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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER NOW OPEN IN LE FLORE COUNTY

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 09:59

OKLAHOMA CITY – Another Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be available to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes that struck May 5 through June 4.

A Mobile DRC officially opens Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Le Flore County at:

Community Safe Room/Poteau High School

100 Pirate Lane

Poteau, OK 74953

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday

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Pulaski County, Arkansas Flood Maps Become Final in July

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:41

DENTON, Texas ––New flood maps for Pulaski County will become effective early next month.

Local, state and federal officials encourage everyone to view the maps before Monday, July 6, 2015 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance.

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Natchitoches Parish Flood Maps Become Final in July

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:39

DENTON, Texas ––New flood maps for Natchitoches Parish will become effective early next month.

Local, state and federal officials encourage everyone to view the maps before Monday, July 6, 2015 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight the Sockeye Fire

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 13:18

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Sockeye Fire, burning in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the Sockeye Fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state’s request for federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) on June 15, 2015 at 6:37 p.m. AKDT.

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National Flood Insurance Program Call Center Opens for Policyholders and Disaster Survivors Nationwide

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 15:49

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) call center pilot program to serve and support policyholders with the servicing of their claims.

Flood insurance claims can be complicated, and policyholders may have questions in the days and weeks following a disaster.

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National Flood Insurance Program Call Center Opens for Policyholders and Disaster Survivors Nationwide

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 15:09

DENTON, Texas – Today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) call center pilot program to serve and support policyholders with the servicing of their claims.

Flood insurance claims can be complicated, and policyholders may have questions in the days and weeks following a disaster.

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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for Richland County Ready for Public Viewing

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:11

ATLANTA -- Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for Richland County, SC will be available for residents to review at a public open house at the Richland County Office Building on June 24, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR SBA LOAN APPLICATION

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:05

OKLAHOMA CITY – If you live in one of 20 Oklahoma counties designated for Individual Assistance as a result of the severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4, be sure to complete your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application. Discarding it could be like throwing away money.

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE SEVEN MORE COUNTIES FOR RECENT OKLAHOMA STORMS

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 10:23

OKLAHOMA CITY – Homeowners, renters and business owners in seven more Oklahoma counties affected by the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding starting on May 5 through June 4 can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance. Those counties include Beckham, Caddo, Canadian, Marshall, McIntosh, Seminole and Wagoner, which now brings the total to 20.

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Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Williamson County for Texas Flood Survivors

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:47

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Taylor, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

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Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Henderson County for Texas Flood Survivors

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:45

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Athens, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Location and dates of operation

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What to Expect from a FEMA Inspection

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 09:53

After you register for assistance, an inspector from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will call you for an appointment to inspect your damaged property.
 

Q. Why is the inspector there?
A. Verifying disaster damage is part of the process to establish the amount and type of damage you suffered.  The inspectors have construction backgrounds and are fully qualified to do the job.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN ATOKA, CLEVELAND, COMANCHE, GRADY, KIOWA, OKLAHOMA, POTTAWATOMIE AND PITTSBURG COUNTIES

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:34

OKLAHOMA CITY – More Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be available to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

A DRC and a Mobile DRC officially open Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Kiowa and Pottawatomie counties at these addresses:

Kiowa County (Mobile DRC)

The James Blaine Field House

304 Tenth Street

Snyder, OK 73566

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN ATOKA, CLEVELAND, COMANCHE, GRADY, OKLAHOMA AND PITTSBURG COUNTIES

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:33

OKLAHOMA CITY – More Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will soon be available to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

A DRC and a Mobile DRC officially open Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Atoka and Comanche counties at these addresses:

Atoka County (Mobile DRC)

Kiamichi Technology Center, Business Center

1301 West Liberty Road

Atoka, OK 74525

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15 More Counties in Oklahoma Now Approved to Receive Federal Disaster Assistance under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:25

Oklahoma City – Federal disaster assistance is now available to 15 more counties in Oklahoma as a result of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 5 to June 4.

Adair, Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Creek, Garvin, Jackson, Logan, Marshall, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Pushmataha, Sequoyah and Washita counties have been added to the May 26 major disaster declaration and are now eligible to receive Public Assistance. 

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Beware of Fraud in Wake of Disasters

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:44

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma residents whose properties were damaged in the recent storms and flooding are warned to be alert for, and urged to report, any potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The aftermath of a disaster can attract opportunists and confidence artists. Homeowners, renters and businesses can follow some simple steps to avoid being swindled.

Be suspicious if a contractor:

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Rumors versus Facts About Texas Flood Disaster Assistance

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:02
FEMA Registration

RUMOR: Survivors can’t register for FEMA assistance if they have insurance.
FACT: Survivors may be eligible for FEMA disaster aid for their uninsured and underinsured losses and damage.

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Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Caldwell County for Texas Flood Survivors

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:39

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Martindale, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Location and dates of operation

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FEMA Launches New Data Visualization Tool

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:21

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a new data visualization tool that enables users to see when and where disaster declarations have occurred across the country. As hurricane season kicks off, the tool helps provide important information about the history of hurricanes and other disasters in their communities and what residents can do to prepare.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Wimberley, Texas

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 15:30

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Hays County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and the local community are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

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