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Free FEMA advice available at Osage Beach store

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 15:55

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Home Depot in Osage Beach is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next five days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Advisers will be available March 17-21 at the

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Free FEMA advice available at Jefferson City stores

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 15:48

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two home improvement stores in Jefferson City are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next five days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Louisianans in Seven Parishes Encouraged to Apply for Federal, State Disaster Assistance

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 14:24

Louisianians in Seven Parishes Encouraged to Apply for Federal, State Disaster Assistance
 
Baton Rouge, La. – Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained property damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance.

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Federal Disaster Aid to Local Governments Helping Rebuild Arkansas Communities

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:21

NORTH LITTLE ROCK Federal officials today estimated more than $11.7 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ recovery from this winter’s severe storms and flooding.

That funding is in addition to more than $2 million in federal disaster assistance to date that has helped individuals, families and businesses repair property and replace essential household items.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of New Jersey Declaration

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 09:25

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 New Jersey.

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

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President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 09:17

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-24, 2016.\

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Communities Urged to Apply for Aid to Rebuild Disaster-Resistant Infrastructure

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 16:03

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Federal assistance is being offered to help Arkansas communities rebuild infrastructure to higher, more disaster-resistant standards and state officials are encouraging local governments to take advantage of that funding.

The assistance to communities is part of the aid that became available following the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 to Jan. 22, 2016.

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Federal Disaster Assistance Is for Arkansas Renters, Too

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 09:53

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Renters in Arkansas counties whose homes and property were damaged by the severe winter storms may be eligible for federal disaster assistance, state and federal recovery officials said today.

Aid is available to residents of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier counties that suffered damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016.

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Free Legal Aid Offered to Arkansas Storm Survivors

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 09:51

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas residents who need legal advice as a result of the severe storms in late December – January can get free help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its local partners.

Free legal assistance on topics related to the storm recovery is provided by the Arkansas Bar and the Young Lawyers’ Section, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Arkansas Emergency Management Agency, the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, and Legal Aid of Arkansas.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 18:25

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 Major Disaster for Louisiana

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 18:23

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance 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 on March 8, 2016, and continuing.

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Multiagency Team Addresses Post-Wildfire Dangers in Eastern Washington

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 16:45

DUPONT, Wash. – Washington suffered its worst wildfire season in state history in 2015. Raging fires burned more than one million acres of public and private lands. After two straight years of record-breaking wildfires, vast areas of the state face a much greater risk of flash flooding, debris flow and mudslides. But a team effort by all levels of government aims to reduce those threats to public safety.

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Monday, March 21, is the final day to register for federal assistance

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:56

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians in 33 counties designated for individual assistance have only 10 days left to register for federal disaster assistance. The final day to register is Monday, March 21, 2016.

Survivors may be eligible for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Free FEMA advice available at more St. Louis area stores

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 19:05

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Eight more home improvement stores— in St. Louis, Phelps, St. Francis and Franklin counties — are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next six days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Free FEMA advice available at more south central Missouri area stores

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 19:01

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two more home improvement stores— in Laclede and Pulaski counties — are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next six days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 16:51

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Teams of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of future disaster-related property damage at building supply stores in three Arkansas locations Thursday, March 10 – March 15, 2016.

The teams will be at these stores:

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Los expertos de FEMA brindan ideas para reducir el impacto de los daños provocados por desastres

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 13:47

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Los equipos de especialistas de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) brindarán consejos y técnicas para reducir el impacto de los daños a la propiedad relacionados con desastres en el futuro en tres tiendas de insumos para la construcción de Arkansas desde el 3 al 8 de marzo del 2016.

A continuación se incluyen las tiendas donde estarán los equipos.

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Mississippi Disaster Survivors: Stay in Touch With FEMA to Keep Recovery Going

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 13:49

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage survivors of the December storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi to keep their recovery process on track by calling the FEMA helpline. The deadline to register with FEMA was March 4, but survivors can still call to check on the status of their applications, appeal decisions, update contact information, or ask questions about the process.

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Businesses, Nonprofit Organizations Get Smart about Low-Interest Disaster Loans

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 13:49

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Businesses and nonprofit organizations in the Arkansas disaster area are discovering a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration is a smart business decision.

Disaster loans provide funding for private sector recovery and are being used to:

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Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Virginia Declaration

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 21:41

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 Commonwealth of Virginia.

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

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