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FEMA Encourages Young People to Join Youth Preparedness Council

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:20

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced it is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council. The Council supports FEMA’s commitment to involving youth in preparedness-related activities and provides an opportunity for young people to offer their perspectives, feedback and insights on how to help make America more resilient. 

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FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:13

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeks experienced individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, February 16, 2015.

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Sarasota County Residents Invited to See Preliminary Flood Maps

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:29

ATLANTA–Preliminary flood insurance rate maps for Sarasota County, Fla., can be reviewed at three public open houses during the week of January 19, 2015. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Tips to file a flood insurance claim

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:13

SEATTLE – As Washingtonians deal with the aftermath of severe storms and flooding that occurred a week ago, the recovery process may include a flood insurance claim. There are three steps to file a claim with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):

  1. Contact your insurance agent.
  2. Document your damaged property.
  3. File a Proof of Loss form within 60 days of the flood.

More details are available at www.FloodSmart.gov.

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Federal Aid Programs for Mississippi Disaster Recovery

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:27

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Mississippi.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Mississippi

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:22

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 Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes on December 23, 2014.

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Revised Preliminary Flood Maps in El Paso County, Texas Ready for Public View

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:50

DENTON, Texas – Homeowners, renters and business owners in El Paso County in Texas are encouraged to look over newly-revised preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

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Public Invited to Comment on Dona Ana County, NM Preliminary Flood Maps

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:48

DENTON, Texas– Months of teamwork by officials from Dona Ana County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have led to new preliminary flood maps. Now, the public is encouraged to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period about the maps.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Dona Ana County are encouraged to view the preliminary flood maps to better understand where flood risks have been identified. Those who would like to file an appeal have until March 11, 2015 to submit them. 

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Stay Safe During Bitterly Cold Temperatures and Dangerous Snow Conditions

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:48

CHICAGO – Dangerously low temperatures and accumulating snow are in the forecast for much of the Midwest and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of cold temperatures and winter weather.

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