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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Liberty and Chambers Counties in Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 15:57

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps for residents and business owners in Liberty and Chambers counties are now ready for residents to review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Child Care Service Available for Louisiana Survivors Visiting Celtic Studios Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:13

BATON ROUGE, La. – Child care service is now available for Louisiana survivors while they are visiting the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge.

The child care service is provided during the hours of the Disaster Recovery Center:

East Baton Rouge Parish Location: Celtic Studios
10000 Celtic Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)

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Thirty Seconds Now, Could Save a Life Later

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 08:43

Thirty Seconds Now, Could Save a Life Later

Take action for National Preparedness Month, Download the FEMA App

PHILADELPHIA – September is National Preparedness Month! Are you ready for when disaster strikes? What if there were an app to make you more aware of severe weather, help you prepare for an emergency and ultimately make you, your friends and family more disaster ready? Would you download it?

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Thirty Seconds Now, Could Save a Life Later

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 08:43

Thirty Seconds Now, Could Save a Life Later

Take action for National Preparedness Month, Download the FEMA App

PHILADELPHIA – September is National Preparedness Month! Are you ready for when disaster strikes? What if there were an app to make you more aware of severe weather, help you prepare for an emergency and ultimately make you, your friends and family more disaster ready? Would you download it?

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Categories: Federal News

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Livingston Parish for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 13:55

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Monday, Sept. 5, in Livingston Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:

Livingston Parish

Location:  Recreation Center at Sidney Hutchinson Park

13470 Ball Park Road

Walker, LA 70785

Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)

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Categories: Federal News

Your FEMA Registration is Important – Remember to Keep it Updated

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 13:44

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following August storms and flooding are encouraged to stay in touch as the application is processed. The deadline for applying is Oct. 13.

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FEMA Speaks Your Language

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 09/04/2016 - 13:38

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you or someone you know wants to apply for federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency probably can provide a translator or interpreter who speaks your language.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Evangeline Parish for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 20:02

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Evangeline Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Sunday, Sept. 4, in Evangeline Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:

Evangeline Parish

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Acadia Parish for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 19:52

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Sunday, Sept. 4, in Acadia Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:

Acadia Parish

Location:  Old Wells Fargo Building

10 N. Parkerson Avenue

Crowley, LA 70526

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Community, Volunteer, Faith-Based and Private Nonprofit Organizations May Be Eligible for Recovery Funds

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 14:39

FEMA may be able to help certain organizations get back to the business of helping others.

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FEMA monitors tropical systems along the East Coast and Hawaii

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 13:52

Residents urged to take direction from State, Local, and Tribal officials

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, and Oakland, and its Pacific Area Office in Honolulu, continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Lester.

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FEMA monitors tropical systems along the East Coast and Hawaii

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 13:52

Residents urged to take direction from State, Local, and Tribal officials

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, and Oakland, and its Pacific Area Office in Honolulu, continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Lester.

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FEMA Continues to Closely Monitor Hermine and Lester

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 09/03/2016 - 10:47

FEMA Urges Residents in Potentially Affected Areas to Take Direction from State, Local, and Tribal Officials 

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Did You Receive HUD Rental Assistance Before the Flood? You May Still Get FEMA Help

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 18:30

BATON ROUGE, La. – You may be able to get FEMA help even if you were receiving U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rental assistance before you were displaced from your home by Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods.

You can apply for FEMA help even if you were receiving any of the following types of rental assistance and your home is uninhabitable:

  • Living in HUD-assisted public housing.

  • Living in a privately-owned apartment that provides rental assistance from HUD.

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5 Years Later, FEMA Remembers Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 16:16

PHILADELPHIA – In late August 2011, Hurricane Irene caused destruction and flooding across the eastern United States, including historic levels of flooding in communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Within a weeks time, Tropical Storm Lee would move through many of those same communities, bringing additional flooding to communities still responding to the aftermath of Irene.

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5 Years Later, FEMA Remembers Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 16:16

PHILADELPHIA – In late August 2011, Hurricane Irene caused destruction and flooding across the eastern United States, including historic levels of flooding in communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Within a weeks time, Tropical Storm Lee would move through many of those same communities, bringing additional flooding to communities still responding to the aftermath of Irene.

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Discarding Your SBA Loan Packet Could be Like Throwing Away Money

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 12:42

BATON ROUGE, La. — Disaster recovery officials have a key message for homeowners, renters and business owners in the 20 Louisiana parishes approved for Individual Assistance as a result of the severe August storms and flooding. Complete your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application.

Discarding it could be like throwing away money.

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FEMA Closely Monitoring Hurricane Hermine

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 17:17

ATLANTA, Ga. -- FEMA, through its regional office in Atlanta, Georgia, continues to monitor Hurricane Hermine, expected to make landfall in Florida and sweep through parts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina over the next 48 hours.

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Update: Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for St. Johns County Ready for Public Viewing

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 17:10

Update: Due to Tropical Storm Hermine, the public open house at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 is postponed until further notice.

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Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:30

CHICAGO –September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority.

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