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FEMA Home Inspectors Help Start Arkansas Recovery from Severe Winter Storms

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 16:11

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Residents and business owners who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA should expect a housing inspector to verify damage soon after they’ve applied.

Identifying damage helps determine both the amount and the types of assistance FEMA or other state and federal agencies may provide. There is no fee for the inspection. The inspector does not determine the amount of assistance an applicant will receive.

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Deadlines Approaching for FEMA’s Public Assistance and Mitigation Programs

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:22

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Help is available for state agencies, local and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits affected by storms in December that knocked out power, blocked roads and damaged infrastructure. Applicants in Benewah, Bonner and Kootenai counties have until March 2 to apply for assistance from the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (IBHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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March 21 is Deadline to Register for Federal Disaster Aid

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:40

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. – Midnight on March 21, 2016, is the deadline for Missourians in the 33 counties designated for federal aid due to losses from the severe storms and flooding Dec. 23, 2015, to Jan. 9, 2016, to register for two types of federal assistance.

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FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:12

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply to be considered for appointment.

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Hours at Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Sevier, Lee Counties to Change

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 12:25

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Effective today, hours are changing at two mobile disaster recovery centers serving those whose homes or businesses were affected by the late December – January storms.

Staffed  by representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies, the centers are located:

Lee County
Community Center
593 Hwy. 243
Marinanna, AR 72360

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Sikeston Home Improvement Store Offers Free FEMA Advice

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:26

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Sikeston home improvement store is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide Southeast Missouri residents with free information, tips, and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available between Thursday, February 25 and Tuesday, March 1 to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Advice in Southwest Missouri

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:24

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three home improvement stores in Southwest Missouri are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide area residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.  

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at all three stores to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

February 25-March 1:

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More St. Louis Area Stores Offer Free FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:21

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Six more home improvement stores in the St. Louis metro area are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers, and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next six days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 15:43

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Teams of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of future disaster-related property damage at building supply stores in three Arkansas locations Thursday, Feb. 25 – March 1, 2016.

The teams will be at these Lowe’s stores:

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Threat of Snow Means Prepare Now Before You Travel

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:03

CHICAGO — With a forecast that includes the potential for heavy snow and high winds, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V encourages everyone to get prepared.

“If you must leave home in dangerous weather conditions, take precautions to get to your destination safely,” FEMA Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III said. “Taking simple steps to prepare before the storm not only keeps you safe, but others as well.”

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Registering with State, Volunteer Agencies Not the Same as FEMA

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:19

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Many Arkansas residents who suffered damage during the severe winter storms in late December - January may have registered for assistance with state or volunteer agencies.  State and Federal recovery officials caution this is not the same as registering with FEMA for federal disaster aid.

While FEMA, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and volunteer agencies often work together, their missions, programs and funding are not the same. Residents should register with FEMA for access to federal disaster assistance.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Faulkner, Lee and Sevier Counties

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:59

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Joint federal/state disaster recovery centers are opening Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 in Faulkner, Lee and Sevier counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016.

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FEMA, State Grants Will Not Affect Social Security or Benefits

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:23

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Arkansas residents rebuilding from the severe weather of late December 2015 through mid-January 2016, 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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Understanding the Letter You Receive from FEMA

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:31

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As you read through the paperwork related to disaster recovery, the last thing you may want to hear is that you will receive another letter. However, if you registered with FEMA for assistance, you will receive a determination letter from the agency’s Individuals and Households Program.

As you review this letter, it may bring you news explaining what types of disaster assistance you will receive. It may, instead, tell you that you are ineligible for assistance or that FEMA needs more information.

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Grant Parish, Louisiana, Flood Maps Become Final in June

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 15:17

DENTON, Texas ––New flood maps for Grant Parish will become effective June 16, 2016. Parish residents are encouraged to view the maps before the effective date to understand their flood risk.  

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Carroll, Crawford Counties, Arkansas

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 15:13

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Joint federal/state disaster recovery centers are open in Carroll and Crawford counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 - Jan. 22, 2016.

Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 centers are located:

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Neosho Store Hosts Free FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 18:16

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and another local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Joplin area residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available between Thursday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 23 at the Lowe’s store in Neosho to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Republic Store Hosts Free FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 18:14

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and another local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Springfield area residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.  

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at the Lowe’s store in Republic between Thursday, February 18 and Tuesday February 23 to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Cape Girardeau Store Offers Free FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 18:12

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and another local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Cape Girardeau area residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

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Free FEMA Advice Available at More St. Louis Area Stores

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 18:10

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Five more home improvement stores— in St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties — are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next six days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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