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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Jackson County, AR

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 16:42

DENTON, Texas– There are new, preliminary flood maps for residents and business owners in Jackson County to review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Columbia, Caldwell Parish and Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:24
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Columbia (Caldwell Parish) and Sicily Island (Catahoula Parish) disaster recovery centers will close Wednesday, May 4 at 6 p.m.

The centers are located at the following addresses:

Caldwell Parish Community Center
104 Henderson St.
Columbia, La.

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

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Oak Grove, West Carroll Parish Transitions to Fixed Location for Louisiana Survivors

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:16

BATON ROUGE, La. – The mobile disaster recovery center in Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) will transition to a fixed location beginning Wednesday, May 4.

 

The mobile disaster recovery center will change locations on Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. and then open at the following fixed address:

West Carroll Parish School Board Building
410 Willis St.
Oak Grove, La.                                                                                

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FEMA Helpline Can Assist Disaster Survivors

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:46

RIDGELAND, Miss.  – The disaster recovery centers operated jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closed, but help is still available for Mississippians affected by the March floods.

The FEMA helpline can assist with appeals, answer questions, provide the status of applications and discuss the documents needed to move an application forward.

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Kentucky Community Recognized for Reducing Flood Risks

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:45

ATLANTA --The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognized Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky as a premier participant in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). With additional steps the community has taken, Louisville-Jefferson County is now the first community in Kentucky, and only the second in the eastern US, to receive a CRS Class 3 rating.

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Storm Damage in March and April – Register Again with FEMA

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:12

AUSTIN, Texas – Residents in Parker County with losses or damage from the severe storms and flooding of April 17-24 should register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA, even if they registered with the agency following the March storms.

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St. Tammany and Calcasieu Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Centers

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:19

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster Survivors from Caddo, St. Tammany and Calcasieu parishes who are rebuilding after the March 8 – April 8 severe storms and floods can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The mitigation representatives will be available at Lowe’s in Slidell and Lowe’s in Sulphur from Monday, May 2 until Saturday, May 7.

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Wildfire Recovery Update: Federal Disaster Assistance May Surpass $170 Million

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:11

DUPONT, Wash. – After two record-breaking wildfire seasons burned over 1.6 million acres of the Evergreen State, Washington continues to make headway in its recovery, which may be spurred by $170 million in federal disaster assistance, according to officials with the Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division (EMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Five Years of Progress after Historic Tornadoes

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:02

Atlanta -- Five years after tornadoes devastated the southeast and resulted in four federal disaster declarations in five days, hard-hit communities are building back stronger. To date, assistance to residents and communities in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee from the Federal Emergency Management Agency totals more than $504 million.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Winnsboro, Franklin Parish

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:04

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Winnsboro (Franklin Parish) disaster recovery center will close Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Franklin Parish Public Works Building
8327 Highway 17
Winnsboro, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Winnsboro 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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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for Coastal Areas of Flagler County Ready for Public Viewing

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:57

ATLANTA-- Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for coastal areas of Flagler County, FL will be available for residents to review at a public open house at the Hammock Community Center on May 5, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when updated maps become effective they are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Disaster Recovery: How Texans Can Volunteer and Help Texas Survivors

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:58

AUSTIN, Texas — In the face of disaster, Texans always come together with courage, compassion and unity to ask, “How can I help?”

If you want to volunteer for disaster work, there are many tasks that can aid in recovery – cleaning-up and rebuilding are two of the biggest. The Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests that volunteering through a local voluntary organization may be the best way to find meaningful volunteer work after the disaster.

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Disaster Recovery: How Texans Can Volunteer and Help Texas Survivors

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:46

AUSTIN, Texas — In the face of disaster, Texans always come together with courage, compassion and unity to ask, “How can I help?”

If you want to volunteer for disaster work, there are many tasks that can aid in recovery – cleaning-up and rebuilding are two of the biggest. The Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests that volunteering through a local voluntary organization may be the best way to find meaningful volunteer work after the disaster.

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Four Disaster Recovery Centers Scheduled to Close in Jasper, Newton and Orange Counties

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:45

AUSTIN, Texas – Four FEMA/state disaster recovery centers in Texas will close Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and not re-open. The locations of the centers are:

Jasper County  Jasper County Annex Bldg (1st Floor), 271 East Lamar,Jasper, TX 75957

Orange County Northway Shopping Center, 3777 N 16th St. Ste 100,Orange, TX 77630 

Newton County  Hartburg Baptist Church, 2316 County Road 4181,Orange, TX 77632

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Greensburg, St. Helena Parish

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:19

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Greensburg (St. Helena Parish) disaster recovery center will close Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

 

The Health Unit Building
53 N. 2nd St.
Greensburg, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Greensburg 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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President Declares Major Disaster for the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:20

WASHINGTON –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available under the Compact of Free Association between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, as amended, due to ongoing severe drought.  

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Four Disaster Recovery Centers Scheduled to Close in Jasper, Newton and Orange Counties

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:16

AUSTIN, Texas – Four FEMA/state disaster recovery centers in Texas will close Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and not re-open.

The locations of the centers are:

Jasper County

Jasper County Annex Bldg. (1st Floor)

271 East Lamar

Jasper, TX 75957                                   

Orange County         

Northway Shopping Center               

3777 N 16th St. Ste 100        

Orange, TX 77630 

Newton County        

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A Disaster Recovery Center is Scheduled to Close in Gregg County

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:17

AUSTIN, Texas – A disaster recovery center, located at the Chamber of Commerce, 813 N. Kilgore Street, Kilgore, TX 75662, will close Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m.

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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FEMA Rental Assistance May Be an Option for Texas Survivors

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:12

AUSTIN, Texas – Homeowners and renters in four Texas counties affected by the storms and flooding April 17-24 may be eligible to receive rental assistance from FEMA. The funds are meant to help pay for a clean and safe place for them to stay while making repairs or rebuilding their storm-damaged home.

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Mitigation Advice Available at Olive Branch Home Depot

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:18

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are in Olive Branch to answer questions on building stronger.

Advisers are available April 28 to May 3 at the Home Depot at 7740 Craft Goodman Road in Olive Branch. They will be in the store today from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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