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Volunteers Needed in Louisiana for Disaster Recovery

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 17:02

BATON ROUGE, La. – In the wake of a disaster, the people of Louisiana have always come together with compassion and courage to ask how they can help survivors.

Soon after a disaster people come forward to assist those in need. However, people often don’t realize there is still a great need a few weeks after the disaster. Currently, there is a shortage of volunteers, particularly in northern Louisiana.

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More Louisiana Residents May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance, Urged to Register

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 16:49

Baton Rouge, La. – Louisiana disaster survivors in Catahoula, East Carroll, Franklin, Lincoln and St. Helena parishes may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance.
        
Their first step is to register with FEMA.

Individuals in the designated parishes who had storm damage may apply for federal disaster assistance three ways:

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Louisiana Survivors: Share Disaster Recovery Information with Friends and Neighbors

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:36

Baton Rouge, La. – Word of mouth is a powerful way to spread news. Amazing as it may seem, some people are so busy with their recovery from the March severe storms and floods, they may not have heard about federal help. Spread the word that the first step toward getting recovery assistance is to register with FEMA.

You could be the one to bring this important message to someone you know, perhaps a friend, neighbor, coworker, family member or acquaintance. Affected individuals, households and communities in Louisiana will be able to recover faster and stronger.

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FEMA Provides Funding to Rowlett, Texas, for Tornado Debris Removal

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 18:44

DENTON, Texas –– The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded an initial payment of $1,875,000 to the state of Texas for the city of Rowlett for debris removal. A tornado swept through the city on Dec. 26, 2015, along a 3.5 mile track. Storm debris blocked the paths of emergency vehicles and the general public and created significant danger to motorists. The city of Rowlett removed debris to eliminate threats to public health and safety.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Merryville, Beauregard Parish; Franklinton, Washington Parish; and Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 17:33

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Saturday, April 2, in Merryville, Beauregard Parish; Franklinton, Washington Parish; and Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Merryville Community Center
3024 S. Pine St.
Merryville, La.

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Bolivar County Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Disaster Survivors

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 17:29

PEARL, Miss. – A disaster recovery center is now open in Bolivar County to provide assistance to survivors of the severe storms and flooding that began March 9, 2016.

Recovery centers are run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Representatives of state and federal agencies are set up in the center to explain the various programs designed to help survivors recover.

 

The Bolivar County center is located at:

Willard R Samuels Jr. Gymnasium

700 N. Chrisman Ave.

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MEMA, FEMA Teams Canvassing Disaster-Designated Counties to Help Survivors

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 17:27

PEARL, Miss. – Outreach teams from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are canvassing disaster-damaged neighborhoods around Mississippi.

The teams are working in federal disaster-designated counties to give residents an opportunity to register for disaster assistance and to quickly identify and address immediate and emerging needs. The teams can also provide application updates and referrals to additional resources for remaining needs.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Columbia, Caldwell Parish; Homer, Claiborne Parish; and Leesville, Vernon Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:33

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Friday, April 1, in Columbia, Caldwell Parish; Homer, Claiborne Parish; and Leesville, Vernon Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Caldwell Parish Community Center
105 Henderson St. (Corner of Henderson and Community Center Street)
Columbia, La.

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11 Mississippi Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration for March Floods

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 16:45

PEARL, Miss. – At the request of Governor Phil Bryant, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended a recent disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding that began March 9, 2016. Survivors in Clarke, Forrest, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tunica and Wayne counties can now register with FEMA for disaster assistance through the Individual Assistance program.

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FEMA/State Joint Information Center Transition-Spanish

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 14:36

Noticias de la recuperación

El 5 de abril es la fecha límite para inscribirse para recibir asistencia por las tormentas de diciembre y enero

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Texas Storm Survivors May Receive A Phone Call From SBA

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 14:05

AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible individuals and business owners in Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Hood, Jasper, Marion, Newton, Orange and Parker counties who register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may receive an automated phone call from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s recorded message gives instructions on how to request an application for a low-interest disaster loan.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Covington, St. Tammany Parish

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:24

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Covington disaster recovery center will close Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Parish Recreation District
13505 Highway 1085
Covington, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Covington may still visit other centers for face-to-face help. They may find other locations online at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling 800-621-3362.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, and Oak Grove, West Carroll Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 18:08

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Thursday, March 31, in Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, and Oak Grove, West Carroll Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Sheriff’s Office of Community Services
726 3rd Street
Natchitoches, La.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Flood Survivors in Washington County

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 16:55

PEARL, Miss. – A Washington County disaster recovery center is now open to provide assistance to survivors of the flooding that began March 9, 2016.

Recovery centers are run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency; representatives of state and federal agencies are set up in the center to explain the various programs designed to help survivors recover.

 

The Washington County center is located at:

Washington County Convention Center 

1040 South Raceway Road

Greenville, MS 38701

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MEMA and FEMA Teams Canvassing Flood-Stricken Areas in Mississippi

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 16:25

PEARL, Miss. – Disaster survivor assistance teams are working in flood-stricken neighborhoods throughout Bolivar, Coahoma and Washington counties to help Mississippi flood survivors register for assistance.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Flood Survivors in Coahoma County

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 16:24

PEARL, Miss. – A disaster recovery center is open in Coahoma County to provide assistance to survivors of the flooding that began March 9, 2016. Plans are to also open centers in Bolivar and Washington counties later this week.

Recovery centers are run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency; representatives of state and federal agencies are set up in the center to explain the various programs designed to help survivors recover.

 

The Coahoma center is located at: 

Clarksdale Civic Center

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Gonzales, Ascension Parish, and Farmerville, Union Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 18:51

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, March 30, in Gonzales, Ascension Parish, and Farmerville, Union Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
9039 S. St. Landry Avenue
Gonzales, La.

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FEMA CLOSES ON 100TH NEW HOME FOR OGLALA SIOUX DISASTER RECOVERY EFFORT

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 16:57

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – A major milestone has been reached in the recovery from the May 2015 storms on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, as the 100th new manufactured home was recently provided to a tribal household.  The 100 homes have been installed in just over three months’ time, with the first being turned over on December 9. 

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Disaster Recovery Center Relocates in Bogalusa, Washington Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 15:18

BATON ROUGE, La. – The mobile disaster recovery located at the Softball Fields Parking Lot on West Ninth Street in Bogalusa, Washington Parish, will reopen at a new location Wednesday, March 30, in Bogalusa to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

First Pentecostal Church
14532 LA 21
Bogalusa, La.

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Texans Advised to Call Insurance Agent and Register with FEMA

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 14:16

AUSTIN, Texas — In the aftermath of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding throughout Texas that began March 7, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is advising individuals who experienced damage to their homes to contact both their insurance agent and FEMA.

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