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FEMA offers advice at local stores on repairing, rebuilding

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:36

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and five 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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Disaster Recovery Center to Close July 30 in Sealy, Austin County

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 16:34

AUSTIN, Texas—The disaster recovery center in Sealy, Austin County, will close Saturday.

Austin County

Location:      
St. Mary’s Catholic Church

CCD Building
10471 Grotto Rd.
Sealy, TX 77474

Closing:         
2 p.m. Saturday, July 30

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Free disaster legal services available

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:30

Charleston, W.Va. — If you were affected during the June storms and have questions about legal issues such as repair contracts, working with contractors, replacing wills and other legal documents, you might be eligible to get free legal counseling from a group of West Virginia lawyers who have volunteered limited legal help.

Disaster legal Services provides legal assistance to low-income individuals who, prior to or because of the disaster, have little recourse to legal services as a consequence of a major disaster.

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SBA Disaster Loan Application Deadlines Near

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:42

AUSTIN, Texas – Two important deadlines are ahead for Texans who are considering a loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration for recovery from the May-June storms and flooding.

Most survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance were contacted by the SBA with information on the agency’s low-interest disaster loans, as well as instructions on how to complete the loan application.

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FEMA Awards $1,677,592 Grant to Cook County

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 15:34

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,677,592 in Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funds to Cook County, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of eight flood-prone homes.

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SBA disaster assistance loans key to continuing the recovery process

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 13:55

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you are a disaster survivor in West Virginia applying for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and are referred to the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), it’s important to submit a low-interest disaster loan application. This will ensure that the federal disaster recovery process continues and you keep your options open. 

Next to insurance, an SBA low-interest disaster loan is the primary source of funds for real estate property repairs and for replacing contents destroyed in the June 22-29 storms.

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FEMA Offers Advice at ACE Hardware on Repairing, Rebuilding

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 13:33

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the ACE Hardware store in Rainelle have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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FEMA’s ‘Help After a Disaster’ Guide Available in PDF in Many Languages

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:14

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans affected by the May-June storms and flooding can get their questions answered in many languages by accessing the FEMA booklet “Help After a Disaster: Applicant’s Guide to the Individuals & Households Program.”

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SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center Opens at Bayland Community Center

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:11

AUSTIN, Texas – FEMA’s disaster recovery center at the Bayland Community Center in Houston will close at 2 p.m. on June 25 and begin operating as a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center on June 27.

The disaster loan outreach center will begin operations at 9 a.m. Monday.

Location:      
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77074

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Roane County DRC Closing

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 08:32

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Roane County is scheduled to close permanently July 28 at 6 p.m.  The center has been operating out of the Geary Elementary School in Left Hand, W. Va.

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Two Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Week in Palo Pinto and Smith Counties

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 17:00

AUSTIN, Texas—Two disaster recovery centers in Palo Pinto and Smith counties will close this week.

Palo Pinto County

Location:      
Strawn City Hall

118 Housley St.
Strawn, TX 76475

Closing:         
6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26



Smith County

Location:      
Wise Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School Cafeteria

10659 State Hwy. 64 E
Tyler, TX 75707

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Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Week in 4 Counties

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:43

AUSTIN, Texas—Six disaster recovery centers in Anderson, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Waller counties will close this week.

Waller County

Location:      
Brookshire Civic Center
4010 Fourth St.
Brookshire, TX 77432

Closing:         
6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27



Location:      
Waller County Road and Bridge

775 Business 290
Hempstead, TX 77445

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Local employees wanted for disaster recovery jobs

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 08:52

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia residents looking for temporary work following the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides have an opportunity to learn firsthand about the recovery process. Workforce West Virginia, in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is advertising open temporary positions in Kanawha, Greenbrier and Raleigh counties.

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Only One Week Left for Texans to Register for April Flood Disaster Aid

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 13:57

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or losses from the April storms and flooding have only until July 29 to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

“This really is your last chance, so please don’t miss out,” said Federal Coordinating Officer William J. Doran III, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas. “FEMA wants to make sure that everybody who is eligible gets disaster assistance.”

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Every disaster survivor has equal access to disaster registration, information, and assistance

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:30

Charleston, W.Va – All survivors who sustained damage or losses from the June flooding can get help from local Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).

If you need an accommodation or assistance due to a disability, please notify Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff at the time of registration or anytime throughout the assistance process.

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Storm survivors OK’d for more than $46.4 million in federal aid

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:04

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Disaster assistance grants approved for homeowners and renters affected by June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides, has reached more than $46.4 million, less than a month after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for West Virginia.  

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FEMA Offers Repairing, Rebuilding Advice at Home Depot, Lowe’s

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:47

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and 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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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Harris County

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:05

AUSTIN, Texas – A joint federal/state disaster recovery center is open in Harris County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms of April, May and June.

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

The center is located:

Harris County

Tomball Public Works Building
501 James St.
Tomball, TX 77375

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Texans Have 30 Days Left to Register for May-June Flood Disaster Aid

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:36

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or losses from the May-June storms and flooding have 30 more days 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 have until Wednesday, Aug. 10, to register for FEMA assistance.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Week in 3 Counties

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 08:50

AUSTIN, Texas—Three disaster recovery centers in Kleberg, San Jacinto and Lee counties will close this week.

Kleberg County

Location:      
Presbyterian Pan American School

223 N. FM 772 and U.S. Hwy. 77 B
Kingsville, TX 78363

Closing:         
6 p.m. Friday, July 22

 

San Jacinto County

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