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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:26

April Storms and Flooding: Texans in Four Counties Can Now Register for

FEMA Disaster Assistance

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who sustained damage or losses from the storms and flooding that

occurred April 17-24 can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency

Management Agency.

The presidential disaster declaration of April 25 makes federal assistance available to eligible

individuals and households in four Texas counties: Fayette, Grimes, Harris, and Parker.

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Texas Disaster Assistance Nearly $30 Million

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:02

AUSTIN, Texas – More than $29.9 million in federal and state aid to date is helping the residents

of 13 Texas counties recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in March.

Assistance is ongoing and residents of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper,

Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties are encouraged to

register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.

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FEMA Urges Survivors to visit Disaster Recovery Centers Before They Close

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:55

RIDGELAND, Miss. – State and federal disaster recovery centers in Washington and Bolivar counties will close this week. March storm survivors are encouraged to bring their questions about applications or appeals to the centers while recovery experts are available.

Recovery center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Locations are:

Bolivar County (Closing Friday, April 29, 6 p.m.)

Willard R. Samuel Jr. Gymnasium

700 N. Chrisman Ave.

Cleveland, MS 38732         

Washington County (Closing Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m.)

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Sobrevivientes del desastre en la parroquia de Vernon pueden recibir consejos de FEMA para la reconstrucción en tienda de mejoras al hogar

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:33
Baton Rouge, La. — Los sobrevivientes de la parroquia de Vernon que están reconstruyendo después de las severas inundaciones y tormentas de marzo, ahora pueden recibir asesoramiento gratuito de los especialistas de mitigación de riesgos de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés). Language English
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La ayuda sigue disponible después del cierre del Centro de Recuperación por Desastre en Ringgold, Parroquia de Bienville

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:22

BATON ROUGE, La. – El Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) en Ringgold, Parroquia de Bienville, cerrará sus puertas el martes 26 de abril a las 6:00 p.m. 

El DRC está localizado en la siguiente dirección:

Bienville Courthouse Annex
2145 Mill St.
Ringgold,
La.

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Vernon Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:10

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster Survivors from Vernon Parish who are rebuilding after the March 8 – April 8 severe storms and floods can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mitigation representatives will be available at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Leesville from Tuesday, April 26 until Saturday, April 30.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Ringgold, Bienville Parish

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:07

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Ringgold (Bienville Parish) disaster recovery center will close Tuesday, April 26, at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Bienville Courthouse Annex
2145 Mill St.
Ringgold, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Ringgold 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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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:36

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 Texas.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Major Disaster for Texas

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:22

WASHINGTON –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 17-24, 2016.

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Temporary Housing Help Available from FEMA for Displaced Survivors

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:00

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippians whose homes were destroyed or made unlivable by the recent storms and flooding can turn to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance.

FEMA and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, as well as local communities, are committed to helping survivors find options for safe housing following the disaster that began March 9. FEMA also wants to help survivors return to their homes.

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FEMA, NWS Urge Families and Communities to Take Steps to Prepare for Hazards

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:47

Officials Encourage Individuals to Register to Participate in an Exercise or Drill, Make a Family Communication Plan, Download Alerts and Know Local Hazards

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Richland Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 16:03

Richland Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from Richland 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. The mitigation representatives will be available at Home Hardware Center in Rayville from Monday, April 25 until Saturday, April 30.

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FEMA Aid Recipients Cautioned on Using Funds for Intended Purpose

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:45

AUSTIN, Texas – Recovery officials are cautioning Texans who have received disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to use the funds for their intended purpose and to keep disaster spending receipts for three years.

Disaster assistance is to help residents meet basic disaster-related needs and funds are distributed via check or direct deposit. A letter explaining what the payment is to be used for arrives within a day or two of the check or direct deposit payment.

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FEMA Advice Available at Vicksburg Home Improvement Store

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:28

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 Vicksburg to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers will be available April 23-April 26 at the following locations:

  • Home Depot, 50 Halls Ferry Park Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180

  • The hours are: Saturday, noon to 7 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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FEMA Advice Available at Picayune Home Improvement Store

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:14

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 Picayune to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers will be available April 23-April 26 at the following locations:

  • Home Depot, 2000 Highway 43 South, Picayune, MS 39466

  • The hours are: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Help Remains After Forrest County Disaster Recovery Center Closes

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 13:46

RIDGELAND, Miss. –The state/federal disaster recovery center in Forrest County at 946 Sullivan Drive, Hattiesburg, will close Wednesday, April 27, at 6 p.m. However, federal assistance by phone or internet remains accessible to Mississippi survivors of the severe storms and flooding that took place from March 9-29, 2016.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Coushatta, Red River Parish

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:17

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Coushatta disaster recovery center will close Saturday, April 23, at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Parking Lot (directly across the street from the Red River Parish Courthouse)
615 E. Carroll St.
Coushatta, La.

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Centros de Recuperación por Desastre en Homer, Slidell y Leesville se Convierten en Centros de Préstamos de SBA para Ayudar a los Sobrevivientes en Louisiana BATON ROUGE, La. – Los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) loc

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:38

BATON ROUGE, La. – Los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) localizados en Homer, Slidell y Leesville se convertirá en Centros de Servicio y Préstamos por Desastre (DLOC) de la Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa de los EE.UU. (SBA) comenzando el lunes 25 de abril.

Los DRC en Homer y Slidell se mantendrán abiertos hasta las 6:00 p.m. del viernes 22 de abril, mientras que el DRC en Leesville se mantendrá abierto hasta las 6:00 p.m. del sábado 23 de abril.

 

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Help Remains for Louisiana Survivors after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Many, Sabine Parish and Pineville, Rapides Parish

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:10

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Many and Pineville disaster recovery centers will close Friday, April 22, at 6 p.m.

The centers are located at the following addresses:

Many City Hall
965 San Antonio Ave.
Many, La.


The Old Cleco Building
201 Cleco Drive
Pineville, La.

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Disaster Recovery Centers in Homer, Claiborne Parish; Slidell, St. Tammany Parish and Leesville, Vernon Parish Transition to SBA Loan Centers for Louisiana Survivors

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:04

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery centers in Homer, Leesville and Slidell will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers beginning Monday, April 25.

The disaster recovery centers in Homer and Slidell will remain open until 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, while the disaster recovery center in Leesville will remain open until 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

The new SBA centers will be located at the following addresses:

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