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FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 08:32

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Teams of specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at building supply stores in four Arkansas locations beginning Monday, July 13, 2015.

The teams will be at these Lowe’s stores:

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State/FEMA Recovery Center in Pittsburg County is Extended for an Additional 14 Days

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 16:59

OKLAHOMA CITY –The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in McAlester will remain open until Saturday, July 25, at 7 p.m. to continue to help people affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes that occurred May 5 through June 4. Residents in Pittsburg County as well as in surrounding counties recently approved for assistance are encouraged to visit the DRC.

Located at:

Pittsburgh County Firefighters Association and Training Center

1505 Wade Watts Avenue

McAlester, OK 74501

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Registering with State, Volunteer Agencies Not the Same as FEMA

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 15:43

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Many Arkansas residents who suffered damage during the severe storms in late spring may have registered for assistance with state or volunteer agencies. This is not the same as registering with FEMA for disaster aid.

While FEMA, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management 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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Free Advice on Preventing Damage from Future Storms Offered at Home Improvement Stores in Hays County, Texas

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 15:14

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans rebuild or repair their homes resulting from the storms during May 4 through June 19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Disaster Recovery Center Will Open in Nueces County Texas

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:29

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 13, at 9 a.m. in Nueces County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19.

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Free Advice on Preventing Damage from Future Storms Offered at Home Improvement Stores in Harris County, Texas

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:50

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans rebuild or repair their homes resulting from the storms during May 4 through June 19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Texans in Six More Counties May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance, and Individual Assistance Registration Deadline Extended

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 08:52

AUSTIN, Texas – The federal disaster declaration for Texas has been expanded to provide Individual Assistance to six additional counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred between May 4 and June 19, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

In addition, FEMA today approved an extension of the deadline to register for assistance in the 42 counties designated for Individual Assistance. The new deadline is August 27, 2015.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Howard, Jefferson Counties

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:28

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Disaster recovery centers will open in Howard and Jefferson counties at noon on Wednesday, July 8 to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms of late spring.

Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Howard County

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FEMA Home Inspectors Help Start Arkansas Recovery from Spring’s Severe Storms

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:48

 

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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State/FEMA Recovery Center Reopens in Le Flore County

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 15:18

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will reopen in Le Flore County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

The Mobile DRC officially opens Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7 a.m. at:

Poteau High School

100 Pirate Lane

Poteau, OK 74953

Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Fort Bend County, Texas, But Help is Still Available

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 14:58

AUSTIN, Texas –The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at Rosenberg Annex, 4520 Reading Road, Rosenberg, Texas, in Fort Bend County will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14.

DRCs, operated by the State of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and supported by other agencies, remain open until the needs of area residents have been met. The centers serve as a one-stop shop for information and guidance about disaster assistance.

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Upstate NY Fire Department Replaces Worn Out Breathing Gear with Modern Apparatuses

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:21

Fire Chief Sees Boost in Confidence for Unit’s 10 Firefighters

New York, NY -- The fire company of the Village of Delanson, located some 25 miles west of Albany, has been awarded 10 self-contained breathing apparatuses, or SCBAs.  “This new equipment will take the place of 23-year-old gear whose straps were falling off and that used heavy steel packs that we had to lug around when confronted by a fire,” said Fire Chief Kevin Morrison.  The company’s old equipment was also out of compliance with state safety regulations, he added.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Grayson County for Texas Flood Survivors

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:53

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Grayson County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Rusk County for Texas Flood Survivors

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:52

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Rusk County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19.

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Disaster Assistance for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 17:19

OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are ready to assist everyone, including seniors, persons with disabilities and others with an access and functional need before, during and after a disaster.

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Residents of Newly Designated Oklahoma Counties Should Beware of Fraud

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 17:17

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma residents whose properties were damaged in the recent storms and flooding are warned to be alert for, and urged to report, any potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The aftermath of a disaster can attract opportunists and confidence artists. Homeowners, renters and businesses can follow some simple steps to avoid being swindled.

Be suspicious if a contractor:

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Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Visit Arkansas Communities

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:52

July 8, 2015

DR-4226-AR

FEMA News Desk: 501-399-4075

State Public Affairs: 501-683-6700

publicaffairs@ADEM.arkansas.gov

SBA: William Koontz 916-847-2346

Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Visit Arkansas Communities

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The residents of nine 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.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Walker County for Texas Flood Survivors

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:35

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Walker County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Liberty County for Texas Flood Survivors

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:32

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Liberty County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19.

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Federal Aid Programs for State of Wyoming Declaration

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 22:54

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 Wyoming.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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