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FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 15:42

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 3 – 8, 2016.

The teams will be at these stores:

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FEMA Awards $1.4 Million to Chelan County Public Utility District for Wildfire Assistance

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 19:03

DUPONT, Wash. – More than $1.4 million has been awarded to the Chelan County Public Utility District No. 1 to help reimburse the utility for costs to restore power to thousands of residents during the summer 2015 wildfires, according to officials from the Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division (EMD) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Disaster Recovery Center Open in Jackson County

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 18:07

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – A joint federal/state disaster recovery center is open in Jackson County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016.

Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are at the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

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Federal Assistance Tops $1 Million for Arkansas Recovery

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 17:53

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – More than $1 million in aid to date is helping the residents of 11 Arkansas counties recover from the severe storms, Dec. 26 – Jan. 22, 2016.

Aid is still available to residents of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier counties who suffered disaster-related damage. They are encouraged to register for assistance with FEMA before the April 5, 2016 deadline.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Jackson, Little River Counties

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:40

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Joint federal/state disaster recovery centers will open Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Jackson and Little River counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016.

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December Storm Survivors in Mississippi Have Until Friday to Register With FEMA

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 17:18

OXFORD, Miss. – Survivors of the late December storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi have until March 4, 2016, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance.

Survivors in Benton, Coahoma, Marshall, Monroe, Panola, Prentiss, Quitman and Tippah counties who suffered losses and have delayed registering for any reason should apply for potential assistance that could include:

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2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award Application Period Now Open

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 15:18

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2016 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards is open. The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by individuals and organizations that made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, better prepared, and more resilient.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Georgia Declaration

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 22:15

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 Georgia.

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

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President Declares Disaster for State of Georgia

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 22:04

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Georgia to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of December 22, 2015 to January 13, 2016.

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FEMA Home Inspectors Help Start Arkansas Recovery from Severe Winter Storms

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 16:11

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Residents and business owners who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA should expect a housing inspector to verify damage soon after they’ve applied.

Identifying damage helps determine both the amount and the types of assistance FEMA or other state and federal agencies may provide. There is no fee for the inspection. The inspector does not determine the amount of assistance an applicant will receive.

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Deadlines Approaching for FEMA’s Public Assistance and Mitigation Programs

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:22

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Help is available for state agencies, local and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits affected by storms in December that knocked out power, blocked roads and damaged infrastructure. Applicants in Benewah, Bonner and Kootenai counties have until March 2 to apply for assistance from the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (IBHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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March 21 is Deadline to Register for Federal Disaster Aid

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:40

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. – Midnight on March 21, 2016, is the deadline for Missourians in the 33 counties designated for federal aid due to losses from the severe storms and flooding Dec. 23, 2015, to Jan. 9, 2016, to register for two types of federal assistance.

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FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:12

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply to be considered for appointment.

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Hours at Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Sevier, Lee Counties to Change

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 12:25

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Effective today, hours are changing at two mobile disaster recovery centers serving those whose homes or businesses were affected by the late December – January storms.

Staffed  by representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies, the centers are located:

Lee County
Community Center
593 Hwy. 243
Marinanna, AR 72360

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Sikeston Home Improvement Store Offers Free FEMA Advice

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:26

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Sikeston home improvement store is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide Southeast Missouri residents with free information, tips, and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available between Thursday, February 25 and Tuesday, March 1 to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Advice in Southwest Missouri

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:24

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three home improvement stores in Southwest Missouri are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide area residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.  

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at all three stores to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

February 25-March 1:

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More St. Louis Area Stores Offer Free FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:21

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Six more home improvement stores in the St. Louis metro area 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, 02/24/2016 - 15:43

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, Feb. 25 – March 1, 2016.

The teams will be at these Lowe’s stores:

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Threat of Snow Means Prepare Now Before You Travel

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:03

CHICAGO — With a forecast that includes the potential for heavy snow and high winds, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V encourages everyone to get prepared.

“If you must leave home in dangerous weather conditions, take precautions to get to your destination safely,” FEMA Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III said. “Taking simple steps to prepare before the storm not only keeps you safe, but others as well.”

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Registering with State, Volunteer Agencies Not the Same as FEMA

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:19

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Many Arkansas residents who suffered damage during the severe winter storms in late December - January may have registered for assistance with state or volunteer agencies.  State and Federal recovery officials caution this is not the same as registering with FEMA for federal disaster aid.

While FEMA, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and volunteer agencies often work together, their missions, programs and funding are not the same. Residents should register with FEMA for access to federal disaster assistance.

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