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President Declares Disaster for Kentucky

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 20:20

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 Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of July 2-9, 2016.

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Louisiana renters with flood damage may be eligible for federal help

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 15:36

Baton Rouge, La. – Louisiana renters who experienced losses due to the severe storms and flooding beginning on Aug. 11, 2016, may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from FEMA and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA).

Renters may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help with such disaster-related expenses as:

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Three Disaster Recovery Centers to close; help is still available

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:40

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in White Sulphur Springs and Rainelle in Greenbrier County, and the Clendenin DRC in Kanawha County will close at      5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

The two Greenbrier County DRCs are located at:

  • 65 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs

  • 1233 Kanawha Ave., Rainelle

The Kanawha County DRC is located:

  • Across the street from Dollar General,

    120 Maywood Ave., Clendenin

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston and St. Landry Parishes

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:10

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Thursday, Aug. 25, in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston and St. Landry parishes to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

St. Louis King of France Catholic Church

2121 N. Sherwood Forest Dr.

Baton Rouge, La. 70815

Early Learning Center Gym

9414 Plank Rd.

Clinton, La. 70772

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Flood Insurance Workshop for residents to be hosted by FEMA and City of New Orleans

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 17:36

NEW ORLEANS, LA.— The City of New Orleans and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are set to host a flood insurance workshop for the public in September. Residents and other property owners are encouraged to attend to gain a better understanding of how recent flood map changes will affect their flood insurance. The Sept.15 workshop is free, but seating is limited, so attendees must register in advance. For more information and to register, visit www.OrleansParishFloodWorkshop.eventbrite.com.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Henry’s Creek Fire

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 14:47

SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Henry’s Creek Fire burning in Bonneville County, Idaho.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 10:10 p.m. PDT on August 24, 2016.

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Two weeks left for West Virginia survivors to apply to FEMA, SBA

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 14:05

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – There are only two weeks left to apply for disaster assistance grants from FEMA and to submit applications for physical disaster loans to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). West Virginia survivors eligible for federal assistance, because of the June 22-29 storms and flooding, have until Wednesday, Sept. 7 to file their applications.

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Louisiana, FEMA Provide Manufactured Housing Units to Some Survivors

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:39

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and FEMA are making manufactured housing units (MHUs) available to some survivors displaced by the recent severe storms and floods.

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Partnerships and progress: West Virginia severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides 60 days later

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 09:14

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is taking significant steps toward recovery following the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred June 22-29, 2016.

Recovery takes the Whole Community. 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, county, state and federal governments.

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Louisiana Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:17

Baton Rouge, La. — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, FEMA and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents in Louisiana

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:41

BATON ROUGE, La. - Disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents, but Louisiana residents have ways to replace them. Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers:

SNAP Cards:

(Food Stamps): Phone: 1-888-524-3578

Website: www.dcfs.la.gov/DSNAP

Green Cards:

Phone: 800-375-5283

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Atlantic County Fire Company Awarded Grant for Larger, Safer Aerial Ladder Truck

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 16:02

NEW YORK — The Minotola Fire Company in Buena Borough, N.J. will purchase a new aerial ladder truck to replace a smaller, 23-year-old truck that is out of service for repairs 20 percent of the time, it was announced here today.

 

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Federal Aid to Rebuild Infrastructure Following Three Texas Disasters Nears Quarter Billion Dollars

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 15:50

AUSTIN, Texas—Three major disaster declarations affecting dozens of Texas counties—some on multiple occasions—will result in nearly one quarter-billion dollars in federal assistance to repair or replace damaged infrastructure.

FEMA said today that combined federal aid for severe weather disasters in May-June 2015; October 2015, and January 2016 will help fund recovery efforts for 3,087 individual projects among 569 applicants for Public Assistance.

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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for St. Johns County Ready for Public Viewing

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:20

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for St. Johns County and its municipalities will be available for residents to review at public open houses at 4 p.m. on August 31, and at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on September 1. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when updated maps become effective, they are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:26

BATON ROUGE, La. Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish and in New Iberia in Iberia Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are at the following addresses:

Veterans Home
800 Veterans Dr. Breaux Bridge, La. 70517

Iberia Parish Fire Protection District Training Center
2417 Darnall Road New Iberia, La. 70560

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West Virginians receiving rental aid: Tell FEMA if you need more

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:38

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Thousands of West Virginians were displaced from their homes by the June 22-29 severe storms, floods, landslides and mudslides. FEMA gave grants to more than 2,500 households to help them pay for a temporary place to live. If your household received rental assistance from FEMA, you must let FEMA know if you have a continuing need for it.

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FEMA Honors Achievements in Community Preparedness

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:44

2016 Individual and Community Preparedness Award Winners Announced
 

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the winners of the 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards, recognizing the outstanding efforts of individuals, programs, and organizations throughout the country working to prepare their communities for emergencies.

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Federal Support for Louisiana Continues, $127 Million in Financial Assistance Provided to Louisiana Flood Survivors So Far

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:36

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that financial support to flood survivors in Louisiana has reached more than $127 million dollars as part of the overall recovery process.

FEMA approved more than $107 million in grants to help survivors with temporary rental assistance, essential home repairs, and other serious disaster-related needs. More than 110,000 individuals and households have registered with FEMA for assistance.

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Every West Virginia disaster applicant has the right to appeal

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 13:13

CHARLESTON, W.Va.If you registered for help from FEMA and got a letter (often called a “determination letter”), you may want to appeal the decision made regarding your application for federal assistance. Here are some tips to help you:

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Begin Flood Cleanup as Soon as Possible

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:00

It’s not too early to begin cleaning up from Louisiana’s severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11.

Flood-damaged items like carpeting, bedding, furniture and other household items can be serious health hazards as well as eyesores. Here are some tips to dispose of these items safely and jumpstart your recovery:

File an Insurance Claim then Register with FEMA

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