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Cameron County Joins Texas Disaster Declaration

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:02

AUSTIN, Texas – At the request of the state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has added Cameron County to the Texas disaster declaration of Nov. 25. The counties now designated for Individual Assistance include Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson Counties.

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Holly Hill Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 18:33

COLUMBIA, S.C.  – The Holly Hill disaster recovery center will transition to a disaster loan outreach center beginning Monday, Dec. 14 to accommodate the needs of South Carolina flood survivors.

Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to meet with homeowners, renters and business owners who had disaster-related damage to answer questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program, help them complete their applications and close approved disaster loans.

The center is located at:

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Contact FEMA if Insurance for Living Expenses Expires

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 18:18

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Disaster survivors whose insurance provided Additional Living Expenses (ALE) that are expiring are encouraged to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency if they registered with the agency and still have a temporary housing need.

This temporary housing assistance is available to eligible FEMA applicants who lost or sustained damage to their homes due to the wildfires in Calaveras and Lake counties from Sept. 9 through Oct. 30, 2015.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Hidalgo, Willacy Counties for Texans

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:28

AUSTIN, Texas – State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are now open in Hidalgo and Willacy Counties for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31.

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Applicants Who Want Continued Rental Assistance Must Make Request

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 12:28

COLUMBIA, S.C. –South Carolina flood survivors who have a continued need for temporary housing assistance must complete and submit paperwork that demonstrates a disaster-related and financial need.

Applicants need to submit several documents each time they want to ask FEMA for continued temporary housing assistance including:

  • A completed form that came with the continued temporary housing assistance letter

  • A copy of their lease

  • Receipts showing proper use of previous rental assistance

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Navarro County for Texans

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 10:21

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Navarro County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31.

Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and the local community are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Central Texas

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 10:17

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are now open in Bastrop and Travis Counties for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31.

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Renters with Storm Damage May Apply for Disaster Assistance

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:26

AUSTIN, Texas – Renters displaced from their homes or apartments by the October storms may be eligible for federal disaster assistance, which may include grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

FEMA grants for eligible renters may include funds to cover the cost of renting another place to live.

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FEMA Mitigation Advisers Offer Guidance to Flood Survivors in Columbia, Charleston, Lexington, North Myrtle Beach, Orangeburg and Summerville

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 15:43

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Help Remains Available After Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Elgin, Huger and Newberry

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 01:00

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Three disaster recovery centers will close Saturday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m.:

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Long-Term Recovery Groups Provide Safety Net for Calaveras and Lake County Wildfire Survivors

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 19:30

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – To date, $27 million in total federal assistance has made a large impact on helping survivors of the Butte and Valley wildfires repair and rebuild. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) know it takes a whole community effort to recover.

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Return SBA Application Now Because Flood Damage May Show Up Later

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 17:09

COLUMBIA, S.C. –Expensive flood-related damage is not always evident immediately.

Survivors of South Carolina’s October heavy rains and severe floods may be unaware of issues that might show up in their homes or businesses in the weeks or months after the flood. These include:

  • Malfunctions to furnaces or other expensive appliances not in use during the flood

  • Home foundation settling

  • Unknown structure damage

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Preliminary Flood Maps in Tarrant County, Texas Ready for Public View

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 17:51

DENTON, Texas –Residents of Arlington, Grand Prairie and the rest of Tarrant County have new preliminary flood maps to review.

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FEMA Extends South Carolina’s Disaster Assistance Application Deadline

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 19:59

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The deadline for survivors of South Carolina’s historic floods to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance has been extended an additional 30 days to Jan. 3, 2016.

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What Texans Should Expect after FEMA Registration

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 19:13

AUSTIN, Texas—After disaster survivors have registered for federal disaster assistance, FEMA will ask them to provide information on disaster damage, proof of identity and residence, insurance and other documentation, to determine eligibility.

As a first step, a FEMA contract inspector will contact applicants to make an appointment to view disaster damage. It is important to provide good contact information at the time of registration and keep the appointment to keep the application moving forward.

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Storm Survivors in Texas Encouraged to Register for Disaster Assistance

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 13:20

AUSTIN, Texas—Texans who sustained damage or losses from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred Oct. 22 through Oct. 31 can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The presidential disaster declaration of Nov. 25 makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in 15 counties: Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson.

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FEMA Mitigation Advisers Offer Guidance to Flood Survivors in Charleston, Darlington, Dorchester, Greenwood, Horry and Richland Counties

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 10:15

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Deadline Approaching to Register for FEMA Assistance

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 06:36

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Just a little over a week remains for survivors of the Oct. 1-23 storms and flooding in South Carolina to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The deadline to register for federal disaster assistance is Friday, Dec. 4.

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Texas Receives Federal Disaster Declaration; Texans Urged to Apply for Disaster Aid

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:43

Texas Receives Federal Disaster Declaration; Texans Urged to Apply for Disaster Aid

DENTON, Texas – Texans affected by the recent severe storms should register now with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Federal aid programs for the state of Texas

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 13:58

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Texas.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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