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Fill Out an SBA Loan Application or You Could be Leaving Money on the Table

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:58

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the April flooding and were referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration could lose some income-based FEMA grants if they don’t complete and submit SBA’s loan application.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Parker County

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:38

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Gibson's Ace Hardware and Simms Lumber Do-it-Best in Parker County to offer tips and techniques that can lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following locations:

Where:           Gibson’s Ace Hardware, 411 S. Main St., Weatherford, TX 76086

Hours:            8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-14

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 15

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Hood County

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 13:15

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Home Depot in Hood County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:           The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76048

Hours:            7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-14

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Hood County

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 13:15

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Home Depot in Hood County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:           The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76048

Hours:            7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-14

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15

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Partnerships and Progress: Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding 60 Days Later

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:38

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana is taking significant steps toward recovery following the severe storms and flooding that occurred March 8 through April 8.
Affected communities and disaster survivors are repairing and rebuilding better, stronger and safer with the help of neighbors, friends, family members, voluntary groups, faith and community-based organizations and local, parish, state and federal governments.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris County at the Lowe’s in Baytown and at the North Loop West Home Depot in Houston

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:36

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Lowe’s and The Home Depot in Harris County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following locations:

Where:           Lowe’s, 5002 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521

Hours:            7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday May 12-17

Where:           The Home Depot, 999 N. Loop W., Houston, TX 77008

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Deadline to Seek Federal Aid for Texas March Floods is May 18

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:55

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the March tornadoes and flooding are running out of time to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses living in the counties of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance.

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Deadline to Seek Federal Aid for Texas March Floods is May 18

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:51

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the March tornadoes and flooding are running out of time to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.     

Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses living in the counties of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance.

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Be On Alert for Disaster-Related Fraud and Scams

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:35

AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal recovery officials encourage Texans to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals. Also, FEMA does not endorse any commercial businesses, products or services.

FEMA encourages survivors as well as local residents and businesses to be especially vigilant for these common post-disaster fraud practices:

Fraudulent building contractors. When hiring a contractor:

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Residents of Four More Texas Counties Eligible to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:21

AUSTIN, Texas – Individuals and families in Fort Bend, Liberty, Montgomery and San Jacinto counties can now register for assistance for the April floods after FEMA granted the state’s request to add them to the disaster declaration.

They join the eight counties already approved for individual assistance under the April 25 federal disaster declaration: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Parker, Waller and Wharton counties.  

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Disaster Recovery Centers in West Carroll and Ouachita Parishes Will No Longer Be Open on Sundays

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:06

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers in Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) and Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will no longer be open on Sundays. Effective Monday, May 9, all disaster recovery centers will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Louisiana disaster survivors.
                         
Survivors may visit FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362 to locate centers near them.

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Louisiana Disaster Survivors: Don’t Throw That SBA Loan Application Away!

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:53

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you’re a survivor of the Louisiana storms and flooding that struck the state March 8 through April 8 and you’ve received an application for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan, you should complete and return it as soon as possible.

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FEMA, State Grants Will Not Affect Social Security or Other Federal Benefits

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:19

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans affected by