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$2.2 Million in Federal Funding Supports Bronx County’s Sandy Recovery

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 10:26

NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $2.2 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Bronx County.

To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 35 projects from applicants in Bronx County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The $2,207,043 in assistance represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.

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$38 Million in Federal Funding Supports Westchester County’s Sandy Recovery

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 10:19

NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $38 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Westchester County.

To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 345 projects from applicants in Westchester County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The $38,398,651 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.

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$2.9 Million in Federal Funding Supports Ulster County’s Sandy Recovery

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 10:14

NEW YORK – FEMA has approved more than $2.9 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Ulster County.

To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 50 projects from applicants in Ulster County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The $2,946,301 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.

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Assured Your Recovery Is Insured? Have a Plan B

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 21:42

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – If you sustained damage from the Nov. 17 tornadoes and have submitted a claim to your insurance company, your insurance settlement may not cover all of your expenses. FEMA says disaster assistance may help cover expenses that arise later.

Apply for FEMA assistance and you may avoid unexpected, uncovered expenses, such as:

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Many Forms of Disaster Assistance Available

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 21:39

Springfield, Ill.— While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) may provide valuable grants and loans to disaster survivors for repairing or replacing lost property, disaster assistance may be available through other sources.

The following are valuable resources for survivors of the Nov. 17 tornadoes in Champaign, Douglas, Fayette, Grundy, Jasper, LaSalle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will and Woodford counties to receive help their recovery.

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NM Officials face Dec. 27 Deadline For Requests For Public Assistance

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:33

SANTA FE – Severe storms and flooding that took place Sept. 9th through 22nd damaged public facilities and roads in15 New Mexico counties. President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for 15 New Mexico counties on Oct. 29.

On Nov. 27, De Baca, Dona Ana, Harding, Lincoln, Otero, Rio Arriba, San Juan counties, and the Isleta, Sandia, and Taos Pueblos and the Navajo Nation were added to the declaration. 

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$1 Million in Federal Funding Supports Sullivan County’s Sandy Recovery

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:52

NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $1 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Sullivan County.

To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 55 projects from applicants in Sullivan County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The $1,088,388 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.

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$141 Million in Federal Funding Supports Suffolk County’s Sandy Recovery

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:40

NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $141 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Suffolk County.

To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 608 projects from applicants in Suffolk County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The $141,230,254 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.

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$12.4 Million in Federal Funding Supports Rockland County’s Sandy Recovery

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:35

NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $12 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Rockland County.

To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 134 projects from applicants in Rockland County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The $12,404,913 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.

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$1.3 Million in Federal Funding Supports Richmond County’s Sandy Recovery

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:21

NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $1.3 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Richmond County.

To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 27 projects from applicants in Richmond County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The $1,350,231 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.

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$452 Million in Federal Funding Supports Queens County’s Sandy Recovery

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:10

NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $452 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Queens County.

To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 130 projects from applicants in Queens County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The $452,123,532 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.

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$2.2 Billion in FEMA Public Assistance Grants for Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 16:57

NEW YORK -- More than $2.2 billion in federal aid has been approved to reimburse state, local and tribal governments for Sandy-related response and recovery efforts to date in New York. This figure includes over $31 million for permanent work to protect against future disaster damage.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas Declaration

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:49

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 Texas.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Texas

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:46

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 Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of October 30-31, 2013.

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Colorado Flooding – 100 Days Later

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:14

(Editor: Cuts of disaster response and recovery are available at www.flickr.com/photos/coemergency or www.go.usa.gov/DeK9.)

DENVER – In the 100 days following the catastrophic floods that hit much of Colorado, more than $204 million has gone to individuals and households in recovery assistance, flood insurance payments and low-interest disaster loans.

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FEMA Pitches In To Collect Toys For Vermont Children

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 12:46

WILLISTON, Vt. – As the Federal Emergency Management Agency wraps up its mission in Vermont, its personnel are trying to leave behind some holiday cheer for the state’s less fortunate children.

As part of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, staffers at FEMA’s Joint Field Office in Williston have collected new toys to be distributed on Christmas to area children.

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Rantoul Recovery Center to Close Saturday: Holiday Hours for Brookport and East Peoria Centers

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:43

Springfield, Ill. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the Rantoul Disaster Recovery Center at the Rantoul Recreation Building at 100 E. Flessner Ave. will close effective Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.

After that date, survivors of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes can still get information by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362).

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CADDO PARISH, LOUISIANA FLOOD MAPS BECOME FINAL IN FIVE MONTHS

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:02

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps for Caddo Parish, Louisiana will become effective five months from now, on Monday, May 19, 2014. Local and federal officials encourage everyone to view the maps to understand their flood risk and consider purchasing flood insurance before then.

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Seventeen New Jersey Communities are Recognized for Reducing their Flood Risk through the Community Rating System

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 14:47

LINCROFT, N.J. -- Seventeen New Jersey municipalities will be recognized for reducing their flood hazard risk through the Community Rating System in awards ceremonies today and Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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FEMA Seeking Local Hires to Assist in Disaster Recovery

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 14:16

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois residents will get the opportunity to assist with the state’s recovery from the Nov. 17 tornadoes while building their professional skills and drawing a paycheck. Temporary, full-time positions are available locally with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.                                                                

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