agency.

You may still be contacted through email or telephone if you chose one of those as your preferred communication method when you applied for federal help.

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Louisiana Flooding Survivors Receive FEMA Rebuilding Advice at Area Home Improvement Stores

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 17:40

BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans repair and rebuild their homes damaged by August’s floods, FEMA and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes safer and stronger.

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

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 10:53

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 coastal portions of Harris County on Jan. 6, 2017. Residents are encouraged to look at them so they can determine the need to buy flood insurance before the maps become effective. 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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