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After the Storm: How Texans Can Replace Lost or Damaged Documents

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:09

AUSTIN, Texas – Disasters such as floods and tornadoes commonly result in the loss of important documents. While it can seem like a daunting task, the good news for Texans is that many official papers and vital records are relatively easy to replace.

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SBA to Open Disaster Loan Center in San Marcos; Martindale DRC to Close

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:45

AUSTIN, Texas—The State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Hays County Government Center, 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, TX 78666, will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The Caldwell County DRC, located at the Allen Bates River Park at the intersection of FM 1979 and Fannin Street, Martindale, TX 78617, will close at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.

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Flood Maps Become Final in May for Socorro County, New Mexico

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 15:35

DENTON, Texas ––New flood maps for Socorro County will become effective in May and be used for rating flood insurance policies. Local, state and federal officials encourage residents to view the maps before May 2, 2016, in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance. New flood risk maps have been created for the city of Socorro, unincorporated areas of Socorro County, and communities in the Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Acoma within the boundaries of Socorro County.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Coahoma County

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 14:51

OXFORD, Miss. – A disaster recovery center is open in Coahoma County to provide assistance to survivors of the December storms, tornadoes and floods that struck Mississippi.

The recovery center is run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and hosts representatives of federal and state agencies who can explain the various programs designed to help survivors recover.

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How Texans Can Volunteer and Donate Responsibly

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 15:40

AUSTIN, Texas — In the face of disaster, Texans have always come together with courage, compassion and unity to ask, “How can I help?”

If you want to volunteer for disaster work, there are many tasks to do after a disaster— cleaning-up and rebuilding are two of the biggest. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests that volunteering through a local voluntary organization may be the best way to find meaningful volunteer work after the disaster.

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State, FEMA to Close Joint Field Office January 22, 2016

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 14:11

PHILADELPHIA – The State of West Virginia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Joint Field Office in Charleston, WV will close January 22, 2016. For the past ten months the state and FEMA have been working closely to support the recovery from the 2015 spring and summer storms that impacted 67 Counties.

What does this mean for the people of West Virginia?

Regis Phelan, the Federal Coordinating Officer said, “FEMA will continue to work closely with the state to ensure the recovery process continues smoothly and projects are complete.”

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Help Remains Available After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Lake City

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:10

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A disaster recovery center in Florence County will close Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m.:

  • Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 620 S. Ron McNair Blvd., Lake City

Many services available at disaster recovery centers are also available by calling the FEMA helpline. Survivors of Oct. 1-23 storms and flooding in Florence County can get help by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585; those who use 711/VRS can call 800-621-3362. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

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Help Remains Available After Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Columbia

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:07

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A disaster recovery center in Richland County will close Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m.:

  • Richland Main Library, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia

Many services available at disaster recovery centers are also available by calling the FEMA helpline. Survivors of Oct. 1-23 storms and flooding in Richland County can get help by calling 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585; those who use 711/VRS can call 800-621-3362. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Survivors can use the helpline to:

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Mississippi Disaster Recovery Centers Open In Benton And Marshall Counties

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 17:06

OXFORD, Miss. – Disaster recovery centers are open in Benton and Marshall counties to help Mississippi survivors recover from the December storms, tornadoes and floods.

The centers will be open seven days a week until further notice. The disaster recovery centers are operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with county and local agencies.

Disaster recovery center locations:

Benton County

Ashland Fire Department

60 Third St.

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FEMA Teams in Neighborhoods Helping Mississippi Storm Survivors

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 15:16

OXFORD, Miss. – Disaster survivor assistance teams are working in storm-stricken neighborhoods helping Mississippians recover from the December storms.

The teams are made up of disaster specialists from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They are canvassing areas to give residents an opportunity to register for disaster assistance and to quickly address immediate and emerging needs. The teams can also provide application updates and referrals to additional resources when needs remain.

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