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Crisis Counseling Available to Disaster Survivors in Gregg, Harrison and Marion Counties

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 09:52

AUSTIN, Texas – Crisis counselors are available to help Texans affected by disaster-related stress in Gregg, Harrison and Marion counties.

For survivors who are having trouble coping or those feeling hopeless, angry or sad—all telltale signs of stress—the Texas crisis counseling hotline will connect them with the help they may need. The toll-free number is 800-832-1009 and the line is answered 24 hours a day.

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Caddo Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:01

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from Caddo Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Shreveport Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28.

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Rapides Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 14:37

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from Rapides Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Alexandria Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28.

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St. Tammany Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 14:26

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from St. Tammany Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Home Depot in Slidell Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28.

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FEMA Announces Emergency Food and Shelter Program Jurisdiction Allocations

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:42

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the Emergency Food and Shelter Program allocations for jurisdictions to assist organizations dedicated to feeding, sheltering, and providing critical resources to our nation's hungry and homeless. Total funding of $120 million was awarded and made available by Congress for the National Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to support social service agencies in cities and counties across the country.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Washington Parish

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:10

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Washington Parish Disaster Recovery Center in Franklinton will close on Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Eastgate Shopping Center
1926 Washington St.
Franklinton, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Washington Parish may still visit centers in other parishes to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Additional Mississippi Counties Approved For Infrastructure Disaster Aid

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:54

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Local governments in Issaquena and Lawrence counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover expenses and repair damage associated with the Mississippi March floods, according to state and federal officials.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Ouachita Parish

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:39

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in West Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will close on Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m.
The center is located at the following address:
 

Ike Hamilton Center
501 Mane St.
West Monroe, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Ouachita Parish may still visit centers in other parishes to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Nearly $40 Million in Disaster Help Approved for Texas Survivors

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:02

AUSTIN, TexasNearly $40 million in disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and families in Texas whose properties were damaged or destroyed in the March 7-29 tornadoes and flooding.

This includes more than $17 million in grants to help eligible survivors with home repairs and temporary rental costs and more than $2 million in grants for expenses related to personal property, transportation, medical, dental, funeral and moving costs.

The deadline to register for federal assistance was May 18.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Jasper County

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:58

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Meigs Building Material in Jasper to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 19-24 at the following location:

Where:           Meigs Building Material, 2034 S. Wheeler Street, Jasper, TX 75951

Hours:            7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 19-20

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21

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March Storm Survivors in Mississippi Have Until Tuesday to Register With FEMA

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:23

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Survivors of the March floods in Mississippi have until Tuesday, May 24, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.

Survivors in Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, Forrest, George, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Washington and Wayne counties who suffered disaster-related losses to essential living areas in primary residences and have delayed registering for any reason can apply for assistance that may include:

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Grimes Counties

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:18

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit two Home Depots in Harris County and the Ace Hardware in Grimes County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 19-24 at the following locations:

Harris County

Where:           
The Home Depot, 6810 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77087                        
The Home Depot, 20360 Highway 59, Humble, TX 77338

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Morehouse Parish

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:32

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Morehouse Parish Disaster Recovery Center in Bastrop will close on Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

LSU Ag Center
9609 Marlatt St.
Bastrop, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Morehouse Parish may still visit centers in other parishes to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call
800-621-3362.

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Texas Storm Survivors Should ‘Stay in Touch’ with FEMA

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:19

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the March tornadoes and flooding are encouraged to “stay in touch,” even after the May 18 application deadline.

The deadline applies to individuals with storm-related damage or loss in Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Hood County

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:54

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Home Depot in Hood County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:           The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76048

Hours:            7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-14

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15

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Newton County Disaster Recovery Center to Operate as Disaster Loan Center; Harrison County Center to Close

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:48

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Harrison and Newton counties will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, coinciding with the deadline to register for federal assistance for the March tornadoes and flooding.

However, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin operating a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the same building on Thursday, May 19 in Newton County.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Hood County

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:43

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Home Depot in Hood County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:           The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76048

Hours:            7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-14

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15

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Se Buscan Empleados Locales para Trabajar en la Recuperación

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:39

BATON ROUGE, La. –Los residentes de Louisiana que están interesados en obtener un empleo temporal después de las severas tormentas e inundaciones de marzo tienen ahora la oportunidad de aprender sobre el proceso de recuperación. La Comisión Laboral de Louisiana, en colaboración con la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés), está anunciando puestos disponibles en las oficinas de recuperación por desastre en Baton Rouge, Pineville (parroquia de Rapides) y West Monroe (parroquia de Ouachita). Los puestos son trabajos temporales a tiempo completo.

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Texas Storm Survivors Should ‘Stay in Touch’ with FEMA

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:12

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the March tornadoes and flooding are encouraged to “stay in touch,” even after the May 18 application deadline.

The deadline applies to individuals with storm-related damage or loss in Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties.

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Local Employees Wanted for Jobs in Louisiana Disaster Recovery from March Floods

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:26

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana residents looking for temporary work following the March severe storms and flooding have an opportunity to learn firsthand about the recovery process. The Louisiana Workforce Commission, in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is advertising open positions at the disaster recovery offices in Baton Rouge, Pineville (Rapides Parish) and West Monroe (Ouachita Parish). These are temporary, full-time jobs.

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