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Nearly $40 Million in Disaster Help Approved for Texas Survivors

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:02

AUSTIN, TexasNearly $40 million in disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and families in Texas whose properties were damaged or destroyed in the March 7-29 tornadoes and flooding.

This includes more than $17 million in grants to help eligible survivors with home repairs and temporary rental costs and more than $2 million in grants for expenses related to personal property, transportation, medical, dental, funeral and moving costs.

The deadline to register for federal assistance was May 18.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Jasper County

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:58

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Meigs Building Material in Jasper to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 19-24 at the following location:

Where:           Meigs Building Material, 2034 S. Wheeler Street, Jasper, TX 75951

Hours:            7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 19-20

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21

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March Storm Survivors in Mississippi Have Until Tuesday to Register With FEMA

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:23

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Survivors of the March floods in Mississippi have until Tuesday, May 24, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.

Survivors in Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, Forrest, George, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Washington and Wayne counties who suffered disaster-related losses to essential living areas in primary residences and have delayed registering for any reason can apply for assistance that may include:

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Grimes Counties

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:18

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit two Home Depots in Harris County and the Ace Hardware in Grimes County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 19-24 at the following locations:

Harris County

Where:           
The Home Depot, 6810 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77087                        
The Home Depot, 20360 Highway 59, Humble, TX 77338

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Morehouse Parish

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:32

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Morehouse Parish Disaster Recovery Center in Bastrop will close on Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

LSU Ag Center
9609 Marlatt St.
Bastrop, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Morehouse Parish may still visit centers in other parishes to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call
800-621-3362.

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Texas Storm Survivors Should ‘Stay in Touch’ with FEMA

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:19

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the March tornadoes and flooding are encouraged to “stay in touch,” even after the May 18 application deadline.

The deadline applies to individuals with storm-related damage or loss in Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Hood County

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:54

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Home Depot in Hood County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:           The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76048

Hours:            7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-14

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15

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Newton County Disaster Recovery Center to Operate as Disaster Loan Center; Harrison County Center to Close

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:48

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Harrison and Newton counties will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, coinciding with the deadline to register for federal assistance for the March tornadoes and flooding.

However, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin operating a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the same building on Thursday, May 19 in Newton County.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Hood County

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:43

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Home Depot in Hood County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:           The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76048

Hours:            7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-14

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15

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Se Buscan Empleados Locales para Trabajar en la Recuperación

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:39

BATON ROUGE, La. –Los residentes de Louisiana que están interesados en obtener un empleo temporal después de las severas tormentas e inundaciones de marzo tienen ahora la oportunidad de aprender sobre el proceso de recuperación. La Comisión Laboral de Louisiana, en colaboración con la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés), está anunciando puestos disponibles en las oficinas de recuperación por desastre en Baton Rouge, Pineville (parroquia de Rapides) y West Monroe (parroquia de Ouachita). Los puestos son trabajos temporales a tiempo completo.

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Texas Storm Survivors Should ‘Stay in Touch’ with FEMA

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:12

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the March tornadoes and flooding are encouraged to “stay in touch,” even after the May 18 application deadline.

The deadline applies to individuals with storm-related damage or loss in Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties.

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Local Employees Wanted for Jobs in Louisiana Disaster Recovery from March Floods

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:26

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana residents looking for temporary work following the March severe storms and flooding have an opportunity to learn firsthand about the recovery process. The Louisiana Workforce Commission, in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is advertising open positions at the disaster recovery offices in Baton Rouge, Pineville (Rapides Parish) and West Monroe (Ouachita Parish). These are temporary, full-time jobs.

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Free Legal Help Available to Low-Income Texans Affected by April Floods

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 15:48

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster often invites chaos, which can result in disagreement: tenants and landlords bicker over re-entry to damaged apartments, homeowners and contractors argue over billing for unfinished or subpar repairs.

“These are just some of the difficulties that Texas survivors may be facing after the recent flooding that may require legal assistance,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin Hannes, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas. “For those who can’t afford it, help is available.”

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FEMA Announces 2016 Youth Preparedness Council Members

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:46

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the selectees for the 2016–2018 Youth Preparedness Council.

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Hurricane Season Approaches

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 09:31

PHILADELPHIA - As the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season approaches, FEMA Region III continues to proactively work with its state, local, and federal partners to increase preparedness, coordinate response and recovery capabilities, and empower individuals to take an active role in preparing themselves, their families, and their communities.

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Ayuda sigue disponible después del cierre del Centro de Recuperación por Desastre

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:24

BATON ROUGE, La. – El Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) en   Bossier City cerrará sus puertas el martes 17 de mayo a las 6 p.m. 

El DRC está localizado en la siguiente dirección:

City of Bossier Public Safety Complex

5850 Shed Road

Bossier City, La.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Bossier Parish

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:23

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Bossier Parish Disaster Recovery Center in Bossier City will close on Tuesday, May 17 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

 

City of Bossier Public Safety Complex

5850 Shed Road

Bossier City, La.

 

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SBA Disaster Loan May Help in Recovery Process

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:25

RIDGELAND, Miss. — Disaster survivors in Mississippi who apply for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and are referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration are advised to submit an SBA loan application to ensure that the disaster recovery process continues.

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FEMA Offers Free Resources for Property Owners Rebuilding After Disaster

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 13:38

AUSTIN, Texas – FEMA offers a wide range of free resources for Texas homeowners and businesses who are making repairs or rebuilding after a disaster.

FEMA maintains an extensive online library, including bilingual and multimedia resources, which describes the measures contractors or do-it-yourselfers can take to reduce risks to property. FEMA publications can be viewed online and downloaded to any computer.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Natchitoches Parish

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:00

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Natchitoches Parish Disaster Recovery Center will close on May 14 at 4:00 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Sheriff’s Office of Community Services

726 3rd Street

Natchitoches, La.

 

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