NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $733 million in Public Assistance grants to reimburse state, tribal and local governments and eligible private nonprofits for some of the costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. More than 326 grants have been approved so far. Here are some of the recent reimbursements:
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PURVIS, Miss. –Students, staff, alumni and fans at the University of Southern Mississippi may have noticed some new faces around campus and sporting events. Folks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA Corps were on campus and at athletic events this past month to assist Golden Eagle fans affected by the recent tornadoes and flooding.Language English
NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance can take advantage of the many services available through the FEMA helpline, 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) 800-462-7585.
Survivors can check the status of their applications, update contact information, and learn how their insurance affects FEMA assistance.
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BATON ROUGE, La. – State agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofits in Louisiana parishes hit hard by the Jan. 8-17 storms and flooding have about two weeks to file their official requests for federal assistance.
The deadline to file a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) is March 25.
Filing such a request with the state is the first step in the process of applying for federal reimbursements under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program.Language English
TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster assistance to New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Sandy by the numbers as of March 11:Language English
DENTON, Texas– After months of collaboration and the continuous sharing of information resulting in preliminary flood maps, officials with Harris County, six cities in the county and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now asking the public to participate in a 90-day comment period.Language English
PURVIS, Miss. – In the month since thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding caused widespread destruction across the Pine Belt, the federal government has approved more than $3.2 million to help Mississippians respond to and recover from the storms.Language English
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey seniors recovering from Hurricane Sandy are strongly advised to beware of scam artists claiming to represent the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration or the National Flood Insurance Program.
By going door to door to storm-damaged homes or making contact by phone or on the Internet, scam artists may try to obtain personal information such as Social Security and bank account numbers or falsely claim that you need to make a payment to a federal agency.
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PURVIS, Miss. – Mississippians facing the loss of their homes, businesses or cherished possessions after the recent tornadoes may be struggling also with the emotional impact of the disaster. It is not uncommon for those living through a disaster to suffer anxiety, sorrow and depression. These emotions can emerge days, weeks or even months later.Language English
FEMA Awards More Than $2.7 Million to Texas for University of Texas Medical Branch Mitigation Measures
DENTON, Texas – More than $2.7 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the implementation of mitigation measures during repairs to the University of Texas Medical Branch’s (UTMB) 1902 Harborside Building.
Storm surge from Hurricane Ike flooded the 1902 Harborside Building which houses medical records; payroll information; acquisitions; information systems and print shop functions. Hurricane-force winds also damaged the roof and exterior façade.Language English
WASHINGTON— At the end of January, President Obama signed the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 that amended the Stafford Act to provide federally recognized Tribal governments the option to choose whether to make a request directly to the President for a federal emergency or major disaster declaration, or to seek assistance, as they do presently, under a declaration for a State.Language English
NEW YORK – Following Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been working to reimburse schools and school districts in New York for costs associated with emergency work, permanent work and debris removal.
So far, more than $8.1 million in Public Assistance grant funding from FEMA has been approved for school projects in the 14 New York disaster impacted counties designated for Public Assistance.Language English
NEW YORK – Ang isang Disaster Recovery Center ay lumilipat sa isang bagong lokasyon. Ang isa pang center ay winawakasan ang serbisyo nito.
Ang center sa Lindenhurst Memorial Library, 1 Lee Avenue sa Lindenhurst, NY,11757, ay maghihinto ng serbisyo sa lokasyong iyon sa alas-3 ng hapon, Sabado, Peb. 23, at muling magbubukas sa alas-9 ng umaga, Martes, Peb. 26, 2013 sa Copiague Memorial Public Library, 50 Deauville Blvd., Copiague, NY, 11726.