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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in San Marcos, Texas

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:23

AUSTIN, Texas – A second State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Hays County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the

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STATE AND FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE TOPS $14 MILLION FOR RECENT OKLAHOMA STORMS

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 16:59

OKLAHOMA CITY – More than $14.3 million has been granted to Oklahomans, helping to rebuild the lives of families and businesses impacted by the recent storms.

Signs of recovery are becoming visible following the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding occurring May 5 through June 4. Since the May 26 major disaster declaration, state and federal disaster officials say residents continue to seek help.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN BECKHAM AND MARSHALL COUNTIES

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 16:41

OKLAHOMA CITY – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open in Beckham and Marshall counties 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 DRC opens Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Beckham County at:

Old City Hall

120 South Jefferson Avenue

Elk City, OK 73644

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

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Second Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Harris County for Texas Flood Survivors

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:14

AUSTIN, Texas – A second State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Harris 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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Mobile Registration Intake Center to Open in Navarro County for Texas Flood Survivors

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 14:39

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) will open in Corsicana, Texas, on Monday, June 22,  at 9 a.m. to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the May 4-June 19 severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

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FEMA, SBA may offer help with privately owned roads

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 16:51

OKLAHOMA CITY – The recent severe storms, floods, straight-line winds and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4 damaged public and private roads and bridges.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be able to help when repairing privately owned access roads and bridges.

FEMA’s Individual Assistance program could cover the expenses of repairing privately owned access roads if the following criteria are met:

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN BRYAN AND MCCLAIN COUNTIES

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 16:41

OKLAHOMA CITY – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) open in Bryan and McClain counties 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 DRC opens Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Bryan County at:

Durant Middle School

802 West Walnut Street

Durant, OK 74701

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

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After the Disaster: Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:16

Disasters such as floods and tornadoes commonly result in the loss of important documents, but Texans who lost official and important papers have ways to replace them:

SNAP Card (Food Stamps):
Phone: 800-777-7328
Website: https://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/providers/LoneStar/EBT/EBThowto.html

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FEMA Disaster Assistance Extended to Additional Counties

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 09:53

OKLAHOMA CITY – Additional counties are now approved for Individual Assistance and for Public Assistance as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 5.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in four more Oklahoma counties affected by storms that occurred from May 5 through June 4 can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance. These counties are Choctaw, Cotton, Rogers and Tillman, which brings the total approved to 24.

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DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE HELPS OKLAHOMA WORKERS

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 09:50

When businesses, offices, worksites and farms are ravaged by a disaster, so is local employment. But many workers impacted by disastrous events can reach for a lifeline called Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

Oklahoma workers or self-employed individuals who lost their livelihood as a result of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from May 5 through June 4 may be eligible for DUA.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN JOHNSTON COUNTY

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 09:44

OKLAHOMA CITY – Another Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be available 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 opens Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Johnston County at:

Tishomingo High School (Band Room)

1300 East Main Street

Tishomingo, OK 73460

(This MDRC closes on Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m.)

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Arizona to receive FEMA funding to battle Kearney River fire in Pinal County

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 15:20

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 Arizona combat the Kearney River Fire in Pinal County. 

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Houston, Texas

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 13:57

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

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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Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Fort Bend County for Texas Flood Survivors

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:20

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Rosenberg, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

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State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Van Zandt County, Texas

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:18

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Van Zandt County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

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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State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Bastrop, Texas

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:15

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

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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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Card Street Fire

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:38

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Card Street Fire, burning in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the Card Street Fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state’s request for federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) on June 16, 2015 at 4:54 p.m. AKDT. This is the second FMAG approved in Alaska this fire season.

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FEMA Launches Innovative National Volunteer Program to Enhance Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts Nationwide

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:08

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with seven technology organizations to provide state, local, tribal and territorial governments with technology resources during a disaster to expedite response and recovery.

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Texans in Seven Additional Counties May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:35

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

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PREVENTING MOLD: CLEAN IT, DRY IT OR DISCARD IT

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:03

OKLAHOMA CITY – Not all of the damage from flooding takes place while your home or business is under water. Long after the flood waters have receded, mold and mildew can present serious and ongoing health issues.

Oklahomans impacted by the severe storms and flooding that took place between May 5 and June 4 should take steps to protect the health of their family or employees by treating or discarding mold- and mildew-infected items as soon as possible.

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