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Take Extra Precautions as Temperatures Drop Below Freezing

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 15:02

CHICAGO – Dangerously low temperatures are in the forecast and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of cold temperatures.  

“Subfreezing temperatures can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” said Andrew Velasquez III, FEMA Regional Administrator. “It is important for everyone to monitor their local weather reports and take steps now to stay safe during times of extreme cold temperatures.”

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Public Invited to Comment on Preliminary Flood Maps in Calhoun County, Texas

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:08

DENTON, Texas– Leaders from Calhoun County, Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to hear from the public in regards to preliminary flood maps that have been issued for part of the county.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Calhoun County are encouraged to view the preliminary flood maps to better understand where flood risks have been identified. Those with comments or who would like to file an appeal have until Jan. 20, 2014 to do so. 

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If Your Home is Uninhabitable, FEMA Rental Assistance May be an Option

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 09:53

Springfield, Ill. – While survivors of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes are making repairs to or rebuilding their homes, assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may be available to help pay for a warm, clean and safe place to stay during the cold winter months ahead.                                

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Volunteer Agencies Continue the Colorado Recovery Process

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 20:02

DENVER, CO – Volunteer agencies are the fuel for every recovery after a disaster and nowhere is that more evident than today in Colorado after September’s severe weather.

FEMA is only one part of a large team working to address Colorado survivors’ unmet needs.

Today, Coloradans are donating to hundreds of charities by participating in Colorado Gives. To donate, go to ColoradoGives.org

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Three Disaster Recovery Centers to Close

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:50

DENVER – Three Disaster Recovery Centers in Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties will close permanently at 3 p.m., MST, Saturday, Dec.14.

BOULDER COUNTY

Twin Peaks Mall

1250 S. Hover Rd.

Longmont, CO 80501

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., MST

 

LARIMER COUNTY

Rocky Mountain Park Inn

Conference Center

101 S. St. Vrain Ave.

Estes Park, CO 80517

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Lyons Disaster Recovery Center in Boulder County to Close

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:02

DENVER – The Lyons Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Boulder County will close permanently at 6 p.m., MST, Monday, Dec. 2.

BOULDER COUNTY
Foothills Baptist Church
12650 North Foothills Hwy.
Lyons, CO 80540
Hours for Lyons DRC: closed Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day.
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., MST, Friday, Nov. 29.
Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., MST, Saturday, Nov. 30.
Closed Sunday, Dec. 1.
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., MST, Monday, Dec. 2.

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