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Over $31 Million Provided to West Virginia for March, April Storms

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 13:15

Charleston, W.Va. - State and federal officials say that more than $31 million in combined state and federal disaster assistance has been delivered to the State of West Virginia to help cover the costs of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in March and April that damaged infrastructure across the State.

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FEMA Registration Deadline Now Just Two Weeks Away

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:57

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Residents of nine Arkansas counties who suffered damage from the severe storms of May 7 through June 15, 2015, have only about two weeks’ left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The deadline to register for disaster assistance is Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.

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First payments going to NFIP policyholders in Hurricane Sandy Claims Review

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:43

The first payments are being made to policyholders taking part in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hurricane Sandy Claims Review, the agency announced today.

The payments represent additional funds owed to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed flood insurance claims after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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Federal Aid Programs for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Declaration

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:15

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 members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 22:08

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 Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and ordered federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 8-29, 2015.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Missouri Declaration

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 21:36

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 Missouri.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Missouri

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 21:29

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 Missouri to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period May 15 to July 27, 2015.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of West Virginia Declaration

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 18:11

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 West Virginia.

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

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President Declares Disaster for West Virginia

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 18:08

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 West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of July 10-14, 2015.

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19 More Texas Counties Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 16:41

AUSTIN, Texas – Nineteen more Texas counties are now eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster aid. The aid includes all categories of work, including debris removal, emergency protective measures and infrastructure repairs in the wake of severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding in Texas from May 4 to June 22.

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Oklahomans Encouraged to Rebuild Safer, Stronger

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:58

OKLAHOMA CITY – In recovering from the recent severe weather and tornadoes Oklahomans have an opportunity to rebuild smarter, safer and stronger homes and businesses using “Flood Smart” building techniques. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency offer the following recommendations when repairing or rebuilding flood-damaged properties:

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Reparación de puentes y caminos privados en Texas

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:48

Las subvenciones del Programa de Asistencia Individual y Familiar de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) pueden utilizarse para reparar caminos de acceso privados dañados por desastres bajo las siguientes circunstancias:

  • Si el sobreviviente cumple con todos los criterios básicos de elegibilidad para el Programa de Asistencia Individual y Familiar.

  • Si el sobreviviente es propietario de una vivienda y esta es su residencia primaria.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Ellis County for Texas Flood Survivors

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 15:08

AUSTIN, Texas –A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, Aug. 10, at noon in Ellis County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.

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First Payments Going to NFIP Policyholders in Hurricane Sandy Claims Review

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 14:54

The first payments are being made to policyholders taking part in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hurricane Sandy Claims Review, the agency announced today.

The payments represent additional funds owed to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed flood insurance claims after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Reopens in McCurtain County

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:43

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be available in McCurtain County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 22

The DRC officially reopens Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7 a.m. at:

Bypass Church of Christ
120 West Lincoln Road
Idabel, OK 74745
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(Closes on Friday, August 14 at 1 p.m.)

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close in San Marcos, Texas, But Help is Still Available in Wimberley

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:44

AUSTIN, Texas –The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the San Marcos Crossroads Building, Classrooms 17 and 18, 501 South LBJ Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666, in Hays County will close at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.

The DRC located at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley, TX 78676, in Hays County will remain open until further notice. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Bastrop County, Texas, But Help is Still Available

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:10

AUSTIN, Texas –The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the ROTC Building/Bastrop High School, 1200 Cedar St., Bastrop, TX 78602, in Bastrop County will close at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.

DRCs, operated by the State of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and supported by other agencies, remain open until the needs of area residents have been met. The centers serve as a one-stop shop for information and guidance about disaster assistance.

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Federal Aid Programs for Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Declaration

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:36

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 Northern Mariana Islands.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 23:27

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 Northern Mariana Islands and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Typhoon Soudelor during the period of August 1-3, 2015.

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Advice on Preventing Damage from Future Storms Offered at Home Improvement Store in Guadalupe County, Texas

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 13:37

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans rebuild or repair their homes damaged by the May 4 through June 22 storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA specialists will be on hand in Guadalupe County at in-store information centers to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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