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Louisianans in Seven Parishes Encouraged to Apply for Federal, State Disaster Assistance

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 14:52

Baton Rouge, La. – Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained property damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance.

The presidential disaster declaration of March 13 makes federal Individual Assistance available to eligible applicants in Bossier, Claiborne, Grant, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Webster parishes.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 20:35

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 Texas.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Major Disaster for Texas

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 20:31

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on March 7, 2016, and continuing.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Two Louisiana Parishes

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 17:40

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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It’s Not Too Early to Begin Flood Clean Up after Louisiana Floods

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 17:35

BATON ROUGE, La. – State and federal emergency management officials encourage Louisiana flood survivors to begin repairs as soon as they can.

Flood survivors do not need to wait for a visit from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or their insurance company to start cleaning up and make repairs. FEMA inspectors and insurance claims adjusters will be able to verify flood damage even after cleaning has begun.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens In Bossier City, Louisiana

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 17:27

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open Saturday, March 19, in Bossier City to help Louisiana flood survivors. This center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

Bossier Parish Public Safety Complex
5850 Shed Road
Bossier City, La.

More recovery centers are planned to open in affected areas.

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

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 13:18

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

 

Baton Rouge, La – Now that flood survivors in 26 parishes may be eligible for federal disaster assistance, their first step is to register.

 

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

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It’s Not Too Early to Begin Flood Clean Up after Louisiana Floods

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 16:02

BATON ROUGE, La. – State and federal emergency management officials encourage Louisiana flood survivors to begin repairs as soon as they can.

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Federal Disaster Assistance Includes Right of Appeal

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 12:56

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Not every Arkansas resident who registered for federal disaster assistance following the late December - January storms and flooding will qualify for aid. But an appeal process can ensure those affected by the storm will receive all aid to which they are legally eligible.

Applicants must file their appeal within 60 days of receiving FEMA’s assistance decision by mail. This letter describes the amount of or type of assistance being offered. 

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Nearly $700,000 Awarded in FEMA Public Assistance Grants for Northern Idaho

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:23

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Federal grants to help northern Idaho communities recover from severe winter storms late last year have reached nearly $700,000, according to officials with the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (IBHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This figure is expected to continue to grow. The grants were made available under major presidential disaster declarations for a November windstorm and severe storms in December.

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Disaster Declaration Process and Cleaning Up After a Disaster

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 18:43

Disaster Declaration Process and Cleaning Up After a Disaster

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Three months later: More than $75 million approved for Missouri flood survivors

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 17:15

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Almost three months ago, heavy rains brought flooding and storms to cities along the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec Rivers. Since that time, more than $75 million has been approved in the form of disaster grants to individuals and families, flood insurance payments, and low-interest loans to renters, homeowners and businesses.

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Douglas County Added to Oregon Disaster Declaration

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 14:15

SALEM, OR – Federal disaster assistance has been extended to public entities in Douglas County as a result of the severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, and landslides and mudslides occurring Dec. 6-23, 2015, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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FEMA Offers Free Resources for Property Owners Rebuilding after Disaster

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 12:34

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –  FEMA offers a wide range of free resources for Arkansas homeowners who are either rebuilding after the winter storms or preparing for the next time disaster strikes.

FEMA maintains an extensive online library, including bilingual and multimedia resources, which describe the measures contractors or do-it-yourselfers can take to reduce risks to property. FEMA publications can be viewed online and downloaded to any computer.

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Apply Now for 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 12:13

DENTON, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for the 2016 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards through March 28.

The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, stronger, better prepared and more resilient.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Delaware Declaration

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 20:35

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 Delaware.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Delaware

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 20:32

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 Delaware to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the severe winter storm and flooding during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

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FEMA Public Assistance Added for 26 Texas Counties

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 09:14

AUSTIN, Texas— Twenty-six additional Texas counties are now eligible for Federal disaster assistance for FEMA Public Assistance (PA). The added counties received damage as a result of the severe winter storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding, which took place between Dec. 26, 2015 and Jan. 21, 2016.

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Free FEMA advice available at Crawford County stores

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 15:57

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two home improvement stores in Crawford County are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next five days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Free FEMA advice available at Osage Beach store

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 15:55

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Home Depot in Osage Beach is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next five days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Advisers will be available March 17-21 at the

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