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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Webster Parish

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:28

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Minden (Webster Parish) will close on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

401 Main Street

Minden, La.

 

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

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:22

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center in Shreveport will close on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m., and transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Monday, June 6, at 9 a.m.

The new DLOC will be located on the Ground Floor of Independence Stadium, at 3301 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport, La. Its hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Tangipahoa Disaster Recovery Center in Hammond Will Be Closed on Saturday

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:14

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Hammond (Tangipahoa Parish) will be closed this Saturday, June 4 but will be open next week, beginning Monday, June 6. Hours are 8 a.m. through 6 p.m., Monday through Friday until further notice.

The center is located at the following address:

 

Parish Planning Commission

42271 S. Morrison Blvd.

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Ascension Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 09:34

Baton Rouge, La. –Disaster survivors from Ascension Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Gonzales Monday, June 6 through Saturday, June 11.

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Join the Cascadia Rising 2016 exercise TweetChat June 6 with #CascadiaEQ

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 19:33
SEATTLE – On June 6 at 12 p.m. PT, a one-hour Q&A TweetChat will take place about a possible 9.0 magnitude Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Language English
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Natchitoches Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 16:08

Baton Rouge, La. –Disaster survivors from Natchitoches Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Natchitoches Monday, June 6 through Saturday, June 11.

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Caddo Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 15:38

Baton Rouge, La. –Disaster survivors from Caddo Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Shreveport Monday, June 6 through Saturday, June 11.

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This Hurricane Season, Flood Insurance is a Wise Investment

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 15:21

AUSTIN, Texas – Flooding is a familiar and frequent natural disaster in Texas. Heavy rains are a consistent threat across the state, while hurricanes have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in flood damage to Texas homes and businesses in just the past few years.

A flood insurance policy through the National Flood Insurance Program offers Texas residents their best protection against loss. It takes 30 days for a new NFIP policy to go into effect. 

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close June 4 in Columbus

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:00

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery center in Columbus in Colorado County will close at 2 p.m. on June 4.

Location:      
Colorado County EMS
305 Radio Lane, Room 101
Columbus, TX 78934

Closing:         
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

Disaster recovery centers are operated jointly by FEMA and the state. Visiting a disaster recovery center is not required to register for FEMA assistance.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors While Disaster Recovery

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 09:41

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Monroe (Ouachita Parish), at the
Monroe Civic Center, 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, will close on Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. The
center will reopen at a new location. Officials will announce the new location once that
information is available.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Austin Counties

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 15:40

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit two home improvement stores in Harris County and another in Austin County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from June 2-7 at the following locations:

Harris County

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FEMA Encourages Preparedness for the 2016 Hurricane Season

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 15:35

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is calling on individuals and families across the nation to prepare for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, which begins today and runs through November 30. 

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close June 4 in Brookshire and Hempstead, Waller County

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 11:10

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Brookshire and Hempstead in Waller County will close June 4.

Location:
Brookshire Civic Center
4010 4th St.
Brookshire, Texas 77423

Closing:
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

Location:
Waller County Road & Bridge
(government building)
775 Business 290 E.
Hempstead, Texas 77445

Closing:
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

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Louisiana Disaster Survivors: What Are You Waiting For?

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:35

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you are one of the many Louisiana residents who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred March 8 through April 8 and haven’t registered for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, why wait? Do it now!

You have until June 13 to take the first step toward getting federal assistance. Don’t miss out! Once you register with FEMA, you may be eligible for a federal grant to help you with your recovery. You may also qualify for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close June 4 in Brookshire and Hempstead, Waller County

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 13:38

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Brookshire and Hempstead in Waller County will close June 4.

Location:
Brookshire Civic Center4010 4th St.
Brookshire, Texas 77423

Closing:
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

Location:
Waller County Road & Bridge (government building)
775 Business 290 E.
Hempstead, Texas 77445

Closing:
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

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Rapides Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:45

Baton Rouge, La. –Disaster survivors from Rapides Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Pineville Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4.
The mitigation advisors will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

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Caddo Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:34

Baton Rouge, La. – Disaster survivors from Caddo Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Home Depot in Shreveport Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4.
The mitigation advisors will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

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Ascension Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:18

Baton Rouge, La. – Disaster survivors from Ascension Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Home Depot in Gonzales Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4.
The mitigation advisors will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Waller Counties

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 13:33

– In Harris County, at Lowe’s in Houston and The Home Depot in Baytown; ACE Hardware in Waller (Waller County)

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Lowe’s and The Home Depot in Harris County and ACE Hardware in Waller County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following locations:

Where:
Lowe’s, 4645 Beechnut St., Houston, Texas 77096

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Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Weekend in Shepherd and La Grange

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:00

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Shepherd in San Jacinto County and La Grange in Fayette County will close this weekend.

Location:
Shepherd Community Center
10251 Hwy. 150
Shepherd, Texas 77371

Closing: 6 p.m. Friday, May 27

Location:
La Grange Fire Station
244 N. Franklin
La Grange, Texas 78945     

Closing: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28

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