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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Colorado Declaration

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:49

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 Colorado.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Colorado

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:41

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 Colorado to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of May 4 to June 16, 2015.

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State/FEMA Recovery Center to Close in Wagoner County

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 16:33

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Wagoner County set up to help people in Oklahoma affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4 will close on Tuesday, July 21, at 7p.m.

Located at:

Coweta Intermediate High School
14699 South 305 East Avenue
Coweta, OK 74429
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Disaster Recovery Center To Open in Denton County for Texas Flood Survivors

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 15:19

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 20, at 12 p.m. in Denton County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19.

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State/FEMA Recover Centers to Open in Carter, Marshall and Okfuskee Counties

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:29

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

The DRC in Carter County officially opens on Friday, July 17 at 7 a.m. at:

Convention Center (Conference Rooms 3 & 4)
2401 N. Rockford Road
Ardmore, OK 73401
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(This DRC closes on July 24 at 7 p.m.)

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FEMA Officials: Don’t Wait for Insurance Settlement to Seek Disaster Aid

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:21

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas residents living in any of the nine counties declared a federal disaster area do not have to wait for an insurance settlement to register for disaster aid for damage from the severe spring storms.

"Arkansans may find they are underinsured or that their policies do not cover temporary housing while repairing or rebuilding their homes," said Nancy M. Casper, the federal coordinating officer with FEMA. "Don't wait for an insurance settlement before registering with FEMA — you could miss out on disaster aid you may be eligible for."

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Wyoming Disaster Assistance Expanded: Assistance Available for Governmental Jurisdictions in Four Counties

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:54

CHEYENNE, WYO. – Today President Obama announced additional disaster assistance will be available for Wyoming communities impacted by the May 24 - June 6 flooding and severe storms.  Assistance for infrastructure damage and emergency response efforts is now available for Albany, Johnson, Niobrara and Platte counties.

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FEMA Officials Urge Applicants for Aid to ‘Stay in Touch,’ get answers, resolve issues

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 15:59

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas residents who have registered with FEMA for disaster aid are urged by recovery officials to “stay in touch.” It’s the best way to get answers and resolve potential issues that might result in assistance being denied.

“Putting your life back together after a disaster is difficult,” said Nancy M. Casper, federal coordinating officer for FEMA. “While the process of getting help from FEMA is intended to be simple, it’s easy to understand how sometimes providing important information is overlooked or missed.”

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FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:13

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Teams of specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at building supply stores in four Arkansas locations beginning Monday, July 13, 2015.

The teams will be at these Lowe’s stores:

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Volunteers Needed to Clean Up Disaster-Damaged Homes in Hays and Bastrop Counties in Texas

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:07

AUSTIN, Texas – Although many weeks have passed since the May 4 through June 19 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding hit Texas, homeowners who continue their recovery still are in need of volunteer support.

Volunteers, service groups and paid contractors have helped clean up flooded homes and cleared out debris-filled yards. But hundreds more volunteers are still urgently needed to work in Bastrop, San Marcos and Wimberley.

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Louisiana Receives More Than $1.1 Million in FEMA Preparedness Grants

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 17:31

DENTON, Texas — Fire Departments in Louisiana and Louisiana State University and A&M College have been awarded more than $1.1 million in preparedness grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The grants cover everything from firefighting equipment to training including:

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Williamson County, Texas, But Help is Still Available

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 15:16

AUSTIN, Texas –The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at Taylor City Hall, 400 Porter Street, Taylor, TX, in Williamson County will close at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 18.

DRCs, operated by the State of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and supported by other agencies, remain open until the needs of area residents have been met. The centers serve as a one-stop shop for information and guidance about disaster assistance.

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FEMA, State Grants Will Not Affect Social Security or Benefits

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 14:05

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Arkansas residents rebuilding from the severe storms of late spring will not lose Social Security benefits, pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs if they accept federal or state disaster aid.

In most cases, the Social Security Administration does not count federal or state disaster aid as income, according to recovery officials from FEMA and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

FEMA/ADEM provided these answers to two common questions:

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FEMA Public Assistance Extended to Include Five Additional Oklahoma Counties

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:49

OKLAHOMA CITY – Federal disaster assistance is now available to five more counties in Oklahoma as a result of the May 5 to June 4 storms. They are Delaware, Greer, Harmon, Nowata and Mayes counties.

Public Assistance funding helps repair or rebuild public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, water systems, utilities and public buildings such as schools.

Types of entities that may be eligible for Public Assistance include:

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Texas Farmers and Ranchers Have Options for Disaster Assistance

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:49

AUSTIN, Texas – When disasters such as the May 4 through June 19 storms and floods strike, farmers and ranchers have options for help.

Farmers and ranchers affected by the May 4 to June 19 storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds may be eligible for assistance from several agencies and should apply today.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may assist survivors who are farmers and ranchers with some immediate needs including:

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Weekend Hours at Disaster Recovery Centers in Howard, Jefferson Counties to Change

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:45

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Weekend hours at the disaster recovery centers in Howard and Jefferson counties will change beginning Saturday, July 18.  The centers provide help to those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 7 to June 15, 2015.

Effective immediately, hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays.

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DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN: Assistance Process Starts by Registering with FEMA

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:27

CHEYENNE, WYO. – Wyoming residents in Johnson and Niobrara counties who have been affected by the flooding that occurred from May 24 to June 6 can soon visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) if they have questions about recovery programs. The DRCs opening this week are located in Buffalo and Lusk and have recovery program representatives available to help answer questions about assistance.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana Declaration

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 21:02

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 Louisiana.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Louisiana

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 20:56

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 Louisiana to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of May 18 to June 20, 2015.

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FEMA Urges Texans Seeking Disaster Assistance to Keep in Touch

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:10

AUSTIN, Texas — As the August 27 registration deadline to apply for individual assistance draws near, the State of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge disaster survivors in 42 counties to keep in touch throughout their recovery process.

By keeping in touch with FEMA, applicants are able to: stay on top of what their next steps are, update their current address and phone number, initiate appeals, reschedule inspection appointments, notify FEMA about insurance settlements and ask any disaster-related questions.

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