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FEMA Teams Visiting Arkansas Communities to Link Residents with Resources for Recovery

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 16:37

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The residents of 11 Arkansas counties included in a federal disaster declaration may see FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams in their communities, offering a personal link to the resources for recovery.

Using the latest mobile technology, DSA team members are there to help survivors register for disaster assistance; provide up-to-date information on applications; help determine ongoing needs; and make referrals to help fill any outstanding needs.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Oregon Declaration

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 23:39

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 Oregon.

Assistance for the State, Tribal, and eligible local governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for State of Oregon

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 23:37

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Oregon to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of December 6-23, 2015.

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FEMA, State Broadcasters, in Coordination with Emergency Managers Test the Emergency Alert System

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 16:13

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers and state broadcasters’ associations, will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in twenty-two states, two territories, and the District of Columbia on Wednesday, February 24, at 2:20 p.m.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Alaska Declaration

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 15:44

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 Alaska.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for State of Alaska

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 15:38

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Alaska to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm during the period of December 12-15, 2015.

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Residents Urged to Register for Disaster Assistance, Report Damage

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 13:30

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansans in Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian, and Sevier counties who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage by the late winter storms, winds, and flooding can now apply for assistance from the state of Arkansas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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FEMA: More than 50,500 Californians Protect Homes, Properties from increased El Niño Flood Risk

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 17:17

During historic 1998 El Niño season that created $550 million in damages, it was not until February that California experienced flooding damage that warranted a federal presidential declaration
 

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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for Coastal Areas of Volusia County Ready for Public Viewing

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 17:03

ATLANTA -- Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for coastal areas of Volusia County, Fla., will be available for residents to review at a public open house at the Port Orange Regional Library on February 25, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when they become effective, updated maps will be used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for Coastal Areas of Nassau County Ready for Public Viewing

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 16:59

ATLANTA --Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for coastal areas of Nassau County, Fla., will be available for residents to review at a public open house at the Atlantic Recreation Center Auditorium on February 24, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when they become effective, updated maps will be used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Low-interest Disaster Loans Help Fuel Arkansas Disaster Recovery

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 13:39

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Disaster recovery experts today urged applicants for federal assistance to complete a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Taking a loan is not required; completing the application can open the door to all federal assistance, including possible additional grants from FEMA.

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Chickasaw County Approved for Disaster Aid for December Storm Damage

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:06

OXFORD, Miss. – The state of Mississippi and local governments and certain private nonprofits in Chickasaw County are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover expenses and repair damage associated with the tornadoes and severe weather that occurred in late December.

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FEMA Offers Free Tips at Springfield Home Improvement Store

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:15

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Springfield area residents with free information, tips and literature on making their homes stronger and safer. 

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Free FEMA Tips at Cape Girardeau Home Improvement Store

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:12

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Cape Girardeau area residents with free information, tips and literature on making their homes stronger and safer. 

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Two More St Louis Area Stores Offer Free FEMA Advice

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:09

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two more home improvement stores in St. Louis County are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) over the Presidents Day Weekend to provide Missouri residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures on making their homes stronger and safer against future disasters. 

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Free FEMA Tips at Joplin Home Improvement Store

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:07

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Joplin area residents with free information, tips and literature on making their homes stronger and safer. 

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Renters May Be Eligible for Disaster Assistance

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:29

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri renters who lost their homes or personal property as a result of the severe storms and flooding between December 23 and January 9 may be eligible for recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies.

FEMA offers two kinds of help for eligible renters who were displaced from their homes by the recent storms:

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Fact Sheet: Center Opens in Pulaski County to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:57

A temporary FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is opening Saturday in St. Robert for five days.  The center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses who suffered losses in the December-January floods.

It is located at:

St. Robert Community Center

114 J. H. Williamson Dr.

St. Robert, MO 65584

The center opens Saturday, Feb. 13 at noon. Then it will be open Sunday through Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Arkansas Storm Survivors Urged to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:23

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – State and federal officials are encouraging Arkansas residents in the 11 counties hardest hit by the severe storms of late 2015 - January, 2016 to register for disaster assistance with FEMA as soon as possible.

Residents of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier counties that suffered damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 - January 22, 2016 may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

The first step is to register. To do so:

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FEMA Infrastructure Repair Aid Available for 37 Missouri Counties

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:16

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide grants to local governments in 37 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis to help with their costs for restoring or repairing roads, schools and other public facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding Dec. 23, 2015, through January 9, 2016.

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