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Louisiana Disaster Survivors: What Are You Waiting For?

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:35

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you are one of the many Louisiana residents who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred March 8 through April 8 and haven’t registered for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, why wait? Do it now!

You have until June 13 to take the first step toward getting federal assistance. Don’t miss out! Once you register with FEMA, you may be eligible for a federal grant to help you with your recovery. You may also qualify for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close June 4 in Brookshire and Hempstead, Waller County

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 13:38

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Brookshire and Hempstead in Waller County will close June 4.

Location:
Brookshire Civic Center4010 4th St.
Brookshire, Texas 77423

Closing:
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

Location:
Waller County Road & Bridge (government building)
775 Business 290 E.
Hempstead, Texas 77445

Closing:
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

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

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:45

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 Pineville Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4.
The mitigation advisors will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

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

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:34

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 Home Depot in Shreveport Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4.
The mitigation advisors will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

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

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:18

Baton Rouge, La. – Disaster survivors from Ascension 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 Gonzales Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4.
The mitigation advisors will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

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

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 13:33

– In Harris County, at Lowe’s in Houston and The Home Depot in Baytown; ACE Hardware in Waller (Waller County)

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Lowe’s and The Home Depot in Harris County and ACE Hardware in Waller County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following locations:

Where:
Lowe’s, 4645 Beechnut St., Houston, Texas 77096

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Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Weekend in Shepherd and La Grange

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:00

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Shepherd in San Jacinto County and La Grange in Fayette County will close this weekend.

Location:
Shepherd Community Center
10251 Hwy. 150
Shepherd, Texas 77371

Closing: 6 p.m. Friday, May 27

Location:
La Grange Fire Station
244 N. Franklin
La Grange, Texas 78945     

Closing: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Weekend in Katy, Houston

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:00

AUSTIN, Texas – Two mobile disaster recovery centers in Katy and Houston, both in Harris County, will close this week.

Location:     
Lone Star College-University Park
Energy & Manufacturing Institute
11521 Compaq Center West Dr.
Houston, Texas 77070         

Closing:        
2 p.m. Friday, May 27

Location:     
Katy Park
24927 Morton Rd
Katy, Texas 77493

Closing:        
2 p.m. Saturday, May 28

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March Flood Survivors: Stay in Touch With FEMA to Keep Recovery Going

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:56

RIDGELAND, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage survivors of the March storms and flooding in Mississippi to keep their recovery process on track by calling the FEMA helpline. The deadline to register with FEMA was May 24, but survivors can still call to check on the status of their applications, appeal decisions, update contact information, or ask questions about the process.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Montana Declaration

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:04

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 Montana.

Assistance for the State, Tribal, and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Montana

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:04

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Montana to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds during the period of April 15-16, 2016.

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Holiday Hours Announced for Federal/State Disaster Recovery Centers

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:17

AUSTIN, Texas – All federal/state disaster recovery centers assisting Texans affected by the April storms and flooding will close on Memorial Day.

Holiday weekend hours will be:

Friday, May 27: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 28: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 29: Closed

Monday, May 30: Closed (Memorial Day)

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Outreach Center at Deweyville Senior Center in Newton County will also be closed on Memorial Day. Its normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Texans Have 30 Days Left to Register for April Flood Disaster Aid

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:02

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the April storms and flooding have only 30 more days to register with FEMA for disaster assistance.

The registration deadline is Friday, June 24 for residents with disaster-related damage or loss in 12 Texas counties. Those counties are Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton.

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

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:40

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) will close on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Parish School Board Building
410 Willis St.
Oak Grove, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in West Carroll 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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Mart ISD Student is Lone Texan Selected for National Youth Preparedness Council

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:30

DENTON, Texas—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week the selectees for the 2016-2018 National Youth Preparedness Council.

Chandler Villa, a rising senior from Mart High School, will be the sole representative from FEMA Region 6, which serves Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Created in 2012, the council brings together youth leaders from across the country who are interested in preparedness and making a difference in their communities. Council members will also complete preparedness projects.

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

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:13

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit McNatt’s True Value Hardware in Marshall to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 25-27 at the following location:

Where: McNatt’s True Value Hardware, 2101 Victory Dr., Marshall, TX 75670

Hours: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 25-27

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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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