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Five Months Remain Before Travis County, TX Flood Maps Become Final

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:00

DENTON, Texas –– New maps for specific areas of Travis County, Texas will become effective on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Local and federal officials encourage everyone in the affected area to view the maps to understand their flood risk and consider buying flood insurance before then.

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Disaster Fraud: Filing A False Claim With FEMA is a Felony

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:15

LINCROFT, N.J -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s primary mission is to help citizens and first responders prepare for, respond to and recover from all manner of disasters. To that end, FEMA takes the disbursement of necessary funds to the proper parties very seriously.

People who intentionally try to defraud the government are taking money away from those who truly need assistance. FEMA must ensure that taxpayer dollars go only to people who incurred legitimate losses. This may include prosecuting anyone who makes a fraudulent claim.

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Four Months Remain Before Flood Maps For Specific Areas of Dallas County, Texas Become Final

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 18:18

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps for specific areas of Dallas County will become effective on Monday, July 7, 2014. Local and federal officials encourage everyone to view the maps to understand their flood risk and consider purchasing flood insurance before then.

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March 16-22 Is Flood Safety Awareness Week

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 18:15

DENTON, Texas –   Do you know what to do before, during and after a flood? Find out during Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 16-22. Emergency management experts will be reminding the public about the dangers related to flooding, ways to prepare for flood events and to prevent future damage from floods.

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FEMA and NOAA: Floods Happen Everywhere, Be Prepared

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 16:41

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CRS Awards Presented To Two New Jersey Communities

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:38

LINCROFT, N.J. -- Two New Jersey municipalities were recognized for reducing their flood hazard risk through the FEMA Community Rating System in awards ceremonies on March 10, 2014.


The ceremony honoring Pompton Lakes was held at 25 Lenox Avenue, the town’s municipal building. Fairfield Township was honored in a separate ceremony at 230 Fairfield Avenue.

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