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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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FEMA Officials Urge Applicants for Aid to ‘Stay in Touch,’ Get Answers, Resolve Issues

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:45

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who registered with FEMA for disaster aid are urged by recovery officials to “stay in touch.” It is the best way to get answers and resolve potential issues that might have resulted in assistance being denied.

After registering with FEMA, applicants should receive notice by mail as to whether or not they qualify for federal disaster assistance. Read the letter carefully.

  • If eligible, the letter explains how much the grant will be, and how it is intended to be used.

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Low-interest Disaster Loans Help Fuel Texas Disaster Recovery

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:44

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster recovery experts today urged applicants for federal assistance to complete a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Taking a loan is not required; completing the application can open the door to all federal assistance, including possible additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. If approved, and a survivor does not accept the loan, it may make them ineligible for additional federal assistance.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Jasper County

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:43

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Jasper County.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Lowe’s: 900 W Gibson, Jasper, TX 75951

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19.  

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Gregg County

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:39

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Gregg County.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Lowe’s: 3313 N. Fourth Street, Longview, TX 75605

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19.  

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Help Remains After Quitman County Disaster Recovery Center Closes

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 13:57

RIDGELAND, Miss. –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that the Quitman County Disaster Recovery Center at the Marks Fire Department in Marks will close permanently Wednesday, April 27, at

6 p.m. However, disaster survivor assistance teams continue to canvass the area with information on available assistance, and survivors can still call the FEMA helpline.

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Federal disaster aid in Missouri tops $91 million

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 13:32

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than $91 million in federal assistance is helping Missourians rebuild and recover from floods and storms that struck in December and January. Rainfall brought historic flood levels along the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec rivers resulting in flooding along the rivers and their tributaries.

In January, President Obama declared residents in 33 counties were eligible to receive disaster assistance. Between February and March, he designated 41 counties eligible for reimbursements for infrastructure damage.

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Understanding the FEMA Eligibility Letter

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:41

RIDGELAND, Miss. – All applicants receive letters from FEMA explaining the status of their applications and whether or not they are eligible for assistance from FEMA. Some may receive text messages about their application.

Take the time to read the document thoroughly. Sometimes people do not immediately qualify for financial help and the reason may be fixed simply. The following are some common reasons for not qualifying:

  • The applicant did not sign the required documents;

  • Proof of ownership or occupancy was not supplied;

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Gregg County

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:05

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at The Home Depot in Gregg County.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

The Home Depot: 411 E Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605

 

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 25-26

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Orange County

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:39

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at The Home Depot in Orange County.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

The Home Depot: 603 Strickland Drive, Orange, TX 77630

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 25-26

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Farmerville Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Loan Center for Louisiana Survivors

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:50

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the Willie Davis Recreation Center in Farmerville will transition to a Small Business Association (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Friday, April 22, at 8 a.m.

The new DLOC will be located at the Union Parish Courthouse, 100 East Bayou St., Suite 107 Farmerville, La. The center will open for business at 8 a.m. Friday, April 22. Its hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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Free FEMA Advice Available at Local Home Improvement Store in Hattiesburg

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:27

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 Hattiesburg to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers will be available April 21-26 at the following location:

  • Lowe’s Home Improvement, 6004 U.S. Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402

The hours are: Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday through Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Free FEMA Advice Available at Local Home Improvement Stores

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:24

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 Oxford and Southaven to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers will be available April 21-April 26 at the following locations:

  • Home Depot, 201 Home Depot Drive, Oxford, MS 38655

  • Lowe’s Home Improvement, 178 Goodman Road West, Southaven, MS 38671.       

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Disaster Recovery Centers Stress Accessibility for All

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 17:21

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Natural disasters are equal-opportunity when they pick their targets. In assisting survivors, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency/Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery centers are just as impartial.

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President Amends Iowa and Nebraska Disaster Declarations

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 14:10

WASHINGTON –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the President has made additional disaster assistance available by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken by the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa as a result of flooding during the period of May 24 to August 1, 2011 in Iowa and during the period of May 25 to August 1, 2011 in Nebraska.

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26 Mississippi Counties Approved for Infrastructure Disaster Aid

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:10

RIDGELAND, Miss. – The state of Mississippi, local governments and certain private nonprofits in 26 Mississippi counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover expenses and repair damage associated with the severe storms and flooding that occurred March 9-29, 2016, according to state and federal officials.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Maryland and Pennsylvania

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 14:11

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of April 25th, 2016 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Maryland to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Pearl River County Disaster Recovery Center Open Today Through Saturday

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:10

RIDGELAND, Miss. – A disaster recovery center will open at noon Tuesday, April 19, and remain open through 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in Pearl River County to provide assistance to survivors of the severe storms and flooding that occurred from March 9-29, 2016.

Recovery centers are run jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Representatives of state, federal and voluntary agencies are available in the centers to explain the various programs designed to help survivors recover.

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Help Remains After Coahoma County Disaster Recovery Center Closes

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:02

RIDGELAND, Miss. –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that the Coahoma County Disaster Recovery Center at the Clarksdale Civic Center in Clarksdale will close permanently Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. However, disaster survivor assistance teams continue to canvass the area with information on available assistance.

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FEMA, State Grants Will Not Affect Other Federal Benefits

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:48

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Disaster assistance for temporary housing, essential home repairs, replacement of personal property or for other serious needs does not count as taxable income.

Therefore, Mississippians affected by the severe storms and flooding who receive federal assistance will not lose Social Security or Medicare benefits, will not pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs.

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