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President Declares Major Disaster for Mississippi

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 17:43

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 23-28, 2015.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Benton, Coahoma, Marshall, Quitman, and Tippah counties

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Missouri Emergency Declaration

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 21:28

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's emergency disaster declaration issued for the State of Missouri.

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

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President Obama Signs Emergency Declaration for Missouri

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 21:19

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Missouri to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding beginning on December 22, 2015, and continuing.

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Calaveras County Receives $2.8 Million Water Treatment Grant

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 15:38

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Calaveras County will receive a grant of approximately $2.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for a water pretreatment facility located at the Jenny Lind Water Treatment Plant, near the town of Jenny Lind.

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SBA to Open Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Navarro County

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 10:49

AUSTIN, Texas—The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Navarro County will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), over the New Year holiday weekend.

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Help Us Help You: Stay in Touch With FEMA

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 17:34

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue working together to help survivors of the Butte and Valley wildfires. More and more survivors continue to find temporary housing accommodation; as they do, they should continue to stay in touch with FEMA.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Oklahoma Declaration

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:28

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 Oklahoma.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Oklahoma

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:24

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 Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and flooding during the period of November 27-29, 2015.

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Holiday Hours for Disaster Recovery Centers

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 12:59

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Disaster recovery centers in South Carolina will operate on different schedules around the New Year’s holiday.

All recovery centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and be closed on New Year’s Day. Most of the centers will reopen Jan. 2 and operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm or call 800-621-3362 to find the closest center.

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FEMA Grant to Fund Seawall Project in Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 11:19

Eatontown, N.J. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently obligated $28,358,886.60 in additional grant funding for the repair of the Hurricane Sandy-damaged seawall in Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach, bringing the total FEMA funding obligated for the project to date to $31,344,834.00

That amount represents 90 percent of the total project cost of $34,827,594.00. The State of New Jersey will fund the remaining 10 percent.

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FEMA Public Assistance Added for 16 Texas Counties

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 10:36

AUSTIN, Texas—Federal disaster assistance to Texas for the October severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding has been expanded to include 16 counties in Texas for FEMA Public Assistance (PA).

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A Few More Days to Register for FEMA Assistance

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 10:07

COLUMBIA, S.C.  – A few days remain for South Carolina residents affected by Oct. 1-23 storms and flooding to apply for federal disaster assistance.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Liberty County for Texans

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 18:56

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, straight-line winds and flooding from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31.

Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and the local community are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

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Public-Private Partnership Conference held in New Orleans

Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:28

WASHINGTON - This week, the Fifth Annual Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships Conference was held in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The conference was hosted this year by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and brought together innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and state, local, and tribal governments to pursue strategies to build a more resilient nation.

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Holiday Hours Posted for DRCs; SBA to Open Loan Center in Hays County

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 17:18

AUSTIN, Texas – Holiday hours for Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have been announced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In addition, the DRC in Hays County will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC).

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S.C. Flood Survivors Can Appeal FEMA Aid Determination

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 16:37

COLUMBIA, S.C. South Carolina disaster survivors with questions about the assistance they received from FEMA or their eligibility determinations have the right to appeal the decision. Those who want to appeal should do so in writing within 60 days of the date of the determination letter.

Guidelines for appeals can be found on page 10 of the Applicant’s Guide, which is sent to everyone who registers with FEMA.

In the appeal letter to FEMA, an applicant should:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Idaho Declaration

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 13:40

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 Idaho.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Idaho

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 13:34

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 Idaho to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm and straight-line winds on November 17, 2015

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Help Remains Available After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in St. Matthews

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 15:38

COLUMBIA, S.C. - One disaster recovery center will close Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.:

  • John Ford Community Center at 304 Agnes St. in St. Matthews

Applicants in St. Matthews may still visit other recovery centers to ask disaster assistance questions. They can locate their closest center by visiting asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm.

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Help Remains Available After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Charleston

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 15:34

COLUMBIA, S.C. - One disaster recovery center will close Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m.:

  • Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Gardens Blvd. in Charleston

Applicants in Charleston may still visit other recovery centers to ask disaster assistance questions. They can locate their closest center by visiting asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm.

Two other disaster recovery centers remain open in the Charleston area. They are:

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