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West Virginia survivors get two-week extension for FEMA registrations

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 09:12
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — The deadline for West Virginia storm survivors to register for federal assistance has been extended 14 days to Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted the extension at the request of West Virginia Gov. Language English
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More Louisiana Survivors Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance, Urged to Register

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:21

BATON ROUGE, La. – Survivors in 20 Louisiana parishes may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Point Coupee, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Vermilion, Washington and West Feliciana have joined East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa as parishes eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Anyone in Louisiana with damage from the continuing severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11 may register two ways:

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SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Open in Angleton (Brazoria County)

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 15:05

AUSTIN, Texas—A U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center will open in Angleton 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.

Location:       Brazoria County East Annex

                        Elections Department

                        1524 East Mulberry St. (State Hwy. 35)

                        Angleton, TX 77515

Hours:            9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

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North Country Fire Department to Upgrade Aging Equipment

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 14:05

NEW YORK — Firefighters of the Brushton Volunteer Fire Department will receive 12 new self-contained breathing apparatuses and seven complete sets of personal protective equipment as a result of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant that is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Louisiana Residents Urged to Register with FEMA

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:14

Baton Rouge, La – Louisiana disaster survivors in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa parishes are urged to register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA.

Individuals and business owners in the designated parishes who had severe storm or flood damage may register for assistance the following ways:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 08:01

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 Louisiana.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Louisiana

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 07:55

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 Louisiana to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding beginning August 11, 2016, and continuing.

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Many good reasons to apply for an SBA loan before the Aug. 24 deadline

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:54

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and were referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are many good reasons to submit a loan application.

The deadline to apply for an SBA low-interest disaster loan is Wednesday, Aug. 24. If you don’t apply before that date, you may not be eligible to receive the help that may be available to you, not only from SBA but also from FEMA.

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Clay County DRC has closed

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 06:02

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Clay County High School in Clay has closed as of Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.

FEMA staff will be on site in the mobile command vehicle located in the parking lot of the school at 1 Panther Road, Clay, where you can register for assistance and submit any documentation you have regarding your registration.

 

FEMA will be on site from:

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12;

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13;

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close Next Week in Brazoria, Fort Bend and Hidalgo Counties

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:08

AUSTIN, Texas—Disaster recovery centers in Brazoria, Fort Bend and Hidalgo counties will close Aug. 17, 18 and 19.

Brazoria County

Location:      
Brazoria County East Annex

Elections Department
1524 East Mulberry (State Hwy. 35)
Angleton, TX 77515

Closing:         
6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17
 

Fort Bend County

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Federal Disaster Assistance Includes Right of Appeal

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 15:08

AUSTIN, Texas – Not every Texas resident who registered for federal disaster assistance following the May-June flooding will qualify for aid. However, the appeal process can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all aid for which they are legally eligible.

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Disaster Recovery Centers to trim hours as deadline to register nears

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 14:12

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Effective Saturday, Aug. 13, the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in West Virginia will begin operating under new hours. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Aug. 24, just 11 days away.

The new operating hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All DRCs are closed on Sundays. To find the DRC nearest to you, go online to www.fema.gov/drc.

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Federal aid tops $94 million with two weeks left to apply to FEMA, SBA

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 11:27

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Just over six weeks after President Obama signed the major disaster declaration making West Virginia residents eligible for federal assistance following the June 22-29 storms, survivors are reminded they have only two weeks left to apply for federal grants or loans.

The deadlines to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as to file a physical disaster loan application with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), are both Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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FEMA offers advice at local Kanawha County stores on repairing, rebuilding

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 08:28

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and four local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Wisconsin Declaration

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 22:10

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 Wisconsin.

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

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President Declares Disaster for State of Wisconsin

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 22:04

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 Wisconsin to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of July 11-12, 2016.

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Be Prepared—Download FEMA Smartphone App

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 16:04

ATLANTA, Ga – Take steps now to prepare your family for disasters by downloading the FEMA smartphone app

Much of the region has been under heat advisories from the National Weather Service over the past few weeks. While it has cooled down in recent days, summer continues for several more weeks. The FEMA app lets you receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation, making it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening your family and friends.

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SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center Opens in Tomball (Harris County)

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 15:41

AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a disaster loan outreach center this week.

Location:
Tomball Community Center
Library Room
221 Market St.
Tomball, TX 77375

Hours:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

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Calling your insurance agent is important step in getting help from FEMA

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 09:59

CHARLESTON, W. Va.— Registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the first step in qualifying for disaster assistance. If you have homeowners’ or renters’ insurance, your next step is to contact your insurance agent to see if your damage is covered.

In the aftermath of the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides, FEMA is advising survivors who experienced property damage to contact both FEMA and their insurance company. Wednesday, Aug. 24, is the last date to apply to FEMA.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Harris County

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 14:05

AUSTIN, Texas—A disaster recovery center in Tomball, Harris County will close Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Harris County

Location:      
Tomball Public Works Building

501 James St.
Tomball, TX 77375

Closing:         
6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10

Until then, hours of operation at the center are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8-10. Closed Sunday, Aug. 7.

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