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President Declares Disaster for Kansas

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 19:36

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, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 4 to June 21, 2015. 

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO WYOMING RESIDENTS TOPS $650,000

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:26

CHEYENNE, WYO. – In less than two weeks, federal and state disaster assistance in the form of grants and low-interest loans for Wyoming families and individuals impacted by the May 24-June 6 severe storms and floods is $653,092.05. Thus far, 213 Johnson and Niobrara county residents have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance, and continued assistance funds go out daily.

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Understanding Individual Assistance and Public Assistance

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:29

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides two main types of assistance following natural disasters, such as the Texas storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred May 4 through June 22.

Individual Assistance is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to individuals and families who have sustained losses due to disasters.

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Oklahomans Have More Time to Register for Disaster Assistance

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:50

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma residents who suffered damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding and straight-line winds of May 5 through June 4 now have more time to register for state and federal disaster assistance. The new registration deadline is Wednesday, August 26.

The registration period normally lasts for 60 days following an official disaster declaration, but this extension gives Oklahomans an extra month to update insurance information and find other documents needed to complete or supplement their applications.

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Hours at Disaster Recovery Centers in Howard, Jefferson Counties to Change

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:38

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Hours at the disaster recovery centers in Howard and Jefferson counties will change beginning Monday, July 20.  The centers provide help to those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 7 to June 15, 2015.

Starting Monday, hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays.

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Undocumented Immigrants May Qualify for Some Disaster Aid

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 09:16

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Parents and guardians of children who are citizens, noncitizen nationals or qualified aliens living in the federally-declared Arkansas disaster area, may apply for assistance on behalf of their child, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 00:20

AUSTIN, Texas – The federal disaster declaration for Texas has been expanded to include Individual Assistance for four additional counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred between May 4 and June 19 according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The four Texas counties newly designated for Individual Assistance are:

Hood, Madison, Shelby and Wharton.

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The Other Disaster Assistance – Public Assistance

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 17:11

BATON ROUGE, La. – The July 13 major disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding makes five Louisiana parishes eligible to receive disaster assistance from the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program – or the “other disaster assistance.”

Those five parishes are Bossier, Caddo, Grant, Natchitoches and Red River.

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Three Weeks’ Later, Federal Assistance Tops $1 Million for Arkansas Recovery

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:29

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Three weeks after a federal disaster declaration made assistance available, more than $1 million in aid is helping the residents of nine Arkansas counties recover from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding, May 7 to June 15, 2015.

To date, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, 151 persons have been approved for disaster assistance (as of 7 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015).

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Disaster Recovery Center To Open in Cherokee County, Texas for Texas Flood Survivors

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:10

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 20, at 12 p.m. in Cherokee 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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Disaster Recovery Center To Open in Blanco County for Texas Flood Survivors

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 15:02

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 20, at 12 p.m. in Blanco 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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Last Day to Submit Hurricane Sandy Claims for Review is 60 days away

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:46

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders, who filed a claim as a result of Hurricane Sandy, that they have 60 days to register to have their files reviewed if they believe their claims were underpaid. FEMA set a Sept. 15, 2015 as the last day for policyholders to register.

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State/Fema Recovery Center Reopens in Canadian County

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:23

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will reopen in Canadian County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

The mobile DRC officially opens Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7 a.m. at:

Jenks Simmons Field House Annex
214 North Country Club Road,
El Reno, OK 73036
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(This mobile DRC closes on Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m.)

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Colorado Declaration

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:49

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 Colorado.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Colorado

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:41

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 Colorado to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of May 4 to June 16, 2015.

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State/FEMA Recovery Center to Close in Wagoner County

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:33

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Wagoner County set up to help people in Oklahoma affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4 will close on Tuesday, July 21, at 7p.m.

Located at:

Coweta Intermediate High School
14699 South 305 East Avenue
Coweta, OK 74429
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Disaster Recovery Center To Open in Denton County for Texas Flood Survivors

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 15:19

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 20, at 12 p.m. in Denton 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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State/FEMA Recover Centers to Open in Carter, Marshall and Okfuskee Counties

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:29

OKLAHOMA CITY – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open in Carter, Marshall and Okfuskee 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.

The DRC in Carter County officially opens on Friday, July 17 at 7 a.m. at:

Convention Center (Conference Rooms 3 & 4)
2401 N. Rockford Road
Ardmore, OK 73401
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(This DRC closes on July 24 at 7 p.m.)

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FEMA Officials: Don’t Wait for Insurance Settlement to Seek Disaster Aid

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:21

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas residents living in any of the nine counties declared a federal disaster area do not have to wait for an insurance settlement to register for disaster aid for damage from the severe spring storms.

"Arkansans may find they are underinsured or that their policies do not cover temporary housing while repairing or rebuilding their homes," said Nancy M. Casper, the federal coordinating officer with FEMA. "Don't wait for an insurance settlement before registering with FEMA — you could miss out on disaster aid you may be eligible for."

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Wyoming Disaster Assistance Expanded: Assistance Available for Governmental Jurisdictions in Four Counties

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:54

CHEYENNE, WYO. – Today President Obama announced additional disaster assistance will be available for Wyoming communities impacted by the May 24 - June 6 flooding and severe storms.  Assistance for infrastructure damage and emergency response efforts is now available for Albany, Johnson, Niobrara and Platte counties.

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