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Frequently Asked Questions on Disaster Assistance for Noncitizens

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 15:21

What is disaster assistance?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may provide grants to help pay for rent, emergency home repairs, personal property replacement, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other sources.

Low-interest disaster recovery loans may be available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters.

 Who is eligible?

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Australia and United States Strengthen Emergency Management Partnership

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:35

Today, Australia and the United States renewed and strengthened an important and valuable partnership to improve our respective emergency management capabilities. 

Emergency Management Australia (EMA), within the Attorney-General’s Department, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security deepened their existing relationship through a renewed five-year Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation on Emergency Management 2015-2020. 

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SBA Provides Low-Interest Loans to Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 15:36

What is an SBA disaster loan?

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans are the primary source of federal long-term disaster recovery funds for disaster damages not fully covered by insurance or other compensation.

SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance is working in conjunction with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help business owners and residents recover, as much as possible, from this declared disaster.

Who is eligible for SBA low-interest loans?

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Arkansas Declaration

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 15:06

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 Arkansas.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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Frequently Asked Questions on Letter of Eligibility

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 15:04

Why did I get a letter stating I’m ineligible?

FEMA routinely corresponds with applicants to let them know if they qualify for federal disaster assistance. The most common reasons for receiving a determination of ineligibility are:

  • Adequate insurance coverage.
  • Insufficient storm-related damage.
  • Missing documentation needed to complete the assistance evaluation process.

What are examples of missing documentation?

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Letter on Eligibility May Not Be Last Word on Disaster Assistance for Texans Affected by Storms, Floods

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:59

AUSTIN, Texas – A letter stating a household is ineligible for disaster assistance may not be the final word on a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) application.

The most common reasons for receiving a determination of ineligibility are:

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President Declares Disaster for Arkansas

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:58

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 state of Arkansas and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 7 to June 15, 2015.

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Texans in Fayette County May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:55

AUSTIN, Texas – The federal disaster declaration for Texas has been expanded to include Individual Assistance for Fayette County as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred between May 4 and June 19, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Hidalgo County

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:52

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Hidalgo County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Nebraska Declaration

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:36

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 Nebraska.

Assistance for the Territory and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for the State of Nebraska

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:29

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 State of Nebraska to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 6 to June 17, 2015.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER REOPENS IN ATOKA COUNTY

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 16:20

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will reopen in Atoka County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

A mobile DRC officially reopens for four days on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Atoka County at:

Kiamichi Technology Center, Business Center

1301 West Liberty Road

Atoka, OK 74525

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Flood Insurance Policyholders have until September 15 to Request their Hurricane Sandy Claims be Reviewed

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:50

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is committed to ensuring every National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholder who filed a claim as a result of Hurricane Sandy receives every dollar they are due under their policy. The NFIP established a process for Hurricane Sandy survivors who feel they were underpaid to have their claims reviewed. Where warranted, additional payments will be made to those policyholders.

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FEMA Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security National Training Program/Continuing Training Grants Program

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:48

WASHINGTON — Today, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunity, or NOFO, for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP) Continuing Training Grants (CTG) program with a total $11,521,000 available for awards in four focus areas.  

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Texas Mobile Registration Intake Center in Williamson County Transitions to Disaster Recovery Center

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:26

AUSTIN, Texas – The Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) in Williamson County is transitioning into a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), Thursday, June 25, to provide one-stop service for those affected by the storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from May 4 to June 19.

A DRC provides expanded services to survivors including general information, help applying for assistance and information on repairing and rebuilding structures.

Location and dates of operation

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Texas Mobile Registration Intake Center in Fort Bend County Transitions to Disaster Recovery Center

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:23

AUSTIN, Texas – The Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) in Fort Bend County is transitioning into a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), opening Thursday, June 25, to provide one-stop service for those affected by the storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from May 4 to June 19.

A DRC provides expanded services to survivors including general information, help applying for assistance and information on repairing and rebuilding structures.

Location and dates of operation

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Texas Mobile Registration Intake Center in Fort Bend County Transitions to Disaster Recovery Center

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:20

AUSTIN, Texas – The Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) in Fort Bend County is transitioning into a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), opening Thursday, June 25, to provide one-stop service for those affected by the storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from May 4 to June 19.

A DRC provides expanded services to survivors including general information, help applying for assistance and information on repairing and rebuilding structures.

Location and dates of operation

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN WAGONER COUNTY

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:42

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Wagoner County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

The DRC officially opens Thursday, June 25, 2015 at:

Coweta Intermediate High School

14699 South 305 East Avenue

Coweta, OK 74429

Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Public Invited to Comment on Flood Maps for Plano, in Collin County Texas

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:35

DENTON, Texas – After working together for months to create new preliminary flood maps, officials with the city of Plano and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) now want to hear from the public.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Plano, Texas are encouraged to look at the preliminary flood maps to understand where flood risks have been identified. Anyone who has comments or who would like to file an appeal has until August 25, 2015 to submit them.

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Public Invited to Comment on Flood Maps for Orleans Parish in Louisiana

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:33

DENTON, Texas – After working together for months to create new preliminary flood maps, Orleans Parish and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials now want to hear from the public.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Orleans Parish are encouraged to review the preliminary flood maps to understand where flood risks have been identified. Anyone who has comments or who would like to file an appeal has until August 6, 2015 to submit them.

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