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FEMA Housing Inspectors in Mississippi Counties Damaged by March Floods

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 11:50

PEARL, Miss. – Housing inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are assisting eligible survivors of the recent flooding by visiting neighborhoods and checking for damage.

“The free FEMA housing inspections are an essential step in the recovery process for survivors who sustained damage to their homes,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Lai Sun Yee. “It’s vital that survivors register with FEMA, ensure we have their current contact information and then coordinate with the housing inspector to schedule the inspection.”

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Arkansas April 5th is Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance for December-January Storms

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 11:49

 

April 5 is Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance for December – January Storms

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Residents of 11 Arkansas counties who suffered damage from the severe storms of December – January have only until Tuesday, April 5, 2016 to register for federal disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Assistance can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property loss and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Satsuma, Livingston Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 18:52

BATON ROUGE, La. –A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, March 29, in Satsuma, Livingston Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

Satsuma Village Mall
28975 S. Satsuma Road, Suite D
Satsuma, La.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 16:12

BATON ROUGE, La. –A disaster recovery center will open Monday, March 28, in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

Parish Planning Commission
42271 S. Morrison Blvd.
Hammond, La.
(Directly behind the Red Roof Inn off I-55)

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More Louisiana Residents Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance, Urged to Register

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 15:48

Baton Rouge, La – Louisiana disaster survivors in Jackson, Rapides, Red River and Sabine parishes may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Their first step is to register with FEMA.

Individuals and business owners in the designated parishes who had storm damage may apply for assistance three ways:

Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov

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Mississippi Flood Survivors Urged to Register for Disaster Assistance

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 14:07

Mississippi Flood Survivors Urged to Register for Disaster Assistance

PEARL, Miss. – Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent severe storms and flooding in Mississippi that began March 9, 2016, are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

The March 25, 2016, presidential disaster declaration makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in Bolivar, Coahoma and Washington counties.

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Six Additional Texas Counties May Now Apply for Disaster Assistance

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 19:06

AUSTIN, Texas – At the request of the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has added Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Hood, Marion and Parker counties to the federal disaster declaration of March 19. They join the three counties already approved for both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance: Jasper, Newton and Orange.  

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Mississippi

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 17:04

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 Mississippi.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Major Disaster for Mississippi

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 17:01

WASHINGTON –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 9, 2016, and continuing.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Bastrop, Rayville and West Monroe, Louisiana

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:17

BATON ROUGE, La. –Disaster recovery centers will open Saturday, March 26, in Bastrop, Rayville and West Monroe to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice. The centers will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 27.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Fifth Judicial Court Building
112 Morgan St., Suite D
Rayville, Richland Parish, La.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Shreveport

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 17:27

BATON ROUGE, La. –A disaster recovery center will open Friday, March 25, in Shreveport to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice. The center will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 27.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following addresses:

Independence Stadium Ground Floor
3301 Pershing Blvd.
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La.

More centers are planned to open in other parishes.

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FEMA Officials Visiting Southeast Texas Communities to Link Residents with Resources for Recovery

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 13:48

AUSTIN, Texas – Residents in Jasper, Newton and Orange counties may see FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams in their communities, offering a personal link to the resources for recovery.

Using the latest mobile technology, DSA team members can help survivors register for disaster assistance, update information on applications, assist with determining ongoing needs, and make referrals to whole community partners.

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What Texans Should Expect after FEMA Registration

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 19:35

AUSTIN, Texas—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.

If you registered with FEMA for disaster assistance, a FEMA contract 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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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Grand Cane and Winnfield, Louisiana

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 18:41


BATON ROUGE, La. –Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, March 23, in Grand Cane and Winnfield to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice. The centers will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 27.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Center
120 Sprocket Lane
Grand Cane, Desoto Parish, La.

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Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Declaration

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 18:20

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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Pennsylvania

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 18:17

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 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Covington, Jena and Ringgold, Louisiana

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 10:54

BATON ROUGE, La. –Disaster recovery centers will open Thursday, March 24, in Covington, Jena and Ringgold to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice. The centers will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 27.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Bienville Courthouse Annex
2145 Mill St.
Ringgold, La., Bienville Parish

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Partner Summit at Pine Ridge

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 17:03

Bringing to light the disaster recovery needs of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe was the focus of a summit hosted by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and the South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). The Summit, held on March 11 at the Prairie Winds Casino on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, brought together more than 70 individuals representing 37 agencies seeking to learn how they can assist this community in need.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Two Louisiana Parishes

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 16:56

BATON ROUGE, La. –Disaster recovery centers will open Monday, March 21, in Monroe and Slidell to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday until further notice. The centers will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 27.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Expressway
Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 16:19

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, March 22, in Bogalusa to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice. The center will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 27.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

Softball Fields Parking Lot
200 West 9th St.
Bogalusa, Washington Parish, La.

                                                                    

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