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Disaster Recovery Center to Relocate in Wimberley for Texas Flood Survivors

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:03

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Wimberley (Hays County) will relocate on Thursday, July 30 for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22.

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FEMA, New York State & New York City Sign Off on 78 Hurricane Sandy Public Assistance Recovery Agreements

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:02

Agreements Total $9.9 Billion in Recovery Funding Since 2013; Funding Provided Under New Public Assistance Pilot Program

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Extensión del período de incidentes por la Declaración de desastre de Texas e incorporación del condado de Red River para Asistencia Individual

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:54

AUSTIN, Texas: Más residentes de Texas pueden ser elegibles para recibir asistencia por desastre debido a la noticia de una extensión del período de incidentes original y la incorporación de otro condado de Texas para recibir Asistencia Individual debido a una declaración de zona de desastre mayor con fecha 29 de mayo por fuertes tormentas, vientos en línea recta, tornados e inundaciones.

El nuevo período de incidentes abarca del 4 de mayo al 22 de junio. El nuevo condado incorporado es Red River.

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18 More Texas Counties Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:44

AUSTIN, Texas – Eighteen more Texas counties are now eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster aid. The aid includes all categories of work, including debris removal, emergency protective measures and infrastructure repairs in the wake of severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding in Texas from May 4 to June 22.

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FEMA Registration Deadline Now Just a Month Away

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:41

FEMA Registration Deadline Now Just a Month Away

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Residents of nine Arkansas counties who suffered damage from the severe storms of May 7 through June 15, 2015, have only about one month left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The deadline to register for disaster assistance is Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.

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California to receive FEMA funding to battle Wragg Fire Near Lake Berryessa in Napa, Yolo, and Solano Counties

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:32
FEMA Public Affairs (510) 627-7006

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California combat the Wragg fire burning in Napa, Yolo and Solano Counties. 

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DRC in Jefferson County to Cut Hours, Then Close July 29

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:28

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The disaster recovery center in Jefferson County will be closed this weekend, July 25 and 26, 2015 and then close permanently at the end of the business day on Wednesday, July 29.

The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. After business hours and after the center closes, the toll-free Helpline, 1-800-621-3362, is still available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time).

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Hours at DRC in Howard County to Change

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:25

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The disaster recovery center in Howard County will be closed weekends starting Saturday, July 25, 2015.

The center remains open weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The toll-free Helpline, 1-800-621-3362, is still available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time).

The center provides help to those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 7 to June 15, 2015.

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State/FEMA Recovery Center Opens in Okmulgee County

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:25

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Okmulgee County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 22.

The mobile DRC officially opens Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7 a.m. at:

Green Country Technological School
1100 North Loop 56
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
(This mobile DRC closes on Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m.)

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Disaster Recovery Center To Open in Montgomery County for Texas Flood Survivors

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:34

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 27, at noon in Montgomery 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 22.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Jim Wells County for Texas Flood Survivors

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:21

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 27, at noon in Jim Wells 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 22.

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FEMA, Ad Council Launch New PSA Focused on People with Disabilities Preparing for Emergencies

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:14

Washington - Today, the Ad Council and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the launch of a new public service advertisement (PSA) to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for emergencies. While the PSA targets all communities, We Prepare Every Day is the first in a series of videos that aim to deliver a strong preparedness message by showing people with disabilities taking charge to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies.

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FEMA Extends Incident Period in Oklahoma to June 22

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:05

OKLAHOMA CITY – Additional Oklahoma residents and business owners affected by severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that occurred from June 5-22 may now be eligible for state and federal assistance under the disaster declaration already approved for the state.

At the request of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded the official disaster declaration to May 5 through June 22.

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FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:24

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Teams of specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of future disaster-related property damage at building supply stores in four Arkansas locations beginning Monday, July 27, 2015.

The teams will be at these Lowe’s stores:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of New Jersey Declaration

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 20:57

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 New Jersey.

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

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President Declares Disaster for New Jersey

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 20:53

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 New Jersey to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm on June 23, 2015. 

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Texas Disaster Declaration Incident Period Extended and Red River County Added for Individual Assistance

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:34

AUSTIN, Texas – More Texans may be eligible for disaster assistance with news of an extension of the original incident period and the addition of another Texas county for Individual Assistance under a May 29 major disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding.

The new incident period is May 4- June 22. The new add-on county is Red River.

INCIDENT PERIOD EXTENSION

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FEMA Assistance Based on Individual Loss, Needs

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:45

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas residents who suffered damage in the severe spring storms should know that any disaster aid they may receive will be based on their unique circumstances and needs.

"We want everyone to receive the maximum assistance for which they are eligible," said Nancy M. Casper, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster operations in Arkansas. "The amount and type of assistance an individual receives could be completely different from what his neighbor receives, even though the damages appear to be similar."

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Travis County, Texas, But Help is Still Available

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 19:59

AUSTIN, Texas –The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at Rutherford Lane Campus – Building 1, 1520 Rutherford Lane, Austin, Texas, in Travis County will close at 6 p.m. Friday, July 24.

DRCs, operated by the State of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and supported by other agencies, remain open until the needs of area residents have been met. The centers serve as a one-stop shop for information and guidance about disaster assistance.

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DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER HOURS TO CHANGE

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 19:18

CHEYENNE, WYO. – Starting this Saturday (July 25), Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) established by the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and FEMA will be operating under a new schedule.  The centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday and then open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

The two DRCs are located at:

Johnson County
Road and Bridge Building
325 Butte Street
Buffalo, WY 82834

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