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President Declares Disaster for Oklahoma

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 17:29

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 Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of December 5-6, 2013.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Vermont Declaration

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:51

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 Vermont.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Vermont

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:47

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 Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe winter storms during the period of December 20-26, 2013.

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FEMA and Partners Exercising Earthquake Scenarios

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 19:12

BOTHELL, Wash. – Why is there so much activity right now at the FEMA Region 10 office in Bothell?

Partners from the American Red Cross to the Bonneville Power Administration to the U.S. Army, and many others, are joining FEMA for what is known as a table-top exercise, planning for a larger full-scale exercise in March.

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FEMA Awards $2,784,000 Grant to Village of Glenview: Hazard Mitigation funds will be used to make stormwater management improvements

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:15

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $2,784,000 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the Village of Glenview, Ill., for stormwater management system improvements. The project includes the installation of 3,160 linear feet of new storm sewers and one new storm water detention basin. These stormwater improvements will help reduce the impacts of heavy rain and flooding in the village.

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FEMA Awards $746,077 Grant to the Village of Ottawa: Hazard Mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish nine flood prone structures

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:11

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $746,077 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the Village of Ottawa, Oh., for the acquisition and demolition of nine residential structures and the acquisition of one adjacent vacant parcel located in the Blanchard River floodplain.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

 

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Alaska Declaration

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 18:41

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 Alaska.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Alaska

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 18:39

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 Alaska and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of November 5-14, 2013.

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FEMA Extends Disaster Assistance Deadline for Illinois Tornado Survivors: FEMA says let us know you need help

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 15:47

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — At the request of the state of Illinois, Nov. 17 tornado survivors now have until Monday, Feb. 3 to apply to FEMA for disaster assistance.

Registering is easy and usually takes no more than 20 minutes. There are three ways survivors can apply for assistance from FEMA:

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FEMA Provides $5 Million to North Dakota RECs for October Storm Repairs

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:02

DENVER — FEMA announced today that federal disaster aid totaling $3,965,356.40 has been made available to Mor-Gran-Sou Electric Cooperative and $1,240,902.86 has been made available to Slope Electric Cooperative.  The funds are being made available as part of the federal disaster declaration made by President Obama to assist North Dakota in dealing with the early October blizzard.

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Freestone County, Texas Added to Federal Declaration for Halloween Floods

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:02

AUSTIN, Texas – A Jan. 17, 2014 amendment to a federal disaster declaration for Texas following the severe storms and flooding that impacted central portions of the state on Oct. 30-31, 2013 now includes Freestone County.

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Crisis Counseling Available to Massac, Tazewell County Tornado Survivors

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 18:01

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – While Massac and Tazewell county residents are working to recover following the Nov. 17 tornadoes, many of them also need to recover emotionally.

Free help is available for tornado survivors who feel mentally overwhelmed, exhausted or unable to cope.

The Illinois Strong Crisis Counselor Program is a FEMA funded initiative that provides emotional support, recovery education, recovery resource information and coping tips for Massac and Tazewell county survivors.

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FEMA Disaster Assistance is Available for Illinois Tornado Survivors but Deadline to Register Less Than a Week Away

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 13:26

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Nov. 17 tornado survivors have less than a week to register for federal disaster assistance.

Survivors must register by Monday, Jan. 27, to be considered for FEMA grants and SBA low-interest disaster loans to help cover eligible disaster-related expenses, including:

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FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 12:07

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council.

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Web Resources and Social Media Focus on Colorado Recovery

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 18:23

DENVER – Those following Colorado’s recovery from severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides can draw upon a variety of Web and social media resources from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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FEMA Provides Federal Funding to Combat Colby Fire in Los Angeles County, California

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 17:47

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 Colby Fire currently burning in Los Angeles County.

On January 16, 2014, the State of California submitted a request for a fire management assistance declaration for the Colby Fire.  The authorization makes FEMA funding available to reimburse up to 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating and controlling the fire.

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Tornado Survivors Have Until Jan. 25 to Visit East Peoria Disaster Recovery Center: FEMA Helpline remains available seven days a week to assist survivors.

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 16:57

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois tornado survivors have until 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, to visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the Festival of Lights Building on East Washington Street in East Peoria.  

After that date, survivors of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes can still get help by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Survivors who use TTY can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Alaska Declaration

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 16:14

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 Alaska.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Alaska

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 16:11

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 Alaska and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding during the period of October 27-28, 2013.

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Many Good Reasons to Apply to SBA

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 13:01

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Nov. 17 tornado survivors who fail to return completed Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan applications may be saying no to federal assistance.                         

Some survivors may be counting on a future insurance settlement to cover all the costs of rebuilding. Maybe they don’t want a disaster loan or fear they cannot afford one. Or maybe they need assistance completing the SBA disaster loan application.

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