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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 18:25

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 Louisiana.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Major Disaster for Louisiana

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 18:23

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 Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 8, 2016, and continuing.

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Multiagency Team Addresses Post-Wildfire Dangers in Eastern Washington

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 16:45

DUPONT, Wash. – Washington suffered its worst wildfire season in state history in 2015. Raging fires burned more than one million acres of public and private lands. After two straight years of record-breaking wildfires, vast areas of the state face a much greater risk of flash flooding, debris flow and mudslides. But a team effort by all levels of government aims to reduce those threats to public safety.

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Monday, March 21, is the final day to register for federal assistance

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:56

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians in 33 counties designated for individual assistance have only 10 days left to register for federal disaster assistance. The final day to register is Monday, March 21, 2016.

Survivors may be eligible for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Free FEMA advice available at more St. Louis area stores

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 19:05

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Eight more home improvement stores— in St. Louis, Phelps, St. Francis and Franklin counties — 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 six 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 more south central Missouri area stores

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 19:01

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two more home improvement stores— in Laclede and Pulaski counties — 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 six 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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FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 16:51

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Teams of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of future disaster-related property damage at building supply stores in three Arkansas locations Thursday, March 10 – March 15, 2016.

The teams will be at these stores:

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Los expertos de FEMA brindan ideas para reducir el impacto de los daños provocados por desastres

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 13:47

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Los equipos de especialistas de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) brindarán consejos y técnicas para reducir el impacto de los daños a la propiedad relacionados con desastres en el futuro en tres tiendas de insumos para la construcción de Arkansas desde el 3 al 8 de marzo del 2016.

A continuación se incluyen las tiendas donde estarán los equipos.

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Mississippi Disaster Survivors: Stay in Touch With FEMA to Keep Recovery Going

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 13:49

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage survivors of the December storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi to keep their recovery process on track by calling the FEMA helpline. The deadline to register with FEMA was March 4, 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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Businesses, Nonprofit Organizations Get Smart about Low-Interest Disaster Loans

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 13:49

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Businesses and nonprofit organizations in the Arkansas disaster area are discovering a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration is a smart business decision.

Disaster loans provide funding for private sector recovery and are being used to:

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Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia Declaration

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 21:41

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 Commonwealth of Virginia.

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

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President Declares Disaster for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 21:37

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 Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement commonwealth, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016. 

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Undocumented Immigrants May Qualify for Some Disaster Aid on Child’s Behalf

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 17:21

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Undocumented immigrants who are parents or guardians of minor children who are U.S. citizens in the federally-declared Arkansas disaster area may apply for disaster aid on behalf of their child, according to the FEMA.

Residents of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier counties affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period Dec. 26 – Jan. 22, 2016 may be eligible for disaster aid and are encouraged to register for assistance with FEMA.

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Disaster Recovery Center Open in Benton County, March 8 - 12

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 13:05

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – A joint federal/state disaster recovery center will be open in Benton County March 8 – 12, 2016, to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016.

Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are at the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

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Federal Aid Programs for the state of Maryland Decleration

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:40

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 Maryland.

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

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President Declares Disaster for State of Maryland

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:40

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

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Federal Aid Programs for the District of Columbia Declaration

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 16:32

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 District of Columbia.

Assistance for the District Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for District of Columbia

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 16:25

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 District of Columbia to supplement local recovery efforts in the area affected by a snowstorm during the period of January 22-23, 2016.

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March 6 Deadline to Request Public Assistance Funding for Severe Storm Damage

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 14:33

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — State and local officials, county agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations in 32 Arkansas counties have only a few days remaining to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) for federal funds to support the recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding and tornadoes, Dec. 26 – Jan. 22, 2016.

The deadline to submit the one-page RPA is Sunday, March 6, 2016.

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FEMA Officials Urge Applicants for Aid to ‘Stay in Touch,’ get answers, resolve issues

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 15:23

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas residents who have registered with FEMA for disaster aid are urged by recovery officials to “stay in touch.” It’s the best way to get answers and resolve potential issues that might result in assistance being denied.

“Putting your life back together after a disaster is difficult,” said John Long, federal coordinating officer for FEMA. “While the process of getting help from FEMA is intended to be simple, it’s easy to understand how sometimes providing important information is overlooked or missed.”

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