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Farmerville Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Loan Center for Louisiana Survivors

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:50

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the Willie Davis Recreation Center in Farmerville will transition to a Small Business Association (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Friday, April 22, at 8 a.m.

The new DLOC will be located at the Union Parish Courthouse, 100 East Bayou St., Suite 107 Farmerville, La. The center will open for business at 8 a.m. Friday, April 22. Its hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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Free FEMA Advice Available at Local Home Improvement Store in Hattiesburg

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:27

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? FEMA mitigation specialists will be available in Hattiesburg to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers will be available April 21-26 at the following location:

  • Lowe’s Home Improvement, 6004 U.S. Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402

The hours are: Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday through Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Free FEMA Advice Available at Local Home Improvement Stores

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:24

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? FEMA mitigation specialists will be available in Oxford and Southaven to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers will be available April 21-April 26 at the following locations:

  • Home Depot, 201 Home Depot Drive, Oxford, MS 38655

  • Lowe’s Home Improvement, 178 Goodman Road West, Southaven, MS 38671.       

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Disaster Recovery Centers Stress Accessibility for All

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:21

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Natural disasters are equal-opportunity when they pick their targets. In assisting survivors, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency/Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery centers are just as impartial.

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President Amends Iowa and Nebraska Disaster Declarations

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 14:10

WASHINGTON –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the President has made additional disaster assistance available by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken by the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa as a result of flooding during the period of May 24 to August 1, 2011 in Iowa and during the period of May 25 to August 1, 2011 in Nebraska.

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26 Mississippi Counties Approved for Infrastructure Disaster Aid

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:10

RIDGELAND, Miss. – The state of Mississippi, local governments and certain private nonprofits in 26 Mississippi counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover expenses and repair damage associated with the severe storms and flooding that occurred March 9-29, 2016, according to state and federal officials.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Maryland and Pennsylvania

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:11

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of April 25th, 2016 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Pearl River County Disaster Recovery Center Open Today Through Saturday

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:10

RIDGELAND, Miss. – A disaster recovery center will open at noon Tuesday, April 19, and remain open through 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in Pearl River County to provide assistance to survivors of the severe storms and flooding that occurred from March 9-29, 2016.

Recovery centers are run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Representatives of state, federal and voluntary agencies are available in the centers to explain the various programs designed to help survivors recover.

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Help Remains After Coahoma County Disaster Recovery Center Closes

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:02

RIDGELAND, Miss. –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that the Coahoma County Disaster Recovery Center at the Clarksdale Civic Center in Clarksdale will close permanently Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. However, disaster survivor assistance teams continue to canvass the area with information on available assistance.

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FEMA, State Grants Will Not Affect Other Federal Benefits

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:48

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Disaster assistance for temporary housing, essential home repairs, replacement of personal property or for other serious needs does not count as taxable income.

Therefore, Mississippians affected by the severe storms and flooding who receive federal assistance will not lose Social Security or Medicare benefits, will not pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs.

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Help Available After Disaster Recovery Centers Close

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:42

RIDGELAND, Miss.  – When disaster recovery centers operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency close, help for survivors remains available.

  • Survivors may visit any of the remaining disaster recovery centers where they can speak with specialists who can help with appeals, answer questions, review applications and accept required documents.

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Disaster Recovery Center opens in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:59

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, April 19, in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

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Disaster Survivors in Ouachita, St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana Can Get Rebuilding Tips from FEMA at Home Improvement Stores

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 11:29

Baton Rouge, La. — Survivors from Ouachita and St. Tammany parishes who are rebuilding after the March severe storms and floods can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The mitigation representatives will be available at Home Depot stores in Monroe and Covington, starting on Monday, April 18 and ending on Saturday, April 23.

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Disaster Survivors in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Can Get Rebuilding Tips from FEMA at a Local Home Improvement Store

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 10:43

Baton Rouge, La. — Survivors from Beauregard Parish who are rebuilding after the March severe storms and floods can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The mitigation representatives will be available at Moses True Value in DeRidder, starting on Monday, April 18 and ending on Saturday, April 23.

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Tallahatchie County Added to Federal Disaster Declaration for March Severe Storms and Floods

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:39

Ridgeland, Miss. – At the request of Governor Phil Bryant, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended a recent disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding from March 9-29, 2016. Survivors in Tallahatchie County can now register with FEMA for disaster assistance through the Individual Assistance program.

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Centro de recuperación por desastre abre en Sicily Island para ayudar a los sobrevivientes de Louisiana

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:38

BATON ROUGE, La. – Un Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) abrirá el domingo 17 de abril, en Sicily Island, Parroquia de Catahoula, para ayudar a los sobrevivientes de las inundaciones en Louisiana. El centro abre de 8:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m., lunes a sábado y de 12:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m. los domingos.

  El DRC estará localizado en la siguiente dirección:

Old Martin Junior High School
825 Highway 8
Sicily Island, La.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:50

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open Sunday, April 17, in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

Old Martin Junior High School
825 Highway 8
Sicily Island, La.
                                                         

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Several Disaster Recovery Centers Will No Longer Be Open Sundays, But Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:59

BATON ROUGE, La – All but eight disaster recovery centers will not be open on Sundays beginning April 17, but help will still be available for Louisiana disaster survivors every day.

The following centers will remain open seven days a week:

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Colfax, Grant Parish and Winnfield, Winn Parish

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:19

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Colfax and Winnfield disaster recovery centers will close Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m.

The centers are located at the following addresses:

Grant Parish Civic Center
1208 Main St.
Colfax, La.

Winn Parish Library
200 N. St. John St.
Winnfield, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Colfax and Winnfield may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Gonzales, Ascension Parish

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:08

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Gonzales disaster recovery center will close Friday, April 15, at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Lamar Dixon Expo Center
9039 S. St. Landry Avenue
Gonzales, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Gonzales may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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