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State/FEMA Recovery Center Reopens in Le Flore County

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:18

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will reopen in Le Flore County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

The Mobile DRC officially opens Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7 a.m. at:

Poteau High School

100 Pirate Lane

Poteau, OK 74953

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday

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

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 14:58

AUSTIN, Texas –The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, Texas, in Fort Bend County will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14.

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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Upstate NY Fire Department Replaces Worn Out Breathing Gear with Modern Apparatuses

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:21

Fire Chief Sees Boost in Confidence for Unit’s 10 Firefighters

New York, NY -- The fire company of the Village of Delanson, located some 25 miles west of Albany, has been awarded 10 self-contained breathing apparatuses, or SCBAs.  “This new equipment will take the place of 23-year-old gear whose straps were falling off and that used heavy steel packs that we had to lug around when confronted by a fire,” said Fire Chief Kevin Morrison.  The company’s old equipment was also out of compliance with state safety regulations, he added.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Grayson County for Texas Flood Survivors

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:53

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Grayson 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 19.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Rusk County for Texas Flood Survivors

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:52

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Rusk 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 19.

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Disaster Assistance for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 17:19

OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are ready to assist everyone, including seniors, persons with disabilities and others with an access and functional need before, during and after a disaster.

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Residents of Newly Designated Oklahoma Counties Should Beware of Fraud

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 17:17

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma residents whose properties were damaged in the recent storms and flooding are warned to be alert for, and urged to report, any potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The aftermath of a disaster can attract opportunists and confidence artists. Homeowners, renters and businesses can follow some simple steps to avoid being swindled.

Be suspicious if a contractor:

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Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Visit Arkansas Communities

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:52

July 8, 2015

DR-4226-AR

FEMA News Desk: 501-399-4075

State Public Affairs: 501-683-6700

publicaffairs@ADEM.arkansas.gov

SBA: William Koontz 916-847-2346

Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Visit Arkansas Communities

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The residents of nine Arkansas counties included in a federal disaster declaration may see FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams in their communities, offering a personal link to the resources for recovery.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Walker County for Texas Flood Survivors

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:35

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Walker 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 19.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Liberty County for Texas Flood Survivors

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:32

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Liberty 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 19.

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Federal Aid Programs for State of Wyoming Declaration

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:54

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 Wyoming.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Wyoming

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:46

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 Wyoming and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of May 24-June 6, 2015.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Johnson and Niobrara counties.

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Determining Eligibility for Disaster Assistance May Require More Information

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 17:33

OKLAHOMA CITY – Determining eligibility for grants from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may be as easy as registering for assistance, but sometimes more information is needed before the process can be completed.

Disaster survivors may receive a letter stating they’re ineligible. But that may not mean they won’t receive assistance. Read the letter carefully. It could mean more information is required to make a determination.

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Oklahoma Disaster Assistance Tops $26 Million

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 17:29

OKLAHOMA CITY – More than $26 million has been granted to Oklahomans, helping to rebuild the lives of families and businesses impacted by the recent storms.

Signs of recovery are becoming visible following the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding occurring May 5 through June 4. Since the May 26 major disaster declaration, state and federal disaster officials say residents continue to seek help.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Howard, Jefferson Counties

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 16:34

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Disaster recovery centers will open in Howard and Jefferson counties at noon on Wednesday, July 8 to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms of late spring.

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

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

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Residents of Nine Newly Declared Counties Should Register for Disaster Assistance Soon

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:19

OKLAHOMA CITY – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Carter, Jefferson, Latimer, Mayes, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pushmataha, Stephens and Tulsa counties affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4 should register for state and federal disaster assistance as soon as possible.

All nine of these Oklahoma counties were approved for Individual Assistance (IA) and added to the federal disaster declaration on July 2.

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Carefully Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:17

OKLAHOMA CITY – As clean-up continues for homes, farms and businesses damaged by the May 5 through June 4 severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes, Oklahomans should take special care when collecting and disposing of household hazardous wastes.  

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State/FEMA Recovery Centers Reopen in Johnston and Kiowa Counties

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 13:12

OKLAHOMA CITY – Two Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will reopen to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

The mobile DRCs officially open Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7 a.m., in Johnston County and one in Kiowa County. The addresses are:

Johnston County

Tishomingo High School (Band Room)

1300 East Main Street

Tishomingo, OK 73460

and

Kiowa County

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Three State/FEMA Recovery Centers Set to Close

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:53

OKLAHOMA CITY – Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) set up to help people who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4, are scheduled to close soon in Cleveland, Grady and Pittsburg counties.

The DRC in Grady County will close on Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m.

Bridge Creek Elementary

2209 East Sooner Road

Blanchard, OK 73010

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The DRC in Cleveland County will close on Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m.

Noble High School

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Help Available for Texans with Flood Insurance Claims and Questions

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:40

AUSTIN, Texas - Flood insurance claims can be complicated, and Texas policyholders may have questions as they move forward on the road to recovery.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program call center is staffed with specialists who can assist Texas policyholders with servicing their claims, providing general information regarding their policies, and offering technical assistance to aid in recovery.

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