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August 10 Last Day to Register for May-June Flood Disaster Aid

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 14:02

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or losses from the May-June storms and flooding have only until Aug. 10 to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses between May 22 and June 24 and who live or work in the 24 eligible counties are strongly encouraged to register for FEMA assistance by the deadline.

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West Virginia survivors coping with emotional stress of storm and flooding

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 13:09

CHARLESTON, W. Va.— If you are facing the loss of your home, business or a cherished possession as a result of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that hit on June 22-29, you may find that you are struggling to cope with the emotional impact of the disaster.

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Help remains as Webster Springs DRC closes

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:54

Charleston, W.Va. -- The Webster County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Webster Springs Town Council meeting room will close at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you will still be able to get the help you need with just a phone call.

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A U.S. Small Business Administration loan can be smart business

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:08

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you are a disaster survivor in West Virginia you may not know you can get help from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that could lead to a smarter, faster recovery for businesses, homeowners, renters or private nonprofits.

The first step is to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Once you have done that, both FEMA and SBA encourage you to apply for a low-interest disaster SBA loan to help fund your recovery and to ensure the federal disaster recovery process continues. 

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FEMA offers advice at local stores on repairing, rebuilding

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:36

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and four local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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West Virginians: You have just three weeks left to register with FEMA

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:32

Charleston, W.Va. – If you suffered damage or losses from the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides, you have less than three weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Individual disaster assistance grants for homeowners and renters are available to eligible residents of 12 counties: Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster.

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Monroe, Nicholas DRCs close; Help still available

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:30

Charleston, W.Va. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2016, one in Monroe County at the Alderson Senior Center, and the other in Nicholas County at the Birch River Elementary school.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Recovery on Pine Ridge – One Year Later: Oglala Sioux Tribal Members Aiding Efforts

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:58

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – Hundreds of people from all over the country have contributed to recovery efforts at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservations following severe storms and flooding in May 2015. The response triggered the largest permanent housing construction effort in FEMA’s history.  As part of that effort, the agency has hired 25 local tribal members to assist in that effort, and their role has been vital.

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Recovery on Pine Ridge – One year later: A Holistic Approach – Partners Working Together

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:56

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – Hundreds of families’ lives were turned upside down and were severely affected after the devastating storms and floods hit Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Many homes were beyond repair. Families and friends were forced to find other places to live, doubling and tripling up in homes that were habitable, at a time when there was already a significant housing shortage on the Reservation.

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President Declares Disaster for Montana

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:42

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Montana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a tornado on June 11, 2016.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by a tornado in Fallon County.

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Disaster Recovery Progress at Pine Ridge, One Year Later

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:25

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – August 7 will mark one year since President Obama’s disaster declaration for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, kicking off the largest housing effort in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s history.  To support this effort, FEMA continues to have staff deployed to the reservation and office space at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

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Pine Ridge Recovery: By The Numbers

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 13:45

 

1                      First ever FEMA Individual Assistance Declaration Granted Directly to a Tribal Nation

8                      Communities that hosted Disaster Recovery Centers (Pine Ridge, Oglala, Manderson, Porcupine,
                        Kyle, Wanblee, Allen, Martin)

25                    Number of Oglala Sioux tribal members hired to support disaster recovery operations

58                    SBA disaster loans approved for tribal individuals and businesses

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Monroe, Nicholas DRCs close; Help still available

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 13:24

Charleston, W.Va. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2016, one in Monroe County at the Alderson Senior Center, and the other in Nicholas County at the Birch River Elementary school.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Help remains as Webster Springs DRC closes

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 05:56

Charleston, W.Va. -- The Webster County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Webster Springs Town Council meeting room will close at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you will still be able to get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Registration for Disaster Assistance for May-June Storm Damage Ends Soon

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 16:50

AUSTIN, Texas—Texans who suffered damage or losses from the May-June storms and flooding have only days—until Aug. 10—to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses between May 26 and June 24 and who live or work in the 24 eligible counties are strongly encouraged to register for FEMA assistance by the deadline.

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Former Conroe (Montgomery County) Disaster Recovery Center now a Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 11:22

AUSTIN, Texas—FEMA’s disaster recovery center at Conroe is now operating as a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center.

The disaster loan outreach center opened Monday at 9 a.m. and will operate through Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Location:      
Lone Star College
3200 College Park Dr.
General Academic Center Building, Room G122
Conroe, TX 77384

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close This Week in Brazos, Eastland and Tyler Counties

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 09:41

AUSTIN, Texas—Disaster recovery centers will close next week in Brazos, Eastland and Tyler counties.

Brazos County

Location:      
Bryan High School

Blue Campus
3450 Campus Dr., Room 6129
Bryan, TX 77082

Closing:         
6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3

 

Eastland County

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FEMA Urges Americans to Be Prepared for Extreme Heat, Download FEMA Smartphone App

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:13

Top FEMA Officials Available for Interviews to Discuss Extreme Heat Safety Tips, Urge Residents to Download FEMA Smartphone App Designed to Help Families Before, During, and After Disasters


Washington – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents across the nation to take steps now to prepare their families and communities for extreme heat, by reviewing important safety information and downloading the FEMA smartphone app. 

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Have your housing needs changed? Tell FEMA now.

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:11

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you already registered with FEMA and your housing situation has changed, please get in touch with FEMA and update your application. Call 800-621-3362.

You may have told FEMA you were moving in with family or friends. But that situation may have changed.

You may have told FEMA you planned to stay in your flood damaged home while repairs are being made. Now that may be proving too difficult. Perhaps repairs haven’t gone as quickly as you hoped.

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Federal assistance hits $72 million for West Virginia flood survivors

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 06:53

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Seventy-two million dollars in federal disaster assistance have been approved to date for survivors of the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides. The aid comes to West Virginia as a result of the major disaster declaration signed by President Obama on June 25.

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