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 Santa Clara Pueblo.
Assistance for the Affected Tribal Government Can Include as Required:Language English
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 Santa Clara Pueblo to supplement the tribe’s efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of September 13-16, 2013.
The President's action makes federal funding available to the Santa Clara Pueblo and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work as a result of severe storms and flooding.Language English
DENVER – FEMA Mitigation specialists will be at the Northern Colorado Home & Holiday Show offering free building advice that will last long past the holidays.
First National Bank Exhibition Hall
5280 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
This team will be in Loveland, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., MDT, Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27.Language English
DENVER-- Before beginning any repair work, property owners should contact their local building officials to find out what permits are required to repair or rebuild.
Some Colorado property owners may find that September’s flood has caused substantial damage to their home or business.
Substantial damage is defined by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as a home or structure that has incurred substantial damage, is located in a special flood hazard area and the total cost of repairs is 50 percent or more of the structure’s pre-event market value.Language English
DENVER – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has now approved more than $42 million in disaster loans to Colorado homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations.
Approved loan totals in some of the most impacted areas are currently over $27 million in Boulder County, $4.9 million in Larimer County and $6 million in Weld County.
The more than $42 million approved so far to survivors with losses from Colorado storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides breaks down this way:Language English
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Emergency response. Debris removal. Reconstruction and repair. Rental assistance. Low-cost disaster loans. These activities and terms have become familiar to many New Jerseyans since Superstorm Sandy struck last year. But another activity is going full force with the purpose of protecting life and property from future disasters – hazard mitigation.Language English
NEW YORK – When Hurricane Sandy made landfall a year ago on Oct. 29, the unprecedented storm surge and strong winds devastated tens of thousands of New Yorkers.
Amid widespread power outages and storm debris, New York survivors began asking where and how to begin putting their lives back together.Language English
A Year After Hurricane Sandy, More Than $2.1 Billion In FEMA Public Assistance Grants In New York Helps Clear Debris, Reopen Public Facilities
NEW YORK – More than $2.1 billion in federal aid has been approved to reimburse state, local and tribal governments for Sandy-related response and recovery efforts in New York one year after the devastating storm.
Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimburse local, state and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits for eligible costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. In New York, more than 2,700 grants have been approved so far.Language English
Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy strikes with a storm surge weather experts in New York had never seen before.
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DENVER – Colorado’s recovery from severe weather continues with changes at three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC).
The DRCs in Colorado Springs and Golden will close at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 and both will transition on Monday, Oct. 28 to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC).
DLOCs are operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). At each DLOC, SBA representatives will answer questions, explain the application process and help survivors apply for low-interest disaster loans.Language English
WILLISTON, Vt. – A team of young Americans who have volunteered to serve their country during disasters is in Vermont learning more about the science of disaster response and recovery from observing Vermont’s recovery from flooding earlier this year as well as Tropical Storm Irene.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency welcomed a team of FEMA Corps members to the Joint Field Office in Williston for a two-week stint of education, which will be highlighted by actual site visits, as part of their nine-month assignment to FEMA’s Region I office in Boston.Language English
LINCROFT, N.J. -- As the sun rose over the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor on the morning after Superstorm Sandy, evidence of the storm’s destructive power lay everywhere.
The once-picturesque marina was in shambles. Some 200 sailboats, dinghies and massive cabin cruisers had been carried from the harbor by the storm surge, landing in parking lots, streets and yards across a wide swath of the 1.2 mile square borough.Language English
LINCROFT, N.J. -- Boardwalks are the backbone of many of New Jersey’s shore communities. Often lined with shops, amusements and restaurants, and serving as the main access points to beaches, boardwalks are the magnets that attract tourists to beach towns.Language English
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 Kansas.
Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:Language English
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 Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of July 22 to August 16, 2013.Language English
FEMA and National Public Radio Work Together to Increase Emergency Alert Preparedness for People Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
WASHINGTON —The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced a cooperative pilot project with National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) technology research and development group, NPR Labs, to demonstrate the delivery of the first-ever, real-time emergency alert messages to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in five Gulf states.Language English
DENVER – FEMA mitigation specialists will be in Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland offering building tips at four home improvement stores beginning Thursday, Oct. 24, through Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Advice about protecting properties and limiting damages from future extreme weather events will serve not only homeowners but also renters and business owners. Mitigation measures also may reduce mold and mildew, and protect electrical systems, furnaces and appliances.
FEMA mitigation specialists will be at these four locations:Language English
DENVER – Residents of Fremont and Morgan counties whose homes were damaged in the September floods are now eligible for Individual Assistance from FEMA.
Also, eight additional counties are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance: Arapahoe, Crowley, Denver, Fremont, Gilpin, Lake, Lincoln and Sedgwick. The eight new counties receive public assistance in all categories A-G.
Individual AssistanceLanguage English
DENVER – The FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Greeley will temporarily close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23 and will resume normal business hours at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 28.
Island Grove Exhibition Hall
527 N. 15th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT.Language English
DENVER – Due to a reduced number of visiting applicants, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Nederland Community Center will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. The DRC will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. MDT Sunday, Oct. 20, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. MDT Monday through Wednesday.
Nederland Community Center
750 Highway 72 North
Nederland, CO 80466Language English