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Help Available After Disaster Recovery Centers Close

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:42

RIDGELAND, Miss.  – When disaster recovery centers operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency close, help for survivors remains available.

  • Survivors may visit any of the remaining disaster recovery centers where they can speak with specialists who can help with appeals, answer questions, review applications and accept required documents.

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Disaster Recovery Center opens in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:59

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, April 19, in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

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Disaster Survivors in Ouachita, St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana Can Get Rebuilding Tips from FEMA at Home Improvement Stores

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 11:29

Baton Rouge, La. — Survivors from Ouachita and St. Tammany parishes who are rebuilding after the March severe storms and floods can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The mitigation representatives will be available at Home Depot stores in Monroe and Covington, starting on Monday, April 18 and ending on Saturday, April 23.

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Disaster Survivors in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Can Get Rebuilding Tips from FEMA at a Local Home Improvement Store

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 10:43

Baton Rouge, La. — Survivors from Beauregard Parish who are rebuilding after the March severe storms and floods can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The mitigation representatives will be available at Moses True Value in DeRidder, starting on Monday, April 18 and ending on Saturday, April 23.

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Tallahatchie County Added to Federal Disaster Declaration for March Severe Storms and Floods

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:39

Ridgeland, Miss. – At the request of Governor Phil Bryant, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended a recent disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding from March 9-29, 2016. Survivors in Tallahatchie County can now register with FEMA for disaster assistance through the Individual Assistance program.

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Centro de recuperación por desastre abre en Sicily Island para ayudar a los sobrevivientes de Louisiana

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:38

BATON ROUGE, La. – Un Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) abrirá el domingo 17 de abril, en Sicily Island, Parroquia de Catahoula, para ayudar a los sobrevivientes de las inundaciones en Louisiana. El centro abre de 8:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m., lunes a sábado y de 12:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m. los domingos.

  El DRC estará localizado en la siguiente dirección:

Old Martin Junior High School
825 Highway 8
Sicily Island, La.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:50

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open Sunday, April 17, in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

Old Martin Junior High School
825 Highway 8
Sicily Island, La.
                                                         

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Several Disaster Recovery Centers Will No Longer Be Open Sundays, But Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:59

BATON ROUGE, La – All but eight disaster recovery centers will not be open on Sundays beginning April 17, but help will still be available for Louisiana disaster survivors every day.

The following centers will remain open seven days a week:

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Colfax, Grant Parish and Winnfield, Winn Parish

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:19

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Colfax and Winnfield disaster recovery centers will close Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m.

The centers are located at the following addresses:

Grant Parish Civic Center
1208 Main St.
Colfax, La.

Winn Parish Library
200 N. St. John St.
Winnfield, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Colfax and Winnfield may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Gonzales, Ascension Parish

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:08

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Gonzales disaster recovery center will close Friday, April 15, at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Lamar Dixon Expo Center
9039 S. St. Landry Avenue
Gonzales, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Gonzales may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Spend FEMA Grants Wisely

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:51

RIDGELAND, Miss. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has already put more than $5 million in federal disaster relief funds in the hands of Mississippians recovering from flooding and severe weather. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA want to remind those receiving grant payments to spend those funds wisely. Survivors should use Housing Assistance and Other Needs Assistance grants on housing repairs and other essential needs.

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A Disaster Recovery Center Is Scheduled To Close in Stephenville

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:56

AUSTIN, Texas - The disaster recovery center, located at Erath County Fire Station, 830 A East Road, Stephenville, will close at 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 16.

DRCs are operated jointly by FEMA and the state. After the center closes, Texans whose homes or businesses were affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 7-29, can still register for assistance, get questions answered and check on the status of their claim the following ways:

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Prevent Mold From Ruining Your Home and Your Health

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:16

JACKSON, Miss. – Floodwaters have receded from the severe storms that hit beginning March 9, but they are leaving behind the perfect damp environment for mold and mildew to thrive, advises state health officials.

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Help Remains After Greene County Recovery Center Closes

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:12

JACKSON, Miss. – The disaster recovery center operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Greene County will close permanently Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m. However, disaster survivor assistance teams continue to canvass the area with information on available assistance. Survivors also may call the FEMA helpline listed below or visit the center in Forrest County.

The Forrest County disaster recovery center is open this week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Help Remains After Tunica Recovery Center Closes

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:57

JACKSON, Miss. – The disaster recovery center operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Tunica County will close permanently Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m., and recovery center hours are changing at all other centers beginning Saturday, April 16.

Disaster survivor assistance teams continue to canvass flood-affected areas throughout Mississippi with information on available assistance. Area residents may still call the FEMA helpline listed below or visit nearby centers.

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Partnerships and Progress: Louisiana Flooding and Severe Storms 30 Days Later

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 16:54

BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 30 days ago, many witnessed Louisiana residents and emergency responders from all levels of government join forces with voluntary groups, faith and community-based organizations, and neighbors helping neighbors to face the unprecedented challenges brought on by historic flooding and severe storms that began March 8 in the Pelican State.
    

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Disaster Assistance Is for Texas Renters, Too

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 16:11

AUSTIN, Texas – Renters in Texas counties whose homes and property were damaged by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Aid is available to residents of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties.

Federal grants can help pay for temporary housing not covered by insurance. These rental grants are initially for two months.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Jonesboro, Jackson Parish and Greensburg, St. Helena Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:04

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, April 13, in Jonesboro, Jackson Parish and Greensburg, St. Helena Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Jonesboro center will be open six days only and will close on Monday, April 18.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Dr. Charles Garrett Community Center
182 Industrial Drive
Jonesboro, La.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Pineville, Rapides Parish and Many, Sabine Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 14:48

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, April 6, in Pineville, Rapides Parish and Many, Sabine Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

 

The Old Cleco Bldg
201 Cleco Drive
Pineville, La.

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Flood insurance: The time to buy is while it’s dry

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 14:43

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Until it happens to them, most people don’t realize that even an inch or two of water can cause thousands of dollars in damage. During the recent floods in Missouri, thousands experienced the trauma of flooded homes and businesses. The toll not only includes the heartbreak of losing precious possessions, but financial hardship, especially for those who don’t have flood insurance.

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