AUSTIN, Texas – Not every Texan who registered for federal disaster assistance following the April storms and flooding will qualify for aid. However, an appeal process can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all aid for which they are legally eligible.
People who live or work in the following 12 counties may be eligible for assistance for the April 17-24 storms: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton.Language English
AUSTIN, Texas – When disaster survivors register for federal assistance, FEMA requires applicants to provide specific information to help determine eligibility.
When registering, all applicants will be asked for the following:
Social Security number
address of the damaged primary residence
description of the damage
information about insurance coverage
a current contact telephone number
an address where they can receive mail
annual gross household income
AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the May flooding and were referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration may lose income-based FEMA grants if they don’t complete and submit the SBA loan application.
Other Needs Assistance grants may cover uninsured losses for furniture, appliances and other personal property, even vehicles. Survivors will not be considered for this type of assistance unless they complete and return the SBA loan application.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Community members, volunteers and all levels of government continue developing solutions to move recovery forward following the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8.
The collaboration includes neighbors, friends and family helping one another, identifying places to mobilize volunteers, and providing resources so disaster survivors can move back home. Governments are also collaborating to make communities better, stronger and safer so they will have enhanced protection from future disasters.Language English
AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who sustained damage or loss from the storms and flooding that began May 26 and continues can now register for disaster assistance with FEMA.
The presidential disaster declaration of June 11 makes federal assistance available to affected individuals and households in 12 Texas counties: Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller and Washington.Language English
FEMA and State Broadcasters, in Coordination with Emergency Managers, test the Emergency Alert System (EAS)
WASHINGTON — Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers and state broadcasters’ associations, will conduct a [routine] test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in nine states on Wednesday, June 15th at 2:20 PM MDT/1:20 PM PDT.Language English
More Than $22.7 Million in Federal Disaster Aid to Help Texas Communities Recover from the March Storm
AUSTIN, Texas – Federal officials estimate more than $22.7 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ recovery from the March 7-29 tornadoes and flooding.
The presidential declaration on March 19 made federal assistance available to 13 Texas counties including Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler.
BATON ROUGE, La. – The people of Louisiana have had a rough time. Almost everyone knows someone who is still getting their life back on track after the March 8 through April 8 floods. You may be one yourself.
You owe it to yourself to see if you qualify for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency before the deadline to register expires Monday, June 13.
Don’t miss out. If you live in one of the 36 designated parishes and had disaster related damage or loss, here’s how you can find out what may be available. Be sure to do it by June 13:Language English
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Texas.
Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:Language English
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on May 26, 2016, and continuing.Language English
Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Tangipahoa Parish
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Hammond (Tangipahoa Parish) will close on Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m.
The center is located at the following address:
Parish Planning Center
42271 S. Morrison Blvd.
BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center in Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will close on Friday, June 10 at 2 p.m., and transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Monday, June 13, at 8 a.m.
The DLOC will be in the same location as the disaster recovery center:
Richwood Multi-Purpose Center
2710 Martin Luther King Drive
Richwood, La.Language English
AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the April storms and flooding in 12 counties have only until Friday, June 24, to register for FEMA disaster assistance.
Assistance can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property loss and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Akawana fire burning in Jefferson County, Oregon.
FEMA Region X Deputy Regional Administrator Sharon Loper determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Loper approved the state of Oregon’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 8:44 p.m. PDT on June 8, 2016.Language English
AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery center in The Woodlands in Montgomery County will close at 6 p.m. on June 10.
The Woodlands United Methodist Church
9201 Grogans Mill
The Woodlands, TX 77380
6 p.m. Friday, June 10
Disaster recovery centers are operated jointly by FEMA and the state. Visiting a disaster recovery center is not required to register for FEMA assistance.
FEMA in Deer Park, Spring Valley (Harris County) and Sealy (Austin County) With Advice on Lessening Storm Damage
AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit three home-improvement stores in Harris and Austin counties to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.
Specialists will be available on the following dates, times and locations:
AL&M Do-it-Best Building Supply, 300 N. Meyer St., Sealy, TX 77474
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 9-10
AUSTIN, Texas – FEMA’s disaster recovery center at the Foundry United Methodist Church in Houston will close at 2 p.m. on June 11 and begin operating as a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center on June 13.
The disaster loan outreach center will begin operations at 9 a.m. Monday.
Foundry United Methodist Church
8350 Jones Rd.
Houston, TX 77065
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Spring and Houston in Harris County will close at 2 p.m. on June 11.
Cypress Creek Christian Church & Community Center
6823 Cypresswood Dr.
Spring, TX 77379
Foundry United Methodist Church
8350 Jones Rd.
Houston, TX 77065
2 p.m. Saturday, June 11
PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of June 13th to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.Language English
SEATTLE – Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC) at all levels of government and the private sector in Washington, Oregon and Idaho will activate June 7-10 as part of ‘Cascadia Rising,’ a national level exercise that will simulate a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami along the Washington and Oregon coast. Thousands of people, including military personnel, will participate to test a joint response to one of the most complex disaster scenarios facing the Pacific Northwest.Language English