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

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 16:39

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Richland Parish Disaster Recovery Center in Rayville will close on Saturday, May 14 at 4 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Sheriff’s Annex
112 S. Eugene Street
Rayville, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Richland 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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Fill Out an SBA Loan Application or You Could be Leaving Money on the Table

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:58

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the April flooding and were referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration could lose some income-based FEMA grants if they don’t complete and submit SBA’s loan application.

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

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:38

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Gibson's Ace Hardware and Simms Lumber Do-it-Best in Parker County to offer tips and techniques that can lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following locations:

Where:           Gibson’s Ace Hardware, 411 S. Main St., Weatherford, TX 76086

Hours:            8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-14

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 15

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

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 13:15

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

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 13:15

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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Partnerships and Progress: Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding 60 Days Later

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:38

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana is taking significant steps toward recovery following the severe storms and flooding that occurred March 8 through April 8.
Affected communities and disaster survivors are repairing and rebuilding better, stronger and safer with the help of neighbors, friends, family members, voluntary groups, faith and community-based organizations and local, parish, state and federal governments.

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris County at the Lowe’s in Baytown and at the North Loop West Home Depot in Houston

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:36

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

Specialists will be available at the following locations:

Where:           Lowe’s, 5002 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521

Hours:            7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday May 12-17

Where:           The Home Depot, 999 N. Loop W., Houston, TX 77008

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Deadline to Seek Federal Aid for Texas March Floods is May 18

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:55

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the March tornadoes and flooding are running out of time to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses living in the counties of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance.

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Deadline to Seek Federal Aid for Texas March Floods is May 18

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:51

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the March tornadoes and flooding are running out of time to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.     

Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses living in the counties of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance.

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Be On Alert for Disaster-Related Fraud and Scams

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:35

AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal recovery officials encourage Texans to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals. Also, FEMA does not endorse any commercial businesses, products or services.

FEMA encourages survivors as well as local residents and businesses to be especially vigilant for these common post-disaster fraud practices:

Fraudulent building contractors. When hiring a contractor:

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Residents of Four More Texas Counties Eligible to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:21

AUSTIN, Texas – Individuals and families in Fort Bend, Liberty, Montgomery and San Jacinto counties can now register for assistance for the April floods after FEMA granted the state’s request to add them to the disaster declaration.

They join the eight counties already approved for individual assistance under the April 25 federal disaster declaration: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Parker, Waller and Wharton counties.  

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Disaster Recovery Centers in West Carroll and Ouachita Parishes Will No Longer Be Open on Sundays

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:06

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers in Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) and Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will no longer be open on Sundays. Effective Monday, May 9, all disaster recovery centers will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Louisiana disaster survivors.
                         
Survivors may visit FEMA.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362 to locate centers near them.

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