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Federal Aid Programs for State of Alabama Disaster Recovery

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 23:42

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Alabama.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Alabama

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 23:42

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 State of Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on April 28, 2014 and continuing.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Baldwin, Jefferson, Lee, and Limestone counties.

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Mississippi Storm Survivors Urged To Register For Disaster Assistance

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:32

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

The presidential disaster declaration of April 30 makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in Itawamba, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Rankin, Wayne and Winston counties.

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FEMA Awards $1.2M to Central Texas Governments for 2013 Halloween Floods

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:33

 

DENTON, Texas - Federal funding totaling more than $1.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been approved for eligible city, county and state government agencies in central Texas following last year’s Halloween floods.

The grant money reimburses eligible entities for costs incurred during the Oct. 30-31, 2013 flooding in Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Freestone counties for their response activities and repairs to flood-damaged infrastructure.

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FEMA and State Disaster Specialists Canvassing Neighborhoods in Faulkner County, Arkansas

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:22

Little Rock, Ark.– Specialists from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are canvassing neighborhoods in hard-hit Faulkner County to help survivors register for disaster assistance.  

In addition to Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSAT) going door to door, Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRICs) are also set up in Vilonia and Mayflower, Arkansas to provide immediate registration assistance and answer questions residents may have concerning available FEMA assistance.

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Disaster Assistance for SR530 Slide Expanded to Include More Funding for Public Facilities and Infrastructure

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:46

EVERETT, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington Emergency Management Division today announced that more financial assistance for local and state agencies and certain nonprofit organizations has been approved for eligible public facilities affected by the SR530 Slide. The new provisions for public facilities expand the funding that is already available for eligible costs of debris removal and emergency measures. 

The additional assistance is for repair and replacement of:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Mississippi Declaration

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 00:10

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Mississippi.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Mississippi

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 00:08

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 State of Mississippi and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding on April 28, 2014 and continuing.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Itawamba, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Rankin, Wayne, and Winston counties.

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Federal Disaster Aid for Colorado Flooding Tops $339.5 Million

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:13

DENVER – In the more than seven months since heavy rains brought flooding in September 2013, Colorado survivors have received more than $339.5 million from FEMA disaster grants, flood insurance payments and SBA low-interest disaster loans.

To date:

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Be Proactive About Flood Insurance

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:11

DENVER-Whether you own a home or a business, you need to be proactive when it comes to flood insurance. With heavy snowpack this year, there is strong potential for spring flooding. In addition, wildfires devastated Colorado over the last few years destroying vegetation. The burn areas are more susceptible to flooding, because there is no vegetation to absorb the moisture or slow down the flow of sediment and mud in rainstorms.

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Local Emergency Managers Team Up to Get Ready Together for America’s PrepareAthon!

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 16:30

DENTON, Texas — Emergency managers in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area teamed up today to get ready together in case tornadoes hit North Texas in the future.

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ARKANSAS STORM SURVIVORS URGED TO REGISTER FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 16:28

Little Rock, Ark. – Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained property damage as a result of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Faulkner County, Ark. are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

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America’s PrepareAthon! First National Day of Action

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:49

WASHINGTON -- Today is the first national day of action for America’s PrepareAthon! Today, individuals, families, workplaces, schools and organizations are coming together to practice simple activities to stay safe before, during, and after four types of hazards−floods, wildfires, tornadoes an

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Recovery Centers to Close May 10; FEMA Assistance Still Available

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 17:58

EVERETT, Wash. – The state of Washington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will close the three Snohomish County Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10. The FEMA help line will continue to be available to provide guidance for survivors of the March 22 SR530 Slide.

The DRC staff members have been able to field questions and supply information to more than 800 survivors since they began operations on April 7.

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FEMA: Be Prepared for Continuing Severe Weather; Major Disaster Declared for Arkansas, Federal Teams Supporting Affected Areas

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:29

WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Obama, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to support areas impacted by severe weather from the Central Plains to the Southeast U.S. FEMA, through its National Response Coordination Center in Washington D.C. and regional offices in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, and Denton, Texas, is closely monitoring the severe weather and remains in close contact with impacted and potentially impacted States and Tribes.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Arkansas Declaration

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 13:14

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Arkansas.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Arkansas

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 13:10

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 State of Arkansas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding on April 27, 2014.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Faulkner County.

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FEMA Urges Continued Preparedness as Severe Weather Continues; Teams Deployed to Assist States’ Response Efforts and Coordinate Federal Support

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 14:07

WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Obama, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is supporting impacted areas after last night’s severe weather outbreak in the central United States. FEMA has Incident Management Assistance Teams on the ground at the State Emergency Operations Centers in Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

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FEMA Urges Preparedness ahead of Severe Weather; Residents Encouraged to Monitor Conditions and Follow Direction of Local Officials

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 17:41

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Denton, Texas, is monitoring a large-scale storm system moving across the western U.S. into the Great Plains which will potentially cause a multi-day severe weather outbreak this weekend and into early next week. Residents in potentially affected areas should take the time now to ensure they are prepared for severe weather.

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One Month before Caddo Parish, Louisiana Flood Maps Become Final

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:04

DENTON, Texas ––In one month, new flood maps for Caddo Parish, Louisiana will become effective.

Local, state and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps before Monday, May 19, 2014 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance.

Most property insurance policies do not cover the effects of a flood. Floods can place people at risk of uninsured loss to their businesses, homes and personal property if they don’t have either a private flood insurance policy or coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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