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Former Readington Firefighter Jeffrey Scheurer To Be Honored at Sunday’s National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:50

EMMITSBURG, MD. -- Jeffrey Scheurer of Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, will be one of 107 fallen firefighters to be honored at the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 12.

The service will take place at 10 a.m. at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.   Scheuerer, 35, a member of the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service, was on duty conducting a controlled burn along Route 629 near Round Valley Reservoir in Clinton Township when he was struck by a vehicle and killed.

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Disaster Survivors Have Options to Access Federal Disaster Assistance

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:35

WARREN, Mich. – Storm survivors in Michigan counties affected by the August floods and storms have plenty of options when it comes to registering for federal assistance and learning about programs to help them recover.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) specialists are staffing four Disaster Recovery Centers, numerous recovery support sites and several informational areas at home improvement stores in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

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Disaster Survivors Have Options to Access Federal Disaster Assistance

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:35

WARREN, Mich. – Storm survivors in Michigan counties affected by the August floods and storms have plenty of options when it comes to registering for federal assistance and learning about programs to help them recover.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) specialists are staffing four Disaster Recovery Centers, numerous recovery support sites and several informational areas at home improvement stores in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

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Recovery Centers Open on Columbus Day

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:26

WARREN, Mich. – The disaster recovery centers operating in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties will be open during regular hours on Monday, Columbus Day, for survivors of the August floods seeking recovery assistance.

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Recovery Centers Open on Columbus Day

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:26

WARREN, Mich. – The disaster recovery centers operating in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties will be open during regular hours on Monday, Columbus Day, for survivors of the August floods seeking recovery assistance.

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Federal Disaster Aid in Michigan Tops $51 Million

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:07

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that more than $51.8 million in federal disaster grants and loans has been approved for Michigan survivors of the Aug. 11-13 storms and flooding.

As of close of business Oct. 9:

58,845 Michigan residents in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne registered for federal disaster assistance;

More than $35.9 million has been approved for housing assistance, including rental assistance and home repair costs;

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Federal Disaster Aid in Michigan Tops $51 Million

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 07:07

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that more than $51.8 million in federal disaster grants and loans has been approved for Michigan survivors of the Aug. 11-13 storms and flooding.

As of close of business Oct. 9:

58,845 Michigan residents in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne registered for federal disaster assistance;

More than $35.9 million has been approved for housing assistance, including rental assistance and home repair costs;

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107 Fallen Firefighters to be honored Sunday at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:09

Those remembered include firefighters lost from the West (Texas) fertilizer plant explosion and Yarnell Hill (Arizona) wildfire

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107 Fallen Firefighters to be honored Sunday at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:09

Those remembered include firefighters lost from the West (Texas) fertilizer plant explosion and Yarnell Hill (Arizona) wildfire

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More than $3.6 Million in Disaster Aid Approved for June Storms

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:56

SIOUX FALLS, SD –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than  $3.6 million in federal disaster aid has been approved to help communities in twelve counties and two tribal nations in South Dakota recover from a series of June storms.  Those storms produced a tornado that struck Wessington Springs along with heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in western, north central and southeast South Dakota.

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More than $3.6 Million in Disaster Aid Approved for June Storms

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:56

SIOUX FALLS, SD –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than  $3.6 million in federal disaster aid has been approved to help communities in twelve counties and two tribal nations in South Dakota recover from a series of June storms.  Those storms produced a tornado that struck Wessington Springs along with heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in western, north central and southeast South Dakota.

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FEMA Housing Inspectors Contacting Flood Survivors

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:24

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that more than 400 housing inspectors are in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties reaching out to Michigan homeowners and renters who have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance.

These FEMA inspectors are scheduling appointments with registered applicants to document the extent of damage to thousands of properties, but do not determine whether a particular applicant qualifies for FEMA assistance.  

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FEMA Housing Inspectors Contacting Flood Survivors

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:24

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that more than 400 housing inspectors are in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties reaching out to Michigan homeowners and renters who have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance.

These FEMA inspectors are scheduling appointments with registered applicants to document the extent of damage to thousands of properties, but do not determine whether a particular applicant qualifies for FEMA assistance.  

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Montana Declaration

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:59

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 Montana.

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

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Montana Declaration

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:59

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 Montana.

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

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Get Ready, Missouri: One Week Until Annual Earthquake Drill

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:58

More than 440,000 in Missouri to Participate in Nationwide Drill            

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With just one week to go, communities throughout Missouri are preparing for the fourth annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, scheduled for October 16 at 10:16 a.m. 

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Get Ready, Missouri: One Week Until Annual Earthquake Drill

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:58

More than 440,000 in Missouri to Participate in Nationwide Drill            

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With just one week to go, communities throughout Missouri are preparing for the fourth annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, scheduled for October 16 at 10:16 a.m. 

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President Declares Disaster for Montana

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:54

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 Montana to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of August 21-25, 2014.

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Beware of Scams and Fraudulent Phone Calls

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:14

WARREN, Mich. – State and federal recovery officials urge Michigan residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on vulnerable survivors because of the August storms and flooding.

Common post-disaster fraud practices include:

Phony housing inspectors: Owners/applicants may be especially vulnerable to phony housing inspectors claiming to represent FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration. An applicant should ALWAYS:

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FEMA Offers Free Home Repair Advice

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:03

WARREN, Mich. – Residents who want to reduce the risk of property damage from storms, floods and other potential hazards have the opportunity to meet with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Mitigation specialists will be available in:

Macomb County
Lowe’s Home Improvement
31140 Van Dyke Ave.
Warren, MI 48093
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Thursdays through Oct. 21

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