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Monroe, Nicholas DRCs close; Help still available

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 13:24

Charleston, W.Va. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2016, one in Monroe County at the Alderson Senior Center, and the other in Nicholas County at the Birch River Elementary school.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Monroe, Nicholas DRCs close; Help still available

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 13:24

Charleston, W.Va. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2016, one in Monroe County at the Alderson Senior Center, and the other in Nicholas County at the Birch River Elementary school.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you can still get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Categories: Federal News

Help remains as Webster Springs DRC closes

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 05:56

Charleston, W.Va. -- The Webster County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Webster Springs Town Council meeting room will close at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you will still be able to get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Help remains as Webster Springs DRC closes

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 05:56

Charleston, W.Va. -- The Webster County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Webster Springs Town Council meeting room will close at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016.

But as a survivor of the June storms and floods, you will still be able to get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Categories: Federal News

Registration for Disaster Assistance for May-June Storm Damage Ends Soon

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 16:50

AUSTIN, Texas—Texans who suffered damage or losses from the May-June storms and flooding have only days—until Aug. 10—to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

Individuals who had disaster-related damage or losses between May 26 and June 24 and who live or work in the 24 eligible counties are strongly encouraged to register for FEMA assistance by the deadline.

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Categories: Federal News

Former Conroe (Montgomery County) Disaster Recovery Center now a Disaster Loan Outreach Center

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 11:22

AUSTIN, Texas—FEMA’s disaster recovery center at Conroe is now operating as a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center.

The disaster loan outreach center opened Monday at 9 a.m. and will operate through Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Location:      
Lone Star College
3200 College Park Dr.
General Academic Center Building, Room G122
Conroe, TX 77384

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Categories: Federal News

Disaster Recovery Centers to Close This Week in Brazos, Eastland and Tyler Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 09:41

AUSTIN, Texas—Disaster recovery centers will close next week in Brazos, Eastland and Tyler counties.

Brazos County

Location:      
Bryan High School

Blue Campus
3450 Campus Dr., Room 6129
Bryan, TX 77082

Closing:         
6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3

 

Eastland County

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Categories: Federal News

FEMA Urges Americans to Be Prepared for Extreme Heat, Download FEMA Smartphone App

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:13

Top FEMA Officials Available for Interviews to Discuss Extreme Heat Safety Tips, Urge Residents to Download FEMA Smartphone App Designed to Help Families Before, During, and After Disasters


Washington – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents across the nation to take steps now to prepare their families and communities for extreme heat, by reviewing important safety information and downloading the FEMA smartphone app. 

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Have your housing needs changed? Tell FEMA now.

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:11

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you already registered with FEMA and your housing situation has changed, please get in touch with FEMA and update your application. Call 800-621-3362.

You may have told FEMA you were moving in with family or friends. But that situation may have changed.

You may have told FEMA you planned to stay in your flood damaged home while repairs are being made. Now that may be proving too difficult. Perhaps repairs haven’t gone as quickly as you hoped.

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Have your housing needs changed? Tell FEMA now.

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:11

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you already registered with FEMA and your housing situation has changed, please get in touch with FEMA and update your application. Call 800-621-3362.

You may have told FEMA you were moving in with family or friends. But that situation may have changed.

You may have told FEMA you planned to stay in your flood damaged home while repairs are being made. Now that may be proving too difficult. Perhaps repairs haven’t gone as quickly as you hoped.

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Categories: Federal News

Federal assistance hits $72 million for West Virginia flood survivors

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 06:53

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Seventy-two million dollars in federal disaster assistance have been approved to date for survivors of the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides. The aid comes to West Virginia as a result of the major disaster declaration signed by President Obama on June 25.

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Federal assistance hits $72 million for West Virginia flood survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 06:53

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Seventy-two million dollars in federal disaster assistance have been approved to date for survivors of the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides. The aid comes to West Virginia as a result of the major disaster declaration signed by President Obama on June 25.

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Categories: Federal News

FEMA offers advice at local stores on repairing, rebuilding

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:36

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and five local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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FEMA offers advice at local stores on repairing, rebuilding

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 13:36

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and five local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Categories: Federal News

Disaster Recovery Center to Close July 30 in Sealy, Austin County

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 16:34

AUSTIN, Texas—The disaster recovery center in Sealy, Austin County, will close Saturday.

Austin County

Location:      
St. Mary’s Catholic Church

CCD Building
10471 Grotto Rd.
Sealy, TX 77474

Closing:         
2 p.m. Saturday, July 30

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Categories: Federal News

Free disaster legal services available

FEMA Region III News Releases - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:30

Charleston, W.Va. — If you were affected during the June storms and have questions about legal issues such as repair contracts, working with contractors, replacing wills and other legal documents, you might be eligible to get free legal counseling from a group of West Virginia lawyers who have volunteered limited legal help.

Disaster legal Services provides legal assistance to low-income individuals who, prior to or because of the disaster, have little recourse to legal services as a consequence of a major disaster.

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Free disaster legal services available

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:30

Charleston, W.Va. — If you were affected during the June storms and have questions about legal issues such as repair contracts, working with contractors, replacing wills and other legal documents, you might be eligible to get free legal counseling from a group of West Virginia lawyers who have volunteered limited legal help.

Disaster legal Services provides legal assistance to low-income individuals who, prior to or because of the disaster, have little recourse to legal services as a consequence of a major disaster.

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Categories: Federal News

SBA Disaster Loan Application Deadlines Near

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:42

AUSTIN, Texas – Two important deadlines are ahead for Texans who are considering a loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration for recovery from the May-June storms and flooding.

Most survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance were contacted by the SBA with information on the agency’s low-interest disaster loans, as well as instructions on how to complete the loan application.

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Categories: Federal News

FEMA Awards $1,677,592 Grant to Cook County

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 15:34

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,677,592 in Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funds to Cook County, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of eight flood-prone homes.

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SBA disaster assistance loans key to continuing the recovery process

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 13:55

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you are a disaster survivor in West Virginia applying for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and are referred to the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), it’s important to submit a low-interest disaster loan application. This will ensure that the federal disaster recovery process continues and you keep your options open. 

Next to insurance, an SBA low-interest disaster loan is the primary source of funds for real estate property repairs and for replacing contents destroyed in the June 22-29 storms.

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