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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Willacy and Cameron Counties in Texas

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 15:49

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps for residents and business owners in Willacy and Cameron counties are now ready for residents to review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Preliminary Flood Maps for Three Texas Counties Ready for Public View

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 15:36

DENTON, Texas – New preliminary flood maps for residents of Chambers, Liberty and San Jacinto counties area ready for residents to review. Communities affected by the maps include Liberty, Dayton, Dayton Lakes, and Mont Belvieu.

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Texas Receives $3.3 Million for Repairs to Roads in Hidalgo County

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:27

DENTON, Texas – The state of Texas has been awarded more than $3.3 million in federal disaster assistance for repairs to roads in Hidalgo County. Road damages were a result of the severe storms and flooding in May and June 2015.

The funding, which is made possible by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program, covers the cost to restore the roads to their pre-flood form and function. More than 10 miles of roadways in and around Mercedes and Edcouch will be repaired.

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More Louisiana Residents May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance, Urged to Register

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:16

Baton Rouge, La – Louisiana disaster survivors in Avoyelles Parish may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance.                  

Their first step is to register with FEMA.

Individuals in the 36 designated parishes who had storm damage may apply for federal disaster assistance three ways:

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News You Can Use: Make your home more flood resistant

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 13:05

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Mitigation experts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) say there is no better time than now for Missouri homeowners to start thinking about how to prepare for the next flood.

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FEMA offers free publications in several Missouri libraries

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:14

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Free publications are available now in three library systems to help Missouri residents rebuild safer and stronger from the Missouri flooding. FEMA’s outreach teams created displays to provide information along with the publications.

Libraries in Cole, Camden and St. Louis counties are providing the information to help Missourians learn more about damage from weather, prepare for disasters, rebuild safer and learn more about the National Flood Insurance Program.

Libraries providing the publications include:

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Louisiana Disaster Survivors in Ouachita, Tangipahoa and Beauregard Parishes Can Get Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:30

Baton Rouge, La. — Survivors from Ouachita, Tangipahoa and Beauregard parishes who are rebuilding after the March severe storms and floods can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation advisers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The free mitigation stations will be open on a walk-in basis at Lowe’s in Monroe, Ouachita Parish; Lowe’s in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish; and Stine Lumber-Building in DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, starting Friday, April 8, 2016.

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Louisiana Disaster Survivors May Find An SBA Loan Is the Key To Their Recovery

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:13

BATON ROUGE, La. –If you are one of the Louisiana flood and storm survivors referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), it’s important to complete and submit the loan application you receive to ensure that your disaster recovery process continues to move forward.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, and Coushatta, Red River Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:59

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Thursday, April 7, in Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish and Coushatta, Red River Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

The National Guard Pavilion RSA
62589 Holloway Rd.
Roseland, La.

 

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