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Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Working Across State

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 13:43

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Twelve teams of disaster survivor assistance (DSA) specialists are now working in affected areas across West Virginia, helping survivors of the devastating floods, mudslides and landslides that began June 22.

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Hood County Disaster Recovery Center in Granbury to Close July 9

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 12:46

AUSTIN, Texas – The Hood County disaster recovery center in Granbury will close at 2 p.m. on July 9.

Location:
Hood County Emergency Operations Center
401 Deputy Larry Miller Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048
Closing: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9

Disaster recovery centers are operated jointly by FEMA and the state. Visiting a disaster recovery center is not required to register for FEMA assistance.

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FEMA offers Advice on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Fort Bend Counties

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:15

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit three home improvement stores in Fort Bend and Harris counties to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Locations and time follow:

Fort Bend County

Location:
Lowe’s, 16510 SW Freeway
Sugarland, TX 77479                      

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Webster County

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 17:21

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Webster County to provide recovery assistance to survivors of the June 22 severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides.

The latest center to open is located in the City Council Room of the Webster Springs Municipal Building, 143 McGraw Ave., Webster Springs, WV 26288.

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What West Virginians Should Expect After FEMA Registration

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 19:14

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — After disaster survivors have registered for federal disaster assistance, FEMA will ask them to provide information on disaster damage, proof of identity and residence, insurance and other documentation, to determine eligibility.

A FEMA contracted housing inspector may contact you to make an appointment to view disaster damage. It is important to provide good contact information at the time of registration.

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Roane County Gets Disaster Recovery Center

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 17:50

CHARLESTON, W Va.—A new Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Roane County to help survivors affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22.

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Disaster Assistance Tops $10.4 Million for West Virginia Survivors

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 15:46

CHARLESTON, WV – One week after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for West Virginia, more than $10.4 million has been approved for homeowners and renters affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22, 2016.  

That total includes more than $8.6 million in housing assistance and nearly $1.8 million in other needs assistance. More than 5,200 households and businesses have registered with FEMA to date.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Summers County

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 13:19

CHARLESTON, WV—A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Summers County to help survivors affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22.

Disaster Recovery Centers serve as one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors seeking one-on-one help. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and various state agencies are at the centers to answer questions. Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. All centers will be open July 4.

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Two West Virginia Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:54

CHARLESTON, WV – At the request of the state of West Virginia, Jackson and Lincoln counties have now been added to the federal disaster declaration of June 25. They join the 10 counties already designated for both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance-Category B (emergency protective measures): Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster.

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Additional West Virginia Counties Approved for Disaster Aid

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:16

CHARLESTON, W.va. - Pocahontas and Webster counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.   

In addition, federal funding is available for state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in Pocahontas and Webster counties.

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Beware of Disaster Related Fraud

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:09

CHARLESTON, W.va – West Virginians whose homes were damaged in the recent storms and flooding may encounter people attempting to cheat them by posing as inspectors, government officials, volunteers or contractors. These people may try to obtain personal information or collect payment for disaster assistance or repairs.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:56

CHARLESTON, W.va. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today Disaster Recovery Centers will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one- on-one, face-to-face help to include the Small Business Administration (SBA). The locations are:

Disaster Recovery Center 2 Richwood City Hall

6 White Ave, Richwood, WV

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Ten Safety Tips for this 4th of July

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 09:31

CHICAGO –Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office in Chicago:

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FEMA Awards $1,071,593 Grant to Hubbard County

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 08:52

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,071,593 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Hubbard County, Minn., for the construction of two safe rooms at Camp Wilderness Boy Scout camp.  

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DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2016 Preaparedness Grants

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:31

WASHINGTON— As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Secretary Jeh Johnson today announced final allocations of $275 million for six Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 DHS competitive preparedness grant programs.

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Additional West Virginia Counties Approved For Disaster Aid

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:27

CHARLESTON, W.v. – The counties of Clay, Fayette, Monroe, Roane, and Summers counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

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FEMA Ensures Texans with Disabilities, Access Needs Can Register For Disaster Aid

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:04

AUSTIN, Texas—Texans who have a disability or access need and sustained damage or losses from the May storms and flooding may face challenges, but registering for federal aid shouldn’t be one of them.

“We reach out to the entire community,” said Federal Coordinating Officer William J. Doran III, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas. “And FEMA works with our partners to make sure that everybody can get access to disaster assistance information, programs and registration.”

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West Virginia Response & Recovery: Rising Above the Flood

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:24

CHARLESTON, W.v. - As skies clear and the floodwaters recede, responders, volunteers and teams dedicated to assisting West Virginians devastated by flooding have been arriving and making a difference. The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD) have been working with state and local emergency managers and officials to coordinate resources through its network of disaster relief agencies.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:00

CHARLESTON, W.v. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a Disaster Recovery Center will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one- on-one, face-to-face help. The location is:

Kanawha County

Kanawha County Crede Warehouse

3300 Pennsylvania Ave

Charleston, WV 25302

Opening today at 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday (6/28/2016) 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., (open seven days a week)

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FEMA Offers Free Resources for Property Owners Rebuilding After Disaster

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:47

AUSTIN, Texas – For Texas homeowners and businesses who are making repairs or rebuilding after the May storms and flooding, FEMA offers a wide range of free resources.

FEMA maintains an extensive online library, including bilingual and multimedia resources, which describe the measures contractors or do-it-yourselfers can take to reduce risks to property. FEMA publications can be viewed online and downloaded to any computer.

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