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FEMA Advice Available at Picayune Home Improvement Store

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:14

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? FEMA mitigation specialists will be available in Picayune to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers will be available April 23-April 26 at the following locations:

  • Home Depot, 2000 Highway 43 South, Picayune, MS 39466

  • The hours are: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Help Remains After Forrest County Disaster Recovery Center Closes

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 13:46

RIDGELAND, Miss. –The state/federal disaster recovery center in Forrest County at 946 Sullivan Drive, Hattiesburg, will close Wednesday, April 27, at 6 p.m. However, federal assistance by phone or internet remains accessible to Mississippi survivors of the severe storms and flooding that took place from March 9-29, 2016.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Coushatta, Red River Parish

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:17

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Coushatta disaster recovery center will close Saturday, April 23, at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Parking Lot (directly across the street from the Red River Parish Courthouse)
615 E. Carroll St.
Coushatta, La.

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Centros de Recuperación por Desastre en Homer, Slidell y Leesville se Convierten en Centros de Préstamos de SBA para Ayudar a los Sobrevivientes en Louisiana BATON ROUGE, La. – Los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) loc

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:38

BATON ROUGE, La. – Los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) localizados en Homer, Slidell y Leesville se convertirá en Centros de Servicio y Préstamos por Desastre (DLOC) de la Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa de los EE.UU. (SBA) comenzando el lunes 25 de abril.

Los DRC en Homer y Slidell se mantendrán abiertos hasta las 6:00 p.m. del viernes 22 de abril, mientras que el DRC en Leesville se mantendrá abierto hasta las 6:00 p.m. del sábado 23 de abril.

 

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Help Remains for Louisiana Survivors after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Many, Sabine Parish and Pineville, Rapides Parish

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:10

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Many and Pineville disaster recovery centers will close Friday, April 22, at 6 p.m.

The centers are located at the following addresses:

Many City Hall
965 San Antonio Ave.
Many, La.


The Old Cleco Building
201 Cleco Drive
Pineville, La.

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Disaster Recovery Centers in Homer, Claiborne Parish; Slidell, St. Tammany Parish and Leesville, Vernon Parish Transition to SBA Loan Centers for Louisiana Survivors

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:04

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery centers in Homer, Leesville and Slidell will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers beginning Monday, April 25.

The disaster recovery centers in Homer and Slidell will remain open until 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, while the disaster recovery center in Leesville will remain open until 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

The new SBA centers will be located at the following addresses:

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Disaster Recovery Centers in Homer, Claiborne Parish; Slidell, St. Tammany Parish and Leesville, Vernon Parish Transition to SBA Loan Centers for Louisiana Survivors

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:04

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery centers in Homer, Leesville and Slidell will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers beginning Monday, April 25.

The disaster recovery centers in Homer and Slidell will remain open until 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, while the disaster recovery center in Leesville will remain open until 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

The new SBA centers will be located at the following addresses:

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FEMA Officials Urge Applicants for Aid to ‘Stay in Touch,’ Get Answers, Resolve Issues

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:45

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who registered with FEMA for disaster aid are urged by recovery officials to “stay in touch.” It is the best way to get answers and resolve potential issues that might have resulted in assistance being denied.

After registering with FEMA, applicants should receive notice by mail as to whether or not they qualify for federal disaster assistance. Read the letter carefully.

  • If eligible, the letter explains how much the grant will be, and how it is intended to be used.

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Low-interest Disaster Loans Help Fuel Texas Disaster Recovery

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:44

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster recovery experts today urged applicants for federal assistance to complete a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Taking a loan is not required; completing the application can open the door to all federal assistance, including possible additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. If approved, and a survivor does not accept the loan, it may make them ineligible for additional federal assistance.

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

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:43

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Jasper County.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Lowe’s: 900 W Gibson, Jasper, TX 75951

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19.  

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

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:39

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Gregg County.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Lowe’s: 3313 N. Fourth Street, Longview, TX 75605

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19.  

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Help Remains After Quitman County Disaster Recovery Center Closes

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 13:57

RIDGELAND, Miss. –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that the Quitman County Disaster Recovery Center at the Marks Fire Department in Marks will close permanently Wednesday, April 27, at

6 p.m. However, disaster survivor assistance teams continue to canvass the area with information on available assistance, and survivors can still call the FEMA helpline.

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Federal disaster aid in Missouri tops $91 million

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 13:32

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than $91 million in federal assistance is helping Missourians rebuild and recover from floods and storms that struck in December and January. Rainfall brought historic flood levels along the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec rivers resulting in flooding along the rivers and their tributaries.

In January, President Obama declared residents in 33 counties were eligible to receive disaster assistance. Between February and March, he designated 41 counties eligible for reimbursements for infrastructure damage.

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Understanding the FEMA Eligibility Letter

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:41

RIDGELAND, Miss. – All applicants receive letters from FEMA explaining the status of their applications and whether or not they are eligible for assistance from FEMA. Some may receive text messages about their application.

Take the time to read the document thoroughly. Sometimes people do not immediately qualify for financial help and the reason may be fixed simply. The following are some common reasons for not qualifying:

  • The applicant did not sign the required documents;

  • Proof of ownership or occupancy was not supplied;

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

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:05

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

Specialists will be available at the following location:

The Home Depot: 411 E Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605

 

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 25-26

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

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:39

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

Specialists will be available at the following location:

The Home Depot: 603 Strickland Drive, Orange, TX 77630

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 25-26

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Farmerville Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Loan Center for Louisiana Survivors

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:50

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the Willie Davis Recreation Center in Farmerville will transition to a Small Business Association (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Friday, April 22, at 8 a.m.

The new DLOC will be located at the Union Parish Courthouse, 100 East Bayou St., Suite 107 Farmerville, La. The center will open for business at 8 a.m. Friday, April 22. Its hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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Free FEMA Advice Available at Local Home Improvement Store in Hattiesburg

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:27

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? FEMA mitigation specialists will be available in Hattiesburg to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers will be available April 21-26 at the following location:

  • Lowe’s Home Improvement, 6004 U.S. Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402

The hours are: Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday through Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Free FEMA Advice Available at Local Home Improvement Stores

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:24

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? FEMA mitigation specialists will be available in Oxford and Southaven to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers will be available April 21-April 26 at the following locations:

  • Home Depot, 201 Home Depot Drive, Oxford, MS 38655

  • Lowe’s Home Improvement, 178 Goodman Road West, Southaven, MS 38671.       

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Disaster Recovery Centers Stress Accessibility for All

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:21

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Natural disasters are equal-opportunity when they pick their targets. In assisting survivors, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency/Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery centers are just as impartial.

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