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What to Expect from a FEMA Inspection

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 09:53

After you register for assistance, an inspector from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will call you for an appointment to inspect your damaged property.
 

Q. Why is the inspector there?
A. Verifying disaster damage is part of the process to establish the amount and type of damage you suffered.  The inspectors have construction backgrounds and are fully qualified to do the job.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN ATOKA, CLEVELAND, COMANCHE, GRADY, KIOWA, OKLAHOMA, POTTAWATOMIE AND PITTSBURG COUNTIES

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:34

OKLAHOMA CITY – More Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be available to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

A DRC and a Mobile DRC officially open Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Kiowa and Pottawatomie counties at these addresses:

Kiowa County (Mobile DRC)

The James Blaine Field House

304 Tenth Street

Snyder, OK 73566

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN ATOKA, CLEVELAND, COMANCHE, GRADY, OKLAHOMA AND PITTSBURG COUNTIES

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:33

OKLAHOMA CITY – More Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will soon be available to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

A DRC and a Mobile DRC officially open Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Atoka and Comanche counties at these addresses:

Atoka County (Mobile DRC)

Kiamichi Technology Center, Business Center

1301 West Liberty Road

Atoka, OK 74525

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15 More Counties in Oklahoma Now Approved to Receive Federal Disaster Assistance under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:25

Oklahoma City – Federal disaster assistance is now available to 15 more counties in Oklahoma as a result of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 5 to June 4.

Adair, Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Creek, Garvin, Jackson, Logan, Marshall, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Pushmataha, Sequoyah and Washita counties have been added to the May 26 major disaster declaration and are now eligible to receive Public Assistance. 

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Beware of Fraud in Wake of Disasters

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:44

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma residents whose properties were damaged in the recent storms and flooding are warned to be alert for, and urged to report, any potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The aftermath of a disaster can attract opportunists and confidence artists. Homeowners, renters and businesses can follow some simple steps to avoid being swindled.

Be suspicious if a contractor:

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Rumors versus Facts About Texas Flood Disaster Assistance

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:02
FEMA Registration

RUMOR: Survivors can’t register for FEMA assistance if they have insurance.
FACT: Survivors may be eligible for FEMA disaster aid for their uninsured and underinsured losses and damage.

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Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Caldwell County for Texas Flood Survivors

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:39

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Martindale, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Location and dates of operation

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FEMA Launches New Data Visualization Tool

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:21

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a new data visualization tool that enables users to see when and where disaster declarations have occurred across the country. As hurricane season kicks off, the tool helps provide important information about the history of hurricanes and other disasters in their communities and what residents can do to prepare.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Wimberley, Texas

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 15:30

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Hays County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and the local community are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

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FEMA Public Assistance Extended to 51 Additional Texas Counties

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:18

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended federal disaster aid to include 51 additional Texas counties. This amendment provides for supplemental funding for infrastructure repairs in the wake of May’s severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding.

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Nine More Counties in Oklahoma Now Approved to Receive Federal Disaster Assistance under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:48

Oklahoma City – A June 9 amendment to the major disaster declaration for Oklahoma following the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding occurring May 5 to June 4 now includes Public Assistance (PA) funding for nine additional counties, or 25 counties in all.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN CLEVELAND, GRADY OKLAHOMA AND PITTSBURG COUNTIES

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:36

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans affected by the recent severe storms occurring May 5 through June 4 now have another place to go to receive information about state and federal disaster assistance that may be available.

Another Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) officially opens Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Pittsburg County at this address:

Pittsburg County

Pittsburg County Fire Fighters Association

1505 East Wade Watts Avenue

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EASY WAYS TO REGISTER FOR STATE AND FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 14:39

OKLAHOMA CITY – People in Atoka, Bryan, Comanche, Cleveland, Grady, Johnston, Kiowa, Le Flore, McClain, McCurtain, Oklahoma, Pittsburg and Pottawatomie counties affected by the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4 can use several easy ways to register for state and federal disaster assistance.

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More Than $6 Million in Federal Assistance Provided to West Virginia

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 14:04

Charleston, Wv. - State and federal officials say that more than $6 million in federal assistance has been delivered to the State of West Virginia to help cover the costs of the severe winter storm, flooding, landslides and mudslides March 3-14, 2015, that damaged infrastructure in 32 counties.

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Survivors Cautioned to Beware of Frauds and Scams

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:35

AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal recovery officials urge Texans affected by the ongoing severe storms and floods to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud.

Even as government agencies and charitable groups continue to provide disaster assistance, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals may attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors. The most common post-disaster fraud practices include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster donations and fake offers of state or federal aid.

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Texans in 20 More Counties May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 19:04

AUSTIN, Texas – The federal disaster declaration has been expanded to include Individual Assistance for 20 more counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that began May 4, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Two Mobile Registration Intake Centers Open in San Marcos

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 16:55

AUSTIN, Texas – Two Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRIC) have opened in San Marcos, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Location and dates of operation:

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Two Mobile Registration Intake Centers Open in Houston

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 15:07

AUSTIN, Texas – Two Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRIC) have opened in Houston, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Locations and dates of operation:

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Federal Aid Programs for the Territory of Guam Declaration

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:50

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 Territory of Guam.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Guam

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:42

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 Territory of Guam to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Typhoon Dolphin during the period of May 13-16, 2015. 

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