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Be On Alert for Disaster-Related Fraud and Scams

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:35

AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal recovery officials encourage Texans to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals. Also, FEMA does not endorse any commercial businesses, products or services.

FEMA encourages survivors as well as local residents and businesses to be especially vigilant for these common post-disaster fraud practices:

Fraudulent building contractors. When hiring a contractor:

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Residents of Four More Texas Counties Eligible to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:21

AUSTIN, Texas – Individuals and families in Fort Bend, Liberty, Montgomery and San Jacinto counties can now register for assistance for the April floods after FEMA granted the state’s request to add them to the disaster declaration.

They join the eight counties already approved for individual assistance under the April 25 federal disaster declaration: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Parker, Waller and Wharton counties.  

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Disaster Recovery Centers in West Carroll and Ouachita Parishes Will No Longer Be Open on Sundays

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:06

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers in Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) and Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will no longer be open on Sundays. Effective Monday, May 9, all disaster recovery centers will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Louisiana disaster survivors.
                         
Survivors may visit FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362 to locate centers near them.

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Louisiana Disaster Survivors: Don’t Throw That SBA Loan Application Away!

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:53

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you’re a survivor of the Louisiana storms and flooding that struck the state March 8 through April 8 and you’ve received an application for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan, you should complete and return it as soon as possible.

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FEMA, State Grants Will Not Affect Social Security or Other Federal Benefits

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:19

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans affected by the flooding in April will not lose Social Security benefits, pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs if they accept federal or state disaster aid.

This includes homeowners, renters and businesses in Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton counties who register for disaster assistance.

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FEMA’s ‘Help After a Disaster’ Guide Available in PDF in Many Languages

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:14

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans affected by the April storms and flooding can get their questions answered in many languages by accessing the FEMA booklet “Help After a Disaster: Applicant’s Guide to the Individuals & Households Program.”

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Livingston and Calcasieu Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Centers

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 08:32


Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from Livingston and Calcasieu parishes who are rebuilding after the March 8 – April 8 severe storms and floods can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mitigation representatives will be available at The Home Depot in Denham Springs (Livingston Parish) and Lake Charles (Calcasieu Parish) from Monday, May 9 until Saturday, May 14.

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Clay County Arkansas Flood Maps Become Final

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 22:35

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective in Clay County on Aug. 3, 2016. Residents are encouraged to examine so they can determine the need to buy flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.

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Flood Maps for Three Counties in Oklahoma Become Final

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 22:29

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective in Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner counties on Sept. 30, 2016. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps so they can determine the need to buy flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.

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Aid May Be Available to Repair or Replace a Vehicle Damaged by April Floods

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:13

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans whose vehicles were damaged or destroyed by this April’s flooding may be eligible to receive federal assistance to repair or replace the vehicle.

“Those who may be eligible include not just residents of the designated counties, but also those who were working in or visiting those areas between April 17 and April 24 and had disaster-related damage to their vehicle,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin Hannes, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas.

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Next Meeting of the FEMA National Advisory Council

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:05

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be holding the next FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) public meeting in San Antonio, Texas from May 10 - 12, 2016.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Delaware

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:57

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise for the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station, Emergency Planning Zone portion in Delaware. The station is located in the State of New Jersey. The exercise will occur during the week of May 16th to test the ability of the State of Delaware to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Disaster Recovery Progress at Pine Ridge

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:15

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – Recovery efforts continue in the aftermath of severe storms and flooding that struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last spring.  In the nine months since President Obama’s disaster declaration, hundreds of households have received assistance funds and FEMA and the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) have engaged in the largest housing effort in the tribe’s history.  To support this effort, FEMA has established offices on the reservation, as well as in Hot Springs and Ellsworth Air Force Base.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Calcasieu Parish.

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:17

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Calcasieu (Vinton) Parish Disaster Recovery Center will close on May 12 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

American Legion Post #208
5461 Joe Courville Road
Vinton, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Calcasieu may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Livingston and Calcasieu Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Centers

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 16:13

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from Livingston and Calcasieu parishes who are rebuilding after the March 8 – April 8 severe storms and floods can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mitigation representatives will be available at The Home Depot in Denham Springs (Livingston Parish) and Lake Charles (Calcasieu Parish) from Monday, May 9 until Saturday, May 14.

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Federal Disaster Assistance Includes Right of Appeal

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:00

AUSTIN, Texas – Not every Texas resident who registered for federal disaster assistance following the March tornadoes and flooding will qualify for aid. However, an appeal process can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all aid for which they are legally eligible.

Thirteen counties are designated for assistance for the March 7-29 storms: Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler.

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Federal Disaster Assistance Includes Right of Appeal

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 12:25

AUSTIN, Texas – Not every Texas resident who registered for federal disaster assistance following the April tornadoes and flooding will qualify for aid. However, an appeal process can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all aid for which they are legally eligible.

Eight counties are designated for assistance for the April 17-24 storms: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Parker, Waller and Wharton.

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A Letter From FEMA May Require Follow-Up

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 16:21

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas storm survivors who receive a letter from FEMA that they are ineligible for disaster assistance should not give up—but should follow up instead. The issue may be as simple as a misprinted number or an unsigned document.

After registering with FEMA, applicants can expect a notice by mail about whether they qualify for federal disaster assistance. Read the letter carefully.

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A Letter From FEMA May Require Follow-Up

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 15:50

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas storm survivors who receive a letter from FEMA that they are ineligible for disaster assistance should not give up—but should follow up instead. The issue may be as simple as a misprinted number or an unsigned document.

After registering with FEMA, applicants can expect a notice by mail about whether they qualify for federal disaster assistance. Read the letter carefully.

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President Declares Disaster for Arkansas

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:37

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of March 8-13, 2016.

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